RollGlobal’s Ultimate Sport Climbing Road Trip

So many climbers dream of doing it – packing up the van and heading out to spend the summer climbing out the country. The states have a lot of fun and diverse climbing to offer and almost everywhere you turn there’s a new style of rock to try (except in Florida).

Last summer we loaded up the truck and lived the dream. Returning from a year-long around the world trip climbing on three different continents we were stoked to see what lay in our proverbial and very large backyard in the states.

I am happy to say that so much of the climbing was fantastic. If you look at our map you can see whole regions we missed like, well, all of California. We live in California and have already been to many places so this road trip focused on the far-reaching corners of the country.

Mostly we had our eyes on the Red River Gorge in Kentucky and made some stops along the way. On the way home we hit some standout routes in Horseshoe Canyon, Arkansas and absolutely fell in love with Wyoming. Ten Sleep, I miss you!

You can see an entire map of all our summer climbing stops below. Click on the destinations for details on each place. Hobobo dirtbags stay tuned because a climbing road trip budget is in the works!


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4 Responses to “RollGlobal’s Ultimate Sport Climbing Road Trip”

  1. Kate C said:

    So awesome! Wyoming is fantastic, isn’t it? We have to find a way to meet you guys in Ten Sleep this year. What are you doing on Labor Day? :)


    January 5th, 2012 at 9:32 am

  2. Katie Boué said:

    Great post, this has inspired me to craft my own crag recap from my cross-country climbing trip last May – can’t wait to finally figure out exactly how many spots we climbed at. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is one of the coolest spots, I’m dying to spend a night in a teepee there.

    But I must point out, as a climber from Florida – we DO have climbing here in the sunshine state. You just have to be crafty enough to find it.


    January 9th, 2012 at 8:33 am

  3. Briana said:

    Thanks, Katie! Sorry for the low blow about Florida :)


    January 9th, 2012 at 8:57 am

  4. Katie Boué said:

    Haha, no hard feelings – we’re used to it. Plus, the climbing here is chossy, finicky, and totally tide-dependent. (And half of it is illegal.)

    Looks like you two are missing one of the best chunks of American climbing – the southeast! I’ll be spending the first half of this year entirely dedicated to climbing crags like Stone Fort (TN), Rocktown (GA), Sandrock (AL), etc. so if you’re ever in the area, drop me a line!


    January 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am

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