Monday, January 23, 2017

Red Rock Rendezvous - March 24-March 27, 2017

The American Alpine Institute will be a primary sponsor of the 14th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous in Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas. This will be the twelfth 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 throughout the event and beginner to advanced climbing programs on March 24th. They will also be teaching a variety of programs on the March 25th and 26th; and will be running all day multi-pitch climbing programs on the 27th.

If you have never attended 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. Following is a video that was made at the event:

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 2015 Red Rock Rendezvous.

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, Richard Riquelme, Alasdair Turner, Ian McEleney, Paul Rosser, Ben Traxler, Mike Pond, Andrew Yasso, Chad Cochran, Dustin Byrne, Ben Gardner, Tad McCrea, Doug Foust, Quino Gonzalez, Britt Ruegger, Jeremy Devine, Jared Drapala, Will Gordon, Justin Moynihan, Jenny Merian, Zach Lovell, Jim Mediatore, and Dave Richards.

AAI Guides at Red Rock Rendezvous

Before and after the event, AAI has a number of courses running. Check them out below:

March 17-March 19 - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
March 18-March 21 - Big Wall and Aid Climbing
March 18-March 21 - Learn to Lead: An Intro to Trad Climbing
March 20-March 23 - Outdoor Rock Climbing - Intensive Introduction (Women's Only)
March 24-March 27 - Red Rock Rendezvous
March 28-March 31 - Learn to Lead: An Intro to Trad Climbing
March 28-March 31 - Outdoor Rock Climbing - Intensive Introduction

In addition to all of the courses going on around Red Rock Rendezvous, don't forget that AAI will have all of our best guides available for private guiding and instruction in Red Rock Canyon. To learn more, send us an email at or give us a call at 360-671-1505.

--Jason D. Martin

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