Welcome to Nevada!
ACCESS ISSUE: CALICO BASIN!!!
Currently, there is a major access issue going on in Calico Basin. At the moment, the legality of parking along Sandstone Road is unclear and at least one climber has been ticketed in the area. Sandstone Road is the road that has two climber parking areas- one across from Cannibal, the other at the end near the cul-de-sac.
There is posted no-parking signs in the cul-de-sac itself, but not along the road nearby. However, due to the current situation, all climbers should park at the Red Springs parking area, approximately 1/2 mile to the south and walk in from there. This does add to the hike, but it may assist the local community in maintaining overall ease of access to the area. There is talk of Sandstone becoming a private road, and thus no public access will be possible. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact the Las Vegas Climbing Liaison Council at http://www.lvclc.org.
RED ROCK BOLTING MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE:
Currently, the plan is undergoing changes. Due to personnel changes, the local climbing community doesnt expect a revised plan anytime in the near future.
Old, but still Good News!
Red Rock Canyon Fine Increase Notice: Effective Spring 2005: Parking violations are now $150, illegal camping and campfires are now $250, leaving an un-attended legal campfire $200. Speeding violations have quadrupled. Illegal mountain biking (Wilderness Area) $300. Bolting in a Wilderness can result in a $300 per bolt fine. Any questions feel free to call our Climbing Ranger Jed Botsford at (702) 515-5138. The Red Rock Canyon Climbing Rangers are NOT Law Enforcement and have nothing to do with the increase in fines.
Information about Nevada Climbing
If you are new to the area and are not really sure about where and what you want to climb, I would suggest checking out the Overview Sections in each region below. Each contains a synopsis of the climbing available and links to each area.
Nevada is a unique climbing destination. From the beautiful sandstone vistas of the Red Rock Conservation Area to the unique limestone caves of the Great Basin National Park, there is something for everyone here!
A quick guide to the state for those first timers can be found below.
Red Rock Conservation Area: Arguably one of the finest sandstone climbing destinations on the planet. This area spans not only all types of climbing, but a good selection of classics at almost every grade in every genre of climbing. From the massive multi-pitch routes like Epinephrine and Levitation 29 to the sport climbing classics of The Gift and Stratocaster Direct to the bouldering of Calico Basin, this area literally has it all. A Red Rock Overview is a good place to start looking at Red Rock and where in the park you want to visit during your stay. Also make sure to before you start climbing as the sandstone needs at least a day to dry after a rain!
Mt. Charleston: About thirty minutes north of Red Rock is this wilderness area, home to some of the most amazing, powerful, and beautiful sport climbing anywhere. Although sometimes known as ‘Mt. Chizelton,’ this area nonetheless hosts some amazing climbing on pristine limestone. Some classics include: Infectious Groove, The Rooster, and Hasta La Vista. To get acquainted with this area, check out Southern Nevada.
Bouldering in Southern Nevada: Although the two previous areas are world famous, the bouldering in Nevada is often overshadowed by massive bouldering areas in neighboring states like Utah and California. Yet, there is enourmous potential here for new problems and also at least one whole book devoted to existing problems. Check out the Bouldering Area for more information.
Northern Nevada: For all the amazing climbing in Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada is not devoid of good rock, although there aren’t any giant parks like in Southern Nevada that are just littered with crags and walls. However, for those who are persistent and willing to go exploring, there is a fair bit of established rock out there. (Note: This area is currently under development in the database, please contact the Area Manager if you would like to help in its construction. Thank you.)
Special Thanks to: Climbingurlie, Actionfigure, Vagabulla, and Nate for all of their hard work and dedication to making the Nevada page as amazing as it has become.
Finally, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you so much for visiting Nevada!