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What is your favorite destination for Sport climbing trips? I'm trying to plan a climbing trip for next May and need ideas because I'd like to go somewhere new! I've climbed in Mammoth/Bishop CA, Yosemite, J-Tree, Red Rocks, Lander WY, and around Park City UT...
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Smith in May


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El Potrero Chico, Hidalgo Mexico


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Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.


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I'll throw in a vote for Red River Gorge, even though I've only been there once. I was specifically at Muir Valley and the trails and belay paths are so nicely groomed. Beautiful, well cared for place with loads of climbing. Just don't mess it up if you go. Wink

New River Gorge is great too, and you can sneak in a way cool white water rafting trip while you're there.
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redlude97 wrote:
Smith in May
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Smith is usually on in May.


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mammothiris wrote:
What is your favorite destination for Sport climbing trips? I'm trying to plan a climbing trip for next May and need ideas because I'd like to go somewhere new! I've climbed in Mammoth/Bishop CA, Yosemite, J-Tree, Red Rocks, Lander WY, and around Park City UT...
Any suggestions?

You live in Utah, sport climb, and haven't been to Maple?

Jay


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wow... how could I forget about Maple! I've only been there once, but yes I've been. NEED to return.


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caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

I'd suggest Skaha (Penticton, BC) to the OP. Great sport routes, great wine. About an 18 hr drive from SLC.


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marc801 wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

I'd suggest Skaha (Penticton, BC) to the OP. Great sport routes, great wine. About an 18 hr drive from SLC.

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gblauer wrote:
El Potrero Chico, Hidalgo Mexico

Great sport climbing -- but I'd not suggest it in May. I would expect it to be cooking hot by then.


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dagibbs wrote:
gblauer wrote:
El Potrero Chico, Hidalgo Mexico

Great sport climbing -- but I'd not suggest it in May. I would expect it to be cooking hot by then.


There is a ton of shade. Climb in the AM, Siesta through lunch, climb in the PM. Chase the shade.


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mammothiris wrote:
What is your favorite destination for Sport climbing trips? I'm trying to plan a climbing trip for next May and need ideas because I'd like to go somewhere new! I've climbed in Mammoth/Bishop CA, Yosemite, J-Tree, Red Rocks, Lander WY, and around Park City UT...
Any suggestions?

Sinks Canyon will be climbable, but the road to Wild Iris won't open for another few weeks at least. St. George, UT and the surrounding area has some really good sport, and has some seen explosive new development.


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Shelf Road, CO may might be a bit early, have to check to be sure.


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
Shelf Road, CO may might be a bit early, have to check to be sure.

In May? Its almost too late, so long as you climb in the sun.


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marc801 wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

In May? It'll be fine.


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Ten Sleep.


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what kind of sport climbing are you looking for?
I'd suggest smith, but if you are looking for quality hard/steep climbs you wont find them there. tons of vertical, crimpy, knobby routes. lots of pocketed slab climbs. Its definitely a fun place, I climb there every week and never get tired of it.


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
Shelf Road, CO may might be a bit early, have to check to be sure.

I was there in March and it was perfect during the day. Nights were cold, though.

Josh


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j_ung wrote:
marc801 wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

In May? It'll be fine.
By eastern standards perhaps. The other day when we had some late afternoon t-storms brewing, I came in from working on our landscape and commented to my wife on how humid it was. Checked our little weather station thingy - it was reading 36% RH. One day last week it was 6%.

So a "dry" southeastern day of 45% will be a drencher for us in Zion.


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marc801 wrote:
j_ung wrote:
marc801 wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

In May? It'll be fine.
By eastern standards perhaps. The other day when we had some late afternoon t-storms brewing, I came in from working on our landscape and commented to my wife on how humid it was. Checked our little weather station thingy - it was reading 36% RH. One day last week it was 6%.

So a "dry" southeastern day of 45% will be a drencher for us in Zion.

Laugh I would kill for 36%.


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marc801 wrote:
j_ung wrote:
marc801 wrote:
caughtinside wrote:
Red River Gorge. Not sure how the conditions are in May though.
The OP is from Utah. The humidity in the east will kill him!

In May? It'll be fine.
By eastern standards perhaps. The other day when we had some late afternoon t-storms brewing, I came in from working on our landscape and commented to my wife on how humid it was. Checked our little weather station thingy - it was reading 36% RH. One day last week it was 6%.

So a "dry" southeastern day of 45% will be a drencher for us in Zion.

Very true.

I climbed with someone from New Mexico over 4th of July weekend. Chatting while driving, she asked me what projects I wanted to work on that weekend, and I said that weather being what it was (high 80s) I wasn't planning to work on "projects" so much as I was planning on chasing the shade and climbing easier stuff.

80s is really not that hot, she said.

Yeah... in NM, maybe... I figured that she would find out soon enough and I left it at that.

The first climb of the day, a warm-up, she came down and said: wow, I feel like I just took a bath in a hot tub/sauna.


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j_ung wrote:
marc801 wrote:
So a "dry" southeastern day of 45% will be a drencher for us in Zion.

Laugh I would kill for 36%.

I would kill for 45%.

Averaging about 75% during the day here.


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Krabi, Thailand. No winter break crowds in May.


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william.alan.swanson wrote:
Ten Sleep.

Troo although adding Lander is good good good.

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