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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 17, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Credit: pyro
don't forget stoney point!
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Crunch-

Re: Toulas california poster. Cool. My stuffs... a bit different. Less infographic, more piece of art with bonus information.

Also- I came looking for you last week at your book signing, but just missed you. I resisted the urge to steal one of your books from the table. They are gorgeous.

Pyro- yes, thanks. Stoney Point is on my maybe list.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
I may be a wanker for posting this but, you can see a vast number of US climbing destinations, with information linked, at http://climbingweather.com/map
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
No Wankifying Happie. Thanks for the link, I bookmarked the page. :-)
hagerty

Social climber
A Sandy Area South of a Salty Lake
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:09pm PT
"... 100 destination climbing areas in the United States."
Central Park? Destination? Seriously?

The Bugaboos are hardly "just over the border".
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Castle Rock State Park, CA
Whitehorse Ledge, NH
Crow Hill, MA
Purgatory Chasm, MA
Sandia Mountains, NM
Cabezon Peak, NM
Organ Mtns, NM
Seneca Rocks, WV


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:28pm PT
Jer you're takin' on a biggun here !!!! Might be many slings 'n' arrows!!!

If yer gonna call it "climbers map to the US" then those three external spots ( Bugs, Squish, Potrero ) are somewhat oddly placed in that title.

Change the title or ditch them would be what I think would work.

Best of luck with this project.

Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 01:31pm PT
Hagerty-
touche' but just trying to show diversity and have labels all over the us, not just in the obvious spots. I doubt it will make the final list.

I got it, nobody wants anything mentioned in canada. moving on.

happieegrrl, cool link, thanks. I know that the information is out there in the world already as to where crags are. I don't make map art because people need it. I just enjoy it.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:33pm PT
Fun idea.

P.S.: 'Tahquitz'
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 01:33pm PT
Tami-
I started with "north america" then quickly realized that was a bit more than I wanted to deal with. I chose those three just because they are popular includes on big USA roadtrips. They have been struck from the list because people cant seem to see past that.

And yes, many slings and arrows. Send herbal remedies.
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 17, 2014 - 01:34pm PT
Whitesides Mountain, NC
Whitesides Mountain, NC
Credit: Rankin
Laurel Knob, NC
Laurel Knob, NC
Credit: Rankin
Linville Gorge, NC, taken from Hawksbill, including Table Rock, Gold C...
Linville Gorge, NC, taken from Hawksbill, including Table Rock, Gold Coast Wall, Shortoff Mountain in the distance.
Credit: Rankin
Shortoff Mountain, sourthern end of Linville Gorge, NC.
Shortoff Mountain, sourthern end of Linville Gorge, NC.
Credit: Rankin
North Carolina Wall, Linville Gorge, NC.
North Carolina Wall, Linville Gorge, NC.
Credit: Rankin
Moores Wall, NC.
Moores Wall, NC.
Credit: Rankin
Rumbling Bald, NC
Rumbling Bald, NC
Credit: Rankin
Big Green Mountain, NC.
Big Green Mountain, NC.
Credit: Rankin
Grandfather Mountain, NC.
Grandfather Mountain, NC.
Credit: Rankin

These are significant areas and worthy inclusions on a climber's map. There are many others in NC, and the bouldering in the areas around Boone and Grandfather Mtn. is also large. More info available on http://carolinaclimbers.org/.

Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
Sierra Ledge Rat- great, thanks. Some of those are in stand by list. Hadn't heard of purgatory chasm, but it sounds metaphorically metamorphic.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Pyro- yes, thanks. Stoney Point is on my maybe list.

what does it take to make the list?
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:33pm PT
Wait, why were Potrero and the Bugs in a map of the US!?!?! I don't understand because I didn't read the 10 separate posts where you explained it to people over and over again, drrrrrrr!!!

Kidding, but I think it's a great idea and look forward to the creation.

I love maps, especially when done by an artist
Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
pyro-
is one of these three things:
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

limpingcrab- thanks. The horse is drawing flies.

redrocker

climber
NV
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
Maybe one label for Las Vegas area that reads: Red Rock/Mt Charleston.



Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Tami-
I started with "north america" then quickly realized that was a bit more than I wanted to deal with. I chose those three just because they are popular includes on big USA roadtrips. They have been struck from the list because people cant seem to see past that.

And yes, many slings and arrows. Send herbal remedies.

It's good that you've asked for input and I'm sure you anticipated some "constructive" criticism.
But....it's still your project/vision so don't lose sight by trying to appease too many.





Byran

climber
San Jose, CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 03:44pm PT
Try keeping a consistent logic with how areas are lumped together. It doesn't make sense to have "Cascades" on the list while also listing a number of individual volcanoes in the range. And if you're going to include a destination as large (400 miles long) as "Sierra Alpine" then it doesn't make sense have listings for both Bishop Bouldering and the ORG, since they're like a 10 min drive from each other and share the same campground. Likewise, South Platte is just one "area", but Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne are two?

Aside from that, some destinations that I have driven quite a ways to visit are Trout Creek (OR), Darrington (WA), Sedona Spires (AZ), and Mt Shasta (CA). Other areas that I haven't been to but are famous enough that I've heard a lot about them include Maple Canyon, Whitesides, Stone Mnt, Linville Gorge, and Laurel Knob.

Areas which I would maybe strike from the list are Socorro Box, Mt Woodson, Central Park (famous, yes; climbing destination, no), Mt Charleston and possibly Garden of the Gods. There's also a whole bunch of areas that I've never heard of on the list and I suspect a number of them could be trimmed.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 17, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Send herbal remedies.

Hee hee. Now that could be taken a coupl'a diffrint ways !!!

So I'll simply recommend David's Tea "Chocolate Rocket" . Oh, yeah.

Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2014 - 04:43pm PT
Byran-
fair thoughts. Thank you.

Reasoning behind Sierras/Bishop Bouldering/ORG is the vast different styles. There may be some shaving and editing there.

I'm glad you haven't heard of many of these locations. My map will be perfect for you.

I agree, Central Park doesn't need to be on this map.

However much people like to diss on Garden of the Gods, I meet people everywhere who have it on their "must visit" list for some reason. It is what it is.

Mt Woodson, fair enough. I climb in san diego and would like to have something on there. may have to think on that one.

Trout creek was on my maybe list. Do people frequent the area? It has always come across as an "in-the-know" type crag. Is that not the case?

Macronut

Trad climber
Fresno, Ca
Feb 17, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
I'll second Rankin's Whitesides, NC.
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