For many sports one suffers along the way, there will be sweating and pain, then the prize comes as one reaches the finish line.

In climbing the ultimate prize is the summit, the peak of the climb. The high fives and cheers are at the end of the route or on the top of the peak.

This Red Rocks trip has been full of suffering, sweating and then cheers. Many of the approaches are long, and for us the routes have been quite challenging. When Terry and I top out together a sigh of relief comes upon us. It is then the smiles come from another amazing route completed together. This is our scene together on the rocks and its been this way for over thirty years.

As you will see in the photos Terry and I very much enjoy the tough challenges along the way.

The high points, the lofty summits, the  outstanding views keep us coming back for more!!!

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On are way into Black Velvet Canyon.

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Terry powering through the cruxes of two very different climbs.

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Yoga = Balance, Power, Focus!!!

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Dream of Wild Turkeys – a three star route on some very fine rock.

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Overview of the Red Rock Canyons from fossil ridge.

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The Great Red Book.

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Frogland and  Black Velvet.

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Terry guiding me for the day on Frogland.

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High on the wall – friction moves and thin cracks.

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Another day in paradise.

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Hanging belay stations – high on a route called Unimpeachable Groping.

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The cheers after a long day on the rock – we are at the base of the routes just completed.

Next March and April MMG will be back in Red Rocks – join us for your spring fling on the rock!!!

Art Mooney