Did you hear?… Randal Grandstaff (44) died June 5 from a fall
Randal Grandstaff (44) died June 5 from a fall while guiding a client at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside of Las Vegas, Nev.
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Randal Grandstaff (44) died June 5 from a fall while guiding a client at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside of Las Vegas, Nev. Grandstaff, owner of outfitter Sky’s the Limit, which he established in the mid-1980s is credited with the first ascents on more than half of the 1,500 rated climbs at Red Rock. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Grandstaff was leading a female tourist on a climb called the Great Red Book, a route up a rock face at the second turnoff on Red Rock’s scenic loop. The pair finished the climb, and the woman rappelled down first according to the report. The paper further reported the police stated the woman has no idea what happened either. According to her statement, Grandstaff was beginning the rappel and next thing she knew, he was falling to the ground. The newspaper report also stated that police found the equipment the pair used to scale the rock at the bottom of the climbing area near the man’s body. SNEWS® View: Huge loss to the local climbing community of Las Vegas and the broader climbing family around the world who all knew and respected Grandstaff for his efforts to grow a sport he loved.