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Fourth Annual Red Rock Rendezvous Offers Intro To Climbing Day

Climbers with less experience in traditional rock climbing will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals from the sport’s best during the fourth annual Red Rock Rendezvous at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Las Vegas, NV –Climbers with less experience in traditional rock climbing will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals from the sport’s best during the fourth annual “Mountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvous” at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas. For the second consecutive year, an “Intro to Climbing at the Red Rocks” day has been created for less experienced climbers and those who have never attempted the difficulty levels of Red Rock Canyon. The “Intro “ day will take place on Friday, March 23 with the remainder of the festival running through Sunday, March 25.

“The goal of the ‘Intro’ day is to introduce people to the sport of rock climbing in an absolutely world class climbing area,” said Paul Fish, president of Mountain Gear. “The full-day clinics will teach climbing fundamentals to feel more comfortable at Red Rocks and in other climbing scenarios.”

The “Intro “ clinics will take place in an intimate setting by guides from the American Alpine Institute who are also some of the world’s most accomplished climbers. “Intro” participants will then be able to enjoy two additional half-day clinics throughout the weekend. There will also be an optional gear package that will include harness, helmet, shoes, belay device, carabineer, chalk bag and a membership to the Access Fund. Participants can get the gear package, the Friday “Intro” day, two additional half-day clinics and event festivities for $349.

The festival will also offer clinics for advanced, intermediate and beginning climbers on Saturday and Sunday. Registration is $75 per person for the Saturday and Sunday events, and $239 per person for the Friday “Intro” day and Saturday and Sunday clinic combo. Registration includes the Friday night opening celebration, free climbing at Red Rock Canyon when not in formal clinics, a dinner buffet on Saturday night, demos, comps and mini-seminars by event sponsors, a blow-out party and slide show on Saturday night, pancake breakfast Sunday morning and service projects to assist in the environmental conservation of the Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountain. For only $35, participants can receive access to all of the Spring Mountain festivities.

More than 400 climbers throughout the nation are anticipated to attend the 2007 event. The different crag areas identified for clinic sites feature a selection of some of the best climbing areas in Red Rock Canyon and will feature bolted sport climbing, multi-pitch traditional routes, big wall techniques and bouldering problems for all climbing levels.

The Access Fund, one of the beneficiaries for The Red Rock Rendezvous, is a national non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. Other non-profits include the American Safe Climbing Association, the American Alpine Club, Friends of Red Rocks and the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council.

Red Rock Rendezvous has announced 16 world-class climbers that will act as clinic guides during the three-day event. Clinic guides include Roxanna Brock, Tommy Caldwell, Malcolm Daly, Anthony Grice, Brittany Griffith, Arno Ilgner, Joe Kinder, Chris Lindner, Ivo Ninov, Andy Raether, Beth Rodden, Adam Stack, Paul Stein, Jack Tackle, Sonnie Trotter and Cedar Wright.

All of the festival activities outside of the climbing clinics will take place at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park located approximately 10 minutes from the entrance to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more information and to register, call 800.829.2009 or visit