14th August 2011
Video reblogged from with 18 notes
if this doesn’t inspire you to climb or to just be outdoors, i don’t know what will…
8th August 2011
Link reblogged from LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS. with 8 notes
Red Rock Canyon, outside of Las Vegas, NV, is renowned world-wide for its top-quality climbing and the sense of wilderness that makes climbing at Red Rocks an adventure. Red Rocks’ natural beauty is in danger of forever being diminished by the “Gypsum Reclamation Concept Plan” (GRCP), a massive development at a former 2,500 acre gypsum mine known as Blue Diamond Hill.
The GRCP is a high density multi-use plan to construct a small city for approximately 22,000 people, complete with 7,200 multi-family residences, education facilities, retail stores, and related amenities that will forever diminish the natural beauty and sense of adventure at Red Rocks. The proposed location, Blue Diamond Hill, is clearly visible from all major formations at Red Rock Canyon.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 9:00 am, the Clark County Commissioners meet to approve or deny the massive development proposal. Your input is required to help save Red Rocks.
The most important things climbers can do are submit comments opposing the plan and attend the meeting on August 17th at the Clark County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155 (702-455-4431). Let the commissioners know how important it is to preserve the rural nature of Red Rock Canyon.
For more information, visit saveredrock.com.
Use the letter-writing tool below to send a letter to the Clark County Commissioners urging them to deny the “Gypsum Reclamation Concept Plan.