Bouldering or Rock Climbing in Nebraska?

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Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Original Post - May 27, 2015 - 07:06pm PT
This looks promising?

Fort Robinson


Toadstool? one move at least, just to say I did?

Niobrara Canyon?

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 07:38pm PT
after dinner bump
mike m

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black hills
May 27, 2015 - 08:33pm PT
I know they have a bunch of ice climbs above the niobrara. The "rock" looks pretty soft.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 10:21pm PT
Mud-tooling?

Gives new meaning to a 'brown-point' ascent.
Ed Hartouni

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Livermore, CA
May 27, 2015 - 10:42pm PT
you're on your own... right a trip report...
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2015 - 10:40am PT
Imagine a road trip, if you will, a place called Nebraska by any other name. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2017 - 05:13pm PT
Well for a few mil, looks like there may be some cliff crumbles...

http://lashleyland.com/property/wildcat-ranch
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 17, 2017 - 06:46pm PT
The "Verm", a number of years ago went on a campaign to do a technical climb in every state. His criteria for a "technical climb" was not stringent. The climb had to be 5th class and at least 15 ft. high. John told me two states proved to be tough nuts to crack and required a lot of research and detective work. Those two states were Louisiana and, you guessed it, Nebraska...good luck!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 17, 2017 - 06:48pm PT
on a recent middle country sojourn, I sought climbing in the Niobrara "Gorge".... YMMV but I would rather just climb choss elsewhere. I had a tough time finding anything worth ascent, much less the inevitable pick mattocking requisite to generate a semi-permanent handhold in that unconsolidated tephra yukk. and I like choss, especially the obscure. NoDak had WAAAAAy better climbing, no joke.

EDIT: NPS wild scenic river anticlimbing regs cramp the sh#t outta any attempt at ascent there.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Aug 18, 2017 - 08:37am PT
Same rock as makes up the Pawnee Buttes in northeastern Colorado. Scary stuff but doable. There is one technical route on West Pawnee Butte that has one move of aid (can clip slings to an old manky piton to make the move), then lower fifth class to lower angle scramble to summit. This looks steeper and more sustained, but probably just as loose and manky/hard to protect. FYI, all of this stuff in both western Nebraska and eastern Colorado is just the Laramide Rockies once removed. Post Laramide uplift the Rockies were subjected to massive erosion that created thousands of feet thick fanglomerates as far east as western Nebraska (and a penaplane surface currently preserved as flat-topped summits like that on Long's Peak). Subsequent uplift reactivated down-cutting into these huge alluvial fan deposits as well as rejuvenating uplift along the spine of the Rockies through Colorado and Wyoming; this set the stage for subsequent Pleistocene glacial erosion to create the alpine setting of the modern Rocky Mountains. This stuff is wicked cool geology, but wicked bad rock for climbing.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 18, 2017 - 08:51am PT
The Midwest and Prairie States comprise an annoying and rather large area that seperates the East Coast from the Rockies. Flying over that void is one thing, driving quite another.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 18, 2017 - 09:43am PT
I spent three years living in Bellevue NE..... thats 20 miles south of Omaha for those who care. I believe there is Rockclimbing if you were looking for some FA.... Most of Eastern NE is part of the Missouri River... anywhere from o miles across to about a 20 mile wide ancient river bottom topography.

Its not flat, go ride a bike around Bellevue, Norfolk or up around Yankton... and you will be surprised at how steep the hills are. I was not a climber when I lived there but I was a high school delinquent and we would skip school to go swimming in these quarry's. (much like in the movie Breaking Away)Quarry's exist all along the eastern side of the state and some of the cliffs formed have 60-80 foot drop off's.

[url="http://https://www.mountainproject.com/v/gitchie-manitou/106552179"]http://https://www.mountainproject.com/v/gitchie-manitou/106552179[/url]

This place is in Iowa but there are places like this around Bellevue.

So to Jim Donini.... get cracking on that road trip to Beautiful Nebraska.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 10:45pm PT
guyman to the rescue

Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 11:02pm PT
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/Nebraska/Omaha/Schramm_State_Park/

Seems like a problem could be eeked out of this.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2017 - 11:16pm PT
and ice is nice...

http://yuccadune.blogspot.com/
F10

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Bishop
Aug 23, 2017 - 07:04pm PT
It's been pretty flat driving along the I-80
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 23, 2017 - 08:35pm PT
yucca dune is kaput btw. mejor to just go do it. that shti makes the fishers feel like granite. no joke.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:16pm PT
Flying over that void is one thing, driving quite another.
Ain't that the truth.
I drove it both directions this summer. The Scottsbluff area right at the SW corner has some interesting formations on not too chossy looking rock.
Get out there and report back.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:10pm PT
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Apr 26, 2018 - 12:03am PT
^^^ Sweet. Solid. Looks fun!
dindolino32

climber
san francisco
Apr 26, 2018 - 07:28am PT
I'm from Omaha originally. The best outdoor bouldering I could find (and trust me I searched hard) was the Walmart wall on 72nd and dodge(ish). You have to avoid security, and it is one of those fancy man made retaining walls, but it was actually pretty fun. It tore up the skin though.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Apr 26, 2018 - 07:46am PT
Hah, Jim, right you are about crossing the middle of the country. Try it on a bicycle. I did Missouri--Kansas--Colorado during a solo coast-to-coast, and for about a week straight in Kansas, I basically didn't have to turn my bike, just pedal for that next water tower ten miles on the horizon. I still have PTSD from that ride!

BAd
RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Apr 26, 2018 - 08:09am PT
Bouldering or Rock Climbing in Nebraska?

Sorry, no - you have to drive south to Kansas for climbing...

Ahahahaha...heeheeheee....snicker...chortle...

I'll be here all week.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 26, 2018 - 08:24am PT
Some creative folks are thinking of bringing back the bison to the northern plains of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The plains have been depopulating for years as people retreat to urban enclaves. Bison, badgers, Black Footed Ferrets, and Praire Chickens will flourish but they don't rock climb.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 26, 2018 - 08:26am PT
Agreed!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 26, 2018 - 08:51am PT
yesterday; the formation next door had "class 4" overhang

I mean, all I'm saying is that the naysayers are pickier than most vegans.
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2018 - 11:05pm PT
bravecowboy, nice on ya for getting it done!
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 27, 2018 - 06:28am PT
I did Missouri--Kansas--Colorado during a solo coast-to-coast, and for about a week straight in Kansas

It can be worse, I rode through the Yukon for about a week, after having lost my glasses by being pulled into the ocean by a big fish. Just a solid week of greenish blur, riding though the unending pine forest.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 27, 2018 - 05:26pm PT
Now you can’t just casually mention “pulled into the ocean by a big fish” and not share some more details on that story.

I’m picturing a sort of seaside sidewalk and a Halibut mugging.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 27, 2018 - 11:22pm PT
I had arrived to Haines on the ferry, and camped a couple of days to wait out a rainy spell before getting on the bike. The shore below the campsite was rocky, and steep, so I was about 10 feet above the water. Before long, I had hooked a fish, and it was clearly a good size one, by my standards. While trying to get it out of the water, I lost my balance, and pitched in, rod and all. Man, the water was cold! I climbed out, sans glasses. I dived down a few times, but couldn't get to the bottom. So, I had to ride all the way to Denali without being able to see too well. But I got pretty good at squinting. Once in the park, I got replacements sent to me by mail. Spent the summer working as a cook, and attempted to ride back to Haines in October, but got too frozen.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Apr 28, 2018 - 07:59am PT
Bring the wildlife back to the prairies. We used to have grizzly bears on the Alberta prairies.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 28, 2018 - 09:15am PT
Lotsa cool historical and wildlife stuff in NE and Kansas. Why waste time on that mud?
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 28, 2018 - 04:24pm PT
I dunno doc, it's a compulsion I s'pose.









thisisarch

Sport climber
Nashville, TN
Dec 2, 2018 - 02:36pm PT
Was googling abandoned quarries in NE to see if there was anything that would be climbable now, and came across this photo from Weeping Water, so at least in the early 1900s there possibly was a climbable face
https://www.mindat.org/photo-287107.html
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 2, 2018 - 03:13pm PT
Mungeclimber

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2018 - 07:39pm PT
Arch, “climbable” being the operative term. Wow! That looks like sh#t. Full color ain’t helping Brave.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 2, 2018 - 10:18pm PT
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Dec 3, 2018 - 03:05am PT
That picture with the rope hanging down leads me to seriously doubt thebravecowboy's sanity.
Sagebrusher

Sport climber
Iowa
Dec 3, 2018 - 01:50pm PT
Some limestone in the southeast... http://eas2.unl.edu/~tfrank/History%20on%20the%20Rocks/Nebraska%20Geology/Paleozoic%20Webpage/4_Places.htm
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 3, 2018 - 04:07pm PT
Unfortunate as there's a lot of great climbing in SoIll.
Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:01am PT
The best rock climbing in Nebraska is in Wyoming or Colorado.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:47am PT
the best claystone climbing in Colorado is in Nebraska
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:58am PT
Some beautiful places in Nebraska and excellent bird watching.
Right now - not so much.
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