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By HSidky
Oct 9, 2012
Okay, so I've caught the limestone bug. Unfortunately for me, this Winter it looks like I'm not going to be traveling outside the continental United States to climb. That also means I cannot go to the obvious answer to my upcoming question, El Potrero Chico.

Within the US, what area(s) do people recommend for Winter climbing, late Dec. early Jan. with awesome limestone and reasonable weather. I'm probably looking to go for 2 weeks or so and I climb 12+/13. My partner climbs 11+/12.

Thanks in advance!

By shotgunnelson
Oct 9, 2012
The homestead in Arizona is exactly what you are looking for. Good tufa climbing and rarely is it too cold to climb.

By Cocanower
From The High Country
Oct 9, 2012
You can climb sinks canyon year round. But if you are looking for warmer weather az is a good bet

From Seattle, WA
Oct 9, 2012
A few options:

Last Chance Canyon, NM
Homestead, AZ
Various Las Vegas area limestone crags (Potosi, Arrow, etc)
Shelf Road

Some of these are more relaible than others in the winter.

By HSidky
Oct 10, 2012
Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Homestead looks like a sick area. Still need to do my research though.

By engineer1984
From Ogden, UT
Dec 6, 2012
You could come here to TX. Maybe not worth the travel, but we have plenty of 40 ft single pitch near Austin, we also have some granite slab at Enchanted Rock a little to the West of Austin.

And, of course, we have Hueco Tanks for general climbing.


Andy W

By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Dec 7, 2012
southern Utah/ northern AZ





too name a few and give you an idea, there is also tons of steep pumpy everything else in the area as well.

By Blake Cash
Dec 10, 2012
St George area. You have all the limestone crags there in St George, the VRG, the Mesquite, NV areas 30 min away. So much to do there!


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