Red Rocks Guide Book
This guidebook documents the rock climbs found in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area, 20 miles west of the Las Vegas strip. It includes a substantial number of routes not found in previous guidebooks. It also expands on the descriptions of many of the older routes and attempts to correct some lingering errors. In compiling the route descriptions for both new and older climbs, I have tried to use recent, first-hand experience as much as possible. Many descriptions were culled from various Red Rocks locals within a few hours of an ascent. Also, in researching this book, I climbed hundreds of routes myself in an attempt to make this the most complete, detailed, and accurate Red Rocks guidebook to date.
To give a flavour of the short but lively history of Red Rock Canyon I have included an historical essay in the introductory section, written with Larry DeAngelo, the unofficial historian of Red Rocks. There are also several articles spread throughout the main text, written by some of the main protagonists. If the routes in the photographs throughout this book seem unfamiliar, that’s because I have made a deliberate attempt to shoot new and/or obscure routes