SLC bolt chopping


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miraperrone · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

ok, first off sorry for the 66% misleading headline, but maybe now more people will read this and provide insight!

i'm on the fence about moving to SLC for a great graduate school program and thought the folks lurking around on mp could provide some info of the type im looking for that would help me make the decision...

meaning: what thoughts are out there about living in SLC as a climber? i've spent lots of time in southern utah and love the creek and zion but haven't climbed in the swell or much around SLC...any thoughts about the outdoor scene of people living in SLC would be much appreciated -- easy to meet climbers/adventurers, active outdoor community, accessibility of what kinds of climbing, gym scene...? trad's my favorite but i love all kinds of climbing. i also like trail running, paddling, and am getting into skiing but climbing is number one.

im pretty liberal, work in outdoor education, like live music and eating well...i've heard that SLC is pretty progressive and open esp compared to the mormon rep of utah, thoughts on this front would also be appreciated.

and anything else that comes to mind! bikable? easy to get out of town? i've heard about the winter inversions already.

anyway thanks in advance for the comments, i really appreciate being able to turn to the community to learn from other's experiences! enjoy spring :)

Pogie · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 45

Die clickbaiter!

crackatoa Spiesbach · · Boulder,Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 70

you mean 100% misleading?

I am also considering a move to SLC though.. from the one visit I made and the research I've done.. seams like living within 20 minutes of 1000's of climbs and amaingh skiin/hiking... whats not to love... Can't get sick of Mormons if you spend every day in the mountains..

Ken Noyce · · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,067
miraperrone wrote:ok, first off sorry for the 66% misleading headline, but maybe now more people will read this and provide insight! i'm on the fence about moving to SLC for a great graduate school program and thought the folks lurking around on mp could provide some info of the type im looking for that would help me make the decision... meaning: what thoughts are out there about living in SLC as a climber? i've spent lots of time in southern utah and love the creek and zion but haven't climbed in the swell or much around SLC...any thoughts about the outdoor scene of people living in SLC would be much appreciated -- easy to meet climbers/adventurers, active outdoor community, accessibility of what kinds of climbing, gym scene...? trad's my favorite but i love all kinds of climbing. i also like trail running, paddling, and am getting into skiing but climbing is number one. im pretty liberal, work in outdoor education, like live music and eating well...i've heard that SLC is pretty progressive and open esp compared to the mormon rep of utah, thoughts on this front would also be appreciated. and anything else that comes to mind! bikable? easy to get out of town? i've heard about the winter inversions already. anyway thanks in advance for the comments, i really appreciate being able to turn to the community to learn from other's experiences! enjoy spring :)
SLC sucks, I'd move to boulder, sounds like a better fit for you.
crackatoa Spiesbach · · Boulder,Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 70

The big SLC over Boulder draw for me is the skiing.. But OP said he got into grad school there.. That sounds like a good reason to not move to boulder..

Dylan Pike · · SLC, UT · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 35

Ive heard Colorado is nice ;)

But seriously, SLC is pretty great. You'd do just fine here. Some people get all in a huff about one thing or another (regarding Utahs culture, alcohol laws, etc), but judging by all the Bernie stickers I see on Outbacks, Id say youll find someone to roll with. And the climbimg is pretty rad.

Regarding your post, the climbing access is pretty good. I15 gets pretty jammed up on friday, which adds a bit of time to a commute to southern Utah. It sucks but is tolerable. Other than that, traffic shouldn't be a major concern.

JohnSol · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 15

No paddling within 5 hours.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
JohnSol wrote:No paddling within 5 hours.
Huh? With all the fresh water lakes and reservoirs plus the various small rivers and the two major ones?
ddriver · · SLC · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 410

there's no paddling, no climbing and no bolts, bikes are not allowed, OR was never here, you must have confused slc with somewhere else

Cocoapuffs 1000 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 0

Please don't encourage this shitty attention grabbing by giving constructive answers.

Fucking lame.

Andrew Gram · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 3,550
Marc801 wrote: Huh? With all the fresh water lakes and reservoirs plus the various small rivers and the two major ones?
I'm sure he meant no good paddling. There are a few manky whitewater rivers and creeks nearby and a couple of play waves, but local paddling here is a big bummer compared to Denver, Boise, Portland, etc. The access to big multiday trips in the desert and Idaho where driving a few hours isn't as big a deal is pretty good though.
Ken H · · Granite, UT · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 3,950

From what I've seen when a bolt is chopped here it grows back as a double bolt rap station. They are like warts be careful if you pick at them.

If you're perceptive this post tell you much about the SLC locals...
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/bolts-on-school-room/109124125

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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