The Climbers Map to The United States


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Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
There are a couple of other sites in New Mexico:
The biggest area is the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque. There are several excellent granite climbs there.
Another is Los Brazos Cliffs in Rio Arriba County. I use to climb with the Los Alamos Mountain club on the private land. It is a big Quartzite climbing area. The rock is solid.
The last site is Questa Dome near Taos.
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Feb 19, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
Some of my favorites that I didn't see:

Alabama Hills, California

Courtright Reservoir, California

Turkey Rocks, Colorado

Lumpy Ridge, Colorado
Nate D

San Francisco
Feb 20, 2014 - 01:54am PT
This is ambitious. Bold move to take this on and I really look forward to seeing the final product, no matter what you exclude, Jer!
The Leinosaur

Trad climber
Moyers, OK
Feb 20, 2014 - 06:14am PT
Sweet, Jer!
Having seen several of your excellent map-works, in magazine pieces and daily on my office wall (dreaming of Horseshoe), I imagine that within the larger-named areas (Sierras, Adirondacks) you might include a few noted peaks, walls or concentrations?

I especially appreciate your considering great-but-less-spectacular areas that are easy to fit into a road trip. I am proud to see Quartz Mt, OK on the list, and Mt Magazine; these are both great areas that would enrich a cross-country trip with both beauty and some old-school runout adrenaline!

That said, I would second the inclusion of Sedona towers, as, like those above, it is unique and easily accessed from I-40. My favorite trips have followed a drive-a-day, climb-a-day-or-two pattern.

I would also second Seneca Rocks, WV for its uniqueness, history and geography. Not so easy to get to but evena rock-starved visitor to DC could make a long day trip to the 'wall of a thousand pItons' and sandbagged trad fun on whIte rock lIke I haven't seen elsewheret. On the other hand Ragged Mountain CT would only belong if you felt compelled to include something from every state - it's about the size of Lower Mt Scott in the Wichitas, or maybe the Confederate Cracks at the 'Shoe. Fun but far from a destination for any but starved locals.

Assuming the '100' number is a general idea rather than hard and fast. Artistic License.

Look forward to it especially as I am about to move to NH and will be exploring that side of things. Hope never to miss a Hell, though, as the Creed always keeps me stoked for another year.

Trad climber
Nevada City
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Let me first say I think this is a great idea, especially if it stays more on the art side. That being said having pertiment, accurate information is always good too. My only significant critique would be to make sure to add Lovers Leap for the lake Tahoe area, just too special of a place with too much history to be left out, in my opinion.

Feb 20, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
Custer State Park

North Shore of Lake Superior (specifically Palisaid Head and Shovel Point)

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Feb 20, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
We're used to being overlooked and that's okay....Sequoia, Kings Canyon

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
Stoney point.... Thats hilarious.

Dont get me wrong. fun place to climb and lots of history but definitely not a 100 top destination for the states.

MAybe top 10 california but.....

pyro is biased.

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
definitely tahoe area!!!

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
...... A lot of these areas that people deem cool for this list are just absurd and more of a biased opinion of a local crag kind of thing. not trying to sound like an a hole...

California has a lot of world class climbing that should be included, it also has a lot of great local areas that should not be included
Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Feb 25, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
The print
The print
Credit: Mick Ryan
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