On November 2, the Clark County Commissioners will vote on a proposal to re-zone land across from Red Rock National Conservation Area, which could damage the delicate desert environment. Sign the petition from Save Red Rock so that climbers, cyclists, tourists and residents can make their voices heard.
The proposal would change Blue Diamond Hill, the elevated area across from Red Rock and bordered by State Road 159, from rural to a high density area, a designation that would allow developers to build 5,000 homes, making it equivalent in size to the third largest city in Southern Nevada. According to a press release from Save Red Rock, the impact in terms of pollution, traffic, and water will be devastating, changing the Red Rock experience forever.
Red Rock National Conservation Area (RRNCA or Red Rock) is one of the US's premier climbing destinations, home to over 2,000 routes. The sandstone canyons have climbs ranging from 40-foot sport routes to 1,000+ foot mega-classics like Epinephrine (5.9, 13 pitches) and The Original Route (5.12, 16 pitches). Beyond climbing, the area sees over 2 million visitors each year, and is one of the best examples of the Mojave Desert environment, according to the BLM.
Since late September, the petition has reached over 6,700 signatures out of their 10,000 signature goal. For more info visit Save Red Rock.