engineer1984 wrote:Maybe I just have a bad attitude?
This. BCC trad is brainy as hell, none of that plug and go bullshit you find on granite. You have to hang around scoping tons of in-obvious placements and get hopelessly pumped (and scared) in the process. When you get a piece though, it's typically bomber. There are lots of steep mixed routes to work which you can treat as sport climbs once you've sussed out the gear. Quartzite gets a lot of hate from the granite purists, it's an acquired taste but you'd definitely be missing out big time if you avoided BCC all together.
LCC in the summer blows chunks. Sure you can make it work but why would you want to climb 5.7s which feel like 5.10s lathered in grease? The season starts in October and ends when there's too much ice to put gear in cracks. That's when you get on hard slabs. Punany, that 11 to the right of Kermits, may only be sendable at night in January. I wouldn't get on the Dorsal if the temps were much higher than 50... but I like my granite sticky and I'm real scared of it. There was a thread on here or the Proj with a solid slab circuit to get ready for stuff on the Fin. Get on the Thumb before the season's over, that will give you a taste of things.
Moab, the Swell, the Creek, are cold. They're pretty high up and exposed, kinda hit or miss in the winter. It all depends on how much you want to do and how ready you are to spend long cold nights. Same for Ibex, I think I've climbed there every month of the winter but I wouldn't want to spend the night in January even though you can climb in a Tshirt during the day. St George is pretty much guaranteed to be good. The place is toasty. Never been to the Wash.
PS: leading Goodro's is considered poor form, it's for TRs only.
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