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lvclimbingbum


Jun 16, 2005, 9:46 AM
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I'm gonna be leaving for Escondido tomorrow, and won't be able to live without climbing. I printed out directions to the Vertical Hold Climbing Gym, but would like to climb outdoors too.

Any of you know a good place to climb not far away (more that 40 miles) from Escondido. I checked the routes database, but don't know where to go. I need some good suggestions. Maybe I could meet somebody at the gym sometime.

You can PM me or email me at localclimbingbum@yahoo.com. I may not be able to check my mail for a day or two. It just depends on how nice the hotel is.

thanks a lot,
george


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I'm gonna be leaving for Escondido tomorrow, and won't be able to live without climbing. I printed out directions to the Vertical Hold Climbing Gym, but would like to climb outdoors too.

Any of you know a good place to climb not far away (more that 40 miles) from Escondido. I checked the routes database, but don't know where to go.

Well, you need to go more than 40 miles. The best local summer sport climbing is Williamson Rock and the best summer trad is at Tahquitz/Suicide. Get a copy of the just-published 3rd edition of Southern California Sport Climbing by Troy Mayr, available at fixeusa.com/books, for an overview of the local sport climbing scene.

-Jay


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Definitely check Art's site for local options. If you choose cooler days or are good with morning or evening sessions there's local climbing but it's still suboptimal in the summer. For easier climbing Dixon and Mission Gorge are the better choices. For harder stuff (bouldering and hard TRs) I really prefer Woodson.

Williamson, Tahquitz, Suicide, Holcomb Valley, Frustration Creek and many other crags are great summer destinations to escape heat and climb all day, but are all 2-3 hours away.


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More and more stuff is put up at El Cajon Mtn all the time, Valley of the Moon, Corte Madra, and definlty Woodson. Lot's of places to head out on a nice weekend trip. Vertical Hold is a decent gym, the staff can be a bit strange to new people sometimes.

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