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Cerre Francis climbs Red Rock

 
Cerre Francis climbs Red Rock
 
April 22, 2010 -  Cerre Francis    
 

A few weeks ago Luke and I made the fast drive down to Vegas for some sun and slots. I didn't actually gamble, which is a shame when you are in Vegas. There was a crew of friends down from Salt Lake and I ran into former Utah climbers Pete and Heather Lowe. That is one of the best parts of climbing, you are bound to run into friends at any destination when the weather is good.


 

Pete has been establishing tons of new boulder problems and guided us to a few of them. It is always amazing to me how boulders can sit fifteen minutes from popular areas and go unclimbed for years. I am still nursing a finger injury from months ago. It has been really hard to deal with and my patience and ego make it even harder to allow it to heal.


I climbed a beautiful line that was tall and crimpy and I had to throw a heel-hook at the top which is always exciting when you're 18 feet up. I wish I had a photo, but Luke had to spot me instead. After that climb, my finger hurt which makes my mind overtake my climbing and I couldn't seem to manage getting ten feet off the ground.


There was this cool traverse (photo) with a hard start and finish which was perfect for my head, I didn't need to worry about falling and got some good climbing in. It's hot in SLC, time for routes or a much needed break if I can wrap my head around taking serious time off.

 

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