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the_JC


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So i got 24 days of free time (26 if you include a day per flight to southwest and back to northeast to take care of some stuff) in march. Bouldering needs to be done before i have to leave this awesome country and go back to europe.
The idea is to fly to vegas, get a rental car and start going to where rocks and beautiful sights is.

What're your thoughts about it ?
What places would you suggest to visit ?
Have to add though, that my bouldering abilities are not the strongest, did mostly FB4 - FB5 in Fontainebleau this summer.

Furthermore, to revive the ongoing "aerial travel with crashpad", the idea was to get a BD Mondo and do something like this: http://www.synrockholds.com/flywithmondo.html. Figured out it might be cheaper to do this than to pay oversize luggage fee for the Organic Big Pad i'll take back to europe (no way to get this sweetie over there, self-export is necessary).

I would be most thankful for any thoughts and suggestions regarding this trip, bouldering in the states, handling crashpads, etc.

Best regards,
JC


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Joshua Tree. Bishop. Red Rocks. Joes/Triassic. Leave your pad with me. The End.


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After you're done chasing white marks on the rock, seek the Dagobah/Yoda silence of the small, yet mighty Boulder Batholith:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Batholith

http://www.montanabouldering.com/


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Tons of great moderates in Hueco Tanks


the_JC


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I've read that there are big PITA access issues in Hueco. But it's too far in the east anyhow, I guess.


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In general that stuff is a bit overblown, especially for the time of year you'd be going.

Either way Bishop is a much more economical place to visit if it's not too far. Hard to go wrong there. There's also a great deal of bouldering in Vegas (new guidebook just came out) and there's supposed to be good bouldering at Moe's Valley near St. George in southern Utah.


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If you are flying to Vegas then it's a no brainer to drive the 4+ hours to Bishop and climb the Buttermilks, Happys, Sads and Druid Stones. You can camp at Pleasant Valley CG for I believe $10 a night or better yet you can camp at the Milks for free. There is more than 24 days of climbing in the area thats for sure.
Enjoy your climbing trip no matter where you end up going.


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Jumbo rocks in Joshua Tree is one of my favorites. Bishop is great too.

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At the moment, the plan is to fly to Phoenix to visit some relatives, and to send the crashpads there with UPS instead of trying to take them into the plane.
From Phoenix to JTree for some days, then up to Bishop. On the way back to Phoenix maybe Red Rock.
My visa lasts a month longer than expected, so i might be able to do a 7 weeks trip instead of 24 days, but it is also a cost problem, especially as i'd have to rent a car for that time. Anyone got an idea how to do this in a cheap way ?

Best Regards,
Jens


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I hope you had a great time experiencing the California High Desert.


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Well, i hope it will be a great time, because the trip will be in March. Should book the flight soon.
BTW: Still open for suggestions and tips.


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Bishop. Bishop. Bishop.


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Smith Rock in Oregon sounds a bit out of the way but is worth the trip in my opinion. Its absolutely gorgeous year round. You'd definitely be in for some cold weather climbing tho.


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