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Aug 14, 2014
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I plan to hitch a ride with a friend to Fort Collins this Monday and spend some time exploring the states climbing. Some time meaning however long things are working out for me, no less than a month, maybe more than a few. What I'm curious about is where are the best areas that I can camp and climb at for extended periods of time without to much difficulty, and the don't misses. Cheap/Free sitesÂ…? I won't have a car but am no stranger to public transportation, hitchhiking, and slow movement. I will also be traveling alone so places with a friendly community and some traffic so I can partner up would be great. Since theres so much out there ill say long exposed moderate trad routes are my favorite, but also really enjoy harder sport climbing, Ill boulder but won't have a pad and prefer rope climbing.

Any questions welcome. Cheers and thanks for any info
Shane Bates
From Pequannock, New Jersey
Joined Dec 12, 2012
160 points
Aug 15, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Crown Prince Abdullah .12d
Station yourself in Maple or Rifle or Ten Sleep and you'll have no problem climbing as many days as you like Halley13
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 5, 2010
48 points
Aug 15, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Hampi, india
I would recommend making your way out to Indian Creek given your position. It would be a great place to camp for free, relatively close to food and supplies. Also a great social area to meet people. It will still be hot there in August but by late september should be pretty tolerable. Until then climbing in Colorado: Rifle, Shelf road, Independence Pass, the Black Canyon, all has great camping. Jordan Moore
From Fort Collins, Co
Joined Feb 9, 2011
48 points
Sep 3, 2014
Hay man..... I've got a van and am heading to rifle probably for the next 3 weeks then i'll head to red river gorge... I'm in boulder Co now..... let me know if you need a lift if your on the way! The Tasmanian
Joined Sep 3, 2014
15 points
Sep 6, 2014
I will go this 18 sept alone to boulder colorado just for climbing looking for places like these ill start in rifle i will finish on vegas late october,expect find climber like you je we can stay in contact or climb some days see you! Miguel Gaston
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Joined Sep 1, 2014
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