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Red Rocks - first-timer


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Conor Pesci · · everett, wa · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

Hey!  Going to Vegas/Red Rocks area for spring break.  I climb trad/sport - on a good day I can lead up to 5.9/.10a on trad and 11a on sport.  What are some areas/climbs I need to focus on?  Best craggin area?  Is there any suggestions on fun routes that will avoid the crowds.  Honestly, the whole racing to the route sounds terrible ha. Anything else I need to know before heading out there?  

Thanks!

Big B · · Sin City, NV · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 1

during the RRR?!? everything will be crowded, all the incoming will congregate to the classsics ,,,the locals will push deep into the obscurities

...bring your running shoes

Weston L · · NEVADASTAN · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 851

There is a Red Rock FAQ sticky'd on the main Nevada forum page.  The answers to what you are looking for are there.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

Frequently Asked Question Thread

This will be your best source of info on this site. It's also a sticky in the Nevada forum.

Conor Pesci · · everett, wa · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

My bad - thanks!

Conor Pesci · · everett, wa · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0
Big B wrote:

during the RRR?!? everything will be crowded, all the incoming will congregate to the classsics ,,,the locals will push deep into the obscurities

...bring your running shoes

I am going the week after. 

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535
Conor Pesci wrote:

I am going the week after. 

The week of and the two weeks after are probably the busiest time of the year for red rock. Definitely plan on early starts if you're getting on popular climbs. 

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

Any of the classics on the RR main page. 

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/classics/105731932/red-rock

Jack Quarless · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 0

You should probably bring a dog, boom box, three rolls of toilet paper, a baby, and a beanie, and youll fit right in.  

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Do you have Handren's guidebook? If you don't,  you should.

Ryan U. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 40
Jack Quarless wrote:

You should probably bring a dog, boom box, three rolls of toilet paper, a baby, and a beanie, and youll fit right in.  

When in Rome...

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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