Red Rock Recreational National Conservation Area (or, as we say with enthusiasm, Red Rocks) is just outside of Las Vegas’s city limits, yet feels like another world unto itself.
The canyons offer incredible climbing for beginners and experts, sport wankers and trad crushers, all
within a short drive of soulful campsite living or comfy casino beds.
Over the past couple of years I have logged three months calling this area home-for-now and have barely scratched the surface of the innumerable climbs it has to offer. Whether you are looking to spend days on multi-pitch 5.7 or sport climb 5.11, this is a great spot to get acquainted with.
From October 26th through November 4th I’ll be stationed at the Red Rocks Campground with the Northwest Mountain School ready to go climbing with you. Please check out their website and get in touch if you’d like to spend some time on friendly, sunny rock this fall.
Trip: Red Rocks Climbing Programs
Course: Red Rocks, NV
Dates: Oct 26 – Nov 4, 2012
Cost: up to 5-hours
$110 @ 3:1
Cost: up to 8-hours
$165 @ 3:1
Cost: up to 10-hours
Please let me know if you are interested. We’ll contact the Northwest Mountain School to get you registered! Fill out their forms, request me and we’re in.
These programs will be run in conjunction with the Northwest Mountain School, which holds a permit for commercial operations in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Some additional details from JR and Olivia at the Northwest Mountain School;
Accommodations at Red Rocks
We will have a group campsite reserved out near the park for those that do not want the additional expense of an hotel. If you would like to stay at a hotel we would recommend either the Red Rock Casino and Resort (spendy, but lavish), the Suncoast if you are looking for a better price, or the La Quinta on West Sahara if you just want quiet and value. There are dozens of other options in all price ranges if these four options are not what you are looking for. We recommend trying to stay on the West side of town as these places are closest to the park.
Food during the seminar
Again the options for obtaining food are limitless in the Las Vegas. Charletston is the main street that runs from town out to the park. On the West end of Charleston there is a Whole Foods, and several other good grocery stores where people can pick up lunch and snack food. We generally eat out while in Las Vegas. For those that prefer to cook their own meals we will have cooking equipment set up at the campground. Those staying in hotels can grab meals there in the morning, and we will be putting together a simple breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and muffins at the camp ground each morning.
No previous climbing experience is required to climb with us at Red Rocks. For those interested in doing longer, more complicated routes, you will need to arrive with previous multi-pitch experience for the biggest routes, or willing to undergo a few days training prior to tackling a long classic route.