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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.

K. Le Douche
Joined May 23, 2008
92 points
Feb 21, 2010
Ten-Sleep for a week..... Jim Amidon
Joined Jun 12, 2001
927 points
Feb 21, 2010
Enchanted Tower, NM Eddie Brown
From Tempe, Arizona
Joined Aug 13, 2009
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Rifle JJNS
Joined Sep 30, 2008
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Feb 21, 2010
Climber Drawing
I think that Wyoming and South Dakota make for a great summer trip.
Mt Rushmore / Needles
Devils Tower
Wild Iris
Baldwin Creek
Freemont Canyon
Tom Hanson
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,125 points
Feb 21, 2010
Llama Races- Fairplay, Colorado
Baffin Island, babes, BASE and super deep PowPow if that floats your panties!

Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
605 points
Feb 21, 2010
Climber Drawing
Wasn't that Rick Sylvester jumping Aasgard? Tom Hanson
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,125 points
Feb 21, 2010
Black Hills in South Dakota.
Spearfish Canyon 550+ great limestone routes
VC 50+ steep rifle like routes
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.
Mikel Cronin
Joined Nov 13, 2006
582 points
Feb 21, 2010
Rifle mountain park... sport climber's paradise. Bryan Gall
From New Castle, CO
Joined Sep 15, 2002
297 points
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:

Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Joined Feb 21, 2004
469 points
Feb 21, 2010
Maple Canyon R. Moran
From Moab , UT
Joined Mar 18, 2009
123 points
Feb 21, 2010
Humboldt and Trinity counties - Northern CA. The Hippy
From Boulder, Co
Joined Nov 13, 2008
6 points
Feb 21, 2010
3-5 weeks of climbing? dang you guys sound like a lucky couple. definitely check out ten sleep. Chrissy
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 9, 2010
0 points
Feb 22, 2010
Bad Sock Puppet
Owens River Gorge
City of Rocks...yes sport
Bad Sock Puppet
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Mar 3, 2010
Technosurfing, Rumney. Photo by Seth Hamel.
Mt. Charleston
Jay Knower
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Joined Jul 1, 2001
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Mar 3, 2010
Lookout Mtn, Phx Ian F.
From Phx
Joined Dec 11, 2007
89 points
Mar 21, 2010
Me scaring years off my mom's life
Maple!! Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
106 points
Mar 23, 2010
Wide abgle!
Independence Pass, CO Andrew James C
From Portland, OR
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Mar 23, 2010
sshhh-Elephants' Graveyard...can't say more, they're coming... Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Joined Oct 4, 2001
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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) eric larson
From aurora, co
Joined Apr 11, 2008
79 points
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. Tom Rangitsch
From Lander, WY
Joined Jan 10, 2007
1,069 points
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.
From Westminster, CO
Joined Mar 23, 2008
332 points
Apr 18, 2010
Sinks is miserable in the sun...definitely an after 4pm place.

Horne Lake
Blake Cash
Joined May 27, 2007
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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
K. Le Douche
Joined May 23, 2008
92 points

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