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Jul 11, 2013
Hey everyone, I'm planning a trip to Joe's valley and was wondering if anyone could recommend a climbing shop nearby. Also, does anyone know if they would rent crash pads? I'm from the east coast and trying to figure out how to get one out there.

Thanks!
Daniel Kuzio
From Plainfield, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2013
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Jul 11, 2013
Joes in essentially in BFE - bring whatever you need to survive (food, water, booze, etc). The nearest cities with climbing shops would realistically be either Salt Lake City or Denver/Boulder/Golden areas. There are some smaller shops in Glenwood Springs, but you might want to call around, as I am not sure anyone actually rents crashpads. Paul Hassett
From Aurora CO
Joined Oct 25, 2002
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Jul 11, 2013
Moab would be the closest shop to Joe's coming from the East. No one is going to rent a pad that I can think of.
You're going to get a taste of the old west there. Cows, Coal and Well Heads.
cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Joined Jan 3, 2007
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Jul 11, 2013
There is sometimes a "community" crash p...
If you're driving there west on I-70, there is Summit Canyon Mountaineering in Grand Junction. It's still about 3 hours from Joe's Valley. There is also Pagan Mountaineering in Moab but depending on where you're coming from it's probably going to be pretty far out of the way. They both sell crash pads, but I'm not sure about rentals. Dan White
From Western CO
Joined Aug 5, 2011
76 points
Jul 11, 2013
In the other direction, there are climbing shops in Provo (e.g. Mountainworks), a lot closer than SLC. darrell hodges
Joined Feb 28, 2008
351 points
Jul 11, 2013
Passing through Orangeville last month, I noticed the grocery store Food Ranch (foodranchinc.com/index.html) was marketing pretty heavily to climbers.

If I'm remembering it correctly, they had a sign about pad rentals. While it's certainly no hardcore climbing shop, it's worth giving them a call to see if they'll rent you a pad or two.
JonathanC
From CO
Joined May 14, 2008
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Jul 14, 2013
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Food Ranch does sell the guide book and rent Crash Pads and sell delicious donuts... I hope you're not planning to head to Joes anytime real soon though, it's far too hot right now. Halley13
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 5, 2010
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Jul 14, 2013
There is sometimes a "community" crash p...
I was also wondering about the time of year of the visit. I got roasted pretty bad at New Joe's in April, but thought maybe you could chase shade in other areas or on specific problems. Dan White
From Western CO
Joined Aug 5, 2011
76 points
Jul 16, 2013
If you continue driving up Straight Canyon and around Joe's Valley Reservoir, UT-29 takes you over the Wasatch Plateau to Ephraim--home of Jason Stevens' Pipe Dream Adventure Sports. The drive takes about 1-1.5 hours on good dirt roads.
pipedreamadventuresports.com/
Matt Selman
From Spring City, Utah
Joined Jan 28, 2009
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Jul 22, 2013
There is sometimes a "community" crash p...
Matt Selman wrote:
If you continue driving up Straight Canyon and around Joe's Valley Reservoir, UT-29 takes you over the Wasatch Plateau to Ephraim--home of Jason Stevens' Pipe Dream Adventure Sports. The drive takes about 1-1.5 hours on good dirt roads.


That is a really good suggestion. I just did that drive and it's amazing. It's also a good way to get from Joe's Valley to Maple Canyon.
Dan White
From Western CO
Joined Aug 5, 2011
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Jul 22, 2013
In regards to time of year...we got baked in April AND got a snowstorm and 20 degree temps with A LOT of wind. And we were only there for 4 days...I think fall is the best..October/November. It can get REALLY cold at the camping in the canyon and really windy, so bring warm sleeping bags.. Kelly P
From The Bubble, CO
Joined Oct 31, 2011
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Jul 22, 2013
Thanks for the help, everyone! Daniel Kuzio
From Plainfield, VT
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