Red Rocks Climbing
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a world-class rock climbing destination conveniently located 15 minutes west of Las Vegas. Encompassing nearly 200,000 acres within the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon hosts a wide variety of rock climbing opportunities for all ability levels. The Aztec sandstone walls of Red Rock Canyon are a brilliant red due to the presence of iron oxide in the lithified sand dunes. The combination of variety, length, and accessibility to classic routes in remote settings make Red Rock Canyon a must-visit destination for every rock climber; the proximity to Las Vegas makes it a reality!
Whether you are learning multi-pitch climbing techniques for the first time, want to increase your movement skills on difficult sport or traditional climbs, or want to explore the classic routes with an experienced and professional guide, Red Rock Canyon has plenty of options! Our guides have a wealth of personal and guided climbing experience in Red Rocks, gathering in-depth knowledge of routes, approaches, and local beta, making Splitter Alpine Adventures the premier guiding company in Red Rock Canyon.
The ideal climbing temperatures for Red Rock Canyon is during the spring and fall, when the day time high is comfortably warm and the evening temps are pleasantly cool. The winter weather can sometimes be just as much of a gamble as a round of poker in the casinos, though the cooler day time temps, solitude, and higher elevation winter landscape make for an unforgettable climbing experience.
Red Rocks is home to dozens of classic multipitch routes of all grades, making it a perfect destination for climbers moving from the gym to outdoors or experienced climbers looking for an adventurous challenge. Below are a few of the classic routes in the area that we guide:
DATES: September – May
INCLUDES: Professional guide/instructor and all group climbing equipment (rope, protection, and anchor material)
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation, meals, lodging, personal climbing equipment, personal clothing, travel insurance, and guide gratuity
DIFFICULTY: Beginner to advanced