Forums: Climbing Information: Regional Discussions:
moveing to kingman
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Regional Discussions

Premier Sponsor:

 


fireface777


Nov 27, 2009, 11:05 AM
Post #1 of 8 (2388 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 7, 2008
Posts: 30

moveing to kingman  (North_America: United_States: Arizona: Northern)
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

i am going to be moveing to kingman from the east coast. and do not know anything about the area.I would like some info on the climbing in the area.


dynobelay


Nov 27, 2009, 10:11 PM
Post #2 of 8 (2358 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2003
Posts: 71

Re: [fireface777] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

The bad news is that Kingman is not that great of a town. Desert town, warm, not a lot of trees, etc. But big enough for all the stuff you need. The little nearby town of Oatman is kind of cute.
The 3 closest "big" climbing areas are Granite Mountain near Prescott. I like that cliff a lot; trad, several pitches. Red Rocks at Vegas has lots of routes big and small, trad and sport. And Joshua Tree in Calif. is a bit further but loaded with climbing and climbers. All 3 of these cliffs get hot in summer and are best in the off seasons.
There are many other smaller crags both near and far that others may mention too.


sonso45


Nov 28, 2009, 10:13 AM
Post #3 of 8 (2340 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 31, 2002
Posts: 977

Re: [dynobelay] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Ditto Dynobelay; and there is a lot of climbing nearby. Layton Kor is there doing chossy towers I hear. Lots of volcanic and granite rock inthe area. PM me and I can get you more info if you like.


pro4pros


Apr 27, 2010, 1:57 PM
Post #4 of 8 (2155 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 2, 2006
Posts: 25

Re: [fireface777] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

You probably will not find Kingman to be a receptive cultural mecca, however it dose have some salvagable charms - like its proximity to RR, Jtree, ect.

Ill be in Kingman until the Fall of 2010. Let me know if you need a partner.

megmay111@gmail.com

-meg


potreroed


Apr 27, 2010, 9:00 PM
Post #5 of 8 (2115 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 30, 2001
Posts: 1453

Re: [fireface777] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I was a long-haired hippie stuck in Kingman with a broken-down VW bus during the Democratic Convention in 1968--things got a bit scary.

Years later I was passing through Kingman in another VW bus when it caught on fire and burned to a crisp. Somewhere in one of the Kingman junk yards there is an old VW bus full of gemstones, turquois, emeralds etc.

Back on topic, be sure to check out Keystone Canyon which is on the way to Vegas.


pro4pros


Apr 27, 2010, 9:57 PM
Post #6 of 8 (2113 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 2, 2006
Posts: 25

Re: [potreroed] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

That is a scary thought. Until the ~ early 80's a sign hung in down town Kingman stating something like: If your black, dont let the sun set on your back in Kingman.

Ruff little place ... I think there's something in the water.


(This post was edited by pro4pros on Apr 27, 2010, 9:58 PM)


leapinlizard


Apr 27, 2010, 10:14 PM
Post #7 of 8 (2100 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 14, 2004
Posts: 200

Re: [fireface777] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Grew up in Havasu, in Flag now. Climbed in Kingman (Hualapais) quite a bit. Only one group of guys that does really. PM me I will get you phone numbers of the guys who set all the routes. Its all course granite. There is also Golden Valley, bout 20 mins from d-town Kingman. Desert rock but pretty cool anyway.


stiffneck


Nov 24, 2011, 8:21 AM
Post #8 of 8 (1369 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 24, 2011
Posts: 3

Re: [leapinlizard] moveing to kingman [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

dredging up an old thread here...
Moving to Kingman myself, arrive 01-01-12.

Used to do a lot of climbing, but was always a duffer and mostly stuck to sub 5.10 trad and the odd clip up.
Oddly enough, I climbed Crab Claw a few years ago. Logged in on the summit register and I think I called or e-mailed Leapinlizard... the catchphrase "do something real" sticks in my mind.

Anyway, haven't had a pair of rock shoes on in ten years, but I will likely sell my surfboard and start building a rack.


Forums : Climbing Information : Regional Discussions

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook