One of the Five Worst Crags

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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
May 3, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
Red Wing, about an hour south of Minneapolis, is pretty crappy: an old quarry that is attracts broken glass, graffiti, chain smokers, teenagers, dogs, white trash, literal trash

crappy, suspect rock that's ready to blow, plus crappy, suspect anchors that I wouldn't hang a pinata from
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
May 4, 2012 - 01:14am PT
I think the idea behind the selection of the areas was that it be somewhat popular. The climbs in Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs are really awful compared to say, the Sport Park in Boulder Canyon, but the crags are so obscure that no one really cares.


I liked those Cheyenne Canyon routes. Crack Parallel is a good route, cool walk off, nice summit if you scramble for it. Peaceful up there.

Echo Cliffs outside of Malibu gets a lot of grief as being one of the worst crags in the country. I've always enjoyed it.

Mt Diablo is a crag that I have never enjoyed.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 4, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Pine Creek Canyon on the other side of Diablo is about the only SF crag, besides Indian/Mortar, that I've been to more than once. It's kind of cool.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 8, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
Ok, I'll say it.

Malibu Creek State Park is kind of a pile. I was a local for quite a few years and used to love it dearly, but that baby is ugly.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
2013 update:

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