The best places to go rock climbing in Nevada are around Las Vegas, where there is everything from traditional multi-pitch rock climbing, single pitch sport routes to bouldering.
The largest rock climbing area in Nevada is at Red Rocks Canyon, where there are many multi-pitch routes (some up to 20 pitches long), short traditional routes, sport routes and bouldering. In total there are several thousand routes in an area very accessible from Las Vegas.
As well as Rock Rocks Canyon, there are also several other good bouldering areas, with the largest being the sandstone Kraft Boulders at Calico Basin, which has nearly 200 problems. Other smaller areas include the sandstone area of Black Velvet Canyon, the high alpine limestone boulders at Mount Charleston, and the volcanic boulders at Big Sandy.
As all of these climbing areas are very close to Las Vegas most climbers will base themselves there, taking advantage of the cheap flights, restaurants, coffee houses, supermarkets, and the infamous strip with its endless neon nightlife.
This guidebook describes over 100 of the best rock climbing routes in Rock Rocks near Las Vegas in Nevada. The guidebook focuses mainly on the classic multi-pitch routes that are up to 15-pitches long, mostly in the 5.4 to 5.11 grade range (F4 to 6c). These steep moderate routes, cracks that eat protection, coupled with tightly bolted face pitches and bolted belays, many of the long routes at Red Rocks give you high adventure without the runouts so common in many areas. The guidebook also covers many shorter traditional routes and single pitch sport routes. Published in 2004, all the routes are shown on detail topos along with route descriptions.More Information
Price:£19.95This guidebook describes the very best locations to go bouldering around Vegas in the state of Nevada. Included are the classic sandstone areas of the Kraft Boulders at Calico Basin, and Red Rocks, to the high alpine limestone boulders at Mount Charleston. Published in August 2008, all the problems are shown on colour photo-topos along with a description. More Information
Price:£29.95This is the comprehensive guidebook describing all the bouldering in southern Nevada. This region of the United States boasts an impressive array of world-class boulder problems across a wide range of grades. The vast canyons of the Red Rocks area are extensively covered in this guidebook, along with the Calico Hills, Mount Charleston, Arizona Hot Springs, Keyhole Canyon and Big Sandy. In total 23 separate bouldering areas (11 of which are at Red Rocks) are covered, describing over 2,000 boulder problems. Published in October 2010 all the boulder problems are shown on colour photo topos. More Information
Price:£37.95This is a comprehensive guidebook describing the rock climbing found in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas in Southern Nevada. The guidebook details over 2,300 routes ranging from single pitch sport routes to long multi-pitch Trad routes, including many new low to mid-grade sport routes at Calico Hills. Published in March 2016, all the routes are shown on colour photo topos along with a description. More Information