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By Matt Carroll
Apr 25, 2014
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I'm planing on taking a trip this summer do to multi-pitch. Currently living in Pennsylvania, and hoping to get away for a couple weeks. Unfortunately I don't have access to a car for that long, so I am planning on flying out.

Im not sure where to go, mostly because my lack of car makes for some interesting problems with transportation. I also will be seeking a partner to climb with.

I was considering Grand Teton or maybe the Winds, any suggestions on where to go would be much appreciated.

Thanks guy,

Matt

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By Maurice Chaunders
Apr 26, 2014
Colombian Crack
You'll need to rent a car, obviously, as it is likely expensive to fly to where you want to go. There are flights into Jackson from SLC but you might just want to find some cool places there in the higher elevations. Flying to boise puts you in the same situation. City of rocks can be nice in the summer; high elevation and opportunities to climb in the shade. You can also access the city from slc. Tuolomne is also rather high elevation and you can access from scramento or Reno.

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By Matt Carroll
Apr 26, 2014
the new
yeah, I figured I was probably going to end up needing a car somewhere. I know the valley has forms of public transit which would be cool and most likely cost effective, but I'm fairly interested in grand teton. Having never been out west its hard to plan the logistics with no previous experience. Thanks for the feedback!

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By EricF
From San Francisco
Apr 26, 2014
If you want to do the Tetons, fly to SLC, take the bus to Jackson, mountainstatesexpress.com/ there are buses in Jackson that will get you up into the park. You can stay at the Climber's Ranch there for 20 ish a night, maybe even find a partner there. You can walk out of your cabin from there and climb all the big peaks in the range except Thor and Moran and you can do the classic garnett canyon rock climbs.

Proceed to send for a couple weeks, return to PA... or don't.

There is free camping across the valley but without a car it would be a pain in the ass to get back and forth.

Also to save money on the lodging, get free back country passes spend a few nights up in Garnett do some climbs, come back for a day or two, shower, rest, hang out with people, then back up high. If your nice to them at the ranch they will let you store extra stuff under a bunk while out climbing. Have fun!

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By Matt Carroll
Apr 26, 2014
the new
Winston,

That sounds perfect! just the type of information I was looking for. I appreciate it so much man, with out a doubt going to go for it!

Thanks!

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By Jeremy
From Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2014
Super Slide
I agree. The Tetons could be good. There are almost always people living up there and lugging bags for money on their off days. you should be able to pick up partners if you are friendly enough. The climbers ranch is walkable from the airport in Jackson. You will be hiking much further to climb.

You could also check into the RMNP. CMS has a climbers ranch and more people probably come through there. The Front Range usually has a good number of climbers looking for partners.

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By Matt Carroll
May 2, 2014
the new
Awesome, thanks Jeremy. Nothing is set in stone but the tetons seem like a sweet place to hang out and climb for a few weeks. Il also keep my eyes on the front range as another plan!

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By EricF
From San Francisco
May 2, 2014
No problem Matt, The Tetons are amazing and some really great lines for moderate multi-pitch, just remember the grades can be low but you're in the mountains. Be careful out there supposedly more climbers get benighted in the Tetons than anywhere else, the scale is deceiving and the approaches long so get an alpine start.

Also found this today, might come in handy if plans change or for future trips.
(Doesn't have my travel beta but maybe cheaper if you add it all up take a look)

rome2rio.com/

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By Matt Carroll
May 2, 2014
the new
Yeah it would defiantly be a jump from what I've previously done, but I'm also going to try and spend some weekends in the 'dakcs to develop my skills a little. hopefully i can find a partner that has a little previous experience. Id happily carry some extra weight hahahah. Im sure it will work out though. thanks for the resources! I'm really amped about it all.

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