Red Rock Rendezvous is the country's largest outdoor climbing festival. There are clinics for all climbers, regardless of skill level. The beautiful backdrop of the Red Rock Canyon, located 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, brings climbers from across the globe to experience the Rendezvous. Some are here for the first time, others haven’t missed a year. Registration is now open!
2012 Red Rock Rendezvous
Typical day at the Red Rock Rendezvous:
Roll out of your tent. The sun casts an orange glow over Red Rock Canyon. Head down to the festival grounds and load up on piping hot pancakes. With a full belly, cruise by your tent, grab your gear and find your friends on the shuttle bus. Enjoy learning a new skill with a qualified instructor. Maybe you signed up for the rock rescue clinic or the multi pitch clinic.
After a great day of climbing jump back on the bus, trade your harness for a pint glass and head straight for the magical New Belgium beer truck. Sufficiently hydrated, stroll over to the Dyno competition to show the ladies/dudes what you’re made of. Refill your pint glass and wander the vendor booths, collecting swag while getting the scoop on the latest gear from top climbing brands. Take part in a variety of games and contests happening all over the festival grounds. Then round up your friends and find a spot on the grass for the live auction. Bid on your favorite item- it will be a great deal and proceeds support the Access Fund.
Afterwards rock out with your chalk out when the stage turns into a dance party. Music mixed by a DJ spinning tracks makes even the most uncoordinated climbers complete legends on the dance floor. Party the night away, pass out, get up and repeat.
What’s in store for the 2012 Red Rock Rendezvous
Red Rock Rendezvous is the country's largest outdoor climbing festival. There are clinics for all climbers, regardless of skill level. The beautiful backdrop of the Red Rock Canyon, located 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, brings climbers from across the globe to experience the Rendezvous. Some are here for the first time, others haven’t missed a year.
Beginning climbers can join the Friday UClimb event for personalized instruction in small, encouraging groups. There are also several clinics for beginning climbers throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out the gear package option - it's a really affordable way to get into climbing!
All climbers will enjoy the world-class instructor athletes, the Friday & Saturday night slideshows / movies, and Dyno competition before the Saturday night buffet party, and the Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Intermediate & advanced climbers will find plenty of challenging clinics. Topics range from big wall rigging systems to self rescue and much more. Book your favorite clinics before they fill up. Registration now open!
New clinics for 2012:
Multi-Pitch clinic for those who have always wanted to climb multi-pitch. With a 2 to 1 (student/guide) ratio you will spend a half day climbing one of Red Rocks amazing 3 to 4 pitch routes. Enjoy the feeling of hundreds of feet of air beneath you as you work your way thru the climb. This is not for beginners you need to be a solid 5.8 climber.
Warriors Way clinic is a full day on the rock with Arno Ilgner. He will teach you to empower yourself and overcome the mental obstacles that are inhibiting your performance. This course supplements Arno Ilgner’s book The Rock Warrior’s Way.
Wilderness First Aid clinic is something every climber should attend. Trail Med is offering an 8 hour, hands-on course that will give you the knowledge you need in case of and accident or injury. WFA certificate upon completion.
GPS/Map/Compass clinic provided you with the skills needed to understand proper use of GPS, maps and compass. Don’t head into the backcountry without the essential skills this hands-on course imparts.
Self/Rock Rescue clinic will help you get yourself out of a stressful situation by using a number of different self rescue and rock rescue techniques. Ever been following a pitch through a roof and fallen? Ever had a buddy decide that he was too scared to lower off the top of a climb? This is the clinic for you.
Trail Running clinic is an enjoyable run thru the desert where you learn about starching, nutrition, hydration, proper clothing and foot wear.
MT/Road Bike clinic offers the scenery of the loop road at Red Rocks National Park. In this clinic you will not only get to ride the loop road but you will also learn about bike setup, nutrition, hydration, and clothing.
Trust us, the Red Rock Rendezvous will go down as one of those weekends you never want to forget.