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Jan 25, 2011, 5:47 AM

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Re: [rtwilli4] Top 5 sport climbs
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rtwilli4 wrote:
The west is pretty huge. You get great views, position, exposure. But in my experience the rock in the east is just meant for hard single pitch climbing (aka sport climbing). You'll find bomber solid rock out west, but I didn't climb any bolted rock as solid as the Nuttal Sandstone at the New. I'm kind of a trad climber though so maybe that means more to me.

I'm territorial. No one will ever convince me that the climbing is any better out west that it is in the east (even though it is probably better in CA). !

Nuttall is pretty special, I describe it as granite proof with sandstone holds, completely unique...

So it the Corbin sandstone @ RRG. You really won't find better sport than between the NRG and RRG, but, having climbed out in many places west, a few areas to check out:

City of Rocks (ID)
Ten Sleep/Sinks/Wild Iris (WY)
Owens Gorge + Clark Canyon (CA)
Smith Rocks (OR)-
AF/Mill Creek (UT)
Shelf/Penitente (CO)
Red Rocks (NV)

Tahoe area has a lot of sport classics but they are kind of here and there, start @ Big Chief would be your best bet.

I like Rifle a lot, but it is pretty terrible for a 5.11 climber...(C0), very polished and greazy...though I hear they have put up some newer "moderates"

Do Not go to Jtree for sport climbing...

(This post was edited by jape on Jan 25, 2011, 5:50 AM)

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