Las Vegas - Red Rock Rendezvous Climbing Festival
February 1, 2017
Special UClimb Package for New Climbers Returns to Red Rock Rendezvous Climbing Festival Las Vegas, Nev.
â âMountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvousâ is offering its special UClimb Package for first time and entry level climbers at its 14th annual festival on March 24-27, 2017. Throughout the weekend participants will have the chance to learn from some of the sportâs best climbing athletes though a variety of specialty clinics based on interest and ability, on-the-rock clinics and guided climbs. Red Rock Rendezvous (RRR) welcomes participants of every skill level. From experienced climbers looking for a bigger challenge to first-time climbers, RRR offers classes and clinics for everyone.
The event will again offer a special UClimb day designed to teach climbing fundamentals to all ages in small-group settings with other amateur climbers. UClimb will take place on Friday, March 24. The UClimb package can be purchased alone or with the other two days of climbing that are included in the Weekend Participant Package. The UClimb introductory clinic will take place in an intimate setting and will be taught by professional guides who are also some of the worldâs most accomplished climbers. Participants will learn proper communication between the belayer and climber, climbing and movement etiquette, and how to belay and tie knots.
Introductory participants will then be able to enjoy clinics and activities throughout the weekend. Climbers can take advantage of an optional gear package that includes a harness, a helmet, shoes, a belay device, a carabiner, a chalk bag and a membership to the Access Fund. The Uclimb package includes the introduction day and weekend climbing clinics, and costs $369 with gear or $239 without gear.
For more information on package options and to register, visit http://www.RedRockRendezvous.com. Base camp for the festival will once again be at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, located about 10 minutes from the entrance to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Participant camping is available at Spring Mountain Ranch. The festival will run shuttle buses between the campground and the various festival climbing locations throughout the event.
Returning to the climbing festival, RRRâs Gym-to-Crag track will give indoor gym climbers the opportunity to be introduced to and experience outdoor climbing. The Gym-to-Crag track will teach indoor climbers the skills needed to break free from plastic hand holds and take their craft to the outdoors. This year, RRR will also offer women-only clinics, as well as clinics for photography instruction on the rocks and gear placement. It will also feature expanded clinic hours and advanced full-day clinics, including big wall, crack climbing, traditional and sport climbing.
Back by popular demand, will be the multi-pitch clinics on Saturday and Sunday that can be added to any package for an additional $149. RRR also is offering a $59 Festival Attendee registration option for non-climbers who want to experience the event without participating in clinics. Attendees can take the opportunity to participate in the festival activities, including mountain biking, slacklining, first aid, GPS, trail running and the service project.
All packages also include access to the opening ceremony on Friday night with food cooked on-site, Friday and Saturday Happy Hours with beverages by New Belgium Brewing, the Saturday night buffet and party, the pancake breakfast on Sunday, and an event t-shirt and swag.
The Access Fund, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment, will once again be a recipient of event proceeds with additional funds going to the American Safe Climbing Association, the American Alpine Club, Friends of Red Rocks and the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council. For more information on package options or to register, visit http://www.RedRockRendezvous.com.