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Julka7


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Cross Country climbing trip.  (North_America: United_States)
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I am thinking of relocating from NJ somewhere West. A friend of mine suggested that I take a couple of months off and drive across the country, look at places where I might want to settle and climb.
I am looking for ideas for good towns to live in and climbing areas.
requirements for towns:
--has to be big enough so that I can find a job. I work in IT (computers)
--access to climbing and other outdoorsy stuff
--liberal
--I am coming from a very impersonal nj suburb and am looking for a sense of community, outdoorsy and laid back people

Climbing:
I am not a very experienced climber and I'd really like to get better by spending good amount of time at different areas where I can learn different skills.
Most of my experience has been in the Gunks, NY. I follow 5.9 - 5.10 and lead 5.6 trad.
Where should I go?
How hard will it be to find partners considering my inexperience and what is the best way to go about it?

I am thinking of doing this sometime next year, but not sure what time is best in terms of climbing.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


jjanowia


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If you have an expansive definition of the term 'climbing' (e.g. you count cragging, alpine rock, snow and ice as climbing) and enjoy skiing, then Seattle would be a good choice.

1. Liberal

2. Lots of IT jobs

3. A decent sense of community for a city

The cost of living is a little high, but you're gonna get that in any liberal city that is a desirable locale.


Tradstheway


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Boulder, colorado


shockabuku


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Try Albuquerque, NM. Though to really have a sense of community there you generally have to have been born into a large family from that area.


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rockhoss


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AZ: Prescott, Flagstaff, Bisbee
UT: bad beer
ID: Boise, Twin Falls
MT: Bozeman; Missoula
CO: Boulder brah!
WA: Bellingham, Seattle, Wenatchee, Walla Walla
NM: Silver City? dont know it so well
Lots of stuff in California I imagine too.


northfacejmb


Mar 29, 2009, 1:22 PM
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Austin, Tx.

Year round climbing with pretty good sport inside the city and just a 20-30 min drive to really good limestone at Reimers Ranch. And about 1:20 to good granite trad at E-Rock.

Liberal.

Great community.

Lots of job opportunities.


Julka7


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Thanks everyone, but finding a job anywhere is proving to be much harder than I originally expected.
Oh, by the way, does anyone (who lives in any of the places mentioned above) need a java developer?:)


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