Hike No. 10 (October 31, 2010)

IRONMAN WALL – Red Rock Canyon
The hikes are evolving. They now incorporate climbing. And although I had intended to climb today, it was not the best wall for my first outdoor attempt. The hike itself was a good one, none the less. The thing about the approaches, as they are called, to climbing walls is that by their nature, they seem to involve lots of crawling around on rocks. Of course, this is only my second one, but that seems to be the deal.

The wall was called Ultraman. It was back in off the road a bit and up the rocks to a ledge where the belayer’s do their thing. I belayed Rose and it was much better than the last time I belayed outside. Did not burn out my shoulders and it did not cramp my hands up near as bad. Both a function of making progress in my physical health as well as pulling up out of the dehydration I was experiencing in late summer. I am eating and drinking much better now and the energy level shows.  I am happy to feel so much better, but know that I have so much distance to travel to get where I want to go.

This had a little up and down to the approach and the pack still seems unwieldy to me. I have to be able to balance with the pack under even more load than it is now.

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About WhelanTrek

The mountains are in my blood and Everest has been a symbol to so many areas of my life. I blog about adventures and life in between.

Posted on November 22, 2010, in Hiking, Hiking in Las Vegas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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