On my way home from dropping off my girlfriend at McCarran International Airport I ran into a couple of climbers trying to get back to Red Rocks. As I was leaving the recreation center Andrew asked if they could throw their bikes into the van. I said sure. They hurried their bikes over.
“You saved us a ton of time. It would have took at least an hour to get back,” said Andrew.
Turned out Andrew and Ellie are in Vegas with the University of Missouri climbing club. When I dropped them off we traded info and discussed climbing the next day. We decided to climb one of my favorite moderates climbs in Red Rocks, Purblind Pillar (5.8). It’s a varied 6-pitch climb that I’ve wanted to shoot ever since I first climbed it last spring with my buddy Ian.