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May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Top half of Melifluous
Tom Howes wrote:
Blackleaf Canyon, MT... I don't expect there to be a crowd.


I climbed there a few years ago, it was pretty cool but we were surprised at how many people there were. Can't remember if it was a holiday or not. We got on some stuff, but there were things we couldn't do because there were people waiting...
Sam Stephens
Joined Jan 20, 2010
807 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
Hoping to check out Staunton State Park for the first time. ErikaNW
Joined Sep 28, 2010
162 points
Administrator
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset @ Josh
Rob Davis wrote:
Might end up in the gunks on monday.


The Gunks will actually be closed this Monday...
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,743 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: CoR
CaptainMo wrote:
The Gunks will actually be closed this Monday...


The northeast is good at closing mountains...except Mt. Washington and Tuckerman's Ravine. They will let you do anything there although you get a 50$ fine for skiing naked...not that I would knwo firsthand.
rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Joined Jul 18, 2011
182 points
May 24, 2013
CaptainMo wrote:
The Gunks will actually be closed this Monday...


is peterskill closed as well?
Rob D.
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 18, 2011
38 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Brass monkey
I heard they are closing most of the cliffs at the NRG on Sunday and Monday to spray for the emerald ash boring beetle invasion. Sounds like you'll get cancer if you go due to the carcinogenic insecticide they are using. Do not go near the cliffs. Its very dangerous. Brassmonkey
Joined Jan 19, 2012
85 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob on Cathedral Peak
Red Rocks. Forcasted highs are 75-80. No rain. Light/moderate wind.
Few climbers.
Idaho Bob
From McCall, ID
Joined Apr 30, 2013
85 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: The Phoenix
Brassmonkey wrote:
I heard they are closing most of the cliffs at the NRG on Sunday and Monday to spray for the emerald ash boring beetle invasion. Sounds like you'll get cancer if you go due to the carcinogenic insecticide they are using. Do not go near the cliffs. Its very dangerous.


You would think they would do it on a different weekend then a holiday weekend. . . sheesh!
The Phoenix
Joined Apr 23, 2013
114 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Closing in on my one and only .12 send on gear!
Bob- never speak of this again. There are 20 million people hovering 4 hours west of Vegas, including some climbers, most of whom seem content to go by calendar rather than forecast, and spend most all of their desert trips freezing. Some day this will end. And we'll look back on the present as a sort of golden age.

Stay away people. It's just too hot. It's late May, you know.
JMo
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jan 12, 2009
1,092 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering
J. Albers wrote:
Local!?!?! Go find your own rocks to climb FIB!!!! :) Besides isn't Jackson Falls just as close to you?

That's a lot of hate
Marty Combs
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 6, 2008
18 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Bubb getting out of the overhang pockets and ...
Marty Combs wrote:
That's a lot of hate

Yeah, just a lot of beer, and Hate goes so well with Old Milwaukee.

Oh - and I'm hitting the Splatte. You turkey's jealous?
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
24,338 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: me on my redpoint
I'll be hanging out in Rifle Mountain Park, good old sport climbing for the weekend, have to escape from the desert heat already Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Jul 3, 2007
213 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Me at the good rest on Doggie Do
Bob Bechaud wrote:
Red Rocks. Forcasted highs are 75-80. No rain. Light/moderate wind. Few climbers.


SHHHHHHHH


It's 115 and blazing here, SHHHHHHH


Go climb at Charleston like some other folks from the area suggest...
Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Joined Mar 14, 2010
743 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Great quality rock on this one!
NC Rock Climber wrote:
Isolation Canyon. Everyone else stay the fuck away! Just kidding!


Will do, that wall will be crowded guaranteed. I'll be climbing sandstone splitters near there, but no crowds will be encountered.
Mark Mueller
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Nov 4, 2011
176 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bucky
Marty Combs wrote:
That's a lot of hate


'Fffft' is the sound a joke makes when it zings over your head.
J. Albers
From Colorado
Joined Jul 11, 2008
2,233 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
ErikaNW wrote:
Hoping to check out Staunton State Park for the first time.


Cool. Let us know how it is.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,576 points
May 24, 2013
Castlewood Canyon, methinks. Locopelli
From Lakewood, CO
Joined May 6, 2013
4 points
May 24, 2013
Stich wrote:
Cool. Let us know how it is.


Made a trip out there Wednesday. Relatively long hike to get to the rocks (2.5 miles or so). Main trail is pretty easy. Climbing trail short, and a little steeper. Was winded by the time I touched rock, but am 40 and asthmatic. Not a good place for beginners. You will not run into any top ropers, as there' s nothing for them to do but watch! I found 3-4 interesting bouldering areas. Have asked whether they allow bouldering outside the climbing area. Answer pending. Nice long traverse about halfway up the trail, and one big rock I'd like to call "Audrey II" as it looks straight out of Little Shop of Horrors. Other promising areas are at the base of Bombardier Dome.

Rock quality on main routes is pretty good--some pretty fresh, so watch out for crumbling holds for a few years. Routes are long and beautiful. Download the guide from Fixed Pin if you haven't. I would guess 2 pitch average. Great views of Pikes Peak, Devil's Head, and such from the whole area, not just the top! Enjoy the park. Once in a lifetime opportunity when a fresh area opens up, especially this close to home. Take care of it, and yourself. Climb safely!
Locopelli
From Lakewood, CO
Joined May 6, 2013
4 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom of the bottle
I see that it's about 6 hrs to blast off.....

Chris... have fun with your wifes car... is there a "reward?"

Matt... we will honk as we pass you on the endless dirt road, have fun.

JMo .... your gona die. EVERYONE KNOWS that RR in MAY is a blazing inferno.

All the rest of you, have fun, be safe, and remember to crank hard.
Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Joined Mar 1, 2008
293 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Kirk Couloir Challenger Peak
A little Black something . . .
Rock Climbing Photo: A little Black something.
A little Black something.
LIV
Joined Dec 28, 2007
503 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Magic Ed
Potrero Chico, of course.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rusty Baillie on the third pitch of Access Denied.
Rusty Baillie on the third pitch of Access Denied.
Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
May 24, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom of the bottle
Rusty still getting after it!

Nice one Ed.
Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Joined Mar 1, 2008
293 points
May 28, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: OTL




There was barely any water left near the dome already. Just enough to get by for this weekend, luckily.


Lets see some more pics / trip reports...
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
501 points
May 28, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom of the bottle
Matt... nice pics, need more.

Pretty cool this weekend, no?

Was the spring weeping or did you get water down lower and haul it in?

Looking to do some hiking in a week.
Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Joined Mar 1, 2008
293 points
May 28, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: beck on limestone
Mt. Charleston, Universal Wall. Perfect conditions Thomas Beck
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined Feb 5, 2006
915 points


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