Ironworks Climbers on Red Rocks Trip: Beluah's Book
In early January, Ironworks climbers Sarah Newman and Maria Schriver headed out to Red Rocks for a beautiful three day weekend. They split their time between the sport climbs of the Gallery and the long trad climbs of the canyons.
Sarah and Maria getting ready to send some Gallery sport climbs
Maria wrote about their trip saying, "We spent Friday and Sunday sport climbing at The Gallery, a south-facing sport crag where routes range from 5.8 to 5.13. It was a little cool when it was cloudy, but quite warm in the sun. The crag attracts a lot of people, but with such a variety of routes and climbers, we didn’t spend much time waiting. Sarah pushed her sport leading, redpointing 5.10’s and topping out A Day in the Life, 5.11b. I spent some time working Yaak Crack, 5.11d, which is mostly not crack climbing, but big moves on big, overhanging holds. It’s a high quality route, and someone was on it most of both days. I got close to a redpoint, so it’s definitely a good reason to go back!"
Maria on Yaak Crack 5.11c/d
Sarah climbing across the sandstone of Red Rocks
On Saturday, Lukasz Fidkowski joined the two trad climbers for an ascent of Beluah's Book
, a three pitch 5.9 route in Oak Creek Canyon on the Solar Slab Wall.
Sarah belaying Lukasz up on Beluah's Book
Maria wrote about their ascent, "The crux is the second pitch, a few chimney moves followed by a corner with a thin hands-sized crack. The corner was classic, the chimney was physical and really fun, and we got enough sun not to be cold at the belay."
Lukasz all racked up and fired up on Beluah's Book
Maria and Lukasz took all the photos.
Labels: Beluah's Book, Maria Schriver, Red Rocks