On the Map
The bouldering around Red Rocks exploded in popularity after the publication of the first edition of Southern Nevada Boudlering. The winter bouldering season in Red Rocks of 2010/2011 saw a number of strong climbers such as Ethan Pringle, Matt Wilder, Chris Schulte, Tim Doyle, Mike Doyle, Ben Williams, Noah Kaufman, Chris Tartaglia and Andy Raether bouldering outside of the well-known spots at the Kraft Boulders at Red Rocks. The popularity of Red Rocks bouldering is not exclusive to the expert climbers; the second edition is a comprehensive guide to the the bouldering around Las Vegas (Red Rocks is 20 minutes from Las Vegas). Red Rock is indeed destination which many enjoy between the better known bouldering Mecca’s of Bishop and Hueco Tanks.
In the Media
The bouldering of Red Rocks has been featured in a full length film showcasing some of the lesser known hot spots of American bouldering produced and filmed by Alex Savage. Alex is a talented film maker who travels the world in search of quality bouldering areas. Check out his webpage: www.savageclimbing.com for more info.
Not exclusive to Kraft or even Red Rocks, Southern Nevada Bouldering describes all the bouldering around Las Vegas. Many visitors enjoy the combination of Las Vegas’ well known entertainment venues with the bouldering at Red Rocks. Jon Glassberg has put together a short video on the subject: www.vimeo.com/18898935
Red Rock Rendezvous
In late March the annual Red Rock Rendezvous is held at Red Rocks, clinics are held for all types of rock climbing, including bouldering. The event brings hundreds of new climbers as well as possessional instructors to Red Rocks. Although the event is sponsored by Mountian Gear, the local rock climbing gear shop, Desert Rock Sports hosts a number of events that appeal to those who enjoy Red Rocks bouldering, such as a BBQ and a bouldering competition.