best trad crag in the USA/world?


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MexClimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0

What's the best, most fun trad crag out there? Yosemite? indian creek? ...

Kirtis Courkamp · · Golden · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 309

Fisher Towers

NYclimber085 Weaver · · la verkin ut · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 10

Gunks

BrokenChairs · · Seattle · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 182
Chris Hill · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2007 · Points: 0

Arapiles

Timothy Nooney · · Denver, CO · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 5

New River Gorge

Backstep · · Redlands · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 5

Josh

scott fuzz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

Epic hellish fun, or actual fun fun??

slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 930

index, lolz....

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500

Crag? Squamish or the New, probably. 

JCM · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 5
slim wrote:

index, lolz....

"Index is the best crag on earth. I've never been anywhere else" - Standard Index local

MexClimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0
scott fuzz wrote:

Epic hellish fun, or actual fun fun??

fun fun

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,865

That new gym on Route 17, fer shurr.

JCM · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 5

For trad cragging, through, Squamish is the best I've seen, and I've been to most of the notable contenders. The quantity, quality, and variety in Squamish is pretty much unmatched anywhere I've been. I haven't been to Arapiles yet, though.

While Yosemite is amazing, it is the long routes, not the cragging, that makes it great. The cragging is good, but not the main attraction. Defining cragging as single pitch climbing and short, low comittment multipitch.

Indian Creek is amazing and unique and beautiful, and deserves a spot on the list of top trad crags. But it is so specialized, as a category by itself, that it is hard to compare it directly to other areas.

The Adirondacks deserve mention as perhaps the most underrated great trad cragging area. A superb area with a fraction of the fame it deserves.

HBTHREE · · ma · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 0

Devils lake

HBTHREE · · ma · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 0

Crow hill close second

BrokenChairs · · Seattle · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 182
Gunkiemike wrote:

That new gym on Route 17, fer shurr.

No dude 24 for sure

BrokenChairs · · Seattle · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 182
JCM wrote:
Indian Creek is amazing and unique and beautiful, and deserves a spot on the list of top trad crags.

Quiet!  That plus sucks; you need way too many cams. 

Hector Luevano · · San Diego, CA · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0
JCM wrote:

"Index is the best crag on earth. I've never been anywhere else" - Standard Index local

I would assume most Index locals have been to Squamish? 

Creed A · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 680

Squamish and Indian Creek get my vote. 

AaronP · · colorado springs co · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 10

Shelf road

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