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By Dave Carey
From Morrison, CO
Aug 15, 2014
Hey MP,

I am considering a trip somewhere in January and would like to see if anyone has some good climbing destination recommendations. I was originally planning on going to Thailand, but looks like it will have to be a shorter trip (about one week) and think that might be too short. I have already been to Potrero Chico which is a great place in winter. Any other suggestions. Not only looking for sport climbing...also into some Trad.

I did notice Rio De Janeiro which is first on my list as of now...lots of bigger climbs both sport and trad and in the city too! Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Dave

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By MattH99
Aug 15, 2014
Cochise Stronghold, AZ.

We spent a week there in early Jan on our winter trip this year. Weather was perfect and the climbing was stellar!

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By NickMartel
From Tucson, Arizona
Aug 16, 2014
2ed vote for Cochise.

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By C. Archibald
Aug 16, 2014
Me on some bolted 10 in boulder canyon
Anyone climbed at south platte in the winter? I've heard its doable.

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By rpc
Aug 17, 2014
Oman. Did a weeklong trip there in Feb. 2014 and it was a blast! Safe, exotic and with a lot of multi pitch climbing…and most importantly off the beaten path.

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By John Byrnes
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From Fort Collins, CO
Aug 17, 2014
Consider Cayman Brac. climbcaymanbrac.com

You can get there in a day from Denver. Half a day if you take the red-eye. No trad climbing, but climbing at the Point is still a full-on adventure.

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By Dave Carey
From Morrison, CO
Aug 18, 2014
Thanks for the replies. I will check out the Caymanbrac stuff...looks like a good option too. As for the SPlatte...since I live there, it would be a bit of a stretch to say you can climb it all year round...but there are certainly days in winter that its doable. A better bet in Colorado is shelf road. Cheers!

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