Escape to J Tree


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | November 22, 2006      
Joshua Tree rock climbing isn't exactly backcountry skiing, but it's good for the body and soul.

We just couldn’t stand all that snow. Had to get a last desert fix with some warm rock thrown in for good measure. Just kidding… in truth,we are incredibly excited about skiing this year, but don’t mind an excuse (family Thanksgiving gathering) to visit southern climes. With the body looking to at least six months of backcountry skiing ahead, it’s a good thing to get a few different workouts before the season really begins (as if it hasn’t already!). As any rock climber knows but is worth repeating, J-Tree is the perfect place for one last warm getaway before committing to winter sports. Hundreds of short but high quality climbs are available for any ability level, and belaying from a camp chair can’t be beat for relaxation factor. We pulled into camp and setup this toprope in about 10 minutes, got a good workout, then raced off to dinner with the relatives. We’ll be away from 24/7 internet connection for a few days, so blogs may be slightly irregular though still almost daily. I guess you could say I’m taking a vacation as well as a “blogation,” to refresh the creative spirit for many interesting blogs to come over what I’m sure will be an exciting winter. Will be back on the regular schedule toward the end of the week.

Colorado avalanche safety fundraiser reminder:
The second annual “RFAC Social” fundraising night will take place on Monday, December 11th at Restaurant Six89 in Carbondale, Colorado. The evening will begin at 6pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Cost is $68.90 per person and includes a four course meal and wine. Reservation can be made by calling 970-963-6890 and are highly recommended as this event sold out last year.



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7 Responses to “Escape to J Tree”

  1. Mark Worley November 22nd, 2006 5:23 am

    Now that’s what I call a belay!

  2. BJ Sbarra November 22nd, 2006 3:42 pm

    Looks nice Lou, but you didn’t have to go to Josh to find warm weather, it’s 58 in Carbondale today! Until we get more snow that means rock climbing for now. Have fun down there.

  3. Michael Kennedy November 23rd, 2006 7:52 am

    Yeah Lou, livin’ the life. Have a great Turkey Day!

  4. Lou November 23rd, 2006 12:52 pm

    58 in Carbondale! That’s crazy. I just hope global warming brings nice damp warm air with lots of snow. Otherwise, I’ll sure be glad BJ and his friends are developing all those new cliffs near ‘bonedale, but guys, how about some 5.7s?

  5. Lou November 23rd, 2006 12:53 pm

    Hey Michael, same to you and yours! I wish Hayden was here to set up some topropes for us!

  6. BJ Sbarra November 24th, 2006 5:51 pm

    We’re working on it Lou! Just seems like the cliffs around here don’t lend themselves to easier climbing. The first 5.7 I find though is gonna be dedicated to wildsnow, for sure!

  7. VPlus July 21st, 2008 1:06 am

    All. This type of blog is incredibly informative, thanks for the information and good reading!

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