Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Ethan Pringle on 'The Nest' (V15) (c) Mad Rock

More than 50 days of effort, hundreds of miles of hiking, hundreds of hours spent at this boulder, thousands of tries, and it was all over in a minute. Ethan Pringle hadd finally had the experience he was looking for.

"The Great Red Roof" (5.13b) in the Red Rocks (c) Will Mayo

A relatively recent first free ascent by Tom Moulin, this roof crack was a long-standing project for decades, thwarting attempts by some legendary crack climbers, perhaps most notably those of Hidetaka Suzuki in the 1980s.

Sonnie Trotter in "The Great Red Roof" (5.13b) (c) Sonnie Trotter

Here's a super short little diddy about a very cool feature in Red Rocks, NV. The Great Red Roof (5.13b?) climbs out a stunning crack through a perfectly horizontal roof, but barely has any jams.

Viva Las Climbing in Red Rocks, NV (Lost in North America, Ep. 6) (c) EpicTV

The crew has arrived in Las Vegas and they're ready to gamble (with the hot weather), gorge out (on endless buffets) and climb (just climb). They're here for the classic climbing routes and boulders among the Red Rock cliffs.

Nalle Hukkataival climbs V15 first ascent despite a badly injured leg (c) EpicTV

Nalle Hukkataival has had a pretty up and down start to 2015. It didn't begin well when he sliced open his calf in a bouldering fall. However, he's already back in action, and how! He's made the first ascent of a plum line in Red Rocks, Nevada, called it "Kintsugi" and graded it 8C.

[VIDEO] Paul & Heather Robinson: Sinless City

Climber's Paul Robinson and Heather Robinson (no relation) enjoy the beauty and diversity of the landscape just outside of Las Vegas. From the sandstone boulders of the Red Rock area to the alpine setting and limestone cliffs of Mount Charleston, there's something for everyone. Good to note; if you don't venture towards the bright lights of Vegas, you may even stay out of trouble.

[VIDEO] Carlos Traversi in "The Reflecting Pool" (V13)

Carlo Traversi hatten wir ja schon ein paar mal hier bei unseren Videos. Auch diesmal gelingt ihm ein nettes Boulderproblem im Grad V13, das im US-amerikanischen Red Rock Canyon in Nevada angesiedelt ist.

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DAV Bergunfallstatistik 2016/17 (c) DAV/Wolfgang Ehn

So gering war das Risiko noch nie, beim Bergsport tödlich zu verunglücken. In den Jahren 2016 und 2017 sind insgesamt 71 DAV-Mitglieder in den Bergen ums Leben gekommen, das entspricht einem Rückgang um 28% im Vergleich zum Berichtszeitraum davor.