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USnavy


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Other than EPC, are there any destination level crags that offer a reasonable concentration of multi-pitch sport, grade III or above? Is EPC pretty much it for the continent?


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USnavy wrote:
Is EPC pretty much it for the continent?
As far as I know......yes.
North America ain't France Tongue


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Acording to Chris Kalous, the Ghost River Valley is the place to go when it's too hot to go to EPC for multi-[itch sport. There are a lot of awesome looking lines and plenty of potential for new lines.

http://www.climbing.com/...ghost237/index5.html


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I believe there's Unimpeachable Groping, 5.10b, 7 pitches in Red Rocks.


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USnavy wrote:
Other than EPC, are there any destination level crags that offer a reasonable concentration of multi-pitch sport, grade III or above? Is EPC pretty much it for the continent?
A few years ago, you had a thread about Infinite Bliss. Sounds like a place for multi-pitch climbing! Wink


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USnavy wrote:
Other than EPC, are there any destination level crags that offer a reasonable concentration of multi-pitch sport, grade III or above? Is EPC pretty much it for the continent?

The Salt Lake area is seeing more and more. I did the FA of a big sport route (IV 5.11-, 22 pitches) last year: http://mountainproject.com/...ock_canyon/106897735 There are a number of other shorter 3-4 pitch sport routes in the canyon, too, though the rock quality varies. Shoot me an email (thigbee at gmail dot com) if you have questions or want more info.

Closer to Salt Lake itself is Devil's Castle, which has some really fun 5.10-5.11 multipitch sport routes, though some require a bit of extra gear, like a few cams: http://mountainproject.com/...ood_canyon/105834094


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canadian rockies ....


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The Sheapshead Dome at Choshise Stronghold has really fun bolted routes, 700 feet. Dozens of options between 5.8 and 5.12.

Do you trad climb? If not, you're wasting a year road-tripping in the US. If it's sport your after, go to Smith, then fly to the Red and the New, then fly to Europe.


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the Bow Valley and the Ghost are getting a ton of long sport routes developed.


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