Anyone else stranded in Louisiana?


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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 18, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Damn it's flat here. My work assignmen just got extended again and I've kind of done most of the swamp activities I can think of on my one day a week off. I'm really itching for some sort of climbing, even if it's a muddy river bank or a gym.

Anyone near Baton Rouge? I hear there is a gym in Lafayette I'd be willing to drive for, or some sort of bouldering near Tunica Hills?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 18, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
Google 'mississippi rock climbing' and check out some possibilities.

Arkansas too though I'm guessing day strips may prove challenging. DRIVE AT NIGHT!

Alan Rubin

Oct 18, 2012 - 04:23pm PT
I visited a climber/geologist friend who was working in New Orleans once. I argued that I was sure there was rock somewhere in the state, so he brought me to a geologic map that showed that there was about 10,000 ft. of till above the closest bedrock. He was going to take me "tree climbing" (this was before gyms) but it rained. He used to drive 8+ hours to Alabama to climb. But I understand that Sherman found and climbed a boulder somewhere in the state as part of his 50 State Challenge---though he's never shared the details.

Trad climber
Oct 18, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
I lived in Auburn, AL and Augusta, GA for thirteen years.

You are 7hrs and 4mins to bouldering heaven at HP40 in Steele, AL. Google it. Its worth the drive for a weekend. Better than Fountainbleau. Better than Bishop in my opinion.
goatboy smellz

Oct 18, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Horse Pens 40 is the only worthwhile rock nearby, a good 7 hours from BR and a bit of a haul for only one day but if your jonesing it's definitely worth the trip. Next best would be Chattanooga and T-Wall.

Trad climber
Oct 18, 2012 - 05:04pm PT
Credit: micronut

HP40 Bump!

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
Hehe, yeah, somehow I had this same problem in Mississippi last year although I ended up finding some fun bouldering in Tishomingo State Park.

While desperate I'm not sure I can do 14+ hours of driving for a day trip by myself.

I'm open to more mediocre suggestions too, but I understand the geology issue. Anyone want to climb a tree with me? Gym?

We need to start having some more hurricanes in states with better climbing. ;-p

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 18, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Louisiana is the only state where vermin found no climbable rock. Ymwnv
goatboy smellz

Oct 18, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
There's always New Orleans, never had a bad time there
with some of the best music and food in the country.


Social climber
Oct 18, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Micronut, Auburn University? Medical College of Ga?

Oct 18, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
nothing but swamp.

gadsen bama (sandrock) has some great though spray painted sandstone climbing that is your closest bet other than outside birmingham and the little river gorge...

Arkansas is good as well, but you be driving.

tunica is mud boulders and if you're feeling lucky, go to the rodeo at angola.

gyms are ok there, but you're up the creek. best listen to the jazz/funk at chelseas cafe in BR north of campus or hit tipitinas in NO.

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
dont know how long you're stuck down there but Im in Mississippi for the time being. Ill be in arkansas this weekend

my other post - Horseshoe canyon

Ill be there this weekend, getting in friday night if anyone wants to climb. Have rope, rack, draws

Need really looking for a partner as I have someone with me. Just throwing it out there if anyone needs a group to climb with!


Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
HP40 is worth the drive
It's the best bouldering I have ever seen

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