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By K. Le Douche
Feb 21, 2010
Detox Mountain, Jackson Falls, IL

Hey, I'm trying to plan a 3-5 week climbing road trip with my girlfriend this summer. Would like to find a few good sport climbing areas that would provide 3-7 days worth of climbing any where in Western North America. Does anyone know of any place with decent temps / weather from late June to late July? Any suggestions would be helpful. We were already looking at Ten Sleep for 4-5 days.

Thanks


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By Jim Amidon
Feb 21, 2010
J TREE

Ten-Sleep for a week.....


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By Eddie Brown
From Tempe, Arizona
Feb 21, 2010

Enchanted Tower, NM


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By JJNS
Feb 21, 2010

Rifle


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By Tom Hanson
Feb 21, 2010
Climber Drawing

I think that Wyoming and South Dakota make for a great summer trip.
Mt Rushmore / Needles
Devils Tower
Tensleep
Sinks
Wild Iris
Baldwin Creek
Freemont Canyon


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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Feb 21, 2010
Courtesy Denver Police Dept.

Baffin Island, babes, BASE and super deep PowPow if that floats your panties!


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By Tom Hanson
Feb 21, 2010
Climber Drawing

Wasn't that Rick Sylvester jumping Aasgard?


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By Mikel Cronin
Feb 21, 2010

Black Hills in South Dakota.
Spearfish Canyon 550+ great limestone routes
VC 50+ steep rifle like routes
Needles
Rushmore
Devils Tower
3 Hrs Ten Sleep
No crowds, new gude book coming out this summer.
If you need bets on the limestone the locals will hook you up.


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By Bryan Gall
From New Castle, CO
Feb 21, 2010

Rifle mountain park... sport climber's paradise.


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By Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Feb 21, 2010
smoke break, pitch 5 or 6 (or 7??) of Dark Shadows

Hookup for showers, climbers, knowledge, couches, kitchen, and social contact, wherever you may be:

www.couchsurfing.org


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By R. Moran
From Moab , UT
Feb 21, 2010
REtro

Maple Canyon


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By The Hippy
From Boulder, Co
Feb 21, 2010

Humboldt and Trinity counties - Northern CA.


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By Chrissy
From Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2010

3-5 weeks of climbing? dang you guys sound like a lucky couple. definitely check out ten sleep.


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By Bad Sock Puppet
Feb 22, 2010
Bad Sock Puppet

Owens River Gorge
City of Rocks...yes sport
Tensleep
Spearfish


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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From Campton, NH
Mar 3, 2010
Technosurfing, Rumney. Photo by Seth Hamel.

Rifle
Maple
Mt. Charleston


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By Ian F.
From Phx
Mar 3, 2010

Lookout Mtn, Phx


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Mar 21, 2010
Me scaring years off my mom's life

Maple!!


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By Andrew James C
From Portland, OR
Mar 23, 2010
Wide abgle!

Independence Pass, CO


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By Joe Huggins
From 666 Rue le Jour-Edge City
Mar 23, 2010
mmmm....tree

sshhh-Elephants' Graveyard...can't say more, they're coming...


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By eric larson
From aurora, co
Mar 23, 2010
suspender man

they have all already been said, but my votes go to ten sleep, rifle, spearfish, wild iris... (in no particular order)


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By Tom Rangitsch
From Lander, WY
Mar 29, 2010
Finishing Rimfire, 13b, at the Sanctuary in Sinks

Small thing to add, but Baldwin Creek is about a million degrees in the summer and there's one whole tree to get shade. Sinks is pretty hot too, but you can climb fairly reasonably in the early morning or late afternoon. Around Lander, Wild Iris is probably your best bet in the summer.


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By jarthur
From Westminster, CO
Mar 29, 2010
My dogs got ups yo!

Bad Sock Puppet wrote:
Owens River Gorge City of Rocks...yes sport Tensleep Spearfish


Owens River Gorge, really? That place would be insanely hot in the summer. It's hot enough during the spring.


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By Blake Cash
Apr 18, 2010

Sinks is miserable in the sun...definitely an after 4pm place.

Rifle
Maple
MCC
Acephale
Horne Lake


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By K. Le Douche
Sep 10, 2010
Detox Mountain, Jackson Falls, IL

Hey, Just wanted to thank everyone for they're in put, it was a huge help. We ended up starting in Lander, WY, which was a great climber's town, climbing in Sinks and Wild Iris. Then we went up to Ten Sleep. Amazing. Then took a couple days off climbing to see Teton and Yellow Stone (was surprisingly underwhelmed by Yellowstone). From there we made our way to Maple Canyon in UT, which was also incredible, and eventually ended up in Yosemite and the Palisades. On the way home we spent four nights in Vegas, no climbing, just drinking and sweating.

Ten Sleep Canyon was by far our favorite place to climb, followed by Maple Canyon. Most climber friendly place: Lander, WY, by far. The guys at Wild Iris climbing shop were an endless source of good local beta, everything from where to climb at different times of the day to beat the heat in Sinks, to what to do on the 4th of July.

The trip was great. Thanks again


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