Above: Wiley Holbrooke leading the FA of “Don’t Scare Your Mom”, 5.11, 80’. Gear: Very thin cams to thin hands, 3 QDs, Anchor Rig. Sunday Jan. 17th, 2021. Belay: Julie Hodson. Location: Little Red Rocks, Paradox Valley, Colorado.
This photo just had to lead into the days events. The look on Wiley’s face after solidly climbing through the crux on his first FA—an amazing feeling! We have been heading out to the desert at least once a week this winter so far. Little Red Rocks is, with out a doubt, one of the most beautify climbing spots in this part of Colorado.
Below are a few additional photos of Wiley on his FA. Last photo: Wiley on the second ascent of “Boomer Remover”, 5.10+. Eight bolts to anchor.