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noc_j


Feb 26, 2002, 8:49 AM
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This Thur. I want to go down to the Grand Canyon. I live in Salt Lake City, UT I just want to know if any of you guy/gals know of any good places to rock climb on the northen side ?
if you could help me out plz thanx

JDJ


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Feb 26, 2002, 6:29 PM
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I forget where i saw this post but someone said they knew of people that live by the grand canyon and said that they really dont choose to climb there. For some reason which i forget they went to other places to climb. You might want to research it a little.


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Hey cool man thanx


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Just from a rather unexperienced perspective but i would think rockfall would be a rather serious danger.


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Yeah, the Grand Canyon is mostly sandstone, and not too good for climbing. People get hurt falling down the trails. Also, I think the NPS doesn't allow climbing in the G.C. because it is an environmentally sensitive area.

HERE IS A GRAND CANYON CLIMBING BETA SITE:

http://www.arizonas-vertical-web.com/GrandCanyon/GrandCanyon.htm


Basically, it says the rock's not too good and you have to remove all your gear (bolts even) and you can't use powerdrills.


Downstream of the Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) the rock is much better, closer to granite (this is why they build the dam there). I have NO idea how to do the climbing, except to rap into the gorge, and climb your way out.

Big Wall: yeah, I guess rapping in is committing. Then again, there might be access roads into the gorge.

[ This Message was edited by: apollodorus on 2002-02-27 01:19 ]


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Rapping in? Now thats commitment. I hope you can climb your way out or you better leave a fixed rope so you can get out.


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