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Jun 8, 2011, 12:06 PM

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Re: [comorg] Where to lead group of beginning climbers?
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comorg wrote:
I'm looking to take a group of high school aged guys with limited experience climbing out on a 2 day 1 night trip somewhere here in Idaho but am new to the area myself and not sure where I should be looking. easily set up top rope routes would be preferable for my own comfort with this being one of my first trips to lead, but my research hasn't really turned up anything of the sort so any fairly simple sport routes I could make into a top rope climb for the kids would be great too... Thanks for any help you can give and for patience with me being new to all this!


I would have to agree with everyone else here.

I got an idea for you though. Since you didn't state where you were located in Idaho I am going to take a shot in the dark. If you are too far from either of these places just find someplace else to do the same thing. There are plenty of areas in Idaho for you to explore.

Go to City of Rocks and camp out. Get there early in the day, set up camp and go for a nice long hike through all the formations. This could take more than most of the day and you will learn the area for the next time you want to take the group out. Then the next day load up all your camping stuff and drive back through Almo to Castle Rock State Park and hike the area. Again this will give you the "Lay of the Land" for your next trip. City of Rocks is a wonderful and beautiful place to camp. Make reservations ahead of time because the park is often full. Don't be surprised if you show up and find someone else in your camp site...squatting is quit common there and I have shared my site with some unfortunate people that didn't make reservations ahead of time.

This will also allow you to see how all the high school guys are going to act when you have them out of their normal element and without as much risk as climbing in a "new to you" area.

My 2 cents.


(This post was edited by kovacs69 on Jun 8, 2011, 12:07 PM)

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Post edited by kovacs69 () on Jun 8, 2011, 12:07 PM

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