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Rock Climbing at Red Rocks, Nevada

February 14-20, 2016


Climbing with NOLS is fun and educational. Photo: Tom Bol


This alumni trip takes place in Red Rocks National Conservation Area outside of Las Vegas, Nevada and bases in one of its campgrounds.

Red Rocks is a wonderland of sandstone, world-renowned desert climbing and excellent multi-pitch routes. Tailored for climbers of all experience levels, this trip focuses on skills including climbing techniques, knots, rope handling, belaying, anchors, protection placement, traditional and "sport" climbing systems, rappelling, and lead climbing theory. You'll also develop face and crack climbing skills and gain experience with multi-pitch climbing. You will work hard during this trip, but you will play hard as well. And you will leave with the skills you need to climb in the wilderness long after the end of the trip. No matter your climbing background, your instructors will challenge and improve your techniques. 

This is a great trip for non-grad guests and family.


Alumni Rock Climbing at Red Rocks

Dates: February 14-20, 2016
Duration: 7 days
Cost: $1,650 - includes pre and post-trip lodging
Average Age:


Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Las Vegas, Nevada

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


Camping at Red Rocks means challenging days of climbing and some sore muscles.

Fly in/out:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Additional Information:

Trip Description and Equipment Guidelines(pdf)

Apply Now:

Download Application (pdf)


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Instructors: Click here for information on our alumni trips instructor cadre.

Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at

Spend a week learning from the best. This trip is suited to climbers of all abilities. Photo: Deborah Sussex

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