Red Rocks, Nevada, is one of the most popular winter climbing destinations in the Americas. With countless classics, short and long, it is no wonder why climbers make the journey. One of the finest routes is Rainbow Wall.

The Rainbow Wall towers over the rest of Red Rocks. The Original Route, V, 5.12, takes a plumb line up the centre of the wall. The rock is flawless. The climbing sustained at 5.11 with a few harder cruxes thrown in. While it draws on the style that made Red Rocks famous for its sport climbing, you need a single rack and traditional mindset. Unless you are super fast, you will likely enjoy the shimmering lights of Las Vegas on your way down.

Climbing Rainbow Wall, Red Rocks — The Classics from Outdoor Research on Vimeo.

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