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David C

Trad climber
UK
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 07:15am PT
Hi JohnTP,

We are old and weak, so easier grades, 5.6 to 5.11.

Bolts are not our thing, and for us Spain is a $30 flight away, so the States is all about trad.

We have lots of world class single pitch at home, but not much in the way of long routes, so long is good.

We are happy about any length of approach.

We would like the places to be scenic if possible.

We would like to climb almost every day, except when travelling.

We will only be in the USA for two weeks - even us Euros have to work sometimes.

All the best, D
BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Nov 10, 2017 - 08:01am PT
What about Salt Lake Airport? Its only 6hr drive and you could stop and see Zion. Just a thought...

If you do fly straight into Vegas, don't worry about rain....there's PLENTY to do aside from RR, climbing wise we have good limestone sport, and single pitch granite all within about an hr from city center. Jtree is only 3ish hrs away and Zion less than 3 the other way, and the other other way is the Grand Cyn/Sedona in 4.
And of course you have Las Vegas!
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Nov 10, 2017 - 08:27am PT
Fly into LAS or SLC. Climb at Zion and Red Rock. Ignore the SCA shet between LAX and LAS, esp since Tahquitz would be out of the way.

Enjoy the desert.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 10, 2017 - 08:32am PT
The only problem I see with that is "March." Brrrrrr!

:)

But I'm a weather wimp.

DMT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:09am PT
+1 for sticking to JT and RR in March. If multipitch is your game, then RR. Fly direct don't waste time on a hwy.

skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Nov 10, 2017 - 12:44pm PT
^^^^^^If you go to Zion check the raptor closings. Its also still a little shady due to the sun angle and tight canyon. But pretty dang spectacular.

S....
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:16pm PT
If LAX is that much cheaper, there's plenty of diversions nearby to pass the time whilst you wait for the traffic to be reasonable. Google, "adult entertainment LAX". Ha ha.

You could hit a beach (in either direction).

Conquer the mighty J Paul Pebble then hit the Getty Villa.

Not that far a drive to Compton on surface streets. That can be pretty interesting. Cultural. Get some soul food at Dirty South on Crenshaw.

Plenty of fun pubs nearby to chill at.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:22pm PT
Ah, The King's Head in Santa Monica. Spent many an evening there with my Brit friends. Saw Richard Branson there. That said I still recommend skipping LA and go directly to Vegas. If it's raining go to JT for solid rock.
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