Sin City Rocks
Sometimes, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Like bruises, scrapes and sunburns, not from too much time at the hotel pool, but another of Sin City’s big draws: rock climbing. Las Vegas, known for unforgettably forgettable nights also serves as an outdoor climbing mecca, with Red Rocks National Conservation Area lying just beyond the city’s neon glow. The 300-square-mile area offers everything from sport and trad to multi-pitch climbs on rolling red sandstone boulders and sheer rock faces. And the towering cliffs provide plenty of reason to “ooh” and “ahh” at the sights. Best of all, after a weekend at Red Rocks, climbers return home with a full head of memories that will outlast any of the penny slots not to mention full(ish) wallets.