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rfletcher002


Jan 13, 2008, 3:06 PM
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Alexandria?  (North_America: United_States: Louisiana)
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Any ideas were this exposed rock is in Alexandria?


Found it NW of Alex, for those that are interested, the rocks are only six to eight feet (from what we've found), but thats good enough for bouldering. So far as I know this is the only place to climb on real rocks in the state...we are always looking for more so if anyone has any other locations, pplease post or email.


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I might go look this weekend with my short asian friend!


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I believe it's the exposed face of a boulder in Kistachie National Forest. I've seen a picture on it somewhere on the Forest service, or national park service's website. It's just to the side of a trail that goes to a gazebo I think. I haven't been there yet (who's got gas money for such a random short trip when Mardi Gras break is approaching, and bigger better stuff is calling?) However, I do plan on checking it out before I leave this state for good.

Where are you other Louisiana climbers from?


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I got a lead on the exposed rock...


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Trail that goes to a gazeebo. Now I HAVE to find this thing. You don't think its the Kisatchie right here in the box do you?


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FOUND IT!!!!!!! Longleaf Vista near Natchitoches Don't know how climbable it will be.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie/kisatchie-rd/trails/longleaf-vista.htm


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Looks like the entire Kisatchie Hills Wilderness may be a good possibility

"featuring some of the most unusually steep and rugged terrain to be found in Louisiana. In addition to a variety of wildlife, this scenic area features flat-topped mesas, sandstone bluffs and outcroppings, and several distinct forest types."

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie/kisatchie-rd/other/kisatchie-wilderness.htm


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Thats it, how about mon. we try and find it?


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Well since CPT D and I are heading up to Alex today, that place is only an hour from here on LA 8, I was gonna see if he wanted to hit it on the way. If he does I'll recon and get some pictures and if it looks good we can head up monday, if he doesn't want to go we'll go up monday.


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works for me


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I will post any pictures on here if it looks good for anyone in Louisiana.


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Found some decent pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mflanagan/sets/72157601039544032/?page=2

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I live in Metairie/kenner and cant make it all the way to Alex. any closer locations?


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None that I know of. I would check more into Mississippi like that cause Louisiana is very sparse.


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OK all, more info on the rock. Its at Longleaf Vista on the Longleaf Vista Trail. The best rock for climbing is about 12 feet. It looks like they had done some quarrying in the area and there are two plateaus of rock, hopefully more can be found down in the bottom of the quarry but right now all that area is overgrown. The best directions are take the 119 exit off of 49 or if coming from the south take LA 8 to 119. Longleaf Vista trail is new Gorum, LA. If you need the Lat Longs let me know and I will try and pull them off my Nav System. We are just hoping we can more people up there to get the interest in it and hopefully we can uncover more rock there. If you go let us know on this thread.
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Anyone hear of a cave around kisatchie? I just got back from a hiking/camping trip this weekend to look for rock. I didn't find the rocks pictured here but I found a cave that's a little south of fort polk. I geotagged some pics over there so I'll post up the coordinates later tonight, it was a little trick to find, but I did get to climb one small climb which made it worth it.

btw, I don't even know that's it's exactly rock.. most of it seemed to be hardened and would chip.. but alot around the area is just hard clay/mud.


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