If climbing crags and scaling rock walls is your passion, Nevada has the outdoor and indoor climbing you crave. With more than 300 mountain ranges, Nevada is host to a plethora of rock formations that will test your mental and physical strength.
The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway follows a U-shaped, sheerwalled canyon flush with summer wildflowers and spectacular colors in the fall. Campgrounds and picnic areas are available. At the top are restrooms and trails leading to the backcountry. Fishing, biking, and snowmobiling are some of the more popular activities in the area.
This remote area near Caliente features several huge boulders where climbers can cling and scramble, as well as volcanic rock with strong crimps, cracks, slopes and pockets, varying in size from 8’ to 40’. Routes of interest include Gomer’s Pile, The Molar and Cavity Search. Climbers are asked to avoid climbing on or near areas that have petroglyphs. YDS: 5.2 5.10+ Grade: III,IV Getting There: Located near Caliente, 149 miles northeast of Las Vegas. To reach Mecca from Las Vegas take I-15 to U.S. 93 north. Stay on U.S.
Offers both top-rope and lead climbing on 8,000 square feet of climbing walls with radical overhangs and roof routes designed to challenge climbers of all experience levels.
The vast public lands in western Nevada are an unexplored paradise, with literally hundreds of miles of off-road riding. These climbs require skill and endurance. Best for cool weather riding, this trail network includes the Carson River, Pine Grove and Walker River trails.
Type: Mountain biking
Getting there:The North Yerington Trails are 15 miles north of town off U.S. Alt. 95. Park for the trails at Fort Churchill State Historic Park (day fee) or at the Carson River Ranch entrance.
Like many of the climbing areas around Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Gardnerville, River Rock isn’t a major grade IV-VI climbing destination but is fantastic for half-day excursions and day hikes.