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BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Jun 13, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
1. Gorge d'Aveyron, France our home area here, minutes away.
2. Rodellar, or anywhere within two hours of Lleida Spain.
3. Clark Mountain, Ca.
4. Chateauvert, France
5. Fontainebleau, France. I know, I know, but I don't even consider myself a boulderer and it's certainly some of the funnest climbing I've ever done,
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Hey Bruce, if bouldering counts I gotta rethink this.
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 13, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
S.P.O.R.T. Climbing!

Let's stay on topic, people!
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Jun 13, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
TEN SLEEP wyoming. went there last year, amazing.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jun 13, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Ceuse and Buoux are the best I've seen. Both mind boggling.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:09am PT
1- For fun only - hands down Jacks Canyon, AZ
2- For posing - Rifle, CO
3 - For being pumped silly - Maple, UT
4 - For exploring - American Fork, UT
5 - For pimping - Smith Rocks, OR

6 - Whatever chosspile I am putting routes in at!

Yeah, I'm old skool, LOL ;D
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:16am PT
1- For fun only - hands down Jacks Canyon, AZ
2- For posing - Rifle, CO
3 - For being pumped silly - Maple, UT
4 - For exploring - American Fork, UT
5 - For pimping - Smith Rocks, OR

Roughster, congrats on naming one of the five WORST CRAGS as your #1!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/873707/One-of-the-Five-Worst-Crags

There is a special choss-pile awaiting you as a reward.

Your bonus points come from Winslow AZ as one of the worst towns near one of the worst crags!
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:52am PT
Hedge I know, I know. I'll get there soon!!
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Need to hit that Le grand ditch over here too....
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:11am PT
Roughster, congrats on naming one of the five WORST CRAGS as your #1!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/873707/One-of-the-Five-Worst-Crags

There is a special choss-pile awaiting you as a reward.

Your bonus points come from Winslow AZ as one of the worst towns near one of the worst crags!

Hah! I have never gone to Jack's and not had a blast ;) I'll never forget a rest day out there one time where I had a HUGE herd of elk walked right through our campsite. Literally, I could've kicked one of them as I sat in my chair reading a book.

And before anyone slags Jack's, lace up at the Asylum. It will change your mind!

Come on, how bad can a place that looks like this be???

Credit: Roughster

Credit: Roughster
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:38am PT
The fun part of Jacks Cyn is it really seems to earn its bad name from Flagstaff climbers who run down Jacks while exalting their own local limestone: The Pit. The Pit is waaaay better than Jacks! Then you go to The Pit expecting revelations into the future of limestone sport climbing and... it's exactly the same. What?!

Then you talk to a Flagstaff boulderer and he says he doesn't bother with any of the shitty roped climbing around there to begin with. The crystal ball is getting cloudy. Oh, Magic 8 ball. Shoulda known. Maybe if I give it another shake....

I don't know about boulderers, I really don't, but I do know that if Jacks were actually one of the worst crags it would be an awesome thing! I wish I had a crappy little Jacks Canyon around here, it would improve the sport climbing greatly.

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I really liked Paul Humphrey's crag, the Trinity Aretes. A journey through California back roads that feels a lot like Hatfield and McCoy country, and nice, long limestone lines that seem to hold some real sport climbing adventure.
Seth

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:48am PT
I love how Paige says in that video "Smith Rock, it's the birthplace of American climbing!" Apparently without irony.

I mean, I know what she's saying, but.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 14, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Finale Ligure, Kalymnos, Arco, Presles.

Was at Valle de Quiros on the west side of the Picos in Northern Spain a couple weeks ago. With a bit more mileage there (we were fightin' bad weather), I could see that being a favorite. Riglos was great too.

The above were great for me, not only because the climbing was super, but, the hang was great too.
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Indian Creek (definition dependent)
City of Rocks... though once again it's not necessarily a 'sport area'
Blue Mountains
Red River Gorge
Lake Louise

...in no particular order.
Paco

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Goodness I want to go to Spain.
CalicoJack

climber
CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
#1 Indian Creek!

Oops, sorry, just kidding.

Rumney
Red River Gorge
Smith Rock
Owens River Gorge
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jun 14, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
Ceuse hands down. Three mile wide band of bullet limestone with brilliant colors and features and over four hundred feet tall in spots.

Jailhouse. The biggest holds you'll ever fall off of.

Mammoth Cave Sonoma county. 140 foot roof, corrugated like Swiss cheese with pockets over a flat dirt landing. No rope needed so its hard to call it sport climbing but it sure ain't bouldering. Swimming hole to boot.

VRG Mesquite Az. Home of the Mentor. My absolute favorite 5.12b sport route ever.

I can only comment on the areas I've been to but there are tons more that I'd love to visit in the future. France again and Spain....

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Looks like I am going to have to add paradise valley in mt. Thanks for the book kev.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jun 27, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
1. Owens River Gorge. Any place that bolts cracks is okay with me.

chuggin' up to the top of Slip 'n Slide, Owens River Gorge
chuggin' up to the top of Slip 'n Slide, Owens River Gorge
Credit: looks easy from here
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