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coach


Feb 18, 2002, 5:47 AM
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   For all you Texans (and anyone else!) that have not had a chance to check out Continental Ranch you should look it up. I finally got down there this weekend with a group of our climbing students. There is a great variety of routes of all grades. It is all limestone and the setting is awesome. It is a 200-300 foot deep canyon with the Pecos River running through it. The surrounding area is typical West Texas rough terrain with scrub vegetation but waking up in the morning with the sunrise is memorable. It is primitive camping and you have to haul everything you want with you. There are portajohns at the campsite but that is it.
If you have questions check out the Continental Ranch website. It is definitely worth a trip. And its only a couple hours from Hueco Tanks!

Climb On

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I just heard basically the same thing from another climber at the gym last night (who was also there this past weekend). Guess I'm in the early stages of planning now. Sounds like a must-do crag.

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Isn't it expensive to climb there? I thought is like $10 a day with a minimun of 2 days. If so, I can spend 5 days at Hueco, which is probably the same drive time from Dallas.


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Thanks for the intel, it will be nice to check out a new area.


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The cost is $10 a day but I didn't think that was expensive when I pay $15 for a day at the gym and have to compete with all the kids. It was $10 well spent for some great climbing, fantastic views and time in the outdoors (and I do mean OUTDOORS!). To say the area is remote is an understatement. I think the edge of the world was just over the horizon but it was a great weekend. Check it out if you get the chance. There are new routes being put up as we speak and lots of areas that have never even been climbed yet!

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Coach - I do agree with you. Outdoors is way much better. And I do plan on getting down there sometime, but its a very long drive from Dallas. Oh well.

I go to Arkansas alot for longer routes and the climbing and camping is free.


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