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Jul 12, 2012
Hey All
I'm going to be in Vegas at the end of the month for a conference and will have a day or two to go out and scramble around Red Rocks. Do any of you have suggestions for routes that don't require any gear (I will have shoes and a chalk bag). I've climbed at RR a few times, so I know the basic layout of the park. I'm just looking to get outside, get a workout and have some fun, so even cool hikes that you know of would be much appreciated.
Thanks!
S. Eppes
From Bend , OR
Joined Oct 25, 2008
39 points
Jul 13, 2012
Bridge Mountain. Best hike in RR, imho. Natural Arch, 4th class scrambling, longish approach if you don't have a good 4wheel drive. Highest point in RR. Great views of Pine Creek Canyon from above. thedogfather
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Dec 16, 2006
121 points
Jul 13, 2012
Bridge Mountain pictures thedogfather
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Dec 16, 2006
121 points
Jul 13, 2012
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yes, Bridge Mt is a lot of fun. Make sure you get some good beta for the trail (available at the visitor center or check out the book,"Hiking Las Vegas" at the library.) cassondra
Joined Nov 26, 2008
388 points
Jul 13, 2012
Half dome Cables
why not go bouldering at calico basin? Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
802 points
Jul 13, 2012
The Drifter 12a at malibu
Agreed, Bridge Mountain is the best hike/scramble in Red Rock. Google Branch Whitney's "Hiking Las Vegas". He has great route descriptions and pics. Think he charges a couple of bucks for the routes on his page, but well worth it. Also consider Juniper Peak, another fun scramble and considerbly shorter than Bridge. Start early morning at sunrise to avoid scorching temps and sun.

FYI- Bridge Mtn is not the highest point in RR. That would be Mt. Wilson.
Joe Wysznski
Joined Jun 10, 2012
245 points
Jul 13, 2012
You all are awesome, thanks for the advice! S. Eppes
From Bend , OR
Joined Oct 25, 2008
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