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Mention the state of Nevada and you think of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, deserts, UFO sightings, etc., but for the rock climber it's Red Rocks.

Red Rocks is one of the standout destination climbing venues in the country, especially during the cooler months of the year. During the summer it's often too hot for all but hardy locals. Several thousand routes from classic moderate multi-pitch routes like Cat in the Hat, 20-pitch big-wall outings, and difficult sport routes at The Gallery.

Oh, and then there is Las Vegas for when the campground gets too cold and windy in the early evening.

If you haven't been to Red Rocks yet, make this the one road trip you do this year.

Climbing Season



Weather station 23.0 miles from here

2,403 Total Routes

['4 Stars',152],['3 Stars',864],['2 Stars',951],['1 Star',316],['Bomb',21]
['<=5.6',142],['5.7',203],['5.8',235],['5.9',299],['5.10',508],['5.11',400],['5.12',221],['5.13',53],['>=5.14',5],['',0],['<=V1',50],['V2-3',170],['V4-5',64],['V6-7',33],['V8-9',14],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Nevada:
Cat in the Hat   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito
Solar Slab   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 9 pitches, 1220'   Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Olive Oil   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 7 pitches, 600'   Juniper Canyon : Rose Tower
Johnny Vegas   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   Oak Creek Canyon : Solar Slab - Lower Tier
Birdland   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Pine Creek Canyon : Brass Wall
Great Red Book   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Second Pullout : Great Red Book Rock
Frogland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak
Dark Shadows   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito
Crimson Chrysalis   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 9 pitches, 1000'   Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower
Big Bad Wolf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 220'   Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall
Straight Shooter   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pine Creek Canyon : Straight Shooter Wall
Epinephrine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 13 pitches, 1600'   Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall
Sour Mash   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall
Dream of Wild Turkeys   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 700'   Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall
The Nightcrawler   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 550'   Juniper Canyon : Brownstone Wall
Triassic Sands   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak
Fiddler on the Roof   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 500'   Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall
Levitation 29   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 700'   Oak Creek Canyon : Eagle Wall
Cloud Tower   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 810'   Juniper Canyon : Cloud Tower
The Original Route   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 14 pitches, 1000'   Juniper Canyon : The Rainbow Wall
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Photos of Nevada Slideshow Add Photo
Pogonip, a strange winter frost. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Pogonip, a strange winter frost. Photo by Blitzo.
The cemetery at Columbus, Nevada
The cemetery at Columbus, Nevada
Beautiful desolation! Sand Mountain, Nevada. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Beautiful desolation! Sand Mountain, Nevada. Photo...
Desert Hairy Scorpion, FLV, Nevada.
Desert Hairy Scorpion, FLV, Nevada.
Desert tortoise.
Desert tortoise.
Ghost town of Rhyolite, near Death Valley NP. <br />
Ghost town of Rhyolite, near Death Valley NP.
Elephant Rock and brittlebush, Valley of Fire, NV. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Elephant Rock and brittlebush, Valley of Fire, NV....
Snow in the desert
Snow in the desert
Another Nevada sunset. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Another Nevada sunset. Photo by Blitzo.
Balanced Rock-Valley of Fire. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Balanced Rock-Valley of Fire. Photo by Blitzo.
Viva Las Vegas! <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Viva Las Vegas! Photo by Blitzo.
A cool tree in Red Rocks
A cool tree in Red Rocks
Lone sheep
Lone sheep
Smoke from the 1996 Kingsbury Grade Fire, blowing across Carson Valley. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Smoke from the 1996 Kingsbury Grade Fire, blowing ...
Petroglyphs-Valley of Fire. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Petroglyphs-Valley of Fire. Photo by Blitzo.
The historic Ghost Train of Ely, Nevada
The historic Ghost Train of Ely, Nevada
Big horn sheep
Big horn sheep
Late afternoon rainbow in FLV.
Late afternoon rainbow in FLV.
Mirage
Mirage
Ruby Mountains. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ruby Mountains. Photo by Blitzo.
Adult Entertainment
Adult Entertainment
Found this gem of a photo on the camera after a long night on the Strip, good times!
Found this gem of a photo on the camera after a lo...
Da Strip
Da Strip
The beautiful... the perfect... Hoover Slabs.
BETA PHOTO: The beautiful... the perfect... Hoover Slabs.

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By Blitzo
Sep 23, 2006
I love Nevada! There is so much open space and little hidden treasures, everywhere!
By stevecurtis
From: Petaluma California
Feb 10, 2008
Does anyone have information on keyhole peak (or Mtn>)? The picture I saw showed a huge limestone cliff.
By Katya gh
Jun 7, 2008
Hi
We are going to be doing several shaded routes in the canyons early July. We were considering Epinephrine and know that the chimneys are in the shade but on what pitch do we actually pop out into the sun and how feasible would it really be to do this route at this time of year?

Plus how much water do people carry in on these summer "expeditions"?
thanx
By Curtis Olson
From: Idaho
Sep 18, 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.
By Matt Wolski
From: Salt Lake City
Feb 10, 2012
Any info on the huge cliffs easily visible from US 50 west of Great Basin National Park?
By J. Thompson
From: denver, co
Mar 20, 2012
"red rock is the name of our park here in clark county y'all!"

Red rock is surely the name...but its not a park!

Big difference between the National Park Service(NPS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Red Rock canyon is a "National Conservation Area" managed by the BLM.

If it were a park we'd have been legally hand drilling for years!

josh
By VegasKlinger
Oct 23, 2012
Anyone going to the Keyhole Classic in a few weeks?

Good climbing to be had!

Fun for all ages.


Keyhole Classic Rock Climbing Event 2010
Keyhole Classic Rock Climbing Event 2010
By Samuel Thackeray
From: Riggins, Idaho
Aug 6, 2014
I am moving to Reno in the Fall and am looking for some climbing in the area. Any good suggestions?