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dbrayack


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So the way life events are going, I'm forseeing myself in Utah the week of August 17th thru 24 or so.

Where would be a good place for me to climb/boulder? I may be solo, so I may prefer bouldering.

In case anyone is wondering, I'm going to Clausti's wedding!!!! I'm pretty sure I'll be in Salt Lake, but don't mind driving or hitching a ride somewhere?


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dbrayack wrote:
So the way life events are going, I'm forseeing myself in Utah the week of August 17th thru 24 or so.

Where would be a good place for me to climb/boulder? I may be solo, so I may prefer bouldering.

In case anyone is wondering, I'm going to Clausti's wedding!!!! I'm pretty sure I'll be in Salt Lake, but don't mind driving or hitching a ride somewhere?

Hey Dan, I don't know much about the bouldering, but I can tell you that Maple Canyon is really fun. Forget what you may have heard about grades and just go and climb and have a really fun time - it's like climbing at the Red but the holds never hurt your skin!

And it'll be just fine in August- I've climbed there throughout the summer in like 90+ temps and the shade is totally do-able.

Smile


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Don't go to LCC in August. You will have a bad time. It's just too hot for slippery granite bouldering. In fact try to avoid bouldering altogether.

Your best bet in late August is Maple or chasing shade in AF.


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Sounds like Maple is my destination then! Is it close to Salt Lake...like can I get there if I don't have a car easily?

I hear that place is SUPER good....but will I be able to find people to climb with? Do they have like a Miguel's or something? Are people nice there? I went to Rumney once and people were real jerks....wouldn't even talk to me.


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dbrayack wrote:
Sounds like Maple is my destination then! Is it close to Salt Lake...like can I get there if I don't have a car easily?
Nope. It's about an hour of Interstate and a half hr of 2-lane local roads south.


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#$#%er....


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dbrayack wrote:
#$#%er....
but with a little something to lubricate the locals, I'm sure a ride down there probably wouldn't be all that difficult to find.


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dbrayack wrote:
Sounds like Maple is my destination then! Is it close to Salt Lake...like can I get there if I don't have a car easily?

I hear that place is SUPER good....but will I be able to find people to climb with? Do they have like a Miguel's or something? Are people nice there? I went to Rumney once and people were real jerks....wouldn't even talk to me.

It is super good, for sure.

Yes, you'd be able to find people to climb with if you went up to the Pipedream. It's kinda like being in the lode. There are lots of people there pretty much all the time.

There is nothing there like Miquel's. It's in a canyon, far from much of anything.

You would need transportation for sure.

Hope that helps!


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noell wrote:
There is nothing there like Miquel's. It's in a canyon, far from much of anything.
Except a turkey farm and a Wal-Mart.

The turkey farm is better.


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Dan,

Maple is awesome, no Miguel's but you should have no problem finding partners. However, you will be nowhere near Salt Lake City. The bastards who have dragged you out to Utah are taking you to MOAB, yes, MOAB, in August. It will be totally hot and miserable.

However, I will give you the locals' tour of Mill Creek, and possible high altitude granite bouldering there, however. Believe it or not, there is also shady wingate crack climbing.


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yeah, not salt lake, buddy.

hehe, but maple is super duper rad. i spent all of july there last year, and you honestly don't need a car once you get there. its just all campsites and people hanging out at minimum crag and pipe dream and i'm sure you can find ppl to climb with. camhead will *not* be able to give you a locals tour of maple, cause he will be *with me on our honeymoon* haha. but he can tell you where to go and hook you up with some peeps from moab.

i highly recommend both maple and mill creek. hell, and reservoir wall at the creek.


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Sweet! Desert climbing in the ....well....summer =)


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Ouch. Moab in August? You guys are some sick masochistic fuckers.

That place is damn hot, no doubt about it. However, if you're already there, ignore everything anyone said about maple and spend most of your time at millcreek. That place is the shit. Also, the rumoured high elevation granite bouldering is just that... a rumor. So if you get a chance to go there, make sure you take lots of pictures.

Also, I recommend floating lazily along the river. Your chances of dying from being way to fuggin hot decrease significantly.


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Yah. I plan on quitting my job like the day before I fly out...so I'll prolly do a week...we shall see...


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sevrdhed wrote:
. Also, the rumoured high elevation granite bouldering is just that... a rumor.

no, it isnt. Smile

it just requires 4wd and/or clearance + time to find.

bouldering nekkid at 11000 feet in july in a glacial bowl high in the la sals was pretty damn fun, i gotta say.


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dbrayack wrote:
Yah. I plan on quitting my job like the day before I fly out...so I'll prolly do a week...we shall see...

Dude, why aren't you packing up the car and driving out then? No excuses not to hit up Maple then....and everything else along the way too.


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I fly for free, and am going to move to my tent at the RRG =)


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Of course... I could probably write the mileage off and do a BIG LONG trip...you know....maybe I will!!!


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dbrayack wrote:
Of course... I could probably write the mileage off and do a BIG LONG trip...you know....maybe I will!!!

That's the spirt!


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Thanks Rebecca....You know, I'm already planning the trip...I may spend the time in Colorado though...


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I`m gonna climb in Utah in september, is it a good idea? Could u recomend be any quite easy places? I`ve never climb in cracks. Where in Utah is good a place to learn some? In Europe my clmbing level is 7a so it`s about 5.12a.


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I've never been there, but I hear Maple is AWESOME for sport...and Indian Creek defines single pitch trad? Utah guys, correct me if I'm wrong?


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clausti wrote:
sevrdhed wrote:
. Also, the rumoured high elevation granite bouldering is just that... a rumor.

no, it isnt. Smile

it just requires 4wd and/or clearance + time to find.

bouldering nekkid at 11000 feet in july in a glacial bowl high in the la sals was pretty damn fun, i gotta say.

... or just hit big bend at 5AM
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Big_Bend_Bouldering/

in the end, moab will be hot, but it will also be beautiful!


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the second half of August is a great time for sport climbing in Moab, the nights begin to cool down and that transfers far into the day in the shady canyons

drop me a line if you need beta


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there are plenty of great shady crags at Indian Creek, and some of its hardest lines... Reservoir Wall, 4x4, Optimator, for starters.

As for the alleged granite bouldering, first rule of moab granite bouldering is that there IS NO moab granite bouldering.

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