Unimpeachable Groping

05 Feb 2018

Ryan and I set out to climb Unimpeachable Groping on Feb 5th 2019. It is a 7 pitch 5.10b climb at Juniper Canyon in Red Rock.

Man hiking to a large sandstone rock formation/mountain in the distance.

The above photo was taken on the start of the long hike in. The approach itself had more than 1000 feet of elevation gain, which was more than the elevation gain of the climb we were going to. At the end of the hike, I was so tired that I doubted if I could climb a single 5.10 pitch, let alone 7.

Ryan smiling, sitting in the middle of a shelf ona  rock climb.

A portrait of Ryan. We rested on this nice ledge for a while before pulling the roof, which looked more intimidating than it was.

Black and white silhouette of mountains casting a shadow across the landscape.

Taken on the top of pitch 6 of Unimpeachable Groping at Red Rock. The sun moved behind the wall we were climbing, creating the outline of the peaks on the landscape. We figured we should start heading down to take advantage of the light we had left.

Picture of two people setting up rapelle. A coil of rope is being handled while hundreds of feet in the air.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have proper gear to shoot the sunset properly on the rappel down. You’ll have to see it for yourself.

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