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Best Place to Climb in late May


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Waiwai Kim · · Buffalo, NY · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

East Coast climber here! I'm linking up with a friend in Las Vegas over the last week of May. I'm interested in doing sport and trad climbing. I climb up to 5.12 on sport and 5.8 on trad. We have a whole week. Where should we go within 4-7 hours drive from Las Vegas? We would climb one or two moderate trade multi pitch in Red Rock, but I would like to know where would have the best weather for my skill set. The needles ? Yosemite?

Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 15

If the weather isn't too hot I would consider Owens River Gorge. Its about 4 hours from Las Vegas.

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 135

Tahquitz and Suicide

Greg Barnes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 1,817

Mt. Charleston 

Jeff G. · · Fort Collins · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 912

Pine Creek Canyon

A. Bandos · · Broomfield, CO · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 350

Lime Kiln.  Might be getting too warm by then. 

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,454
Greg Barnes wrote: Mt. Charleston 

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phylp · · Upland · Joined May 2015 · Points: 617

I can't see any reason one would want to go to Tahquitz or Suicide from Las Vegas.  It's an equal distance to Bishop, where you would have a lifetimes worth of sport climbing (Gorge/Pine Creek) and nice trad climbing (Pine Creek etc) not too far away.  Tahquitz and Suicide are a great resource for locals but the area is just not nearly as pretty as the eastern Sierra by Bishop.
But depending on what the weather is doing (if the cooler pattern lasts) you might not need to leave Nevada.  

Waiwai Kim · · Buffalo, NY · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0
Michael Schneider wrote:

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what does this mean? 

Waiwai Kim · · Buffalo, NY · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks everyone!! 

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