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looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 06:46pm PT
1. is a classic american destination
2. unique by description or location
3. fills a gap so that the locations are well distributed across the country

Pinnacles National Monu...err, Park

1. 80+ years of technical climbing history, including the first bolted climb in the U.S. (general source of some disdain by some climbers, but few of those who have been to this particular location).
2. Google sez...yep, only one.
3. Hey, it's not my fault there's so much awesome climbing here on the Best Coast.
Scalparm

Trad climber
Berkeley
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Lover's Leap, Needles(CA), The Incredible Hulk (or any number of classic High Sierra). There's plenty more, these are some pretty major ones.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
PF

Have you checked out Eagle Peak in San Diego?

Way Shorter approach, camping at the trailhead, and easily as good or better climbing than El Cajon.

I think a destination area needs convenient camping, or lodging close by.

I agree with the poster who noted that SD County in general is a worthy climbing destination. You have Woodson on your OP list, and it's killer for what it is, plus it's got history, but the total of SD climbing makes Woodson look minor. Lots of SDs climbing is so new that the climbing masses haven't caught on to what's up



Yoni

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:48pm 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 - 01:30pm PT
Some of my favorites that I didn't see:

Alabama Hills, California

Courtright Reservoir, California

Turkey Rocks, Colorado

Lumpy Ridge, Colorado
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Feb 19, 2014 - 10:54pm 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 - 03:14am 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.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:09am 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.
DWB

climber
Madison
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:41am PT
Custer State Park
Rushmore
Spearfish

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

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:43am PT
We're used to being overlooked and that's okay....Sequoia, Kings Canyon
MisterClean

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:16pm 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.
MisterClean

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
definitely tahoe area!!!
MisterClean

Ice climber
Northern Eastside Malibu
Feb 20, 2014 - 08:21pm 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
Cozgrove

Gym climber
Calabashole
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:25am PT
Nice
Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Feb 25, 2014 - 11:15am PT
The print
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Credit: Mick Ryan
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