What is your least favorite sport crag?

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What is your least favorite sport crag?

Post by SCIN » Wed Jul 23, 2003 9:57 am

Man, I'd have to say that I think the Solar Collector (main wall) is one of the biggest piles in the Red. The trad lines rock but man.....that main wall blows. It's even ugly as hell. Reminds me of the moon.

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Post by SikMonkey » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:10 am

aw man, I am kind of partial to SC. It reminds me of Buckeye Buttress at the Lode. It just doesn't have the same shade that the BB has so it got scorched a bit more.

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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:16 am

damn, SCIN... I think Solar Collector is asthetically very beautiful. It's funny how tastes vary. Of course I can't climb much of the sport over there, but the trad lines do look fun. I want to get over there on a dry day and get on them.

I am only just recently appreciating sport climbing, so I don't have a least favorite sport crag yet. I haven't been to Military or Left Flank in about 8 years, but I imagine the crowds there would make them leading contenders for my answer. I went to Phantasia yesterday and I think that is one of my favorites so far, despite it's popularity. The Arena also makes me pretty happy. So happy I am making a stick clip (OMG!).

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Post by Gretchen » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:24 am

I don't know SCIN, I think you need a better look at the moon. I'll pay for your passage, one way ticket!
Just genuinely disengenuous.

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Post by rhunt » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:36 am

The main wall of the solar collector might be ugly but the climbing is really fun!!

My least favorite area is purple valley. Nice remote area and the trad is probably ok but other than that...not so good.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:47 am

is the "main wall" the wall with Super Pinch, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Green Horns, etc? Is that what you are calling ugly?

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Post by SCIN » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:50 am

Yea, that's it. They're probably some of my least favorite lines. I do like Herd Mentality and Police Ethics though. I think the close proximity of the lines may have something to do with it too.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:59 am

ah okay. I think the lines are too close as well, however I find the rock to be very beautiful. But just like art, it's completely subjective.

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Post by SikMonkey » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:59 am

Buddah Hole and Ethics Police do get sort of close at one point, but not so that you can reach the other line without a bit of traversing. I haven't done Herd Mentality, but I do like EP and Supafly.

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Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:09 am

Military and Left Flank only because of the crowds.
As far as routes go I would have to say Global for sport.

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Post by rhunt » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:22 am

The zoo is another one of my least favorite crags. I've heard that it has cleaned up some in the last 5 years, but about 5 years ago Pigsteak and I were there and I pulled off a huge hold that just missed piggies head :shock: It was on one of the more popular 5.11's
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Post by SCIN » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:22 am

The Zoo hasn't changed.
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Post by Artsay » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:48 am

I think Mt. Olive is up there for ugly. Besides South Side of the Sky, that wall is pretty ugly, loud when cars are driving by, and just nothing special.
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Post by Gretchen » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:50 am

I agree with the Zoo.
Just genuinely disengenuous.

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Post by hamsco » Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:14 pm

pistol ridge- if you would even call it a sport crag

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