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Old 03-29-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Rock climbing?

So there's only one thing I love more than jeeping, and that's rock climbing! But who says you can't combine the two? There's nothing better than driving my jeep out to the crag for a fun day of climbing! I climb mostly at the Gunks in New Paltz, NY and in Sand Rock Alabama. I mostly enjoy bouldering and sport climbing, havnt gotten into trad YET. So I was wondering if there are any other jeepers on here that would also consider the ultimate vacation ever to be a weeklong climbing/wheeling trip to Joshua Tree or Moab. I want to do something like this soon, and I'd love to hear what y'all think. Even hear stories about your ultimate trip perhaps!
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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Before I moved, we did a lot of climbing on private land in MO. For weekend trips, Horseshoe Canyon in Jasper AR is hard to beat. I'm not a great climber, 5.9's and 5.10's are about as difficult as I can handle. If you want an awesome experience, try lead-climbing in the dark with just a small headlamp. Fun stuff!

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Old 03-29-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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Climber here Before I moved, we did a lot of climbing on private land in MO. For weekend trips, Horseshoe Canyon in Jasper AR is hard to beat. I'm not a great climber, 5.9's and 5.10's are about as difficult as I can handle. If you want an awesome experience, try lead-climbing in the dark with just a small headlamp. Fun stuff!
Right on whetstone! Always good to meet another climber!
Lol I've done bouldering with a headlamp but never lead!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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I'm a climber, mostly in gyms though, I don't get a lot of time to get on to real rock. The best climbing I've been to so far is Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. It was a great couple days with some amazing routes! Unfortunately while I was there someone decided that they needed my climbing shoes more than I did and I haven't been able to replace them yet. However, this summer I plan on getting back out and on some sweet climbs!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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I'm a climber, mostly in gyms though, I don't get a lot of time to get on to real rock. The best climbing I've been to so far is Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. It was a great couple days with some amazing routes! Unfortunately while I was there someone decided that they needed my climbing shoes more than I did and I haven't been able to replace them yet. However, this summer I plan on getting back out and on some sweet climbs!
Good stuff Tman! Climbing in Oregon must be amazing! I enjoy bouldering at the gym over the winter, it's a great way to stay in shape plus you get to meet lots of other climbers. But there's nothing like climbing outside, I also can't wait to get out again!
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #6
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I grew up climbing and rappelling in the mountains of WNC. Devils Couthouse, Looking Glass, and Coleman Boundary was some of my favorites.

Sun Dial on Looking Glass is probably my favorite. I sure wish I had some pictures of "back then"

My wife is petrified of heights, but I'd go again....in a skinny minute...
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:35 AM   #7
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Another rock climber here!
I live in northern Utah. I started off as caving and then decided to take gear on my backpacking trips to rappel down large cliffs. I only started actual rock climbing about 5 years ago. I wish I started sooner.
Nothing like the feeling you get after doing a difficult lead. Although I can say I still haven't become comfortable with taking a fall.
I have never done indoor climbing.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:13 AM   #8
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Wow, great stuff y'all! I wish I lived out west, last summer I went to Zion in Utah and I absolutely loved it. I almost had the opportunity to climb In red rock Nevada but didn't end up getting to go. ):
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Sand rock Alabama, sunset at the gunks and my backyard! (:


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