Learn to rock climb on the warm sandstone of the Red Rock from an AMGA Certified Guide. This 2 day clinic will provide you with the knowledge to carry you into this dynamic sport with a very solid foundation that has been vetted by the American Mountain Guiding Association. All technical climbing gear will be provided for you. Rock climbing shoes can be rented at a cost of $10 per day.
Minimum Age 18
Group Pricing $300 Per person
Individuals will be responsible for paying the fee to be admitted into the recreation area.
Rock climbing shoes can be rented at a cost of $10 per day.
October 15-16, 2017
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.VIEW PDF
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.
- Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes, running shoes or hiking shoes: Guide Pick: Salewa Wildfire Pro GTX
- Technical Rock Shoes
- Socks: 2 pair – preferably wool
- 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
- Synthetic Climbing Pant – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Midweight Active Pant
- 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
- 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!
- Sunscreen/ Lip balm
- Headlamp (For long routes)
- 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.
For a printable version of this list, please click below:VIEW PDF
Do I have to pay a fee to get into Red Rock?
How far is Red Rock from the Strip?
Is it always hot and sunny in Red Rock?
Is Red Rock a State Park or a National Park?
Will I need any special clothing or shoes for the Red Rock?
Talk To Us
Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.