This Meetup group is unlike most others in that this very dangerous sport is best done in very small groups of people that you know and trust with your life. It is a great place to meet other fellow climbers, boulderers, and canyoneers. If you are expecting to have teaching events posted to help you learn to climb or canyoneer, you will be disappointed. While there are some folks who will invite others to join them where ever it is that they are going to be climbing, most use the site for the message boards to meet up with other folks who already are climbers. You can take belay and climbing lessons at the 2 gyms, and you can attend the gym posts or post on the message boards in the hopes that someone is willing to share their knowledge with you. Basically you will need to be PROACTIVE to find a climbing partner if you are new. You can also hire a GUIDE to teach you to climb and then be proactive here to find other folks to do it with. Once per year in March, there are "Learn to Climb" clinics available at the annual rock climbing festival at RedRock. That event will be posted here on this site. Be aware of our disclaimer below. Welcome to the group!
Disclaimer of Liability
CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!
If you climb, you may die or be seriously injured. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, equipped or not, though training and equipment may help. It's a fact, climbing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain climbing anchors (including bolts, pitons, slings, trees, etc.) As far as we know, any of them can and will fail and send you plunging to your death. There are countless tons of loose rock ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the rocks. We may or may not know about any specific hazard, but even if we do, don't expect us to try to warn you. You're on your own. Rocks and other objects can fall from the cliffs. They can tumble down slopes. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as climbers. Rocks of all sizes, including huge boulders, can shift, move or fall with no warning. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the rock. They won't save you if you get hit by something big or on another part of your body. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and squash you like a bug. Don't think it can't happen! CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!