the adventure continues:- The Gun Club, Creepy Crawlers, South La Madre and Albert Torres.

Slept well for the first time since arriving in the US. Cant say it was the booze either. I had a great day out at a little limestone crag with Albert Torres. We just did all the easy routes as it was our first day out together and we were checking out each others belaying and comfort levels on the wall.

The Gun Club is in the La Madre South are of Las Vegas and is a brutal little crag with good fun routes for easy climbing. The rock is as sharp as I have ever felt and be sure you don’t come off on the easy routes. We did seven routes all up including an 5.11d that was really good fun climbing with a thrutchy little crux at the third bolt.

The Gun Club.........short and sharp.
The Gun Club………short and sharp.

On one of the other routes I was about to clip the fourth and I saw this tail slither into the horizontal break I had my feet on…..I nearly jumped out of my skin. It was only a lizard of some sort but it  made me jump none the less. Albert and I both laughed about it after he had cleaned the route and we moved on. This is the desert and there are some creepy crawlers that are indeed dangerous, so it is best to be a little cautious.

Yep this is the Nevada desert.
Yep this is the Nevada desert.
As I said......short and sharp!
As I said……short and sharp!

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Albert had to work in the evening so at about 1:30pm we called it a day and went and had a couple of beers and lunch. Albert is a really genuinely good human and a great climbing buddy to hangout with. We are going to do a few more routes on Sunday 24th. Weather pending we may even get on a big route in one of the canyons. There is a bit of motivation to do a route called “Unimpeachable Groping” 5.10b on bolts for 7 pitches.

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