Monday, March 16, 2009

Las Vegas Climbing Events!

It's spring and some of the biggest climbing events of the year are getting underway in the desert just outside of Las Vegas!

As usual, the American Alpine Institute will be an integral part of the Red Rock Rendezvous festivities. If you are interested in attending, be sure to sign up. We will have dozens of guides in the area and will be running daily climbing trips to Red Rock Canyon. To book a day or more of guided climbing in Red Rock, give us a call at 360-671-1505.

Red Rock's Rainbow Mountain at Dawn
Photo by Jason Martin

Following are a handful of the events taking place around this world renowned climbing festival:

Pebble Wrestler Bouldering Competition -- March 18th

Red Rock Climbing Center will be hosting their annu
al Pebble Wrestler Round-Up bouldering competition on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:30-9 p.m.. The cost of the comp is $15 in advance or $20 the day of and features three categories each for both male and female participants: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The comp will feature over 80 new problems and a fun, encouraging vibe! The first 75 sign-ups receive a climbing dvd valued at $30 and EVERY competitor a raffle ticket for the post comp prizes! Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in each category but the rest of the many great prizes will be raffled off regardless of where one places! Come on over and throw yourself on the many new plastic classics crafted by our esteemed route setters!

Arno Ilgner Warrior's Way Clinic -- March 19th

Join Arno Ilgner at the Red Rock Climbing Center for a course on mental training for climbing. Arno is well known for his book, The Rock Warrior's Way. To read more about this clinic, click here.

A Climber Sends The Fox (5.10d)
Photo by Andy Bourne

Peter Croft Slide Show and BBQ -- March 19th

Desert Rock Sports
and Red Rock Climbing Center a
re excited to announce that on Thursday, March 19th we will be holding our much anticipated, annual Spring BBQ/Slideshow/Fundraiser with a presentation by the legendary Peter Croft! The festivities will start with a BBQ, by donation, in the parking lot of Red Rock Climbing Center from 6-7:30 p.m.. The Peter Croft slideshow will follow at 8 p.m. in Red Rock Climbing Center at a cost of $10, which also includes one raffle ticket for the plethora of post slideshow prizes! Slideshow tickets and additional raffle tickets (cash or check only for both) will be sold at the BBQ and at the door. Extra raffle tickets can be purchased for $3 per ticket, $5 for two tickets, and $10 for five tickets. All the proceeds from this event will benefit the Las Vegas Climber's Liaison Council ( and their ongoing grassroots efforts pertaining to the many climbing areas surrounding Las Vegas. We hope to see many re-emerge from winter hibernation to chow down, hang out with fellow climbing tribe members, get inspired by a climbing master, and hopefully go home with some scored gear! The weather should be good, the company even better, and the prizes epic!

Red Rock Rendezvous -- March 20-22

Mountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvous” rock climbing festival willtake place this year on March 20-22. This event has climbing clinics for all skill levels at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, including a Friday “Intro to Climbing at the Red Rocks” day run by the American Alpine Institute.

Due to the growing popularity of the festival, this year’s event is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. Registration is now open at and interested climbers are urged to sign up quickly. To register for the event or for additional information, call 800.829.2009 or visit

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