Red rock

Not Available For 2023

Red Rocks is one of the most diverse, highly concentrated rock climbing areas in the United States. Explore single pitch climbs off the loop road or venture deep into the canyons for 2000 ft alpine adventures. Climbers venture from all over the world to experience the multitude of climbing in Red Rocks and try their hand at some of the classics in the area. Red Rocks is also a great area to improve skills, whether through private guiding our arranging a PCIA or AMGA course with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School in the area. Located just outside Las Vegas, Red Rock offers a full range of climbs from short test-piece sport climbs to multi-pitch classics on varnished desert sandstone. Each day presents new challenges from steep faces to striking cracks.


Day Climbs (< 6 pitch climb or multiple shorter climbs) about 7- 8 hours

Cat in the Hat (5.6) • Olive Oil (5.7) • Birdland (5.7) • Dark Shadows (5.7) • Jonny Vegas (5.7) • Frogland (5.8) • Great Red Book (5.8) • Lotta Balls (5.9) • Beulah’s Book (5.9)

Day Climb Daily Rate:
1:1 $275.00, 1:2 $175.00 pp, 1:3 $150.00 pp  

Full Day Climbs (> 6 pitch climb or shorter climbs), about 9 – 12 hours

Solar Slab (5.6) • CatWalk (5.6) • Black Dagger (5.7) • Tunnel Vision (5.7) • Olive Oil (5.7) • Frogland (5.8) • Chrimson Crysalis (5.8) • Black Orpheus • (5.9)

Full Day Climb Daily Rate:
1:1 $300.00, 1:2 $200.00 pp, 1:3 $175.00 pp  

Climbing Instruction
Looking to advance your climbing? Learn to set up your own climbs, get started lead climbing, develop self rescue skills, improve your technique or simply broaden your repertoire of belaying and rappelling options. Join the hundreds of others who have accelerated their climbing by taking a lesson or two. “Consider that In a day or two a skilled instructor can provide someone with the knowledge and practical skills that took me years to learn on my own.” – Jon Tierney, IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Instructional Daily Rate:
1:1 $250.00, 1:2 $150.00 pp, 1:3 $125.00 pp, > 4 people $100.00 pp

Red Rock Climbing Package
I mix and match instructional days with single and multi-pitch climbing days for a full on climbing vacation.

3 Day Red Rock Climbing Package
1:1 $695.00, 1:2 $395.00 pp, 1:3 $325.00 pp

5 Day Red Rock Climbing Package
1:1 $995.00, 1:2 $625.00 pp, 1:3 $525.00 pp

7 Day Red Rock Climbing Package
1:1 $1395.00, 1:2 $850.00 pp, 1:3 $695.00 pp

9 Day Red Rock Climbing Package
1:1 $1795.00, 1:2 $1050.00 pp, 1:3 $895.00 pp


  • 2000′ of rock climbing on varying rock types
  • All types of climbing, from glorious splitters to delicate face climbs to menacing off-widths, Red Rocks provides
  • Easily accessible from Las Vegas, less than 30 minutes from the airport
  • Camping and airBnB’s less than 10 minutes from climbing.
  • Wonderful climbing temps from fall to spring


• Since 1994 •

AMGCS is one of 32 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to pursue and achieve accreditation. AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously AMGA accredited. We have had one or more AMGA rock guides on staff each year since 1994.

Owned by internationally recognized IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

PCIA Accredited

• Since 2007 •

AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

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