Desert Sandstone

 

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine

Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean  Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

Offerings:

Rock

        Climbing Skills

        Taylor Canyon

        Black Canyon of the Gunnison

        Desert Sandstone

        “Splitter Camp”

      

Western Colorado, Utah and Nevada hold a desert landscape with amazing towers, improbable formations and endless expanses of climbable rock. The style of climbing is entirely unique from splitter cracks to patina-ed chicken heads. Spring and fall offer prime climbing temperatures and less people.

Indian Creek is the crack climbers paradise! These 1-6 pitch splitters are the perfect place to hone your crack climbing skills.

Red Rocks National Recreation Area just outside of Las Vegas, NV hold thousands of climbing routes, most of which are 5-10 pitches in length. This sandstone is more featured with lots of holds along with cracks to jam. With moderate approaches, these long routes can easily be climbed in a day, followed by all you can eat buffets and gambling at the casinos!

Castleton Tower, The Rectory, Ancient Art and the Fischer Towers near Moab, UT are the quintessential desert towers. These islands in the sky rise several hundred feet out of the desert floor. 3-8 pitches of beautiful sandstone with summit vistas that can’t be beat.