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?
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.
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.