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Red Rocks Tweetup 2011

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Red Rocks Tweetup #2, March 2011





Participants - Who's Planning on Going?

If you think you might be able to make it, put your name on the list with any relevant notes. (i.e. possibly bringing friends, etc. Once we have a participant list, we'll set up a more organized roster.)


  • @jrmontag (Boulder, CO; travel details TBD)
  • @cdnrockiesgirl (+1 or +3, still working on the plans) 
















  • @jrmontag: I'm leaning toward the latter half of the month





  • @jrmontag: see above
  • @cdnrockiesgirl (looking at flying in on the 25 or 26th and staying until the following weekend so weekdays would be good as well)





  • @cdnrockiesgirl




Hotel count: 



Where we can see how to get who where in the most efficient/convenient way. Post if you're willing to carpool & from where, or if you find any great plane ticket deals, etc...


Vehicle Count

Add your name and how many vehicles you will have, also note if you can carpool



Campsite Info


Park Entrance Fee Options: $5 per car to get onto the Red Rocks Scenic loop road. There are options at Calico Basin (mainly single pitch trad and sport) that wouldn't cost the $5 per car.


Campsite Fees: Group site is $25 per night.



Campsite Plan: The link to the BLM Red Rocks campground is located here. [N.B.: The only water sources are low spigots for drinking water.  There is no water disposal (i.e. no drains). Toilets are "vault" style.]  Hot showers are available 10 mins away at Red Rocks Indoor Climbing center (4$ to only use showers, free w 15$ day pass), next to Desert Rock Sports where crash pads can be rented for 15$ a day.Drive slow in and around the campground: speed traps and $250 speeding tickets are common. These are often reserved half a year in advance for peak times. Call the Visitor Center at 702-515-5371. 


Backup Camping Options: If there's enough of us, we could rent a condo for pretty cheap.  

    If Red Rocks campground is full, you can drive about 25 miles to Lovell Canyon where there is free camping with no facilities. From the junction of Highway 160 and 159, drive west on 160 for 12.6 miles and turn right on Lovell Canyon Road (which is about 5 miles past Mountain Springs Summit).

    Also, there is an Access Fund climbing get together at RR the week of March 19 thru 21, and they've listed a bunch of hotelswithin 15 miles of Red Rocks, with rates from 139$ a night to 69$ a night. There is also The Bonnie Springs motel/ranch/campground in a rustic wild west town nearby..info and link is here.



'In Vegas' Hotel options 

ARIA |                                                Rates from $127 Call 866-747-3563 or click here

Bellagio |                                          Rates from $127 Call 866-283-2893 or click here

Vdara |                                              Rates from $111 Call 877-201-0727 or click here

THEhotel |                                         Rates from $110 Call 877-632-7102 or click here

The Signature at MGM Grand |    Rates from $110 Call 866-665-7120 or click here

The Mirage |                                     Rates from $84 Call 866-210-5339 or click here

Mandalay Bay |                                Rates from $80 Call 877-632-7601 or click here

MGM Grand |                                     Rates from $71Call 877-264-1845 or click here

New York-New York |                     Rates from $56 Call 888-696-9606 or click here

Monte Carlo |                                    Rates from $48 Call 866-919-1967 or click here

Luxor |                                                Rates from $44 Call 877-786-6958 or click here

Excalibur |                                         Rates from $35 Call 877-840-2282 or click here

Circus Circus and Motor Lodge | Rates from $25 Call 866-755-7864 or click here



If you've got any must-do routes or problems, list 'em here:


  • The Magic Bus wall(second pullout): Sunny but not hot, great views, with Sport routes and a few trad routes, all one pitch (60 feet +-) with shuts at the top so they can be led then TR'd with a single 50M rope. Grades from 5.7 to 5.10a.(mostly 5.8) w very positive edges. For harder routes, it is just a short walk from there to The Black Corridor (@gclimb123)
  • The Black Corridor is popular for a reason:  80 great sport routes (a few trad routes), all well bolted and dramatically fun. Many in the 5.9 range, up to hard 5.11c. Good place to meet all the climbers from everywhere on the planet. Cool in the shade, gets fair amount of runoff after rain (@gclimb123)




Just put your name and what you're bringing (i.e. ropes, crashpads, racks, etc.)  

  • @jrmontag - at least 1 rope, 1 sets of draws, crashpad, sport & bouldering guides.


Emergency Info

  • Emergency or Fire: 702-293-8932 or 911
  • BLM Las Vegas Field Office: 702- 515-5000
  • Red Rock Visitor Center: 702-515-5350


Useful Links


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