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Jul 18, 2012
Hey everyone,

Out of work climber here. Considering moving back to Las Vegas if I can find some rigging work or something of the like. What exactly is involved in being able to find work of this sort, what are the gigs usually like (pay and duration), etc?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I have family back in Vegas and lived there before moving to Reno.

Best,

Weston
Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
728 points
Jul 18, 2012
probably start by getting a certification like SPRAT. I think my tech 1 cost me $400 and a week of time NickinCO Mardi
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
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Jul 19, 2012
It'd be awesome to have you down here brother.. Xavier Wasiak
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Apr 15, 2004
610 points
Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for the info, Nick.

Xavier, it would be great to move back. At this point if I can land work that pays well and eventually land a gig at the state/county/city down there, I would be amped. Rigging would be great work I feel and once I land a career job a nice extra source of revenue. Plus...there is just something about Red Rock I am drawn back to constantly, those canyons have an aura of adventure surrounding them that I am just drawn to. Hopefully I can land something down there! While I love Reno, the job opportunities up here are limited.
Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
728 points
Jul 20, 2012
IRATA or SPRAT aren't going to do a single thing to get you a rigging gig in Vegas.

With no experience try to get a job as a stagehand first.

Rhino or Desert Entertainment would be good first phone calls.

Pay attention, work hard, see where that takes you.
alpinglow
From city, state
Joined Mar 12, 2001
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Jul 20, 2012
Rhino is a solid company-- I worked for them in Denver for a while. In my experience they definitely recognize hard workers and give them work when it's available. Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
3,715 points
Jul 27, 2012
Just call up Remo, I mean Remi the rigger , he'll hook you right up !
trundlebum
From Las Vegas NV
Joined Aug 18, 2007
45 points
Jul 27, 2012
VDara is looking for some new window washers. Tim Anders
From Las Vegas
Joined Mar 25, 2009
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Jul 29, 2012
trundlebum, hilarious link.

tim, thanks for the heads up.
Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
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