Red Rock Rendezvous, the largest outdoor climbing festival in the United States, kicks off tomorrow at Red Rock National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which was limited to 1,000 registrants, will benefit the Access Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting climbing areas and ensuring climber access to crags.
In related news, high winds last weekend stranded three climbers halfway up White Stone Mountain at Red Rocks last, according to a local television news report.
“Mainly when we were coming down, the winds got pretty bad, and it gets pretty scary because the rope is flying all over the place,” Brie Hyslop, one of the stranded climbers, told the news show.
Hyslop and the two men she was climbing with spent a chilly Saturday night tucked in a small crevice to stay warm. They made it down uninjured on Sunday morning.