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what is the best place to go climb in colorado over thanksgiving? I have been to Shelf road and am over the crowds and minimal camping....does anyone have any suggestions? I have been to Penitente but looking for some cracks. I live in brighton so bocan, flagstaff, eldo, lyons, golden, ccc, are all out of the question cause I climb there on a regular. Any suggestions would be awesome. I was thinking Moab(not colorado, I know) but my friends are all scared of the drive. Escalante was my other option. Any feedback would be rad.
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Chalk Norris
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Andrew Gram
Indian Creek is the glaringly obvious answer. The drive isn't bad - 7 hours or so from Denver. Andrew Gram
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Andrew Gram wrote:
Indian Creek is the glaringly obvious answer. The drive isn't bad - 7 hours or so from Denver.


I've also been wondering where to go for thanksgiving, and IC was the first thing that jumped out at me, especially since I've never been there yet. I fear that I'm probably far from the only person with this thought, however...any comments on how much of a zoo it will be/how difficult it could be to find camp spots? (I have a camper van, so any flat place to park is fine...but I'm sure tent camping beta could help other people, too).
Ian Stewart
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Ian Stewart wrote:
I've also been wondering where to go for thanksgiving, and IC was the first thing that jumped out at me, especially since I've never been there yet. I fear that I'm probably far from the only person with this thought, however...any comments on how much of a zoo it will be/how difficult it could be to find camp spots? (I have a camper van, so any flat place to park is fine...but I'm sure tent camping beta could help other people, too).



I've been in IC the past three Thanksgivings and I've always been able to get a spot in the B-jacks.
tsuji
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Nov 6, 2012
Thanks guys....I love the creek but am taking a few friends that are not that strong of climbers. Also, I have tripples and doubles of cams but not sure if that will be enough for IC. well we might hit escalante, moab and the creek and just try them all. thanks again for the beta. Chalk Norris
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Chalk Norris wrote:
taking a few friends that are not that strong of climbers. .


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Sir Wanksalot
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Nov 6, 2012
Unaweep, unless the weather craps. All grades of stuff and Escalante is close by john strand
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Bocan
Chalk Norris wrote:
I was thinking Moab(not colorado, I know) but my friends are all scared of the drive.


huh? It's a great drive, AND you can ski on the way back. It's only like 6 hours, tell your friends to buck up.
Scott McMahon
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Imaginate
IC is going to be a zoo. David Appelhans
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Nov 6, 2012
The glaringly obvious answer would actually be Turkey Rocks.
Sunny, cracky, lots of options in the area, etc.
MikeS
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Nov 8, 2012
Thanks everyone...I told my friends to grow a pair and decided that we will hit up Escalante, Moab, and the Creek. this should be fun and interesting. Hopefully the weather holds out. Probably going to check the Ice cream parlor in kane springs as well. should be pretty sweet. If anyone has any other ideas feel free to post them. thanks,
chalk norris
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Turkey rock patrick sullivan
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I was pretty bummed when they didn't greenlight my...
patrick sullivan wrote:
Turkey rock


Good call, that face is WAAARM. How long until the road gets closed for the winter for snow typically? Or do they.
willeslinger
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Nov 9, 2012
Me again!
IC, no crowds to speak of and you can top rope that shit all day in total peace and seclusion. J Q
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Nov 9, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
i would say bocan, flagstaff, eldo, lyons, golden, ccc, shelf road or penitente. oh wait.

Ever been to south platte? As Patrick said, Turkey Rock... it just makes sense.
Jon Zucco
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