This past weekend I traveled to Las Vegas to attend the Red Rocks Rendezvous. It is the biggest climbing festival in the country; with slideshows, clinics, demos, and of course, plenty of partying. My responsibilities there included instructing a 2-day clinic on “Intro to Sport Climbing” and giving a short slideshow presentation on Friday night. Everything went as planned, with the exception of gale force winds that ripped tents out of the ground, torn down sponsor booths, and made the clinics slightly chilly and uncomfortable. Aside from the poor weather, I had a nice time seeing friends and taking part in the festivities.