11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
THIS IS A LONG STRENUOUS HIKE!! It's one of the longest hikes in Red Rock in terms of distance and elevation gain.
There's plenty of scrambling and you need good upper body strength. No slow hikers.
This hike includes challenging class 4 scrambling and is for advanced scramblers only!! I will only take those I've hiked with before -OR- you must send me a message with a list of hikes (with any group) you've done recently with the dates and name of the organizer.
Everyone starts on the wait list.
Trailhead: Oak Creek
Distance: 7 - 8 miles
Elevation gain: 3,072 feet
Elevation peak: 6,800 feet
Time: 6 - 8 hours (hiking time)
Danger Level: 5
Pace: Moderate - Fast
Bring 3 liters of water (minimum), snacks/lunch, sunscreen, hat.
Bring Gloves!! (there are a couple of ropes)
Hiking Fitness ** IMPORTANT**
You need to know your pace and ability levels and you must understand that being highly physically fit in one sport or area of training does not mean you’re at that same level for hiking/scrambling. You must build up to that level as with any activity. For example, if you run marathons, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to keep up with moderate/fast hikers. You’re using completely different muscles and moving over different terrain. Go with your “hiking” level of fitness, not your “general” level of fitness when determining the pace you can keep. Some people just move naturally faster or slower than others. It’s not good or bad. It’s just different. KNOW YOUR LIMITS!! I encourage everyone to challenge themselves, but be smart about it.
Know and understand the following classes of hikes. Be sure you’re comfortable with the posted class before signing up. Most hikes posted with classes 4 and 5 typically only have small sections that are at that level, but it’s important to know you must be prepared to face those areas. If you’re afraid of heights, you may not want to attempt hikes with class 4 or 5 sections.
Class 1: Walking with a low chance of injury.
Class 2: Simple scrambling with the occasional use of the hands. Little danger is encountered.
Class 3: Scrambling with increased exposure. A rope can be carried but is usually not required. Falls are not always fatal.
Class 4: Climbing with exposure. A rope may be used. Falls will likely result in severe injury or death. Not for those afraid of heights.
Class 5: Technical free climbing involving harnesses, rope, belaying, and other protective hardware for safety. Falls will likely result in severe injury or death.
Exposure: Empty space below a climber, usually referring to a great distance through which the climber could fall. In other words, if you fall, it’s a long way down.
Please be aware that Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. The purpose of these activities is to provide enjoyment of the outdoors through organized activities. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. Each participant is expected to be physically and mentally capable of safely accomplishing activities and will follow all safety guidelines and use instructions associated with the event. Each participant is financially responsible for loss or damage to any equipment related to the event. The organizers of this group and current / former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. There may be times when a coordinator fee is assessed. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising from or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.
Passion for the outdoors. Its all about the journey not the destination.
Hi, my name is Chris and I'm a rockaholic.
Love hiking, outdoor activities and adventures.
I just moved here from Michigan. Looking forward to hiking and meeting new people.