Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kraft Boulder Classics

The Kraft Boulders are Vegas' largest and most popular area and the only place I'd climbed previous to this trip. With a short approach and good concentration it's easy to see why the place gets the majority of the traffic. We spent a couple days sampling the classics and I even collected a couple projects. My shoulder seems to be doing much better so if we make it back I'm hoping to dispatch with some of them.

Here are some pictures of a few of the classics at the Kraft boulders

$600. The name apparently had to do with a payout to aspiring first ascentionists.

$500. This problem shares the dyno ending of $600 but opts for the slightly easier left entrance

Angel Dyno. I think this is the best problem at the Krafts. Beautiful line, good rock and rad moves

Rino Rojo. The spicy top-out is hard for short folks

The Pearl. Possibly the most popular problem in Vegas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice photos Walker! VERY cool problems!
Dreaming of climbing outside now!
Here it´s snow hell. 40 cm snow and ice and yesterday it rained all day.