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wyoclimb


Oct 17, 2009, 11:58 AM
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westerner stuck in illinois
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I am helping the family & will be climbing at v/e
warrenville for a couple mos. Looking 2 swap belays or maybe rrg. I have pals down there already. Big change from my western home.


cornstateclimber


Oct 17, 2009, 2:54 PM
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i dont go to ve often or ever really but love the gorge. id be interested in heading down there w you wenever. yeah sucks living in illinois.


keenan


Nov 27, 2009, 5:57 PM
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that all depends on what part of Illinois you are in


cornstateclimber


Dec 13, 2009, 9:55 AM
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yeah most of it sucks for climbing! and then you can only feed the appetite so much with the southern climbs! im an altitude guy! the taller and more exposed and the more pitches the better!


Kevthecoffeeguy


Jan 13, 2010, 9:14 PM
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Drapers bluff is really the only multipitch i know off. in Il. It has been privately owned for quite a few years. When I was still climbing alot you could contact Eric Ulner And still get in. I do not know if that still holds true.


lostparrot


Jan 13, 2010, 11:19 PM
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sorry, draper's bluff is closed. due to the stupidity of our state government


Kevthecoffeeguy


Jan 14, 2010, 7:35 AM
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Sad buzz
Just out of cuiosity do you ever get dowm to upperlimits gym? I know gyms just are not the same as real rock sigh


cornstateclimber


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i hit the gym there bout 2-3 times a year. yeah nothing like the real rock. my passion is getting out of state and doing summitable climbs. devils tower, black hills climbs, colorado was alot a fun, even the gorge has alot of multi-pitch climbs. but hey what we have in illinois is all we got so cherish it! could be like indiana or michigan! yeah drapers was best place to climb down in so ill. sadest day ever when it closed to public! i dream of a day that it gets reopened!


Kevthecoffeeguy


Jan 15, 2010, 7:19 AM
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Why did Eric Close it?


lostparrot


Jan 15, 2010, 9:09 AM
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http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2141178;page=unread#unread

the way the law is now stated, eric is no longer protected from lawsuits by people getting injured on his property. you can read his letter to the public at the above link.


cornstateclimber


Jan 24, 2010, 10:52 AM
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someday maybe it will be opened again! it hosts some of illinios best rock routes! fancy lads is a beautiful 10a! and i never got the chance to tick ant killer! plus its got one of the best views from atop the bluff! i guess one could go to cedar and maybe get a glimpse of the cliff from atop cedar! thatll have to do until it reopens! good luck eric!


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