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jfs1978

Salem bouldering???

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Anybody know of some spots in Salem to get in a workout/bouldering session? I'll be stuck there for a bit and...far as I can tell...my options are pretty limited. I'd even settle for a gym/plastic session but it appears the closest option is Corvallis.

 

Thanks.

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head out towards opal creek if you do enough digging i bet you find something. But as far as "in salem" the famous and elusive "salem boudlers" are quite hard to find.

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2 local options include:

1) CROC center has a nice (albeit a bit shorter than many) indoor wall. Google for address. Actually not a bad rainy day place to pump. $5 will get you in. Swim, lift, shoot hoops while you're there... great for people watching. I've never been before 7:30pm when it's reserved for adults each night of the week.

2) There is a retaining wall right next to a railroad track just south of downtown. its on the west side of the road where owens serves and turns into south river road. once you get past the trash and "general meth addict's hideaway" feel the place will initially provide you with it can be somewhat fun to navigate the concrete seams between basalt rocks. There are some areas where the masons really got their shit together and it makes for some very small edges and ledges for both the hands and feet. traverse the whole wall a time or two and your fingers will get their fix. bring a pad as the landing is quarry rock and you can top out at 20'ish in the highest parts if you want to.

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thanks man. looks like i might have to just suck it up and take a few days off.

 

oh the horror. :rolleyes:

 

Come kick it with me at my house. Bring your tools we can go dry tooling, maybe hit Menagerie or something if ya got a full day and its nice. :brew:

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Tyler,

Did you and Kathy ever make it down to the lookout?

I found a sling on the start of the reverse the other day and was wondering if it was yours.

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Thanks a bunch for the recommendations guys. Busy with family stuff at the moment but I might get a chance to cram something in. Thanks again.

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