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louisls


Nov 8, 2010, 1:01 AM
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Anyone wanna do climbing or a climbing trip between mid-desember 2010 and mid-january 2011? I am a student at the U of I, Urbana Champaign and am looking to do some trad, big wall climbing over my winter break. I do not have transportation, but have access to gear. Send me a mail if you are interested.

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Nov 9, 2010, 6:37 PM
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Hop a plane to El Potrero Chico and climb big walls with a single rope and a dozen draws. Cheap beer, cheap camping, short approaches and plenty of people to climb with.


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louisls wrote:
Anyone wanna do climbing or a climbing trip between mid-desember 2010 and mid-january 2011? I am a student at the U of I, Urbana Champaign and am looking to do some trad, big wall climbing over my winter break. I do not have transportation, but have access to gear. Send me a mail if you are interested.

Louis

I'd be willing to do a trip if it was worth the time. Did you have anywhere in particular in mind? I have gear also


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I don't have any specific place in mind, just somewhere warm. I was considering New Mexico, possibly Albuquerque. I have not done any winter climbing in the US, so if you have any ideas on good climbing areas for that time of the year it would be great! I do want to do some trad and multi-pitch climbs.
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Well that time of year you'll be hard pressed to find somewhere warm. But cool to not cold is doable. I do trad pretty heavily so that's definitely doable.

How about The Tennessee Wall Near Chattanooga Tennessee? It's got about 150 good routes, mostly trad 5.7 to 5.10 but some sport in the 5.11-12 range


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Yeah, that sounds good. It seems there are mostly single-pitch climbs? I am down for that, but I want to get on some multi-pitch climbs too.


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Hmmm. Well During December and January I'm going to have to stick to near the Tennessee area, but I do have some wiggle room with travel.

The O&W Wall at Big South Fork has some shorter multi pitch trad....Stone Door/Savage Gulf is all really long (140 ft) single pitch trad, which you could turn into a multi pitch....Tallulah Gorge in Georgia has some good multi pitch routes of about 300 ft each...I don't think I could go much farther than that. Any of those sound good? It's not like we're limited to one place, I could give you a place to stay for a little while if you wanted


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There is also sport climbs at Foster Falls about 20 mins out of Chattanooga. It has a few multi-pitch. I've heard the T-wall is awesome though and that it gets a lot of sun this time of year. Climbing.com just did an article on it and the cracks look awesome. http://www.climbing.com/travel/perfect_to_a_t/
I could be down if you wanted to take a trip down there but I just got into trad so I don't have a ton of experience and my rack is limited to a full rack of camalots, 3 TCUs, and a few nuts and tricams.


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