Red Rock Climbing Adventures

Location Red Rock

Season Year Round

Difficulty Varies

Duration Single Day

Overview

Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Las Vegas, splendid multi-­hued sandstone crags, beautiful canyons and lofty summits provide an ideal environment for your climbing experience. We are pleased to offer a full range of guiding services in the Red Rock, from easy and enjoyable half­-day and one day climbs to the most challenging multi­-day big wall ascents, and everything in between.

 

Season Year Round

Elevation 4000'

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This is a day of climbing, whether a series of short routes or a moderately long, four pitch, climb that can be completed in eight hours or less. Routes are chosen based on your ability and goals. Prior climbing experience or prerequisite classes is required.

Start early, climb high and end late! Routes climbed will be of a more challenging nature, typically over four pitches in length. Your guide will evaluate your experience and suggest routes appropriate to meet your goals. Prior climbing experience or prerequisite classes is required.

Grade IV+ and Grade V climbs. Routes on Mt. Wilson and the Rainbow Wall. Experienced climbers only.

 

Family vacations – you know how difficult it is to please everyone, but Jackson Hole Mountain Guides has a solution. Spend the day, weekend or week soaking up the sunshine in the beautiful Red Rock Canyon on a rock climbing family adventure.

Our guides will coordinate the ideal rock climbing experience based on your family’s ability level and prior training. Previous family clients have found rock climbing to be a great way to improve communication and create trust between members.

Children as young as five have had great experiences in our basic climbing classes. Parents/guardians should accompany children up to the age of ten.

 

In today’s competitive marketplace, a strong management/employee team is key to success. Corporate Climb is a fun and creative way to jumpstart your team’s performance. A motivating program, building self-confidence and creative problem solving skills while cultivating trust between your team members, each Corporate Climb session is modified to meet each organization’s specific needs. During your next sales meeting or trade conference in Las Vegas, call JHMG to schedule your company’s session. 

Previous rock climbing experience is not necessary. In fact, our clients discover employees with no climbing experience become so motivated they feel they can take on the world!

An inspiring day set in the beautiful sandstone canyons of Red Rocks, your team will learn skills to succeed in every aspect of life. Challenged by climbing a variety of routes, participants will exercise problem-solving skills, understand the importance of strong communication skills, calculate risk and make decisions with confidence and learn to trust their belayer while being encouraged by their peers. Please call for prices and details.

 

Rock climbing is a great challenge and confidence builder for individuals and groups. Perfect for scout programs, youth groups, women’s clubs and senior groups, climbing is great cross training for other sports such as gymnastics and soccer. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (JHMG) coordinates programs that are full of fun and adventure, teaching valuable communication, trust and decision-making skills while offering a great workout for people of all ages and ability levels.

We can model your program after one our Classes or Camps, with special consideration for your group’s needs. With nearly forty years of experience in rock climbing instruction and guiding, JHMG has the expertise to design the ideal single or multi-day program for your group. Call us anytime for details and pricing information for private groups/clubs.

Level 1: Price: $360 private; $300pp/group. Two person maximum per guide

Level 2: Price $420 private; $325pp/group. Two person maximum per guide.

Level 3 +: Price: Please contact us or inquire for pricing information.

Family Climbs, Corporate climbs and special groups: Please contact us or inquire for pricing information.

If your group is larger than two people and would like to climb together, please call our office to request a price quote.

Private trips cannot be booked directly online based on scheduling, please click here to inquire about specific dates for a private trip.

Please read through our policies by visiting this page.

 

Our Red Rock office is located at 8221 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 102, inside Desert Rock Sports. Las Vegas Airport is the closest and cheapest airport we recommend to clients. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Las Vegas office at 702-254-0885 or email Redrock@jhmg.com.

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Red Rocks’ climate is typical of the Mojave Desert, in which it is located, marked with hot summers, mild winters, abundant sunshine year-round, and very little rainfall. Highs in the 90s are common in the months of May, June, and September and temperatures normally exceed 100°F for several days in the months of July and August, but there is very low humidity, making the temps not feel quite so hot. The hottest temperature ever recorded is 117°F set twice, on July 19, 2005 at McCarran International Airport and July 24, 1942 at present-day Nellis Air Force Base.

Showers occur less frequently in the Spring or Autumn. July through September, the Mexican Monsoon often brings enough moisture from the Gulf of California across Mexico and into the southwest to cause afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Although winter snow is usually visible from December to May on the mountains surrounding Las Vegas, it rarely snows in the city itself.Winters are cool and windy, with the majority of annual 4.5 in of rainfall coming from January to March. Winter daytime highs are normally around 60°F and winter nighttime lows are usually around 40°F. The coldest temperature ever recorded is 8°F set on January 25, 1937 at present-day Nellis Air Force Base.

While the Red Rock Conservation area is effectively located in a desert, depending on the season, we see big variations in temperature.  With this in mind it is important to be prepared for a variety of conditions, keeping in mind that in some cases we will be up to 2 hrs from the roadhead.

 

 Footwear
  • Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes, running shoes or hiking shoes: Guide Pick: Salewa Wildfire Pro GTX
  • Technical Rock Shoes
  • Socks: 2 pair – preferably wool
Upper Layers
  • Synthetic T-shirt – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Wicked Light T (light in color)
  • Fleece or lightweight down sweater – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Microchill Fleece
  • Lightweight Wind Shell – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
  • Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket
Bottom Layers
  • Synthetic Climbing Pant – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
Backpack
  • 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
Accessories
  • Sun Hat – Baseball of full brimmed
  • Water – Water bottles or hydration bladder
    • (May-Sept) Minimum 3 Liters
    • (Nov-April) Minimum 2 Liters
  • Food: Energy Bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix. Bring Enough!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/ Lip balm
  • Bandana
  • Headlamp (For long routes)
Considerations
  • Warm Weather – (May-Sept) The sun is intense and hydration is vital!.  Hydrate the night before your climb/ hike.  Consider freezing your water bottles or putting ice in them.  Light colored  and loose fitting clothes will help keep you cool.
  • Cold Weather – (Nov-April) Bring gloves and a warm hat that will fit under your helmet. Bring extra layers like long underwear and a heavier winter jacket to keep warm when the sun ducks behind clouds of dips below the canyon walls.

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please contact our office for gear questions.  Rock shoes can be rented at JHMG.

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Testimonials

  • "It was the most amazing experience. No one in my group had climbed before, and we left feeling we could conquer any task or problem."

    — Kammy Perez, Office Manager of Action International, a franchise training professional business coaches
  • "Climbing is probably the best bonding experience you can do with a child no matter what their age. It challenges each person to their limit and makes you strive to exceed your best."

    — Dr. Daniel Albert, M.D., age 52, Father, Doctor & Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Jackson Hole Mountain Guides' climbing instruction is invaluable to any program. Our kids left learning trust and confidence."

    — Paula Trujillo, Director, Camp Cartwheel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Whenever you are in Las Vegas and got a day without any arrangements go arrange for a day in Red Rocks with JHMG’s. I have done this twice during business trips and it has been a great experience every time. Competent guides have made these my best days in Las Vegas.

    — Mads Boegvad Knudsen
  • We love JHMG – we have climbed with them twice already. We could not have done this without our wonderful guides who helped us with the reservations and logistics. On both occasions, we had a unique, both challenging and fun experience. More importantly, it was very safe. So worth it!

    — Iryna Hlushakova
  • JHMG is awesome.  Their guides are knowledgeable and professional that make your climbing experience memorable and safe.

    — Pablo Lima
  • I was out on Las Vegas and wanted to do a multi-pitch climb that was just outside of my leading abilities, one where I could second the whole route. Once the route was select, I meet my guide at the climbing shop and we headed out. The  selected climb was perfect, just outside my abilities as I wanted, but not too difficult to shut me down. During the whole time the JHMG Guide was polite, encouraging, and made me feel safe the whole time. This climb was memorable and I can’t wait to return next fall and lead it myself. I really liked how I was treated more as a climber than just a business arrangement. The guide seemed to really enjoy being outside and climbing with me.

    — John Farrell
  • I would highly recommend taking the time to rock climb in Red Rock Canyon with JHMG service. It will be a trip to Vegas you won’t forget. The guides at JHMG are knowledgeable, experienced and will show you the best of what Red Rock has to offer.

    — Mike Eneix
  • We have made many trips to climb with JHMG in Red Rocks outside of Las Vegas. Members of my family have different levels of climbing skills. Mark Limage has always considered the members of my group (it differs from year to year) and always schedules an itinerary that is enjoyable for everyone. We enjoy trying new routes and the challenges we encounter allow us to improve our skills and develop confidence. Our guides are always skilled, friendly, accommodating, and willing to teach anything we wanted to know. We have never failed to have a great time. Climbing with JHMG is a fantastic family activity. We look forward to more climbing for years to come.

  • I’ve climbed with multiple guides from JHMG over the years, and every one was a solid partner and enjoyable companion for the day. For me, hiring a guide for Red Rocks is a great way to leverage a trip to Las Vegas and get in some climbing when I don’t have a partner available. Its great to have a partner that has all the beta, so that I can just focus on the climbing, and not worry about the route finding. I’ve been able to climb some big routes with JHMG, and always learn something from my guide.

    — Andy Welter
  • JHMG at Redrocks is everything a guide service should be. They have technically expert guides with a deep knowledge of the riches of Redrock. But the guides are also smart, friendly and warm. I try to take a day of climbing with them every time I pass through Las Vegas.

    — Greg Frux
  • I have climbed with JHMG on three occasions, in the Tetons and in Red Rock. I have NEVER been disappointed. The guides are safe, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend JHMG’s services to anyone and I plan on more climbs with them in the future.

    — James Vanyek
  • I would highly recommend taking the time to rock climb in Red Rock Canyon with JHMG service. It will be a trip to Vegas you won’t forget. The guides at JHMG are knowledgeable, experienced and will show you the best of what Red Rock has to offer.

  • I’ve climbed with multiple guides from JHMG over the years, and every one was a solid partner and enjoyable companion for the day.   For me, hiring a guide for Red Rocks is a great way to leverage a trip to Las Vegas and get in some climbing when I don’t have a partner available.  It’s great to have a partner that has all the beta, so that I can just focus on the climbing, and not worry about the route finding.  I’ve been able to climb some big routes with JHMG, and always learn something from my guide.

    — Andy Welter
  • We have made many trips to climb with JHMG in Red Rocks outside of Las Vegas. Members of my family have different levels of climbing skills. Mark Limage has always considered the members of my group (it differs from year to year) and always schedules an itinerary that is enjoyable for everyone. We enjoy trying new routes and the challenges we encounter allow us to improve our skills and develop confidence. Our guides are always skilled, friendly, accommodating, and willing to teach anything we wanted to know. We have never failed to have a great time. Climbing with JHMG is a fantastic family activity. We look forward to more climbing for years to come.

    — Steve Megison
  • My buddy and I were looking to go tall in Red Rock and Josh put us on a great route. We climbed Dark Shadows, a 1,200 foot climb. Not only was the route a lot of fun, Josh was great! Technically, he was a great climber. Safety was his number one concern, constantly checking and re-checking systems at each belay station. He also provided us with some great tips on communication on multi-pitch routes, effectively building anchors and rappelling for us to use on future climbing trips. I have climbed with JHMG many times and will continue to use them!

    — Marc Landau
  • My experience climbing with Tracy at Red Rocks was amazing.   She  is safe, knowledgeable, and really fun to be with.  I would highly recommend a climbing trip to sunny Red Rocks with JHMG.  If you’re lucky, you’ll get to climb with Tracy!

    — Allison Dittmer
  • The guides I worked with at Red Rocks were phenomenal.  They were incredibly professional, skilled, and confidence inspiring.  I had three fantastic days of climbing sport and multi pitch routes.  I can’t wait to come back and do it again!

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