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mwelly007


Mar 12, 2008, 1:10 PM
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I am planning a trip with a buddy to Jackson Falls for my spring break, the week of March 17-21. Is it warm enough to be climbing there right now? I live in St. Paul, MN and I am looking for outdoor options. Are there other better/closer places. Interested in sport, bouldering, and top ropes. Please let me know. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Climb on.


cfurman


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Red River Gorge, KY


jkasmann


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Temperature wise it will be fine at Jackson Falls, but it might be wet due to all of the recent snow/rain.


mwelly007


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its sandstone at jackson right? how long is safe to wait after a rain/snow fall? until the surface is dry? any rule of thumb?


jkasmann


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It depends on the area....some climbs stay wet for a while, some dry out quickly. It has been very wet there lately, with snow in the last week. My guess is that in a week, some stuff will be dry, but a lot will still be wet (especially with rain in the current forecast).

RRG is a good alternative if you don't mind the extra travel time.


endercore


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RRG is way better than jackson falls


jkasmann


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Has anybody climbed at the Falls in the last week? Is it climbable or is everything soaked?


danf


Apr 18, 2008, 7:48 AM
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Leaving for Jackson Falls from Chicago this afternoon, anybody have any news on conditions down there? Besides the whole earthquake thing.


nivlac


Apr 18, 2008, 8:00 AM
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I had a couple friends get back last night from a two day trip. Conditions were great, but the forecast today is not.

I was there last weekend after a heavy rain and found a couple of dry climbs (by Cheerio Bowl) - with some more climbs drying up as the day went on. Rainy day roof was OK too, but we didn't climb there. Good luck and climb safe.


danf


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Cheers nivlac. We'll check those out of the weather doesn't cooperate. I'll try to remember to give an update when I'm back as well.


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