Location: Angel Food Wall, Red Rock Canyon, NV
Elevation gain: 750'
Here at AAI our programs are starting to ramp up for the fall, winter and spring and many guides are beginning to make plans to head south after the summer weather comes to an end in the Northwest. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area's pleasant winter weather and proximity to Las Vegas make it a popular destination for climbers. But while smaller climbing areas would be overrun by climbers, Red Rock has so many routes that the crowds can thin out - and climbers are often left with the feeling of being in a desert wilderness only 30 minutes from Vegas!
|A climber exits the tunnel pitch of Tunnel Vision. Jason Martin.|
|Tunnel Vision has 6 pitches of fun moderate climbing. Jason Martin.|
|A climber on Eigerwand, one route over from Tunnel Vision on Angel Food Wall. You can really get a sense of scale! Jason Martin.|
|Mount Wilson, a prominant peak south of White Rock Springs Peak. The scenic beauty of the area draws many non-climbers as well. Dana Hickenbottom.|
-Hillary Schwirtlich, American Southwest and International Programs Coordinator