Vedauwoo

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“What did you do today?” I asked.
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“Got my ass kicked,” he replied with a smile.
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I just laughed. Only from climbers do you get such an honest answer to that question, with no attached complaint.
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I was glad to get my ass kicked too. We all expect it at Vedauwoo.
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It isn’t the offwidths or even the rough, yet slick rock. It’s the thorough tradiness of the area. It’s a place where anchors have been consolidated and ratings have been downgraded. It’s a place where your two pitches of straight-forward climbing are complicated by thunderstorms and brutal wind.
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It’s a spectacular place. It kicks your ass like a neat glass of Laphroaig. From the Rat Brain (go see it – pros, mes, and telencephalon made of stone), to the parking lot wildlife, to the battling guitars of the Kolorado Kampground Kids, it’s charm is unique, and it will own you.

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One thought on “Vedauwoo

  1. Chad says:

    Great post. And a glass of Laphroaig is owning me right now.

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