Cactus flowers in Red Rocks

May 03, 2017 1 min read

Cactus Flowers Red Rocks

If you've been following along on Instagram, you'll probably have noticed that we've been on a road trip from Los Angeles to Red Rocks to Utah.

We sat in a dirt parking lot in Saint George, Utah after having climbed four consecutive days in Red Rocks. Thankfully the climbing was pretty varied — a day of bouldering at Kraft followed by some mellow multi-pitch routes, then some crack cragging and another day of mellow multi-pitch. Still, we were pretty tired.

None of us woke particularly early, and when we did, it was slow going to get moving. Our friend Mike played the guitar while Ben worked on patching a hole in his sweatpants. He's been really into learning how to sew lately, so our tattered climbing shirts and pants are feeling lucky. In no rush to get to the boulders, I got out my sketchbook for a quick doodle. The flowers in Red Rocks had been so beautiful the past week. I'm not really one to do any kind of representative artwork, but man, desert flowers just speak to me somehow.

So here are some of my favorite cactus flowers from Red Rocks, Mescalito in the background, and some truly unique looking rock in the foreground. Hey, we climbed Lotta Balls a few days before, so I had to.

Leslie Kim
Leslie Kim


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Our Favorites: 11 Best Women’s Climbing Pants for Ultimate Comfort
Our Favorites: 11 Best Women’s Climbing Pants for Ultimate Comfort

July 10, 2021 4 min read

Features to consider when shopping for women's climbing pants, plus 11 of our favorite women's climbing pants. We cover a range of budgets and styles so you can find your perfect fit.
Read More
How Do I Start Rock Climbing Outside?
How Do I Start Rock Climbing Outside?

June 06, 2021 11 min read

Outdoor vs. Indoor Climbing (What's the difference?) • The Most Common Outdoor Climbing Disciplines • A Simple Guide to Outdoor Climbing Etiquette
Read More
The Fun Scale : Type 2 Fun — New Collection by Dynamite Starfish
The Fun Scale : Type 2 Fun — New Collection by Dynamite Starfish

May 19, 2021 1 min read

Read More
Item is added to cart