Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
ITri4VT

Better to live East or West of Cascades?

Recommended Posts

And I have to admit, I learned to climb in Western NC, so I really like slab
Then you must be familiar with Whitesides, Looking Glass, and Stone Mountain (the one in NC, not GA). I'm a VA Tech grad, and that's where I got my slab fix regularly.

 

From your avatar, are you also a Hokie? There's a pretty big VT/UVA community on this board.

 

Yes! I graduated from VT in 2006. Didn't start climbing until a few years ago though. I lived in Brevard for a year, so just a few miles from Looking Glass, and the Great Arch at Stone was my first trad lead :) When did you graduate?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Great Arch is a great way to enter trad. Beautiful climb. My first slab lead was GA's neighbor, Mercury's Lead. Scared the f#$% out of me. Long lead with only two bolts between you and the anchor on P1, and old skewl 5.9 at that. Very thought-provoking runouts on that route. I think I sharted somewhere along the route. Still have my Dixie Crystals guidebook from 1983.

 

Matriculated from the CE program in 1988, moved back out here in 1989. Been in the PNW ever since. Git yerseff out here, you won't regret it. :tup:

 

PS: I live on the east side of the Cascades, in the Tri-Cities. I've also lived in Yakima, which is much closer to the mountains. I'd vote for an eastside relo. My $0.02

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I think I'm definitely sold the east side. Thanks for all your suggestions everyone! I've narrowed my list down a lot, but here's what it's looking like:

 

Wenatchee/Ellensburg/Leavenworth

Redmond/Bend

Bozeman

Durango

SLC/Ogden/Logan/Pocatello

Colorado Springs

Fort Collins

 

Medford OR and Redding CA were on there, but I haven't heard much about them... seems too close to the coast?

 

I've still got a few months but I'm glad I have several places I'd be happy living, b/c it may come down to where I actually find a job :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bozeman doesnt have as much rock climbing as some of the others on your list. Still a rad place.

Fort Collins is close to a lot. Same with Durango

SLC takes the cake IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A bad thing about SLC is that I heard several of the canyons for climbing are watershed so dogs aren't allowed. I don't have a dog yet, but we're planning on getting one after the move. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A bad thing about SLC is that I heard several of the canyons for climbing are watershed so dogs aren't allowed. I don't have a dog yet, but we're planning on getting one after the move. :(

Ah, new info. I see. well, don't move to Georgia either. I heard that their Aids clinic and support is very poor. I'm mean, in case you do get aids at some point.

 

:wave:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A bad thing about SLC is that I heard several of the canyons for climbing are watershed so dogs aren't allowed. I don't have a dog yet, but we're planning on getting one after the move. :(

 

Dogs are allowed in Mill Creek and Ferguson Canyon. Lots of climbing besides just little and big cottonwood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×