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I was wondering what would be a good location to trad climb in the U.S besides Yosemite. Multi pitch and a lot of different routes are what i was looking for but something that is not yosemite although it is bomber. Just seeing what else is a popular area.


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The Gunks.


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A few places come to mind

-Lake Tahoe area - California
-Joshua Tree area - California
-Eldo Canyon area - Colorado
-Mammoth area - California
-Castle Crags area - California
-Shawnagunks - New York
-Taquitz and Suicide Rocks - California
-*Sedona area - Arizona
-*Seneca area - West Virginia
-Indian Creek - Utah
-Black Hills area - South Dakota
-Red Rocks area - Nevada Area
- 100's of other great places

There are 100's of great places to climb, I'd say pick a bunch of states (with vast amounts of granite, rhyolite, or any somewhat solid rock type) and just research the crap out of them, you'll find something.

*blargh I always get Sedona and Seneca confused...thanx for the correction!


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shoo wrote:
The Gunks.

Yep, he said it, wonderful, wonderful place
(OK I have not been to Yosemite, but for East Coast US there is nothing better and you can climb almost year round).


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New Hampshire trad is not to be missed.

EDIT: Be aware that you have to pay to climb at the Gunks. I think 15 dollars for a day pass, 80+ for a season. And watch out for millipedes.

That having been said, Gunks are great. But, I like NH trad better.


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Dude...screw New Hampshire and the North East. North Carolina is where it's at for trad climbing east of the Mississippi.

Looking Glass
Laurel Knob
Whitesides
Stone Mountain
Linville Gorge (Shortoff, NC-Wall, Hawksbill, Table Rock)
Ship Rock

The variety of trad climbs in NC surpasses the North East by far. And you can actually climb rock year around in the NC mountains.


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there's some really good rock in ohio!!!!!!!!!


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Hundreds of routes on some nice atoka sandstone in Arkansas. (Sams Throne, Cave Creek, Valley of the Blind, Deliverance, Rickett Mountain and Mt. Mag) Almost all trad.


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T Wall and various other Chattanooga-area crags.

DMT


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camhead wrote:
there's some really good rock in ohio!!!!!!!!!

I hear it is a real roof crack Mecca!


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joshy8200 wrote:
Dude...screw New Hampshire and the North East.

Yeah, you're right. What kind of an idiot would climb here?




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joshy8200 wrote:
Dude...screw New Hampshire and the North East. North Carolina is where it's at for trad climbing east of the Mississippi.

Looking Glass
Laurel Knob
Whitesides
Stone Mountain
Linville Gorge (Shortoff, NC-Wall, Hawksbill, Table Rock)
Ship Rock

The variety of trad climbs in NC surpasses the North East by far. And you can actually climb rock year around in the NC mountains.
Don't get me wrong...I live in NC and think it is one of the best places around to live and climb. BUT. I wouldn't exactly consider NC climbing to be a destination. There is a lot of good climbing here but if I had to travel and find a big concentration of excellent climbing, I probably wouldn't pick NC...unless there were other reasons like cheap airfare or friends to climb with. The question is whether you are considering a place to live and climb or place to travel to and climb. If it is the former, then NC is a great choice. If it is the latter, then I think you can usually find someplace better.


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I would start in NC since you live in Georgia, listen to above advice about North Carolina


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anyone's thoughts on boulder, CO?


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camhead wrote:
there's some really good rock in ohio!!!!!!!!!
but not like they got in Iowa.


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csproul wrote:
Don't get me wrong...I live in NC and think it is one of the best places around to live and climb. BUT. I wouldn't exactly consider NC climbing to be a destination. There is a lot of good climbing here but if I had to travel and find a big concentration of excellent climbing, I probably wouldn't pick NC...

Yes...fair enough Chris. For some reason I thought the original poster was refering to trad climbing areas east of the Mississippi. Of course there are better destination areas to live out west...

I will however totally stick to the fact that NC is the best climbing state east of the Mississippi...especially for trad.

Actually...what am I saying...all you gumby chumps go to the Yankee states and leave the real climbing to us.


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new river gorge and seneca rocks, WV are on par or surpass some of the others listed on this page.


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thanks for all the replies i was thinking more of a place to settle down. im probably gonna finish college at CU denver but was wondering what a good area would be for some different types of trad climbing relative to a single location. Thanks again for the replies mayb that will help you respond.


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camhead wrote:
there's some really good rock in ohio!!!!!!!!!

it's choss. flordia and mississippi are the secret hotbeds..






...no, in all seriousness, i'd second dingus, t-wall...


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adrenaline_climber wrote:
thanks for all the replies i was thinking more of a place to settle down. im probably gonna finish college at CU denver but was wondering what a good area would be for some different types of trad climbing relative to a single location. Thanks again for the replies mayb that will help you respond.

Denver is a very good place for Variety in climbing.

Not just Traditional vs. sport etc.

With in 1 hour's drive of Denver you can climb: Granite, Sandstone(several types), Gneiss, and Basalt.
TONS of Multi pitch variety.

josh


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Well, there's a fair bit of decent traditional climbing in Georgia. Lost Wall (same place as Rock Town, just not as far up the hill,) and Tallulah Gorge are two that come to mind -- though Tallulah Gorge is not the place for the NEW trad climber, as it's fairly stiff and there are few routes below 5.8 or so.

T-Wall, as Dingus mentions, is another fantastic place.


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I second NC as the best state to live in east of the Mississippi for multipitch trad. Move to Asheville and you have Yosemite like splitters 30 minutes away at Rumbling Bald. Within an hour you can get on hands down the best quality rock up to 9 pitches off the deck at Looking Glass, Whitesides, and Laurel knob. An hour north you can head to Linville Gorge which might possibly be the best adventure climbing location on the east coast (Cannon and the various areas in the Daks are arguable) The New River Gorge is 3.5 hrs away and rivals any single pitch climbing area in the states. Obviously there's lifetimes worth of bouldering with that much rock. Oh, I forgot to mention summer cragging in the highcounrty at Ship Rock, Raven Rocks, and various other Boone area crags. Then in the east you have Gunks-esque tiered roof climbing at Moore's Wall, generally 3 pitches or so. You can slab it out and shit yourself silly on the runouts at Stone Mountain. So, yea, NC is the REAL DEAL.


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RED ROCKS!


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lithiummetalman wrote:
A few places come to mind

-Lake Tahoe area - California
-Joshua Tree area - California
-Eldo Canyon area - Colorado
-Mammoth area - California
-Castle Crags area - California
-Shawnagunks - New York
-Taquitz and Suicide Rocks - California
-Seneca area - Arizona
-Indian Creek - Utah
-Black Hills area - South Dakota
-Red Rocks area - Nevada Area
- 100's of other great places

There are 100's of great places to climb, I'd say pick a bunch of states (with vast amounts of granite, rhyolite, or any somewhat solid rock type) and just research the crap out of them, you'll find something.

Did you just call Yosemite the "Mammoth Area"?


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Arrogant_Bastard wrote:
lithiummetalman wrote:
A few places come to mind

-Lake Tahoe area - California
-Joshua Tree area - California
-Eldo Canyon area - Colorado
-Mammoth area - California
-Castle Crags area - California
-Shawnagunks - New York
-Taquitz and Suicide Rocks - California
-Seneca area - Arizona
-Indian Creek - Utah
-Black Hills area - South Dakota
-Red Rocks area - Nevada Area
- 100's of other great places

There are 100's of great places to climb, I'd say pick a bunch of states (with vast amounts of granite, rhyolite, or any somewhat solid rock type) and just research the crap out of them, you'll find something.

Did you just call Yosemite the "Mammoth Area"?

Nevermind. Sorry, just re-read OP... 'other than Yos..."


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I heard there's some great trad at PTFTW.


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For finding a place to live, Nor Cal isn't bad for a trad climber, Sugarloaf, Lovers Leap (a moderate mecca), Cal-Dome (a really under-appreciated mecca with really good routes), and then of course, Yosemite.

So-Cal with access to the Cali Needles, (a place that every trad climber should climb it atleast once), Tahquiz.....


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cchas wrote:
For finding a place to live, Nor Cal isn't bad for a trad climber, Sugarloaf, Lovers Leap (a moderate mecca), Cal-Dome (a really under-appreciated mecca with really good routes), and then of course, Yosemite.

So-Cal with access to the Cali Needles, (a place that every trad climber should climb it atleast once), Tahquiz.....

Ahem. Ixnay on the aliCay.

The East Coasters tell me that New York is where it's at.


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Arrogant_Bastard wrote:
lithiummetalman wrote:
A few places come to mind

-Lake Tahoe area - California
-Joshua Tree area - California
-Eldo Canyon area - Colorado
-Mammoth area - California
-Castle Crags area - California
-Shawnagunks - New York
-Taquitz and Suicide Rocks - California
-Seneca area - Arizona
-Indian Creek - Utah
-Black Hills area - South Dakota
-Red Rocks area - Nevada Area
- 100's of other great places

There are 100's of great places to climb, I'd say pick a bunch of states (with vast amounts of granite, rhyolite, or any somewhat solid rock type) and just research the crap out of them, you'll find something.

Did you just call Yosemite the "Mammoth Area"?

also Seneca is now located in Arizona. I guess that place in West Virginia is no good


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black canyon
red river gorge
acadia


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piton wrote:
also Seneca is now located in Arizona. I guess that place in West Virginia is no good

He was probably meaning Sedona, which has quite a few new multipitch routes, but wouldn't call it a destination, but as a place to live as a trad climber not bad.

-Granite Mountain -Prescott, Az 1.5hrs
-Paradise Forks- Parks, Az 25miles- single pitch only
-Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon ~25 miles
-Isolation Canyon
-Winslow Wall

then if you want to drive
4hrs to Red Rocks (dependinbg on the construction at Hoover Dam)
5hrs to Indian Creek
~4hrs to Cochise Stronghold

As for someone who has lived in NYC, and Nor Cal, I havee to say that Az has the most convienent trad climbing (and decent access to ice if you live in No-Az) with a moderate drive to the San Juans- but for access to the most spectacular climbing, I'd say Nor Cal

Have to say that I love the Gunks and its great for a particular kind of trad climbing (roofs and face) and very friendly in starting out trad climbing, but I will go out on a limb and commit blasphemy,... to really develop as an all around trad climber; its not the best place. You don't learn crack climbing, and off widths, and to be a good all around trad climber you need it all, cracks(from fingers to offwidths), slabs, face.....-The Daks has ok cracks though.


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Idaho kicks ass for fun multi pitch off the radar trad. City of Rocks and Castle Rocks are damned cool too.


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For me, I want alpine climbing close by too.

Denver/Boulder, CO - Just about anything you can imagine within 1 hours drive

Albany, NY Gunks < 2 hours, Adk < 2 hours

Manchester, NH - North Conway < 2 hours, ME a few more. VT (Smuggler's Notch 3 hours)

I lived in CT for almost 30 years and there is some great climbing there too, with local crags <45 mins away (all trad, most climbs are PG though) and 2 hours gets you to the gunks, 4 hours ADK, 5 hours to North Conway.

-chris


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percious wrote:
For me, I want alpine climbing close by too.

Denver/Boulder, CO - Just about anything you can imagine within 1 hours drive

Albany, NY Gunks < 2 hours, Adk < 2 hours

Manchester, NH - North Conway < 2 hours, ME a few more. VT (Smuggler's Notch 3 hours)

I lived in CT for almost 30 years and there is some great climbing there too, with local crags <45 mins away (all trad, most climbs are PG though) and 2 hours gets you to the gunks, 4 hours ADK, 5 hours to North Conway.

-chris

And even more within a day's drive. There's a really low signal-to-noise ratio in the Boulder area just because there are a ton of mediocre climbs, but its a really good location to launch a ton of trips from.


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Index, WA - clean granite http://kimsey.stonepics.com/climbing/index_wa.jpg


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I would second the red river gorge. Although known as a sport destination, it has some great single pitch trad routes. The best thing about trad climbing at the red is the relative lack of crowds compared to the congested sport routes.


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surgeon1 wrote:
The best thing about trad climbing at the red is the relative lack of crowds compared to the congested sport routes.
Seriously. I went to Long Wall with some buddies on a perfect Saturday in August. Other than a guy and a girl searching for rattlesnakes, we didn't see a single person all day.


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did i miss anyone mention southwest montana? anything around butte is gravy. and second indian creek, and add moab.


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Boulder has always intimidated me... from what I've heard the scene really sucks, and the locals aren't really interested in welcoming new people into their community. Consequently even though half the city climbs, it's hard to find partners if you're new and don't climb super hard. Is this true (for those of you who have lived/live in Colorado?)


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i used to live in golden and from some of the ppl i knew out there if you say you cimb at a certain grade they expect you to climb at that grade all the time....there are days when i love to go out and climb 6,7,8s all day and then days i want to push it...no big ego here to have to show off and impress ppl all the time...i climb for me not them


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Laurel Knob is the tallest crag east of the Miss. This place is just waiting for your multi-pitch FA's. There are already a few established routes, but plenty of room for new ones. This is probably the purest trad in N.C. I definitely love the other classic crags in the area, but LK is amazing.

Rock and Ice already named Chattanooga the best east coast climbing city due to its proximity of walls.


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I think this thread might be helpful to you.

Tell me about trad climbing in your state


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