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Site Landlord
Feb 28, 2013
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
My wife and I are looking for a "new" destination for our one week July trip. Anywhere in North America is game.

We've been to many of the usual Summer subjects, many times... Tetons, Squamish, T. Meadows, Needles CA, Eastern Sierra, etc.

Specifications: We're really not looking for high stress "alpine" adventures.. i.e. we're just seeking great rock climbing. No cramponing allowed :) We're OK with some approaches, but we're not interested in two hour slogs every day. We have old-person knees to manage.

Trad preferred over sport.

What gems have we missed in our travels?
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
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Feb 28, 2013
At the BRC
No other choice really- the Nose Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
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Site Landlord
Feb 28, 2013
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Does the Nose come with a stipend for divorce attorneys? Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Feb 28, 2013
Hit up Devils tower then head 2 hours east to the Needles. Kick ass approaches for old knees abound. Steve M
From MN
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Feb 28, 2013
A few options:

Elephant's Perch, Idaho. Not too far from Bend. There is a hke in, but you can go in for a little while and camp. Semi-alpine.

Independence Pass, CO. A wide range of climbing on mostly single-pitch granite crags. Mostly roadside. High elevation (good temps). Scenic. Not a mega-destination like T. Meadows, but you'd have a great time here for a week.

Tensleep, WY. Have you been yet? Though a sport area, it still seems to win the hearts of even the most traditionally-inclined. The rock, the scenery, the camping, and the summer weather are all superb.

Index, WA. Mini-Squamish. In July, there is even a chance that it won't rain on you.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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Site Landlord
Feb 28, 2013
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Aspen/Independence Pass area has piqued my interest. Beside the pass, are there other options nearby? Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Feb 28, 2013
At the BRC
Andy Laakmann wrote:
Does the Nose come with a stipend for divorce attorneys?


Sounds like a question for Supertopo!

Seriously, the Black Hills are really lovely and a lot of fun. Kind of a long drive from Bend though.

Monitor Rock is near Independence Pass, but not really a destination area.

You could take the back road to Lime Creek and have sort of Rifle-esque climbing with fewer crowds in a beautiful setting.
Mark E Dixon
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Feb 28, 2013
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Andy Laakmann wrote:
Aspen/Independence Pass area has piqued my interest. Beside the pass, are there other options nearby?


Indy Pass is a great summer climbing spot as the temps stay relatively cool and depending on where you go you can have entire crags to yourself. You could spend weeks just exploring the many areas of the Pass alone, but other nearby spots that could be worth a day trip are the Narrows in Carbondale, Glenwood Canyon for some adventure climbing (see Mudwall), Rifle, and Unaweep and Escalante Canyons near Grand Junction. All of these are within 2 hours drive from Aspen.
Alvaro Arnal
From Aspen, CO
Joined May 2, 2010
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Feb 28, 2013
Uintah Mountains in Utah would keep you busy for a week if you can handle leaving the trad rack behind. mike bronson
Joined Apr 17, 2008
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Feb 28, 2013
Unknown climb in The Needles
Great bouldering at Death Valley National Park Goat
From Boulder
Joined May 15, 2009
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Feb 28, 2013
Nick Stayner near the crux. Ryan Minton photo.
Andy, have you been to Vedauwoo? That's a pretty awesome summer cragging spot. I spent a bunch of time down there last August. Lots of north aspects & highish elevation keep things cool, and there's free camping. Laid-back, lack of a scene, crowds are a non-issue mid-week in my experience. Nick Stayner
From Billings, MT
Joined Mar 6, 2006
2,590 points
Feb 28, 2013
Mark E Dixon wrote:
No other choice really- the Nose



Shouldn't you be working?
Dana Bartlett
From CT
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963 points
Feb 28, 2013
At the BRC
Dana Bartlett wrote:
Shouldn't you be working?

I only have time to post on MP when I am working!
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
204 points
Feb 28, 2013
Moss
City of Rocks

Needles of SD
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
511 points
Feb 28, 2013
Mark E Dixon wrote:
I only have time to post on MP when I am working!


From what I've seen . . . that's true.
Dana Bartlett
From CT
Joined Nov 18, 2003
963 points
Feb 28, 2013
Evan Deis wrote:
Great bouldering at Death Valley National Park

Where?
Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
137 points
Feb 28, 2013
top of mt. lady washington - rmnp
+1 for the Perch. kinda violates your "no alpine" stipulation but the scenery, rock quality, and climbing are outstanding. especially if you've never been

also +1 for Indy Pass if your looking more so for cragging.
Andrew Mayer
Joined Nov 14, 2010
122 points
Feb 28, 2013
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
North Conway, NH area might fit your bill between cathedral, cannon, and satellite areas...

Other option would be Smith Rock - though can get rather toasty in the summer
rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Joined Dec 20, 2009
253 points
Feb 28, 2013
Devils Lake, WI is always overlooked for some reason. All the trad you can ask for! ClimbingPirate
Joined Jan 30, 2008
172 points
Feb 28, 2013
Fat Dad wrote:
Where?


It was a joke.
JJNS
Joined Sep 30, 2008
505 points
Feb 28, 2013
rock_fencer wrote:
North Conway, NH area might fit your bill between cathedral, cannon, and satellite areas... Other option would be Smith Rock - though can get rather toasty in the summer


He is from Bend.
JJNS
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505 points
Feb 28, 2013
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
JasonJNSmith wrote:
He is from Bend.


haha my bad didnt think to look...in lieu of Smith i'll second devils tower/needles combo
rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Joined Dec 20, 2009
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Site Landlord
Feb 28, 2013
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Doesn't Devil's Tower ROAST in July? Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Feb 28, 2013
Lumpy Ridge and RMNP. Thunderstorm possibilities, but at least if you are in this area, we can have dinner again. Might even have some steel to show you by then. -Chris CBW
Joined Nov 11, 2010
21 points
Feb 28, 2013
The bugs! johnthethird
Joined Jan 6, 2012
13 points
Feb 28, 2013
That might be a bad idea, actually. You may need crampons? johnthethird
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