Bouldering or Rock Climbing in Nebraska?

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Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Original Post - May 27, 2015 - 07:06pm PT
This looks promising?

Fort Robinson



Toadstool? one move at least, just to say I did?

Niobrara Canyon?

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 07:38pm PT
after dinner bump
mike m

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black hills
May 27, 2015 - 08:33pm PT
I know they have a bunch of ice climbs above the niobrara. The "rock" looks pretty soft.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 10:21pm PT
Mud-tooling?

Gives new meaning to a 'brown-point' ascent.
Ed Hartouni

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Livermore, CA
May 27, 2015 - 10:42pm PT
you're on your own... right a trip report...
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2015 - 10:40am PT
Imagine a road trip, if you will, a place called Nebraska by any other name. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2017 - 05:13pm PT
Well for a few mil, looks like there may be some cliff crumbles...

http://lashleyland.com/property/wildcat-ranch
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 17, 2017 - 06:46pm PT
The "Verm", a number of years ago went on a campaign to do a technical climb in every state. His criteria for a "technical climb" was not stringent. The climb had to be 5th class and at least 15 ft. high. John told me two states proved to be tough nuts to crack and required a lot of research and detective work. Those two states were Louisiana and, you guessed it, Nebraska...good luck!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 17, 2017 - 06:48pm PT
on a recent middle country sojourn, I sought climbing in the Niobrara "Gorge".... YMMV but I would rather just climb choss elsewhere. I had a tough time finding anything worth ascent, much less the inevitable pick mattocking requisite to generate a semi-permanent handhold in that unconsolidated tephra yukk. and I like choss, especially the obscure. NoDak had WAAAAAy better climbing, no joke.

EDIT: NPS wild scenic river anticlimbing regs cramp the sh#t outta any attempt at ascent there.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Aug 18, 2017 - 08:37am PT
Same rock as makes up the Pawnee Buttes in northeastern Colorado. Scary stuff but doable. There is one technical route on West Pawnee Butte that has one move of aid (can clip slings to an old manky piton to make the move), then lower fifth class to lower angle scramble to summit. This looks steeper and more sustained, but probably just as loose and manky/hard to protect. FYI, all of this stuff in both western Nebraska and eastern Colorado is just the Laramide Rockies once removed. Post Laramide uplift the Rockies were subjected to massive erosion that created thousands of feet thick fanglomerates as far east as western Nebraska (and a penaplane surface currently preserved as flat-topped summits like that on Long's Peak). Subsequent uplift reactivated down-cutting into these huge alluvial fan deposits as well as rejuvenating uplift along the spine of the Rockies through Colorado and Wyoming; this set the stage for subsequent Pleistocene glacial erosion to create the alpine setting of the modern Rocky Mountains. This stuff is wicked cool geology, but wicked bad rock for climbing.
donini

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Ouray, Colorado
Aug 18, 2017 - 08:51am PT
The Midwest and Prairie States comprise an annoying and rather large area that seperates the East Coast from the Rockies. Flying over that void is one thing, driving quite another.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 18, 2017 - 09:43am PT
I spent three years living in Bellevue NE..... thats 20 miles south of Omaha for those who care. I believe there is Rockclimbing if you were looking for some FA.... Most of Eastern NE is part of the Missouri River... anywhere from o miles across to about a 20 mile wide ancient river bottom topography.

Its not flat, go ride a bike around Bellevue, Norfolk or up around Yankton... and you will be surprised at how steep the hills are. I was not a climber when I lived there but I was a high school delinquent and we would skip school to go swimming in these quarry's. (much like in the movie Breaking Away)Quarry's exist all along the eastern side of the state and some of the cliffs formed have 60-80 foot drop off's.

[url="http://https://www.mountainproject.com/v/gitchie-manitou/106552179"]http://https://www.mountainproject.com/v/gitchie-manitou/106552179[/url]

This place is in Iowa but there are places like this around Bellevue.

So to Jim Donini.... get cracking on that road trip to Beautiful Nebraska.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 10:45pm PT
guyman to the rescue

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 11:02pm PT
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/Nebraska/Omaha/Schramm_State_Park/

Seems like a problem could be eeked out of this.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 11:16pm PT
and ice is nice...

http://yuccadune.blogspot.com/
F10

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Bishop
Aug 23, 2017 - 07:04pm PT
It's been pretty flat driving along the I-80
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 23, 2017 - 08:35pm PT
yucca dune is kaput btw. mejor to just go do it. that shti makes the fishers feel like granite. no joke.
HighTraverse

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Bay Area
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:16pm PT
Flying over that void is one thing, driving quite another.
Ain't that the truth.
I drove it both directions this summer. The Scottsbluff area right at the SW corner has some interesting formations on not too chossy looking rock.
Get out there and report back.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:10pm PT
cowboy spikes above what must have been a shoulder stand originally ? ...
cowboy spikes above what must have been a shoulder stand originally ? or the rest fell off?
Credit: thebravecowboy
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Apr 26, 2018 - 12:03am PT
^^^ Sweet. Solid. Looks fun!
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