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Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 23, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
California has a GDP between that of Italy and Brazil, or the eighth largest in the World. It's population is about the same as Argentina's and it is about the same size as Sweden.
Perhaps that is why California climbers don't seem to travel much.

Trad climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
eighth largest in the World

used to be 7th

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
The East is rising.

edit: It snowed here in Ouray three inches today and a foot a few days ago.

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
I don't know...any California thread seems deficient without Rox' pontifications :-)

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Really, I want to travel North and South America, Europe, and Central Asia looks fascinating, but I keep finding cool things to do in California. It seems endless. I believe in knowing your backyard, and the backyard is f*#king incredible.

California IS the Golden State.

Apr 23, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
I've been around to a few places...
...and I travel a bit... even now...

but it is easy to stay in California and just climb, not far to Yosemite Valley... it's only one place but it is an amazing place...


Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
I guess I could leave if I wanted to go to the mountains. Oh, wait...
the beach? oh, wait...
the desert? oh, wait...
Forests? oh, wait...
a city? oh, wait...
somewhere with nice weather? oh, wait...
go fishing?
a lake?
basically anything?
Oh, wait...

The jungle! Next time I get an itch for the jungle I'm out of here!

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:33pm PT

The jungle! Next time I get an itch for the jungle I'm out of here!

LOL! We took my gf's son's gf to Tuolumne. She's from Indonesia. She'd never been outside of a city in California. On the drive up she asked us about the monkeys. We had to tell her there are no monkeys in California. It's the one thing we don't have.

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
good climbing in Minnesota. Donini can crash at my pad anytime.

Boulder climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:41pm PT

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
I climbed in Taylor's Falls in the 60's and saw Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) perform in a small bar in the Seven Corners. My first wife was from what was her name?

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
I was mulling this exact topic over in my head this morning while I was feeding critters. It was 9 out. That's fahrenheit. I'm sick of it.

Even went through the checklist. Got to rainforest, uhh, oh yeah, California has the coastal Redwoods which are a type of rain forest. Just no tropical rainforest. Somehow, I'm OK with that.

Part of this mindf*#k I gave myself was thinking of smart replies to the Wyomingits who when they find out I'm from California have to make really rude and negative comments.

I was wondering where Cali stood in GDP, thanks donini!

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:01am PT
you've only scratched the surface. Palisade Head is where it's at. We even have Egger-esque ice climbs, for real.

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Sucks., except for Yosemite, the Eastside, and Jtree. I will be outta here soon

Apr 24, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Born in upstate New York. Didn't take off our galoshes till spring.

Have not had to use them once here in JT. Oh well. No place is perfect.

Thanks Kennyt. Hadn't seen that video before. Very creative.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:16am PT
Lots of life changes in the past five years and I've thought much about relocating. But all in all having a home base in rural north San Diego County is pretty awesome so here I will stay.

However, traveling the globe is essential for me. Meeting people, embracing different cultures, exploring the land...this is what makes me happy. So my base will be So Cal and then I'll figure out how to span the globe.

"And I say to myself, what a wonderful world." Ray Charles, I believe.

Joyfully, lynnie

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Lynne -

Louie Armstrong

Apr 24, 2013 - 12:33am PT
The only state that I have done this in a day.

1. Climbed a multi pitch of rock
2. Surfed great waves
3. Rode my Bike
4. Cross country skied (back country with teliturns
5. Night Sking (Alpine
6. Spent my day from sea level to 10,000 + feet
7. Made love

Only in California

The Warbler

the edge of America
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:34am PT
It costs a lot to live in California, especially near the beach - that's another reason California climbers might not get around, as you point out, Jim - it costs to travel, and the state line is about 80 bucks to 350 bucks away. Unless I go to Mexico. The other reason of course is there is so much good climbing in California, through all seasons, that there's really no need to go anywhere else.

I could climb every day on a different cliff, dome, mountain or boulder patch for the rest of my life in California and not see it all, I reckon.

It's about time you moved back, old friend.
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