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Mention the state of Nevada and outsiders think of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, deserts, UFO sightings, etc., but for the rock climber it's Red Rock (in Southern Nevada).

Red Rock is one of the standout destination climbing venues in the country, especially during the cooler months of the year. During the summer it's often too hot for all but hardy locals. Several thousand routes from classic moderate multi-pitch routes like Cat in the Hat, 20-pitch big-wall outings, and difficult sport routes at The Gallery.

Oh, and then there is Las Vegas for when the campground gets too cold and windy in the early evening.

If you haven't been to Red Rock yet, make this the one road trip you do this year.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nevada

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 563
Solar Slab
Trad 9 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 939
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 977
Dark Shadows
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 835
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 663
Crimson Chrysalis
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 819
Epinephrine
Trad 13 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 462
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Trad 7 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 470
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 275
The Fox
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 219
The Nightcrawler
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 404
Levitation 29
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 107
Running Man
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 93
Spring Break
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 236
Cloud Tower
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 163
The Original Route
Trad 14 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Solar Slab Southern Nevada > … > 12-Oak Creek Ca… > Solar Slab - Upper Tier
 563
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 9 pitches
Birdland Southern Nevada > … > 10-Pine Creek C… > Brass Wall
 939
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Southern Nevada > … > Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 977
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Frogland Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Whiskey Peak
 835
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Crimson Chrysalis Southern Nevada > … > 11-Juniper Canyon > Cloud Tower
 663
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Epinephrine Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 819
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 13 pitches
Dream of Wild Turkeys Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Black Velvet Wall
 462
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Triassic Sands Southern Nevada > … > 16-Black Velvet… > Whiskey Peak
 470
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
The Fox Southern Nevada > … > 01-Calico Basin > Fox Area
 275
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Nightcrawler Southern Nevada > … > 11-Juniper Canyon > Brownstone Wall
 219
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Levitation 29 Southern Nevada > … > 12-Oak Creek Ca… > Eagle Wall
 404
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Running Man Southern Nevada > … > 05-Sandstone Qu… > Running Man Wall
 107
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Spring Break Southern Nevada > … > 09-Icebox Canyon > Sunnyside Crags
 93
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Cloud Tower Southern Nevada > … > 11-Juniper Canyon > Cloud Tower
 236
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
The Original Route Southern Nevada > … > 11-Juniper Canyon > Rainbow Wall
 163
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 14 pitches
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Blitzo  
I love Nevada! There is so much open space and little hidden treasures, everywhere! Sep 23, 2006
stevecurtis
Petaluma California
stevecurtis   Petaluma California
Does anyone have information on keyhole peak (or Mtn>)? The picture I saw showed a huge limestone cliff. Feb 10, 2008
Matt Wolski
Salt Lake City
Matt Wolski   Salt Lake City
Any info on the huge cliffs easily visible from US 50 west of Great Basin National Park? Feb 10, 2012
J. Thompson
denver, co
J. Thompson   denver, co
"red rock is the name of our park here in clark county y'all!"

Red rock is surely the name...but its not a park!

Big difference between the National Park Service(NPS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Red Rock canyon is a "National Conservation Area" managed by the BLM.

If it were a park we'd have been legally hand drilling for years!

josh Mar 20, 2012
Anyone going to the Keyhole Classic in a few weeks?

Good climbing to be had!

Fun for all ages.


Oct 23, 2012
Samuel Thackeray
McCall, Idaho
Samuel Thackeray   McCall, Idaho
I am moving to Reno in the Fall and am looking for some climbing in the area. Any good suggestions? Aug 6, 2014
27th Annual Keyhole Classic November 7-9th

Don't forget to go out to a Southern Nevada Classic!

The Keyhole Classic held at Keyhole Canyon, just SE of Las Vegas, is happening this weekend the 7th, 8th and 9th.

- Free Camping
- 440' tyrolean traverse
- Chili & Food
- T-Shirts
- Bouldering Comp Saturday
- Top ropes

Come out and have a great time climbing or just meeting up with locals or visiting climbers.

Guidebooks for the area will also be available!

Hope you can make it! Nov 4, 2014
chrisbe Bell
Reno, Nevada
chrisbe Bell   Reno, Nevada
Had an amazing time at the wild granites. If anyone wants some information let me know! Feb 16, 2015

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