|By AField |
Feb 15, 2013
Columbia is amazing. The two areas that you really should check out are the main area of the Labyrinth and the lower Arboretum. Depending on your grade range, one or the other may be a better fit, although the problems are classic in both areas. Be prepared to get shut down, as the style is unique, and in different ways technical and burly. The guide is a good idea (and a steal at 7 dollars), but you should be aware that it may take several tries to find an area, and you will probably get lost, even with guide in hand. The one area for which this is not an issue is the Lower Arb, due to the closely concentrated nature of the problems. Classics include: The Scoop and The Minotaur in Labyrinth main, Sloper Rail, and The Prow in the State Park, Falkenstein Crack, Gold Wall, Triple Cracks, Lobster Claw, all the Lower Arb. I've also heard good things about Grave of the Underpants, and Aries Curse, but I never found the former and am too weak to pull on the latter.