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Normanras


Feb 21, 2012, 6:47 AM
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Eugene in May
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Hey everyone,

I know it's a little far off but I figured I'd post anyway. In late May to early June I will be in Eugene, Oregon visiting a friend and waiting for my new job to start. Since he'll be pretty busy while I'm there, I'll have a ton of free time. I'm hoping to get some solid days of climbing in! I've heard recommendations about local places (like Skinners Butte columns) as well as taking the time to get out to the sisters or Smith Rock.

Anyway, I don't know anyone in Eugene and my friend isn't a climber, so my connection to the community there is close to nil. I actively climb on the east coast (gunks, new jersey etc) currently. If anyone is around or is looking for a climbing partner (or just willing to show an OR newb to some great crags) I'd love to come along.

PS if there are any adventure treks folks hanging out in Eugene before the summer starts, hit me up!

Thanks,
Norm


anarkhos


Feb 27, 2012, 10:28 AM
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I know all the climbing in the area, including the good stuff not in the internets.

I was in Oakridge last summer, but I can't guarantee I'll be back this one. I probably will be though, so gimmie a holler when you get there.

PS: Skinner's butte sucks donkey balls. There is a crag in Springfield that's in progress, and the best Oregon climbing (outside the Willowas) is nearer Oakridge.


Normanras


Feb 28, 2012, 6:07 AM
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Yeah when I saw how central to Eugene Skinners Butte was on the map I figured it couldn't be THAT good.... however, local is better than nothing.

Thanks for the info anarkhos and I'll be sure to drop you a line when I arrive. Worse comes to worse I'll try and find my way out to a crag, just camp out and find someone to climb with.


anarkhos


Feb 28, 2012, 7:00 AM
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Well, depending what crag you camp out at, you may be waiting a while (and thats a good thing, trust me)

Edit: Also, you're going to have to learn to climb 10s and up. If I'm there this May I'll rope gun :)


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armymedic2162


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I live in pleasant hill and am new to climbing. Where is this crag in springfield, or the places near oakridge? I would love to find somewhere close to the house and not as crowded as skinners.


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Problem is you need to be introduced first hand. Neither places is for beginners, either.

There are also two crags north of lookout point reservoir. They're a bit easier to point out, but expect loads of oak.

I'll PM you.


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