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kpj24078


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what do you think the 5 best climbing locations in the U.S.


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bishop, boulder, valley, gunks,slc


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What, no mention of Pictured Rocks in Iowa??


Rumney, Gunks, anything along the Minn/Wis. border, Moab, Yosemite; in no particular order.


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sorry to sound like an idiot but which "valley"?


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Boulder, Moab, Yos, Chattanooga (TN,) and Denali.


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The Needles / Yosemite Valley / The Gunks / Joshua Tree / Tuolomne in no particlular order. 8^)


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I haven't been to enough places to assess the top five........mainly because I keep going out to RED ROCKS. That place has gotta be in the top 5!


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valley, rifle, red, vrg, rifle


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Yosemite, Red Rocks, Boulder, Wind Rivers, Sierras...But I could come out with 5 on the East Coast...Gunks, N Conway, Seneca, western N. Carolina, Red River Gorge...

So Many places , so little time !


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Realistically, compared to the rest of the world, Bishop doesn't really stack up. Top 5 in the US:

Indian Creek
Hueco
Yosemite

I'm guessing the two other most worthy are the Gunks and The Red River Gorge.

The first three are included in lists of the best climbing in the World, not just the US. Hate to say it but places like Bishop, The Needles, Sierras, Red Rocks , VRG, etc, as great as they are, are outclassed by Hueco, Yos and the Creek.


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~Yosemite (although I've never been there...I just KNOW it)

~J-Tree

~Red Rocks

~Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO

~Index, WA


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Yosemite
Hueco
Indian Creek
Joshua Tree

These are also on a list of greatest places to climb in the world and are unique in that they represent something that you can't find a better version of elsewhere. They stack up on lists that also include things like Rocklands, Fontainebleau, Ceuse, Grampians, Castle Hill.


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sorry to sound like an idiot...

Too late.

This is based on enjoyable climbing, likelyhood of good weather, and overall atmosphere:

Smith Rock
Valley
Saint George
Indian Creek
Red Rocks


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for those who asked, whenever the 'valley' is referenced, it means Yosemite.

five best? hrm.

Yosemite (the park, including Tuolomne & backcountry)
Red Rocks
Gunks
Joshua Tree

The fifth could be any of the east coast destinations or maybe Eldo...


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sorry to sound like an idiot but which "valley"?

There is only one place worthy of being called "The Valley" - and it's in California -


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Hueco, SLC, Southeast, New England, Hueco


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Yosemite
Hueco
Indian Creek
Joshua Tree

These are also on a list of greatest places to climb in the world and are unique in that they represent something that you can't find a better version of elsewhere. They stack up on lists that also include things like Rocklands, Fontainebleau, Ceuse, Grampians, Castle Hill.

Well, the question asked for 5 places, so I'll just add the Gunks to your list.

Curt


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The question is impossible to answer.


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That I've been to?

Eldo
Jtree
Moab
Devil's Tower
South Dakota Needles


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this is a tough one...there's so many...

hueco
red river gorge
the valley
rifle
indian creek
gunks
smith
rumney


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valley, rifle, red, vrg, rifle

which red? red river gorge, or red rocks?

both are awesome!


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in the east...

the New River, Red River and Linville Gorges, Looking Glass and the Gunks


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Yos
Hueco
SLC
Red Rocks
Bishop


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my list isn't too different from most of the others. Just my five favorites. Going on overall atmosphere as well as quality climbing

Indian Creek
Smith Rock
Hueco (yeah, the atmosphere sucks, but, hey, it's hueco)
Maple Canyon
Squamish (I know, not in the U.S., but I hate the Valley)


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Yosemite
Eldo
Red rocks
Gunks
JT

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