Red Rocks

With steep, moderate routes, cracks which eat up pro, and tightly bolted face pitches, many long routes at Red Rocks give you high adventure without the runouts so common in many areas. Varnished edges, incut jugs, splitter cracks, technical faces—Red Rocks multi-pitch routes have it all. Bolted anchors on popular routes quicken the pace and allow easy retreat. Red Rocks multi-pitch climbs are just downright fun, but that's only half the story. The canyons of the Red Rocks are blissfully free of traffic noise and the reminders of civilization, and desert bighorn easily outnumber hikers. As you get back in the canyons, you realize the awesome scale of the 3000-foot sandstone escarpment, and how even the very long routes rarely tackle more than half of a wall's relief. During the daytime, Las Vegas remains thankfully hidden away, and only at night, with the glow of casinos on the skyline, do you realize just how close Red Rocks is to Sin City.And with the development of hundreds of sport routes on the limestone in the area, climbers are no longer limited to the often overcrowded, but excellent, sport crags at the start of the Red Rocks loop road.

Here are the 118 heroes who already climbed this spot

Don't hesitate to ask them some tips, they are awesome.
Gaylord Roukine

Gaylord Roukine

Natalie Duran

Natalie Duran

Paulo Saiz Navarro

Paulo Saiz Navarro

Sierra Blair-Coyle

Sierra Blair-Coyle

Mario Stanley

Mario Stanley

Snow Flower

Snow Flower

Tia Stark

Tia Stark

Maricela Rosales

Maricela Rosales

Derek Kistner

Derek Kistner

Megan Abshire

Megan Abshire

Michael Vautour

Michael Vautour

adam block

adam block

Clement Laksana

Clement Laksana

Wei Da

Wei Da

John Dyck

John Dyck

Benjamin Kofler

Benjamin Kofler

Curtis LaBouff

Curtis LaBouff

Taylor Cameron

Taylor Cameron

Theresa D'Aquila

Theresa D'Aquila

Isabel von Rittberg

Isabel von Rittberg

Johnny Ink

Johnny Ink

Darren Steinbach

Darren Steinbach

Jon Buehler

Jon Buehler

Andy Raether

Andy Raether

Steve Mullins

Steve Mullins

Chad Brown

Chad Brown

Andrew Chao

Andrew Chao

Caroline Sinno

Caroline Sinno

Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas

Nathan Leblanc-limoges

Nathan Leblanc-limoges

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Mark Smiley Mark Smiley Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Epinephrine is a great rock climbing route. Deep in the Black Velvet Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas, this 1500 foot route is an all time classic. Janelle Smiley and Mark Smiley tackle this route with style, wearing their Halloween wigs.   Rack… See more

Chloé Caulier Chloé Caulier Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I decided to fly to the USA for my first rock trip of the year 2016 (in January). My skin didn't allow me to climb at my best but it's nothing compared to the stunning beauty of Red Rock national park. Look at those crazy landscapes: <br /> See more

John Smith John Smith Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We had an amazing 2 week stay in Red Rocks, bouldering on this sculpted sandstone rock was a treat. It can get really hot here but i guess its always hot in Vegas. On rest days we had a great time on the strip playing some Black Jack and roulette… See more

Gear Coop Gear Coop Friday, February 6, 2015

I've been to Red Rock National Park less than five times, yet the stunning grandeur of ancient sandstone propelled skyward by underlying faults doesn't become any less incredible each subsequent trip, and I imagine it will always leave me speechle… See more

Gear Coop Gear Coop Friday, February 6, 2015

I've always been an adventure climber. By "always," I mean since I started climbing three years ago, and by "adventure" I mean the kind of self-induced scramblings typical of a newbie aspiring alpinist. My climbing roots drift back to a childhood … See more

Natalie Duran Natalie Duran Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day One: The first day out was really tough, mentally and finger tip physically. My fingers were shedding too fast. Then my mental psyche fell to the floor as each dermis layer shredded. The Pearl [V5] will forever be my enemy. I watched multiple… See more

Jeanne METHEL Jeanne METHEL Monday, December 9, 2013

It was decided the night before that we would climb a multipitch route amongst the many possibilities that Red Rocks, NV had to offer. ‘Refried Brains’ sounded like the perfect route for our party of three and we started making preparations and pl… See more

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