Click to read about Advertising on UKC
Calico Hills, Second PulloutNV Red Rocks, USA
Climbs 143 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 1231m a.s.l – Faces ?
The range runs North-South, and is split by East-West canyons, with access from the East, so there is climbing on all aspects except, in general, the Western one.
As in other sandstone areas around the world, the rock needs a few days to dry out after any substantial rain storm, as the danger of breaking holds rises considerably when the rock is saturated.
Summer weather is brutally hot; the rest of the year is good with the best climbing days generally in the Fall and Spring. Temps on the high cliffs are generally ten degrees cooler than in Las Vegas, and the canyons can get extremely windy, making more clothing necessary than you might think while packing up in the city.
Although only a handful of climbs are in the UKC database, there are thousands of routes in the region.
Climbs at this crag
The official name is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and it is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). There is a 13 mile scenic loop drive that has many of the trailheads to climbs as well as access to the primary sport climbing area at Calico Hills. There is an admission fee for this drive and it is only open from 6 AM to either 5 PM, 7 PM, or 8 PM depending on the season. Climbers whose cars are in lots on the scenic drive after closing hours are subject to very substantial fines; however, it is possible to apply for and obtain late-exit extensions by calling a recording and leaving information about your whereabouts. This can be done as early as a week before the climb and as late as 4 PM on the day of the climb from a cell phone, IF you have reception. These rules do not apply to the parking area for Black Velvet canyon and the turnouts for Windy Canyon, but overnight camping is prohibited in these places and substantial fines apply if you are ticketed.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer victim of mathematics