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Nevada

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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 North America, 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 trip you do this year.

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Lone sheep
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Calico Basin. <br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Leah Sandvoss solving the crux of P11 (11d) on Rainbow Wall (Original Route). Photo by Andre Kiryanov
[Hide Photo] Leah Sandvoss solving the crux of P11 (11d) on Rainbow Wall (Original Route). Photo by Andre Kiryanov
Desert Hairy Scorpion, FLV, Nevada.
[Hide Photo] Desert Hairy Scorpion, FLV, Nevada.
It was a cold day in the fall of 2003 when two intrepid explorers (Sue not pictured) were coerced to climb Olive Oil burdened with crash pads.  The destination being a boulder problem in the descent gully which Hans bravely ascended.
[Hide Photo] It was a cold day in the fall of 2003 when two intrepid explorers (Sue not pictured) were coerced to climb Olive Oil burdened with crash pads. The destination being a boulder problem in the descen…
Desert tortoise.
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John Hegyes at the airy and exposed belay after the P2 traverse.
[Hide Photo] John Hegyes at the airy and exposed belay after the P2 traverse.
Whale Beach, Lake Tahoe
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John Heinman on Animal Attack: 5.13b, the Compton Cave, The Hood.
[Hide Photo] John Heinman on Animal Attack: 5.13b, the Compton Cave, The Hood.
steep frozen snow 1/1/06
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Pogonip, a strange winter frost.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Another Nevada sunset.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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[Hide Comment] I love Nevada! There is so much open space and little hidden treasures, everywhere! Sep 23, 2006
stevecurtis
Petaluma California
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] Any info on the huge cliffs easily visible from US 50 west of Great Basin National Park? Feb 10, 2012
J. Thompson
denver, co
[Hide Comment] "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
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] I am moving to Reno in the Fall and am looking for some climbing in the area. Any good suggestions? Aug 6, 2014
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] Had an amazing time at the wild granites. If anyone wants some information let me know! Feb 16, 2015