Red RockRed Rock: a few thousand routes, generally warm weather, every kind climbing from short sport routes to big 20-pitch outings, nearby Las Vegas for off-rock activities. Who could ask for more?
Note that the scenic loop drive access is limited by the BLM (see LATE EXIT info below). Schedule is as follows:
November through February 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April through September 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(details at BLM link: blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_p...
***** LATE EXIT PASSES *****
It is easy to be late returning to your car, and the tickets are EXPENSIVE. The BLM has a "Late Exit" system in place to allow climbers extra time before they must exit the scenic loop road. Full details are on the BLM recording at 702-515-5050. Here's what to do:
Call the LATE EXIT RECORDING at 702-515-5050.
You can call up to seven days prior to your climb. If you can get a cell phone signal (but don't count on this), you can call as late as 4:00 p.m. on the day of your climb. Be prepared to recite the following information to the answering machine:
1. Your name and address
2. Vehicle license number and description
3. Type of pass (late exit or overnight)
4. Intended date of climb
5. Route name
6. Parking area
7. Your phone number
ALL information must be left or NO PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED!
All climbers should take advantage of this excellent resource. Any number of unexpected things can cause you to run late on a climb. Don't let your trip get ruined with an expensive, but avoidable, parking ticket.
IMPORTANT: Waste bags are provided in several locations (e.g. Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor) by the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council in order to reduce human waste issues at the crags and boulders. Please feel free to take one, use as directed, and dispose of in any trash receptacle. Please do not leave them lying around, and do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas. The project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club's Cornerstone Conservation Grant, with additional funding from the Access Fund and Mountain Gear. Please do your part to be a good steward of this amazing climbing area.
Beautiful Red Rock
Mt. Wilson during a beautiful day in Red Rock. Makes me want to climb to the summit.
Photo by Blitzo.
And you thought you were having a bad day. Snake eats lizard on trail to Mescalito.
Snowy Mt. Wilson, and Rainbow Mountain.
Note the sunny Solar Slab area in Oak Creek Canyon.
Mt. Wilson on 12/15/08
Watch out for ringtails at Red Rocks!!
Red Rock panorama. Such a great place
Photo by Blitzo.
Black Velvet Canyon
Yeah, we're going to Red Rocks to do some climbing!
Sunset over Red Rocks from the Second Pullout, October 2010.
Near the calico hills
A cold down draft on a stormy February day. The next morning snow covered much of the higher elevations. 02-13-2007
I couldn't find this hardcore route anywhere in the guide book!
Red Rocks sunset.
Photo by Blitzo.
Pacific Treefrog with a reflection of the South side of Lower Bridge Mountain in water.
The locals, often seen pan-handling near parking lots.
Natural Tank-Calico Hills.
Photo by Blitzo.
Photo by Blitzo.
Impressive looking vistas of Pine Creek canyon after the rain
Sunrise at Red Rock just before all Hell cut loose in the valley. 2009 Red Rock Rendezvous.
rock art on the approach to Winter Heat Wall
Photo by Blitzo.
eyebrows over rainbow mountain
Red Rock escarpment, looking south
Looking West from the Great Read Book walk-off.
Patterns in sandstone.
Photo by Blitzo.
red rock locals
New route on west face?
Richard Harrison and John Long bouldering at Willow Springs.
Mt. Wilson at dawn
Driving through the Red Rock Loop after heavy snowfall on 12/18/08.
Snowfall in Red Rock on 12/18/08. I believe it was the heaviest snowfall in RR in 30 years per report.
Joshua Trees and the massive sandstone walls of Red Rocks.
My friend, the scorpion
Another beautiful day at Red Rocks!
Datura in Pine Creek.
Sunrise on the approach to Mt. Wilson, 11/07.
red rock at Red Rocks.
Another Tough Day on the Rocks
the gorgeous black velvet canyon
The original Red Rock "high-scaler", ca. 1933. This guy has been at this hanging belay for over 20 years!
Looking East from atop Brownstone Wall.
the drive in
Red Rocks without a car. Doable, but not recommended.
An interesting cloud near turtle head
Sunset over Red Rock - December 3, 2013. Taken from Calico Basin after a nice after work trail run
Waterfall after thunderstorm,
Icebox Canyon 7/28/13
A favorite water hole in Red Rock.
Moonrise over Vegas, on the hike out from Disappearing Buttress.
Sunrise from the campground.
Sunrise at Red Rocks
Beautiful Red Rocks
Feeling good placing bomber gear in Red Rocks.
Red Rocks, fall 2011
View of First and Second pullout area from high up in Juniper Canyon on a cold November day.
Red Rock panoramic
Red Rock after the storm, November 2008.
City of Light
Cell camera.No Pshop.
these guys are so cool...
The Keystone Thrust
Ya ever find yourself drinking whiskey and concerned that you're not getting enough vitamins? You ever drink Vitamin Water and realize you're just not getting drunk enough?
Introducing our revolutionary new drink, Vita-Whisk! Taking over a dirt bag campsite near you.
The Madman, The Wall Crawler and Scotty. Early Red Rocks adventurers. Photo courtesy of the Jim Newberry collection.
Photo by Blitzo.
Red Rocks Panorama
Mojave Yuccas-Red Rocks.
Photo by Blitzo.
Rainbow Mountain and storm clouds
As the storm rolls in...
Photo by Blitzo.
Photo by Blitzo.
My Friend the Burro
Turtlehead Peak from pitch 5, Tunnel Vision.
Found this little guy somewhere secret. We left it on a rock for someone else to find. Hopefully the next person will have the same experience that we did finding this thing and then leave it for another...
VEGAS, BABY!!! YEAH!
Sunset March 26th 2011
Bonnie Springs Ambiance
Greg in his tent after a particularly windy night at the campground.
Red Rocks February the 17th, 2009
Red Rock ice
Snowy Icebox Canyon. Red Rock, December 2006.
Morning, Calico Hills.
All the comforts of home
Calico Hills from The Ledger.
There used to be horses in Red Rock.
Red Rock in December
Heading down after a full day at Windy
Juniper Canyon, etc from next the exit.
Oooooooooh! That's Andy on Whoosh at the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon in the Red Rocks, Las Vegas. This is a terrible place to belay or hang out at the crag. A giant loose block is teetering ready to fall from the top of this pitch. PLEASE share this WARNING as widely as possible.
Ian clipping some fresh bolts at the first pull out
Globeflower with visitor in Pine Creek.
I've heard of chicken heads but this is ridiculous...
Photo by Blitzo.
Red rock back country
Red Rock Fees
Mt. Wilson on a windy day.
Rapping in Red Rock
Icebox Canyon, winter
A wavy view of the second pullout.
Some little girl wishes she was climbing the longer lines.
Oak Canyon and Solar Slab.
a magical area
Sunrise in RR
View from the top of the Cloud Tower.
slummin in Bonnie Springs
Black Velvet Wall
Sunday morning March 27, 2011
Sunrise from camp.
The strip for that day off of climbing.
Calico Hills from Tunnel Vision.
My friend, the lizard of Illusion Crags.
The row of titan walls, from the top of Angel Food Wall.
Red Rocks on a hot day at the end of September 2008.
Beware of Rolling Rocks!!!
Photo by Blitzo.
Novus Ordo Seclorum
Full moon over Vegas from Red Rock campground
Feeling good running it out in Red Rocks. See next photo.
Bonnie Springs Hotel -closest shower to Red Rocks & where the pets go ~
Screen shot of the home page for "climbingredrocks.com" as it looked in 2004.
mount wilson red rock jan 06
30 second exposure looking back at Pine Canyon, October 2010.
Red Rocks Rondezvous- crowded, but when it is on, it's the only polace left in town to sleep! Photo by Tony Bubb, 2006.
Red Rocks Rappel
Sunrise in Red Rocks
From the visitor center. Amazing.
The backside view of the Red Rock escarpment. Picture taken from Griffith Peak.
Panorama of Red Rock Canyon
Red rock sunset.
Prior to the FA of the Resolution Aręte.
Sunrise from the campground.
high on Eagledance
Typical Red rock Sunrise on the way out for a day of climbing
Sunset from the road to the Red Rock Campground
A nice little view
A quick panoramic view of the Calico hills. Taken on the terrace below Running Man
Unknown climber, unknown route, Calico Hills (between 1st and 2nd pullout parking lots). Dec. 19, 2013
Turtle head peak from the top of physical graffiti on the Riding hood wall
Bouldering at Red Rock, Nevada, photo: Bob Horan Collection
visitor center fauna
CommentsBryson Slothower Mar 23, 2006
"Who could ask for more?"
How about some beta on the camping...
M.Morley Mar 23, 2006
Bryson, try redrockcanyonlv.org/faq.htm. Camping was $10/night last time I stayed there. On the positive side, there's potable water, clean pit toilets, and it's pretty close to the entrance loop. However, the sites are not wind or sun-protected and the campground as a whole is not very scenic. As they say, a picture says a thousand words.
As an alternative to camping, you might want to try hotels.com as well - it's not uncommon to find rooms for $35 per night on Sun-Thurs. If you can get a good deal, I highly recommend the Artisan Hotel at the corner of I-15 and Sahara. Great rooms, killer lounge bar, funky ambiance, and non-smoking.
Since I'm on a roll, I'll also recommend BJ's Restaurant & Brewery on West Charleston for a post-climbing brewski and pizza or burger. Try the Tatonka Imperial Stout or Piranha Pale Ale!
Ron Olsen Mar 23, 2006
Thanks for the info, Mike.
I'd like to see the main Red Rock page updated to include this info, and additional info on hotels, places to eat and buy beer, climbing shops, climbing gear, entrance fees, gate hours, etc.
An overview of the climbing areas and some climbing photos would be nice too.
See The Gunks for an example.
Also, it seems that the area is called "Red Rock", not "Red Rocks", by the locals these days. Maybe the area should be renamed.
M.Morley Mar 23, 2006
I've always called it "Red Rocks" (as per the red Urioste and subsequent Swain guidebooks), although the official name is the "Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA)". The locals call it "Red Rock" and are quick to point out that you must be a non-local if you call it "Red Rocks" (think "Buena Vista, CO"). "Red Rock Canyon" seems like the best option for this site. What do you think, Larry?
Additional info: Desert Rock Sports on W. Charleston is the place to go for gear, guidebooks, etc. The old owner, Mike Ward, sold the shop about a year ago, and they moved a few doors down. The Powerhouse Gym is located in the same strip mall and provides showers for a small fee. Trader Joe's is located at 2101 S. Decatur and has great food, wine, coffee, cheese (much of it organically-grown) at excellent prices.
Bryson Slothower Mar 24, 2006
Great info Mike. Thanks!
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? Mar 29, 2006
The Powerhouse Gym on W. Charleston Blvd. and Cimarron was renamed to
Red Rock Climbing Center after the change of ownership.
8201 W. Charleston Blvd.
Desert Rock Sports for your gear needs(in same plaza as R.R.C.C.)
Also... can offer a lot of helpful information to visiting or local climbers.
10 minutes from Red Rock
8855 W Charleston Blvd
The Sunflower Market is also great if you like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods type grocery items. They have a huge selection of fruits and vegetables, wide aisles, and less crowded. Their prices seem more reasonable too.
4020 S. Rainbow Blvd
Located on the NE corner of Flamingo and S. Rainbow Blvd.
Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 AM - 10 PM
In same plaza as Sunflower Market:
Einstein Bagels, Starbucks,
and a French Bakery:
Bonjour Euro Bakers
(Great pastries, coffee, and sandwiches!)
Owners Stephane & Gerard
BJ's Restaurant, and Brewery as mentioned above, is popular for after climbing feasts.
On W. Charleston Blvd./215 freeway
Karsten Jun 18, 2006
Heavy Fines for staying late . . .
Scorching weather . . .
Routes crowded with gumbies . . .
Crappy, expensive campground . . .
Why come to Red Rocks?
Jerry Handren Aug 5, 2006
I'm close to completing a new guidebook to Red Rocks, (yes another one). I've got room for a few more shots and have too many of my friends already, so I'd like to get a few new faces in there. I'm looking for shots of leaders on multi pitch canyon routes in particular, but any nice shot will do. 4 mp digital is probably the minimum, I can use slides as well.
Any new route information is welcome. If its in the canyons and bolts are involved send it anonymously, so that neither I nor the BLM know who you are!. My E-Mail is email@example.com.
Tea Aug 31, 2006
Worst campground EVER!
Blitzo Sep 23, 2006
Red Rocks is Awesome! One of my favorite places, but the campground SUCKS!!!
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi? Sep 26, 2006
If you are a hardcore mountain biker, you MUST take a side trip to
Bootleg Canyon in beautiful Boulder City.
Only a 30 -40 minute freeway drive from Vegas. Check it out!
M.Morley Nov 14, 2006
Weather information for Calico Basin (weather station KNVLASVE41) may be found at wunderground.com/US/NV/Las_Veg.... Scroll down the page to "Calico Basin, Red Rock Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV"
John Hegyes Nov 15, 2006
The National Weather Service also has a weather station in Red Rock, this one is at the Visitor Center.
NWS Red Rock
Joe Keyser Mar 25, 2007
FWIW the Las Vegas airport makes for a lousy bivy spot...
Jordan Ramey Oct 18, 2007
Originally posted by "chris ansari"
The kind folks over at the BLM have published a bunch of data about the climbing routes within the conservation area. It has some pretty incredible photos of walls with route locations.
It is not a substitute for a guidebook, but might be a nice complement for finding routes. It's worth looking over.
On the right side of the page is the red rock climbing inventory.
It is downloadable in sections as a pdf.
acouncell Aug 19, 2008
To you Red Rock locals, besides the campground and the "Artisan Hotel," do you all know of hotels/hostels reasonably priced and on the west side of town? I seem to be having a hard time finding anything besides the Suncoast and Red Rock Casino. This is a great help to those of us who don't want to camp in the wind. Thanks!
Tyson Oct 2, 2008
Any advice on the best guidebook to buy?
Karsten Nov 10, 2008
There is only one guidebook to buy:
- Red Rocks A Climber's Guide
by Jerry Handren
-amazing color photos
-most routes of any guide
Lee Jenkins Nov 10, 2008
Well, re: the late exit 'policy'. This is the MOST restrictive of any public land. I got a ticket 2 days ago for $125, are you kidding me?
And we were less than 2 hours late, due to a rope stuck, rappel issue.
These are 'our lands' and we should have full access for foot travel in/out, just like the wild animals.
THIS IS JUST WRONG!
Mike Howard Nov 14, 2008
If you have a guide serves list, could you please add:
Mountain Skills Guides . Jay Foley and Mike Ward have been providing permitted and insured guiding services in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area of Las Vegas for over 15 years.
Andrew Carson Jan 26, 2009
Red Rock Loop road closing at 4?
I guess I'll find out in a few hours, but is it true that the blm is now closing the loop an hour early? Hell, why not just close it completely? Anything is possible with these people. Hope it's a rumor but knowing the blm, likely it's true.
SAL Mar 4, 2009
based on the conversation I just had on the phone with the park they are open until 7pm that is the time that the law enforcer comes to hunt ya down. I think it is always a good idea to get the permit just in case. Shit happens when your out there.
it costs nothing to obtain a late exit permit.
George Bell Apr 9, 2009
I recently picked up a copy of the new Jerry Handren guide and it is excellent! My biggest complaint is the text size - it is incredibly small. I would estimate 8pt font. I think Red Rocks is getting too large for a single guidebook. The climbing naturally splits between trad and sport, and it makes sense now to have a separate guide for each. I'm sure all the sport climbers have little interest in the extra pages devoted to all the new 5.8 trad routes, and similarly us trad climbers have little interest in hard sport routes.
The only thing I see lacking in this guide is it does not address runout potential very well in many routes I am familiar with. Very rarely does one see an "R" attached to any route. Often any runouts are mentioned in the text, but I would like to see it in the rating as well. Safe sport routes are identified as such, but I am referring to trad routes.
C Miller Aug 4, 2009
Red Rock Guide Book online with new routes, corrections and more - redrocksguidebook.com/forum/in...
Julian Smith Nov 10, 2009
Question about critters in Oak Creek Canyon; I was coming down through the canyon (11/5/09) and noticed there were what appeared to be large pools of urine on many of the boulders on the canyon floor. Does anyone have any idea what type of animal might have done this? I don't think it was human because I am pretty sure I was the only one in the canyon that day. I was descending from Solar Slab and was a little nervous, but don't really know what kind of critter it might have been. Many thanks for an answer.
rockratrei Nov 10, 2009
Big Horn Sheep - I see the pee pods all the time.
Julian Smith Nov 11, 2009
Hey; Thanks for the schoolin'. Big horn sheep sound a lot better than the big cats I was imagining. Cheers!
Sung Dec 24, 2009
Going to Red Rocks over the weekend. Any suggestions on nice "sunny" routes? I have done solar slab before. I am looking for something in the 5.6-5.9 range, trad.
adamgable Jan 5, 2010
Hey, what are some of you red rock locals favorite link ups for a day. Somewhere in the 10 range. Lots of mileage.As much sun as possible, from wyoming though so can handle the freezing temps to. Straight forward descents since it gets dark early. Looking for some info. Will be down there for four days of climbing and would like to know what you think. Have climbed pretty extensively down there but have never done any links outside of solar slab to the eagle dance. thanks for the beta
John Wilder Jan 6, 2010
Linkups in the .10 range-
Black Orpheus to anything on Eagle Wall- Mountain Beast, Levitation, etc- super fun and easy to do if you're quick.
If'n you're real quick, you can link up any of the routes on Windy Peak- the descents off of all of them deposit you back at the base.
If you can tolerate the cold, I've heard that starting Lone Star via Epinephrine is pretty damn cool- and LOOONG- something like 20-odd pitches, although it can be done in less.
Lots of pitches can be had if you link up Spectrum, Birdland, and Bighorn- that wouldnt be too tough.
Curtis Olson Sep 19, 2010
I am hoping someone with knowledge of Red Rocks, NV routes could provide some suggestions. I'm looking to take my son on his first wall and trying to find a reasonable wall in the area similar to Moonlight or Prodigal in Zion. In other words reasonable aid C1/C2+, 5.8/5.9, preferably hammer free, that could typically be completed in a couple days (Grade IV/V). I'm searching for alternatives to Zion because of the various wall closures there this autumn which kind of blows the calendar for us.
It's great to see all the high end free routes in the guides but very unfortunately few mentions of aid options. Guide book authers: this reader would like to see references to original ratings when possible. (e.g. 5.9/A2 old school now often only referenced as free 5.12a)
Thanks for any suggestions.
John Wilder Sep 19, 2010
Unfortunately, Red Rock really isnt known for its aid walls- the nature of the sandstone lends itself much more to free climbing than aid.
I would recommend the Original Route on Rainbow Wall, but the honest truth is that its much better as a free climb for the 5.10 leader who doesnt mind pulling on bolts/good gear now and then.
The general Rainbow Wall vicinity is probably your best bet. Buffalo Wall is the other wall, but the aid tends to be harder/scarier and only one or two routes up there have even seen second ascents, let alone traffic. Theres piles of aid routes on the Rainbow Wall and the only route up there that sees free climbers on a regular basis is the Original Route.
Pete Bresciani Sep 20, 2010
For aid practice in Red Rocks, a good little climb is the first part of Plan F on Ragged Edges wall.
It's steep enough and you can practice jumaring too. September is the perfect time to climb Prodigal Sun. I would say Moonlight Buttress is an easier aid climb than Prodigal Sun, but October might be better for that one.
Mike McLean Nov 3, 2010
>>"Who could ask for more?"
>>How about some beta on the camping...
The sarcastic comment is old, but still applies. For an area so popular, this page sure does ... stink. Compare it to the front page of the Gunks ...
There was a recent tiny debate about stinky pages in the Gunks section (here) and it seems like the front page of Red Rock suffers the same lack of information.
I'll be buying the guide books either way, but the site would really gain from having some sort of community editing to fix these useless descriptions.
Darren in Vegas Dec 9, 2010
Here is an attempt to consolidate some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Red Rock. Hope this helps you on your trip to Vegas
Greg G Dec 13, 2010
Another good addition of advice is...
If you have the slightest doubt you might be late getting back to your car simply call up the ranger line and give them your route, and car info. this has worked everytime for us in the past. have never received a bunk ticket.
cragsavvy Apr 2, 2011
shouldn't it be 'Red Rocks' with an "s"?
John Wilder Apr 2, 2011
Actually, no- red rock is correct as the areas name is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area- 'red rocks' is a name that has caught on over time with out of towners, but locals still refer to it as red rock for the most part.
drmartindell Sep 28, 2011
Any advice on transport from airport to RR? Flying in but need a ride out to meet up with partner. Taxis, buses, etc? My buddy can pick me up somewhere close by but doesn't want to drive to the airport during the hours I'll be arriving.
John Wilder Sep 28, 2011
Um, a taxi will cost a fortune- i'm sure all of $50 one way, if not more to the edge of town. Buses- I have no idea if they run in/out of the airport. You can check the Regional Transportation Commissions' (RTC)website for bus schedule/routes and maybe catch a cab to a close-by route where you can ride to the edge of town. The closest bus station to Red Rock is likely somewhere near Charleston/215.
drmartindell Sep 29, 2011
Thanks, I'll start there and post what I find out. I'm not sure how bad it is getting to and from the airport around 9am but my buddy seems to be VERY hesitant to go near it.
John Wilder Sep 29, 2011
9am? seriously? tell your buddy to sack up and just come get you. late sunday/late friday sucks, any other time is no biggie.
chrisIerickson Oct 26, 2011
Any suggestions on crags at Red Rocks that have big and flat bases? Thinking about a trip with the kids, and want to be sure they are away from stuff they can tumble down. Kids are pretty young, so we keep them close.
Single pitch is best.
jim schuring Nov 24, 2011
we have found the easiest way to pick up a late comer at the airport is actually to jump the shuttle bus to the car rental garage and pick them up at the curb no traffic easy on/off 215 , and of coarse its a free ride
Ryan Stefani Mar 29, 2012
Good job on the wag bags! These should be mandatory for all desert environments.
doodmar Nov 29, 2012
SECOND PULLOUT ON THE 29 OF NOV
- JUST NEED TO KNOW THE BRAND OF ALL THE GEAR AND ITS YOURS
IF YOU LOST THIS STUFF E-MAIL KYLE @
WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS STUFF BACK TO ITS OWNER I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO LOOSE SH!T
stefand Dec 1, 2012
I'm new in town. Looking to project sport routes during the weekends, especially Monster Skank, but any 5.12's and 13's. Send me an email if you'd like to meet up: firstname.lastname@example.org
NLi10Me Dec 24, 2012
Hola climbing amigos. I'm driving out to Vegas with my lovely girlfriend Jillian on the afternoon/evening of Thursday the 27th and returning on the night of Sunday the 30th. I'll be leaving from the Los Angeles area and I'm wondering if anyone wants to ride with us? Also, we're getting a hotel room at the quad for Thursday/Friday/Saturday night. Does anyone want to split a room with us? I got a quote for ~$150.00 (everything included) for a room with 2 queen size beds, so if split 3 ways that's $50/person or 4 ways that's ~$37/person. Jillian and I will be mutli-pitching long/easy routes (WON'T TELL YOU WHICH HAHA), as a team of two, so you'll need to have other climbing plans, or if you're a competent trad team we can do the same route but in separate teams. Anyone interested?
natedawg Jan 6, 2013
The extreme management (i.e. closing access every evening and flushing people out) of the loop seems unjustified to me - nowhere else is BLM or even NPS land so strictly controlled. Does anyone know why? Were people dumping bodies out there in the 70's?
smassey Jan 7, 2013
@nate: It is a bit extreme, but being that close to an urban area of 1.6M makes it necessary to have stronger regs, as well as not having a huge budget for rangers. Given the graffiti problem in the Calico as it is, for example, having the loop open all the time would 'probably' increase that. Ideas for a more streamlined, mobile-friendly late exit system have been discussed for awhile, but without significant public input, may never be implemented. If you have some ideas, feel free to let the BLM know. A good person to contact is Mark Spencer, Field Manager. His office is :
Red Rock/Sloan Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Or feel free to contact your local representative, and have them convey your thoughts to the NV congressmen and the BLM.
Emily Bowles Mar 20, 2013
I'll be arriving in Vegas Friday afternoon (3/29). Looking to hitch up and follow someone the next morning (early) or maybe even Friday night if that's an option. I've got to be back in Vegas by 10:30am Saturday morning. I know it's not much time, so I'm thinking sunrise is a good time to head out? I'm confident on a 5.8-ish and anything above I'm game to try. Looking for a short(ish) & sweet session with minimal approach time.
Will have just completed a week long geology field trip so the time is short but I'd be super psyched just to get a few hours in!
Boz Wilkes Apr 3, 2013
At the Front Corridor crag, does anyone know what the mixed route is that seems to be two routes to climber's left of Man's Best Friend? I climbed it the other day and it was 3 bolts from the start and then trad up a right-facing flake, traverse right along a horizontal crack, then up a left-facing corner then traverse a short way over a bulge up to chains. I can't seem to find this route anywhere.
Kurt Ross Apr 12, 2013
Tom Monahan Apr 20, 2013
There has been some confusion in the past, which we hope to dispel... The Las Vegas Metro Search and Rescue team DOES NOT charge for its services. We are part of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, a tax-funded public safety agency. Don't hesitate to call us if you get in trouble.
The best way to reach us is by dialling 9-1-1. An emergency operator may be able to collect GPS coordinates from your cell phone.
Please, don't hesitate. Call us if you need us.
b-mcg Dec 1, 2013
Regarding Accommodations and transportation. I live very close to Red Rock and rent a spare bedroom out of my house through airbnb.com.
My guests are almost exclusively climbers and for transportation most of my them rent cars but at least a few have opted take the Red Rock Casino airport shuttle bus from the airport to casino and then walk ten minutes to my house. This may be a good option whether you stay at my place or intend to take a cab from the casino to your final destination. The shuttle is free but remember to tip the shuttle driver becuase hey, you'll be saving a $60 cab ride so you can afford a nice tip. The Shuttle normally makes its circle once every other hour but I recommend calling the bell desk at the casino to confirm times).
Alex Aristei Dec 29, 2013
Great place to eat.
Great Climber owned Business !!! so lets support it :)
Greg Barnes Jun 20, 2014
"Red Rock"??? Never heard of it. I have literally never heard a climber call Red Rocks "Red Rock."
Admins - you really should switch everything to Red Rocks - "Red Rock" as a title is just embarrassing Mountain Project!
In case people disagree…I present Exhibit A:
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Doug Hemken Jun 21, 2014
Gee Greg, you should look more closely at some of the photo captions, above.
geoff georges Jul 30, 2014
Alfonso Jul 31, 2014
So I here the campgrounds are awful. Im ok with that. But do any of the campgrounds offer showers? If not, does anyone around sell a shower token for shower, etc, etc? Thanks!
ToniL Aug 9, 2014
since the camping grounds all have poor reviews, how is the Situation for budget hotels around the area? I tried finding some at hotelscheap.org but they are either too expansive for my likes, or too far away. I dont have high standards, no luxury needed. All i need is a clean bed and a shower, and as i said, the closer the better
Ballsnauer Oct 23, 2014
Left a pair of Anasazi moves at wake up wall this past Monday. Call or yet 614.296.7098 if found
William Thiry Nov 25, 2014
Every time I come back to Red Rock(s) I am simply awed at how terrific it is. I am partial to the long, moderate 'desert alpine' climbs but so many other options exist that you could literally climb here full-time for a decade and not tap the full potential.
The name debate is entertaining. It was called Red Rocks for a long time, even by the locals. Only recently have some people begun calling it Red Rock. It doesn't matter much what you call it, just get out there and climb it.
The BLM mamagement of the area isn't optimal for climbers, hence the limited loop road hours and limited camping. However, I'm from the Boulder, CO area and it isn't any better in Eldorado Canyon so I can't complain. A great option at Red Rock(s) is to camp in the desert: either off Hwy 160 (on the left side) at free camp sites half-way up to the Spring Mountain Pass (about a mile past the right turn off for the Black Velvet area), or over the pass down into Pahrump Valley where an entire city of climbers can camp for free in the open deseert. The first option is only 15 minutes from the RR gates, and the second option is about 30 - 45 minutes.
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