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By Josh S
May 30, 2012
I'm flying into Vegas this weekend, originally intended to climb at red rock, but temps look brutal. Is there shady climbing that is worthwhile in this temperatures?

Otherwise, what would be a good place to drive to (within 3 hours or so) for good climbing at reasonable temps?

Thanks for any input...

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By Eric-D
From Las Vegas, nv
May 30, 2012
It's never to hot to climb in Redrock. But you do have to be selective about when and were. You have to chase shade and climb early morning and late afternoon. You didn't mention what kind of climbing you want to do.

For sport there is always Black Corridor, it will just be you and 112 of your closest friends. Most of the routes in Calico Basin are in the shade by 3:00 p.m. .

Most of the canyons have routes in the shade if you are looking for long trad.

Mt. Charleston has good, hard climbing at much cooler temps. 45 minutes from town.

There is good climbing around St. George Utah. It will still be warm but cooler than Vegas.

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By Josh S
May 30, 2012
thanks, we are looking to do some long moderate trad one day and some shorter trad or sport the next.

The climbing at Mount Charleston looks a bit hard for us. I lead 10s on sport and 9s on trad.

We were considering St. George as a backup plan, but temps looks similarly hot there. Although I'm from the Mid-Atlantic, where 95 degree temps also come with unbearable humidity.

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