Top three reasons to go rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon
Find everything from moderate 5.7s to sustained 5.12s
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Climbing against the backdrop of Nevada’s desert landscapes is a unique experience
Commonly referred to as “5.7 Heaven,” Red Rock Canyon is known for having the best moderate routes in the whole of the US. Situated above the Las Vegas Valley in southern Nevada, this premier rock climbing destination is ideal if you wish to escape the bright and colorful neon lights of Las Vegas. With the stunning off-white rocks covered with red stripes, around 2,000 routes for all skill levels, and serene surroundings, Red Rock Canyon is a prime example of a climbing heaven. From single-pitch bolted routes to many multi-pitch climbs, beginners and experts alike will find appropriate cragging areas. Let a professional guide take you to some of the most popular climbing sites over the course of a day or multiple days! You can even opt for camping under the starry desert night sky and enjoy the far-reaching views of Nevada’s hot desert.
Las Vegas, NV, is 20 minutes away by car
1 or more days
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Group Single-Pitch Climbing in Red Rock Canyon
Scale some of the best single-pitch routes during this rock climbing camp in Red Rock Canyon! Let an experienced guide show you to the best cragging areas so you can work on your skills and technique. With a plethora of bolted single-pitch sport and trad routes on offer, you won’t run out of opportunities to take your climbing to the next level.
Private Multi-Pitch Climbing in Red Rock Canyon
Feel the adrenaline rush as you ascend some of the finest multi-pitch routes in Red Rock Canyon, one of the best multi-pitch trad meccas in the US. From low-difficulty multi-pitch climbs to bigger objectives, you’ll find it all. Some classics to conquer are Cat in the Hat (5.6), The Great Red Book in the Calico Hills (5.8), and Triassic Sands (5.10), but there are many other routes to choose from. It’s just a matter of letting your guide find the most suitable one for you.
Meet your guide
Chillino Rock Climbing
Fabi and Jake were fantastic instructors for a group of 20 and 30-somethings, and were a blast to hang with! Would highly recommend for a climbing excursion.
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! Fabi was my guide, and I’d highly recommend him. He is friendly and makes safety a priority. I started out a bit worried about my skills not being up to par, but was able to do every climb with Fabi’s helpful hints. I also feel much more knowledgeable about gear and the methods/safety precautions when doing trad, sport, or mixed climbing. I definitely plan to do this again!
This was such an incredible experience. Fabi was an unbelievable guide, incredibly knowledgeable and made this experience what it was. We did some incredible things I didn’t know I could do and learned a ton along the way. I cannot wait to climb again and work with Fabi and Chillino RC again! They sparked a new level of excitement and love for climbing!
Things to know
Covid measures in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, please refer to the Nevada Health Response and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day or multiple days of rock climbing
- Technical rock climbing equipment
NOTE: If you wish to book multiple days (for single and/or multi-pitch adventures), the price of the desired itinerary above will be multiplied by the number of days.
What’s not included:
- Red Rock Canyon pass
- Camping rates (optional)
NOTE: There is an entrance fee for Red Rock Canyon. The cost is $15 per car or commercial vehicle — plus $5 per person. A motorcycle pass is $10. For cyclists and hikers who park at the entrance, the cost is $5 per person to enter and enjoy the park. An annual pass is available for $30.
How fit do I need to be?
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
Red Rock Canyon has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Red Rock Canyon has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
What about required equipment?
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
- Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Water bottle
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camping equipment (if you opt for camping)
- Camera — optional
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The max. guest-to-guide ratio for the group single-pitch climbing adventure is 6:1.
- The max. guest-to-guide ratio for the private multi-pitch climbing adventure is 2:1.
- The max. number of participants for the group single-pitch adventure is 6.
- Costs per person decrease as the group grows for the private multi-pitch climbing adventure, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.
- For the single-pitch group adventure, cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
- The prices listed above are prices for a full day of climbing. If you wish to book multiple days (single and/or multi-pitch adventures), the price of the desired itinerary above will be multiplied by the number of days.
Climbing days in Red Rock Canyon can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors as young as 8 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
- To receive a full refund you may cancel your trip at least 3 days (or 72hrs) before your scheduled trip.
- There is no refund if canceling within 72hrs of your scheduled trip.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to the Red Rock Canyon, most people fly into Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) about 20 minutes away from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle or taxi.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.