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Eastern Nevada 47 / 27 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 77
Southern Nevada 1303 / 1205 / 112 / 321 / 7 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 2843
Western Nevada 47 / 170 / 26 / 186 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 414
Elevation: 6,837 ft
GPS: 39.028, -116.631 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Mention the state of Nevada and you think of Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, deserts, UFO sightings, etc., but for the rock climber it's Red Rocks.

Red Rocks 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 Rocks 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
Solar Slab
Trad 9 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Shadows
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Frogland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crimson Chrysalis
Trad 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Epinephrine
Trad 13 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Trad 7 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Triassic Sands
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Risky Business
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fiddler on the Roof
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
The Fox
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
The Nightcrawler
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Levitation 29
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cloud Tower
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The Original Route
Trad 14 pitches
Solar Slab Southern Nevada > … > Oak Creek Canyon > Solar Slab - Upper Tier 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 9 pitches
Birdland Southern Nevada > … > Pine Creek Canyon > Brass Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Southern Nevada > … > Pine Creek Canyon > Mescalito 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Frogland Southern Nevada > … > Black Velvet Canyon > Whiskey Peak 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Crimson Chrysalis Southern Nevada > … > Juniper Canyon > Cloud Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 9 pitches
Epinephrine Southern Nevada > … > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 13 pitches
Dream of Wild Turkeys Southern Nevada > … > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Triassic Sands Southern Nevada > … > Black Velvet Canyon > Whiskey Peak 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Risky Business Southern Nevada > … > Pine Creek Canyon > Mescalito 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Fiddler on the Roof Southern Nevada > … > Black Velvet Canyon > Black Velvet Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
The Fox Southern Nevada > … > Calico Basin > Fox Area 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Nightcrawler Southern Nevada > … > Juniper Canyon > Brownstone Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Levitation 29 Southern Nevada > … > Oak Creek Canyon > Eagle Wall 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Cloud Tower Southern Nevada > … > Juniper Canyon > Cloud Tower 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 6 pitches
The Original Route Southern Nevada > … > Juniper Canyon > Rainbow Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 14 pitches
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chrisbe
Reno, Nevada
chrisbe   Reno, Nevada
Had an amazing time at the wild granites. If anyone wants some information let me know! Feb 16, 2015
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
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
Anyone going to the Keyhole Classic in a few weeks?

Good climbing to be had!

Fun for all ages.


Oct 23, 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
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
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
Blitzo  
I love Nevada! There is so much open space and little hidden treasures, everywhere! Sep 23, 2006

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