/ Yosemite - Indian Creek OCT-NOV
I've been wanting to go to Yosemite ever since I saw Valley Uprising. This is the year.
Does anyone have any beta on how best to get there, find partners etc.? I'm going long term, probably in the states for 3 months so renting a car isn't ideal, but then buying is a bit scary. Considering the possibility of heading down to Potrero Chico once my visa runs out...
Also, let me know if you'd be interested in coming along!
I've no Beta at all, but my job is going to the dogs so if the make me redundant by then I'm in!
It's about 10 years since my last trip to the states but I always found it the easiest place going to find climbing partners.
I remember pulling up at Wall St in Moab ( Wall Street) and just looking up at the routes. Within 5 mins someone had asked me if I wanted to jump on a route. Next thing they're all going down to Indian Creek for a week and did I want to come.
Similar things happened at Red Rocks and J Tree.
I love the place, friendliest country I've ever been to.
Its definitely easy to find climbing partners in the honeypot areas (definitely not Minnesota!), and people are super welcoming by and large.
Although I did climb with some of the best I have climbed with, some of the sketchiest partners I've ever had I met in the states; generally younger folks who are taking time out to dirtbag. It is worth getting a good handle of peoples level of experience before you agree to go do a big route with them. The pool of rope at the feet of a partner after I backed off something was not something I'm keen to repeat!
Get some mileage in on the cracks before you go, it will pay dividends.
The Camp 4 notice board is the place to find partners in Yosemite, or round the fire pit in the evening. Should be plenty of people around in October
> Does anyone have any beta on how best to get there,
Take a plane.
> find partners etc.?
Mountain Project is very good and you should get some replies.
Sent you a private message
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