Whether you’re looking to scale an El Capitan-sized rock face, ascend the largest outdoor climbing wall on Earth, or looking for great rock climbing for kids, we’ve got you covered with thousands of routes and scrambles throughout uncrowded climbing terrain across Silver State. All you’ve gotta do is zero in on what type of climbing you want to do—bouldering, outdoor top-rope climbing, sport climbs, or trad climbing—gear up, and pick your route.
There’s no better place to get after rock climbing in Las Vegas than Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Named for its striking Aztec Sandstone—600 million years in the making—this national conservation area is one of the most popular in the country, beckoning millions of sightseers, scenic drivers, hikers, and, of course, climbers each year. Thousands of routes have been established in Red Rock and Calico Basin, and just 45 minutes beyond downtown Vegas, one of the best climbing areas in the West is incredibly easy to access.