Best Climbing in Nevada

This list represents the most popular climbing in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada climbing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Mount Rose


The most prominent peak seen from Reno; also visible from all around the Tahoe basin. A desirable peak from aesthetics alone, it is complemented by a strenuous but pleasant hike through forest to wind…
From the guidebook "Climbing California's Mountains"
Rose, NV - Climbing - 12 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Calico Basin


Calico Basin comprises several crags on the northeast side of the Calico Hills. The climbing area is snuggled up to the cliffbands above a handful of rural private plots of land. The area harbors doze…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. First Pullout


As the First Pullout—officially known as Calico I—is the first stop that people can make inside the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive, the place can be a bit of a zoo. The climbing here is absolutely awe…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. The Second Pullout


The Second Pullout is officially known as Calico II. Parking here is limited, so it’s important to arrive early. It’s not uncommon for dozens of cars to park along the side of the road before…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Sandstone Quarry


The Quarry is an incredibly popular tourist destination. First, it is arguably one of the friendliest pull-outs for those who visit Red Rock Canyon via bus. Second, it’s an extremely popular trailhead…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Angel Food Wall


The Angel Food Wall is an absolutely beautiful piece of sandstone on White Rock Peak. The wall is grooved with several deep crack and chimney systems, which provide some of the most popular…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Willow Springs


The Willow Springs area is home to a great number of pleasant single-pitch traditional climbs. The area is also home to a picnic area, some child-friendly trails, and several petroglyphs. Like the San…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Icebox Canyon


Icebox Canyon is a beautiful place. Spectacular buttresses and walls of clean sandstone shoot up on either side of you. There are several seasonal waterfalls. And indeed, when it’s very cold occasio…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Pine Creek Canyon


Pine Creek Canyon is at the heart of Las Vegas traditional rock climbing on the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive. Dozens of stellar multi-pitch routes wander up the peaks and walls throughout the area.…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Juniper Canyon


Juniper Canyon is another highly varied climbing destination. This guide contains the Rose Tower/Jackrabbit Buttress/Brownstone Wall/Rainbow Wall/Cloud Tower and Ginger Buttress climbs. These are all…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Oak Creek Canyon


Oak Creek Canyon sports several beautiful long lines and lots of options for when there are a lot of people around. The area is particularly popular in the winter, as many of the routes are in the su…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Mount Wilson


Mount Wilson is a centerpiece of Red Rock climbing. The feature is a true mountain with many buttresses, walls, and summits. When the early morning sun paints the mountains with its rays, it’s hard to…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. First Creek Canyon


First Creek Canyon is found to the south of Mount Wilson. This cool area has some stellar multi-pitch climbing without the driving that’s required for areas on the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive. First…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Black Velvet Canyon


Black Velvet Canyon is a beautiful place. It is also home to several of the most well-known climbs in Red Rock. Names like Epinephrine, Dream of Wild Turkeys, and Frogland are known throughout the cou…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Windy Peak


Windy Peak is located in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. This guide contains several climbing options for Windy Peak.…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Disappearing Buttress


It’s truly amazing how often new features are discovered in Red Rock Canyon. The Disappearing Buttress was rediscovered in 2009. It’s likely that it had been visited in the distant past, but there was…
From the guidebook "Best Climbs Red Rocks"
Las Vegas, NV - Climbing - Several options
Published by Falcon Guides