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Eden Axelrad

Red Rocks 2018!

We rallied a big crew (Me, Itai, Jovanna, Cody and Wynne) out to Red Rocks for a long weekend of climbing. We spent the first day running around the Kraft Boulders and Gateway Canyon. It was sunny, and warmer than we expected - but we made the best of it!

Itai on the classic Plumber’s Crack
Cody working on Slice N’ Dice (V9)
Itai sending Fear of a Black Hat (V9) at sunset
Itai taking a lap on the right side of the cube

There was a high wind warning in the weather forecast for the second day, but it was only supposed to pick up around noon. Luckily, Itai was able to send Meadowlark Lemon Stand (V12/13) before it got too bad! This climb was one of my goals for the trip, so I knew I’d be back the next day for a final shot at getting it.

Itai sending Meadowlark Lemon Stand (V12/13)

A cold front was supposed to roll in on Monday, and it was much much colder than the previous two days. Also, the wind wasn’t quite as strong. We were thankful! Itai and I ran out to Meadowlark Lemon Stand (V12/13) so I could try and finish it up. I rehearsed the top moves a few times and started working it from the bottom. It took some fighting, but I was finally able to get it done!

After that, we decided to stop at Power Slave (V12) on our way back out to Kraft. It fit our strength and style perfectly and we both managed to make quick work of it. We spent the rest of the afternoon in Kraft jumping and working on classic lines!

Meadowlark Lemon Stand (V12/13)
Itai sending Power Slave (V12)
Jovanna working The Pearl (V5)
A Kraft Sunset

See you out there!

- Eden