* More than 1500 trad and sport routes
* Includes over 300 routes more than any other guidebook for the area, many of those routes never before been published
* Features 90 topos and more than 100 photos with route overlays
* Routes rated from 1 to 5 stars for quality
Just a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers the best off-season weather of any climbing area in the United States. Its desert climate and its abundance of varied climbing routes-from beginner to advanced, trad routes and sport routes, single-pitch to big-wall-have made Red Rocks a prime year-round destination. In the past, no single guidebook offered climbers complete coverage of the area, but this new guide offers everything they'll need to know to get the most from their trip to Red Rock Canyon, including visitor information for the Las Vegas area.
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ROXANNA BROCK is a world-class rock climber who has conquered big walls in Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Yosemite, and Red Rocks. In more than a decade of climbing, she has red-pointed more than twenty-five 5.13 sport climbs and climbed El Capital ten times. Roxanna has put up more than 30 first ascents of sport and traditional routes, including the following at Red Rocks:
* First female ascent of Desert Gold (5.13a)
* First ascent, roof off-width, of Gimme' a Hand (5.11d)
* First ascent, all free, 10 pitches, of Somewhere Over the Rainbow (5.11d/5.12a)
* First female ascent, 11 pitches, leading all 11 pitches of Desert Solitaire VI (5.11, A3+)
* First free ascent of Sergeant Slaughter, leading crux pitches, unrepeated (5.12b)
* First free ascent of Emerald City, leading crux pitches, unrepeated (5.12d)
Roxanna's climbing accomplishments have been reported in Rock & Ice magazine and Climbing magazine. She was one of the fifty climbers featured in Fifty Favorite Climbs and one of five female climbers featured in the documentary A Day in the Life: 5 Women Who Climb. Her articles and photographs have been published in Rock & Ice, Climbing, and the American Alpine Journal. She wrote, published, and distributed Las Vegas Limestone (2000) and co-wrote The Best Sport Climbs of the New River Gorge (1997). Roxanna currently lives in Las Vegas and works as a professional instructor and guide with the Red Rocks program of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. She has been a professional member of the American Mountain Guides Association since 1994; she is a member of the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club; and she has served as the vice president/director of the Las Vegas Climber's Liaison Council.
Jared McMillen is a professional climber whose companies, TYB Photography and Heads Up, specialize in action adventure images. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you're a rock climber, this is a must-have book. If you're not, it might spur you to try a boulder. (Nevada Appeal)
No other source includes nearly as many routes...The photographs are good...If you are a sport climber, this would be a worthwhile acquisition...If you are a frequent visitor or a local and you're starting to run out of routes, add this book to your library. And, of course, if you're simply a guidebook junkie, go for it! (climbingredrocks.com)
Red Rock Canyon was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2005 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) for the Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Category. The annual program honors outstanding writing and publishing in the outdoor field. It is sponsored by the NOBA Foundation and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. (National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation)
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