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Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 16, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Hello all.
Looking for a distraction from the Olympics?

I am building an art map of 100 destination climbing areas in the United States. Off the top of my head I came up with these below. They are not organized by location, just stream of thought. A couple are just over the US border.

Everyone is going to have their 10 local areas they want to add, but what I am looking for is the major oversights in my list. Am I missing anything?

Thanks for any input,
Jer Collins

Acadia NP
Adirondacks
Andromeda
Arches
Barn Bluff
Bishop Bouldering
Black Canyon
Black Wall/Mt Evans
Boat Rock, Georgia
bugaboos
Cannon Cliff
Canyonlands
Cape Ann
cascades
Castle Valley
Cathedral Ledge
Central Park
Cirque of Towers
City of rocks/Castle Rocks
Clear Creek/Table Mountain
Cliff Drive
Cochise Stronghold
Colorado National Monument
Cottonwood Canyons
Denali
Devils Lake
Devils Tower
Drapers Bluff
Eldorado Canyon
Elephant Rocks
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Tower
Garden of The Gods
Holy Boulders
Horse Pens
Horsepens
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Horsetooth Reservoir
Hueco Tanks
Hyalite
Ibex Bouldering
Index Wall
Indian Creek
Jackson Falls
joshua tree
Leavenworth
Lincoln Woods
Looking Glass
Los Alamos & Vicinity
Mount Hooker
Mt Charleston
mt hood
Mt Magazine
mt rainier
Mt Woodson
Mt. Lemmon
Needles, South Dakota
New River Gorge
Obed/Clear Creek
Ouray Ice
owens river gorge
Palisades, dakota
Paradise Forks
Pawtuckaway
Peters Branch
Pictured Rock (iowa)
Potrero Chico
Quartz Mountain
Red River Gorge
Red Rocks
Reimers Ranch
Rifle
Rock City
Rocky Mountain Natl Park
Rumbling Bald
Rumney
Ruth Gorge
Sams Throne
Seneca Rocks
Shawngunks
Shelf Road
Sierra Alpine
smith rock
Socorro
South Platte
Squamish
Taqhuitz/Suicide
Ten Sleep
Tetons
The Needles
Truman Crags
Tuolomne Meadows
T-Wall
Vedauwoo
Virgin Canyon
Wichita Wildlife Reserve
Wild Iris/Sinks
Wind Rivers
Yosemite Valley
Zion National Park
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
It would be much easier to visualize if it was alphabetical? Did i see Gunks and Adirondack park? Mt desert island?
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
yeah, agreed. was looking at the help menu trying to figure that one out...
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
It looks like a list of everywhere I've been arrested. ;-)
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:58pm PT
What? No love for the Deep South? Whitesides, Looking Glass, Linville Gorge, Stone Mtn., Boone, Sandrock, Moores Wall...





Great idea! Sign me up for one when they're ready.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
Poke O Moonshine?

Overlooking lovely lake Champlain home to Champy the American Loch Ness Monster.
Just in case you were interested.
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
Evel, look again, speed reader.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
ya, you have to put the effort into getting them in alphabetical order. looks like a jumbled mess..
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Ok ok so I missed Looking Glass on your list.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Thirty seconds of effort gives an alphabetical sort, but it would probably be more useful if it was arranged geographically.

Acadia NP
Adirondacks
Andromeda
Arches
Barn Bluff
Bishop Bouldering
Black Canyon
Black Wall/Mt Evans
Boat Rock, Georgia
bugaboos
Cannon Cliff
Canyonlands
Cape Ann
cascades
Castle Valley
Cathedral Ledge
Central Park
Cirque of Towers
City of rocks/Castle Rocks
Clear Creek/Table Mountain
Cliff Drive
Cochise Stronghold
Colorado National Monument
Cottonwood Canyons
Denali
Devils Lake
Devils Tower
Drapers Bluff
Eldorado Canyon
Elephant Rocks
Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Tower
Garden of The Gods
Grand Tetons
Holy Boulders
Horse Pens
Horsepens
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Horsetooth Reservoir
Hueco Tanks
Hyalite
Ibex Bouldering
Index Wall
Indian Creek
Jackson Falls
joshua tree
Leavenworth
Lincoln Woods
Looking Glass
Los Alamos & Vicinity
Mount Hooker
Mt Charleston
mt hood
Mt Magazine
mt rainier
Mt Woodson
Mt. Lemmon
Needles, South Dakota
New River Gorge
Obed/Clear Creek
Ouray Ice
owens river gorge
Palisades, dakota
Paradise Forks
Pawtuckaway
Peters Branch
Pictured Rock (iowa)
Potrero Chico
Quartz Mountain
Red River Gorge
Red Rocks
Reimers Ranch
Rifle
Rock City
Rocky Mountain Natl Park
Rumbling Bald
Rumney
Ruth Gorge
Sams Throne
Seneca Rocks
Shawngunks
Shelf Road
Sierra Alpine
smith rock
Socorro
South Platte
Squamish
Taqhuitz/Suicide
Ten Sleep
The Needles
Truman Crags
Tuolomne Meadows
T-Wall
Vedauwoo
Virgin Canyon
Wichita Wildlife Reserve
Wild Iris/Sinks
Wind Rivers
Yosemite Valley
Zion National Park
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Lovers Leap, Tahoe Area
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Tahoe (Lovers Leap, Sugar Loaf, Donner, etc, etc.) The third most popular climbing destination, after Yosemite and J Tree, in Cali.

Edit: Beat me to it.
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:13pm PT
Thanks Ghost.

It brings up a good question-

My plans are a numbered map with a key.

In the key, would you prefer to see them in geographic order, say from 1. Denali to 100. Looking Glass, or would you rather see it alphabetical in the key and the numbers are just scattered on the map.
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:13pm PT
Yes, Tahoe area was a huge oversight. Thanks.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Pinnacles national monument

Shuteye Ridge

Calaveras Dome

Needles, California

Castle Crag
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
Couple of comments:

Your list is almost entirely rock-climbing (including alpine rock climbing) areas. Denali and the Ruth Gorge seem way out of place.

And if you're going to include Squamish and the Bugaboos, should you not include other major climbing venues in Canada? Surely there is something in the Canadian Rockies more worthy of inclusion than, say, The Garden of The Gods.

I like the idea of your climbers map, but it needs a bit more thought.
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:21pm PT
Ghost. That's why Im here. Any other suggestions for Alaska?
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
tuolomne trad- great additions. I have to be picky about california, because it could easily be "100 Climbing destinations of California". Needles is in my list already though.
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
You might also want to ask opinions on which areas probably do not belong on the top 100 list. I believe you have 100 hundred listed and I can think of several others off the top of my head that are missing, but I'll let others post about the places missing in their neck of the woods.

Sounds like a cool project, good luck.
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 08:25pm PT
Also, Ghost,
Bugaboos and Squamish are most what I hear from people road-tripping over the border. My map barely shows the edges of Canada and Mexico so I need to be picky.

In the end I may scrap the over-the-border stuff and just save it for a Canadian map.
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