The American Alpine Institute will be a primary sponsor of the 9th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous in Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas. This will be the seventh time that our guides will be involved, teaching clinics and partying alongside everyone else at the event.
This year our guides will be running multi-pitch climbing trips and beginner climbing days on the 30th. And they will be teaching a variety of programs on the proceeding days.
If you have never attended a Red Rock Rendezvous before, you are missing out. This is considered by many to be the best climbing event of the year. Everybody meets in the desert for three days of climbing instruction, clinics, food, and fun. It's a great place to rub elbows with the biggest names in climbing. But it is also a great place to just sit back and soak up climbing culture.
Every year the event just gets better and I have to say that last year's was the most fun so far. Here is a blog with a number of photos and videos from the 2011 Red Rock Rendezous.
Major climbing athletes make their way out to the Mojave Desert for the Rendezvous every year. Big names at the event include the likes of Beth Rodden, Peter Croft, Katie Brown, and Andreas Marin. But some of our best guides will also be on hand. These include people like Mike Powers, Paul Ivaska, Kurt Hicks, Angela Seidling, Alasdair Turner, Ben Traxler, Ian McEleney, Mike Pond, Tom Kirby, Mary Harlan, David Farkas, Chad Cochran, Andrew Yasso, Ben Gardner, Dustin Byrne, Doug Foust, Lyle Haugsven, and Cliff Palmer.
If you're already visiting Red Rock Rendezvous, don't forget that there is a lot going on in Las Vegas in late March and early April. The American Alpine Institute is running a SALE on all courses and guided climbs the week before and the week after Red Rock Rendezvous.
- March 24-27 - Big Wall and Aid Climbing Seminar
- March 26-28 - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
- March 26-29 - Learn to Lead: Introduction to Traditional Rock Leadership
- March 26-29 - Basic Rock Camp
- April 2-5 - Basic Rock Camp
- April 3-6 - Learn to Lead: Introduction to Traditional Rock Leadership
- April 3-4 - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Exam
--Jason D. Martin