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socalclimber


Feb 22, 2013, 4:04 AM

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Re: [borealforest] rope problem?
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borealforest wrote:
thanks socalclimber

sitting up here in the canadian prairies with 5 feet of snow on the ground and nary a mountain (or a hill even) in sight gives us too much to think about... ha!

He's new to the game, it's a reasonable question.

Here's some sound advice for your first trip to Josh. Head to Trashcan Rock for your first day of climbing. Lot's to do and a good entry level start to the area. Don't take the ratings out here for granted. People love to say how sandbagged the ratings are, but they are not. A lot of the climbs out here were done before there was any 5.whatever (The Yosemite Decimal System) rating system. In the early days they used the F system. 5.9 was pretty much the top of the game back then.

You'll be fine. If you don't have a guide book and don't want to buy one, you can rent from the Joshua Tree Outifitters.

http://www.joshuatreeoutfitters.com

Also, for gear needs, general advice etc, drop by Nomad Ventures:

http://www.nomadventures.com/

Also, if you so desire a trip to town for dinner, try Sams Pizza next to the Post Office. They have excellent Indian Food, Pizza, Sandwiches etc. They also have Sams Market next door with a wide variety of food items and the best beer selection in town. There is also the Country Kitchen, nothing special, but it's a staple of the area. Also, try Pie For the People, a really great New York style pizza place. I can't really recommend Crossroads Cafe anymore. It's not bad, it's just not what it used to be.

As far as camping goes, it can be difficult to find spaces in the campgrounds. If they are full, you can always stay at the pit. It's not much, but it's free and there are good people who stay down there for the season. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR GEAR UNATTENDED. Unfortunately the neighborhood in the surrounding are isn't the best and things have been stolen.

Your best bet is to drop by Nomad's when you get into town for all the info. They have a good crew that are very knowledgeable about the area.

Enjoy your trip. Joshua Tree is an amazing place.


(This post was edited by socalclimber on Feb 22, 2013, 4:38 AM)



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