Climbs Between Texas and LA

Climbs Between Texas and LA

Post by Jim Blakem » Thu, 05 Jan 1995 08:03:39


My girlfriend and I are driving from Dallas to LA (actually, Santa Barbara)
next week & we'd really like to do a little climbing along the way.

We won't be heading through Hueco Tanks/El Paso, but heading up through
OK->NM->AZ and seeing the Grand Canyon, too...unless there is a reason to
go the other way.

We have both taken two formal classes and we are new at setting pro.  We've
both done 5.9 and 5.10 face climbs at E-Rock, to give you an idea of our
ability (or lack!), but no lead climbing yet.

Are there any places that someone would recommend for top-rope climbing?

How about climbing in the Santa Barbara area?



Dallas, TX...home of the Worlds largest indoor climbing gym.  110'+


Climbs Between Texas and LA

Post by Ra » Fri, 06 Jan 1995 09:45:37

If you're coming in the 10, hit Joshua Tree just past
Palm Springs.  The place is huge.  I can give more
info later.

Then you can hit Rubideux in Riverside, CA,
Swing by Malibu Creek (That's where they filmed Planet
of the Apes) on your way to Santa Barbra.

There's also some stuff in SB.  Never climbed there,



Ray (DJ) DeGennaro II


Climbs Between Texas and LA

Post by MarkF397 » Sat, 07 Jan 1995 16:19:16

If you are going to be going through the southern part of AZ, there is Mt.
Lemmon north of Tucson, and Cochise Stronghold southeast of Tucson. If
going through the northen part of Arizona, check out Paradise Forks and
The Pit near Flagstaff. Plus, Granite Mountain is located near Prescott.
Let me know if you would like more info on any of these locations.

Mark Fleming