Red Rock Canyon
The magnificent Red Rock Canyon located 15 miles outside of Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s best climbing and has typically great weather over spring break. Paul Fomalont will be our guide to all the great places Red Rock Canyon (and Vegas!) have to offer.
The climbing at Red Rocks is on beautiful multi colored sandstone rock. It is known for both its short overhanging sport routes and its massive multi pitch traditional routes. Climbers interested should have a fair bit of experience climbing. At least a level of 5.8 with the ability to lead (we will be doing plenty of sport climbing!) a big plus or at least should be able to belay a leader since there is very little top roping available.
Camping is at a BLM campsite and is an easy drive into the park.
As an added bonus you get to roam the famous Strip and try your hand at Black Jack and Roulette while dining at the most incredible all you can eat buffets in the city of sin. One of the most outrageous displays of lights, money, and greed. Don’t forget the Pirate Ships.
The itinerary is:
-Board a plane Sunday at Washington D.C. and arrive at Las Vegas Sunday night.
-climb Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
-Board a plane Thursday night and arrive Friday morning at D.C.
If you wish to stay there longer, that could be arranged.
Note that plane ticket prices keep changing, so the actual price of this trip might end up being higher. We set the sign up deadline really early so that we could buy tickets as soon as possible.
We will of course have more instructions to give you (how to get the plane tickets, etc…) once you are accepted off the waitlist.
Outdoors at UVa provides:
We can provide all climbing gear if needed. Rental car and campground fees are supplied by us. We should also have some tents and sleeping bags to lend.
The food costs (not including alcohol or huge and expensive appetites) are included in the participation fee.
You must bring:
Strength, ENDURANCE, adrenaline.
This is a desert area, so make sure to dress for cold weather (30s-40s) at night and for hot weather (mid to high 60s) during day time 🙂 Rain is still possible, so bring rain gear. You will have to pay for the plane ticket yourself. Right now it is at $281, but it might be higher by the time you buy it.