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Top Spots For Climbing Gear In Las Vegas

October 2, 2012 6:00 AM

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rockclimber Top Spots For Climbing Gear In Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is more than just the glitz and glamour of the strip. Rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon offers breathtaking views and adrenaline-pumping adventures. Before you head out to the recreation area, you are going to need some gear. Here are the best places to stock up on the necessary accessories.

Desert Rock Sports
8221 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 254-1143
www.desertrocksportslv.com

Fifteen minutes from Red Rock Canyon, this climbing and wilderness adventure store has everything you need for a safe and enjoyable day on the rocks. Desert Rock Sports carries the top brands of outdoor clothing, helmets, ropes, anchors, etc. It rents crash pads for bouldering enthusiasts and provides guidebooks to help plan your adventure. With avid climbers and outdoor enthusiasts at the helm of this store, you are sure to get the guidance and products you need.

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Red Rock Climbing Center
8201 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 254-5604
www.redrockclimbingcenter.com

Before you head out to the park, why not get some practice in at Las Vegas’ premier climbing gym? With over 8,000 square feet of climbing walls, Red Rock Climbing Center has top rope and lead climbing available as well as overhangs and roof routes to strengthen your body and mind for the outdoor climbing ahead. It offers monthly memberships starting at $60 per month for students ($65 for adults) and offers gear rentals at an extra charge.

REI Boca Park
710 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 951-4488
www.rei.com

More than just a store, REI is a consumer cooperative. This means that the customers, through membership, actually own the store. REI carries everything you could possibly need for your rock-climbing adventure from shoes to harnesses. And when you become a member, you share in the profits. In addition, REI offers organized excursions and classes to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time out on the rocks. If you are looking to stock up on some discounted gear, wait for one of two garage sales each year where members can save bundles on gently used equipment.

Sport Chale
8825 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 255-7570
www.sportchalet.com

A short distance from Red Rock Canyon, Sport Chalet offers a wide variety of climbing gear and accessories. It has clothing and shoes for the entire family including brands such as The North Face and Evolv, and harnesses and gear from Petzl and Black Diamond.

Nevada Climbing Centers
3065 E. Patrick Lane, Suite 4
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 898-8192
www.nevadaclimbing.net

Three miles from the Las Vegas strip, Nevada Climbing Centers is the largest indoor climbing gym in Las Vegas. Free introductory classes, private training classes, birthday parties, student nights, ladies nights and merit badges are just some of the options here. Over 6,400 square feet of climbing space will help get you into the best possible shape before you try your hand at outdoor climbing. Core workouts are available to make you a stronger, more successful climber.

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Sheryl Greenblatt is a Long Island, NY native who has been living (and thawing) in Las Vegas for approximately four years now. She writes mystery novels, works as a freelance writer and is the proud mother of a six year old Beagle/Yellow Lab rescue named after Anne Rices Mother of all Vampires. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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