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By TWK
Dec 2, 2012
Just wondering . . .rhetorically.
It's got to better than being a climber and living in Syracuse.

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By J. Albers
From Colorado
Dec 2, 2012
Bucky
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By Salamanizer
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From Vacaville Ca.
Dec 14, 2012
Alex Honnold lives in Sacto. Well, he used to anyway.

Have car, will travel!

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By John M Ross
From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Dec 14, 2012
I moving from SLC Ut to Sacramento am quite please with the accessible climbing, great fun sport routes in auburn cliffs, 20 mins from Sac, great bouldering in rockland and granite bay, trad routes at the consumes river 45mins, more sport routes at Mt. Diablo 1 hour. as well as a great climbing gym, pipeworks and rocknasuim in davis

if you need a partner let me know, if im still around i would be more than happy to climb with you

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By michael rowell
Dec 14, 2012
sail away, joshua tree
it's underrated in my opinion. We have some of the best summer cragging around. Tahoe has amazing granite that is very unique from one spot to another with the hard crack climbs at Donner Summit, easy CLASSIC multi pitchin at Lovers Leap let me repeat AMAZING, crazy knob climbing at Phantom Spires, amazing bouldering that is EXPLODING(check out tahoe bouldering guides that comes out next Spring with thousands of new problems mostly on very clean granite), hard sport at Donner and Table Mountain/Jailhouse(further ~2.5 hours), fun sport at Big Chief, and not to mention Sugarloaf with yosemite-esque granite. although these are all a whole HOUR away bummer in Tahoe.... oh speaking of yosemite only 4 hours away to the valley and tuolomne for the big stuff. plus bishop(4.5 hrs) for winter bouldering and some of the best moderate sport routes in California. 7,8,9 hours from Smith Rock JTree and Red Rocks, respectively for longer trips. as you can see I am pretty satisfied with the climbing around Sac, but you don't have the option to get outdoors every single day which if you want that i gues you can move to Tahoe!

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 14, 2012
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin donation
Have just moved from Sac 2 weeks ago, I'm pretty happy to be gone. Climbing-wise, it depends on what you like to do. If you're into routes, Tahoe has alot to offer, the Valley is somewhat close - close enough we'd do day trips, but it was a long day. THe eastside is roughly 5 hours (to Bishop), and there's stuff down in the Bay Area as well. Im mostly into bouldering, so from a climbing perspective, I hated it. I explored almost all of the spots in the Super Topo Tahoe and Bay Area guides, and aside from finding the guides to be mostly a useless coffee table leveling apparatus outside of getting you to an area, in my opinion, Tahoe is a bouldering choss pit in terms of rock quality. There are numerous areas, but Saddles is the only spot Id ever go back to. The bouldering just is not that fun. And the "great bouldering" in Rockland is basically a urine soaked pit of broken glass and other assorted trash. After checking out all these places, the only places it felt worth it to drive to go to after living there a couple years were the Valley, the Bishop area, and Castle Rock. Drive times are long, traffic can be a nightmare. The city does have a great gym, Pipeworks, good route setting and awesome awesome people. There are a couple other gyms around, Granite Arch and Rocknysium, but niether are really worth your time. If youre coming from SLC, you'll probably be pretty dissapointed/frusterated. So what what it's worth, that's my two cents, I'm sure it'll insight enraged Califonia-centric folks to piss and moan but keep in mind I grew up and am now back in the east where the rock is not as ubiquitous, but rock quality is outstanding, the crowds are minimal, and the woods are generally quiet and douchebag free - so my standards are high.

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By Justin Johnsen
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From Sacramento, CA
Dec 14, 2012
Climbing in the Washington Cascades with Frank and company.
I moved to Sacto from Philly this year. Working full-time, it's excellent for weekend outdoor climbing (especially trad on granite) and weekday gym training.

Justin

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By TWK
Dec 14, 2012
Okay--enough.

This was meant to be a troll, a tongue-in-cheek response to the poor bastard who posted "How would living in Syracuse be for somebody who climbs?".

I already live in the Sac area, and think it's a pretty good location for most outdoor sports. The only real problem is that so do a LOT of other people.

So I can't let ya'll go on posting well-meaning replies to an inobvious, sarcastic troll.

But thanks, anyway, for all the good responses!

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By Justin Johnsen
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From Sacramento, CA
Dec 14, 2012
Climbing in the Washington Cascades with Frank and company.
TWK wrote:
Okay--enough. This was meant to be a troll, a tongue-in-cheek response to the poor bastard who posted "How would living in Syracuse be for somebody who climbs?". I already live in the Sac area, and think it's a pretty good location for most outdoor sports. The only real problem is that so do a LOT of other people. So I can't let ya'll go on posting well-meaning replies to an inobvious, sarcastic troll. But thanks, anyway, for all the good responses!


Is that a tongue in your cheek, or are you just happy to see me?

OHHHH!

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By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Dec 15, 2012
AdamB wrote:
Have just moved from Sac 2 weeks ago, I'm pretty happy to be gone. Climbing-wise, it depends on what you like to do. If you're into routes, Tahoe has alot to offer, the Valley is somewhat close - close enough we'd do day trips, but it was a long day. THe eastside is roughly 5 hours (to Bishop), and there's stuff down in the Bay Area as well. Im mostly into bouldering, so from a climbing perspective, I hated it. I explored almost all of the spots in the Super Topo Tahoe and Bay Area guides, and aside from finding the guides to be mostly a useless coffee table leveling apparatus outside of getting you to an area, in my opinion, Tahoe is a bouldering choss pit in terms of rock quality. There are numerous areas, but Saddles is the only spot Id ever go back to. The bouldering just is not that fun. And the "great bouldering" in Rockland is basically a urine soaked pit of broken glass and other assorted trash. After checking out all these places, the only places it felt worth it to drive to go to after living there a couple years were the Valley, the Bishop area, and Castle Rock. Drive times are long, traffic can be a nightmare. The city does have a great gym, Pipeworks, good route setting and awesome awesome people. There are a couple other gyms around, Granite Arch and Rocknysium, but niether are really worth your time. If youre coming from SLC, you'll probably be pretty dissapointed/frusterated. So what what it's worth, that's my two cents, I'm sure it'll insight enraged Califonia-centric folks to piss and moan but keep in mind I grew up and am now back in the east where the rock is not as ubiquitous, but rock quality is outstanding, the crowds are minimal, and the woods are generally quiet and douchebag free - so my standards are high.



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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 15, 2012
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NorCalNomad wrote:


I dont get it, must be a California thing...

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By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Dec 15, 2012
It's an internet thing

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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
Dec 16, 2012
Colonel Mustard
AdamB wrote:
So what what it's worth, that's my two cents, I'm sure it'll insight enraged Califonia-centric folks to piss and moan but keep in mind I grew up and am now back in the east where the rock is not as ubiquitous, but rock quality is outstanding, the crowds are minimal, and the woods are generally quiet and douchebag free - so my standards are high.


As an insight, you have not incited this CA-centric folk. Well, I'm more of a displaced CA boy right now. It isn't exactly a revelation that Sacramento isn't really close to any bouldering mecca. I always felt sorry for my bouldering friends who hated crack climbing and lived there.

I'd also add that Sacramento's a pretty good spot to journey for world class granite and some decent sport climbing, but I guess I shouldn't since this is some sort of crappy troll and I'd be getting pwned or whatever.

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 16, 2012
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin donation
Dont feel bad, apparently my jimmy has been rustled. by gorillas none the less.

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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
Dec 16, 2012
Colonel Mustard
AdamB wrote:
Dont feel bad, apparently my jimmy has been rustled. by gorillas none the less.


We done been pwned and rustled. The everlasting shame besmirches my jimmy.

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By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Dec 17, 2012
AdamB wrote:
Dont feel bad, apparently my jimmy has been rustled. by gorillas none the less.


lol think you need to read the linked page a little closer :P

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 17, 2012
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin donation
I think i'll use that time to do something more productive like slam my dick in a car door.

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By Tim McCabe
Dec 17, 2012
AdamB wrote:
Climbing-wise, it depends on what you like to do. If you're into routes, I think i'll use that time to do something more productive like slam my dick in a car door.


Just messing with ya. Yeah CA is way too crowded, I've put up with it in the past to get to climb there tho. I guess that makes it hard to get your point. I just can't imagine being in the Valley and not wanting to climb something. And by that I mean roped up climbing, it's not that bouldering isn't cool but if your right there in the Valley.

Can't say as I blame you for leaving, I don't live there any more either. And when I did it was not in a city. Not sure how long you were there, I think you missed an opportunity.

Just stirring the pot. Nothing personal I'm not looking to rustle your jimmie, just a little fun.

Peace

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 17, 2012
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Tim McCabe wrote:
Just messing with ya. Yeah CA is way too crowded, I've put up with it in the past to get to climb there tho. I guess that makes it hard to get your point. I just can't imagine being in the Valley and not wanting to climb something. And by that I mean roped up climbing, it's not that bouldering isn't cool but if your right there in the Valley. Can't say as I blame you for leaving, I don't live there any more either. And when I did it was not in a city. Not sure how long you were there, I think you missed an opportunity. Just stirring the pot. Nothing personal I'm not looking to rustle your jimmie, just a little fun. Peace



Fair enough. I climbed routes for a long time before I started bouldering. Im not so into routes anymore, and enjoyed the Valley bouldering immensly, so in terms of missing out, I dont feel like I missed out on a thing.

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By TWK
Dec 17, 2012
AdamB wrote:
I climbed routes for a long time before I started bouldering. Im not so into routes anymore, and enjoyed the Valley bouldering immensly, so in terms of missing out, I dont feel like I missed out on a thing.


Sorry, but this is just tunnel vision.

Going to Yosemite and only bouldering is some thing like, hell, I don't know, going to Fiji and not diving. Or going to the Mustang Ranch and watching porn on your iPhone.

But thanks for staying off the routes! One less douchebag to compete with.

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 17, 2012
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Wow. Sounds like you're providing a full douchebag quota all by yourself. So basically you're saying that I should have gone and done a bunch of routes, even though route climbing doesn't hold any appeal to me, just because I spent time in the Valley? Im vegetarian too, does that mean I should now shovel BBQ into my face JUST because I live in the south?

Let people do what they want, my bouldering in the Valley doesn't have any impact on your life, and it certainly doesnt make me a douchebag. Trust me, there are plenty of legit reasons I'm a douchebag. Please pick an appropriate one.

Judgemental idiot.

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By caughtinside
From Oakland CA
Dec 17, 2012
I always thought Sacramento was underrated as a place for a climber to live.

Sure there is no local rock, so after work stuff is limited to the gym. But there is a scad of climbing within 90 minutes. Weekend trips to the valley or east side are easy.

People seem to love or hate Sacramento. I loved it, but I think it would be easy for me to hate if I lived in one of the burbs out there.

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By TWK
Dec 17, 2012
AdamB wrote:
Trust me, there are plenty of legit reasons I'm a douchebag. Please pick an appropriate one. Judgemental idiot.


You and I are both glad you're bouldering in the cold, slimy third growth eastern woodlands. Please keep it that way.

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Dec 17, 2012
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TWK wrote:
You and I are both glad you're bouldering in the cold, slimy third growth eastern woodlands. Please keep it that way.


Dont worry, asshole:rock quality ratio works in my favor out here. Wont be back west anytime soon. Enjoy your heavy traffic, throngs of tourists and polished choss heaps.

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By Ryan Williams
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From London (sort of)
Dec 17, 2012
El Chorro
So we've established that this thread is not helping anyone with anything. I think that's my que.

AdamB wrote:
So basically you're saying that I should have gone and done a bunch of routes, even though route climbing doesn't hold any appeal to me, just because I spent time in the Valley?


Yes.

AdamB wrote:
Im vegetarian too, does that mean I should now shovel BBQ into my face JUST because I live in the south?


Yes.

AdamB wrote:
...in the east where the rock is not as ubiquitous, but rock quality is outstanding, the crowds are minimal, and the woods are generally quiet and douchebag free...


Agree with you about the rock quality and mostly the other stuff too. But you are about to start spending weekends bouldering at Rumbling Bald, where the only quiet place is 200 feet off the ground.

And there are douche-bags everywhere. I am down on the west every chance I get but the locals at Lovers Leap were some of the friendliest climbers I've met and we didn't wait in line for anything. And it was Saturday. And the weather was perfect. And we climbed easy stuff the first day.

You can have a great time no matter where you climb. You will also run into douche-bags no matter where you climb. But responding to a thread about climbing opportunities in Sacramento with complaints about the bouldering is like saying "don't move to North Carolina - the sport climbing here sucks."

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By M.Morley
Administrator
From Sacramento, CA
Dec 17, 2012
8-21-09
caughtinside wrote:
I always thought Sacramento was underrated as a place for a climber to live. Sure there is no local rock, so after work stuff is limited to the gym. But there is a scad of climbing within 90 minutes. Weekend trips to the valley or east side are easy. People seem to love or hate Sacramento. I loved it, but I think it would be easy for me to hate if I lived in one of the burbs out there.


+1

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