1) Trout Creek, OR
An incredible trad area with splitters reminiscent of Indian Creek.
2) Unaweep Canyon, CO
Granite walls ranging from 300’ to 1300’. New guide book from Mike Schneiter and Jesse Zacher coming this year.
3) Vantage, WA
Another amazing area with tons of sport and some trad on columnar basalt.
4) Maple Canyon, Utah
“Cobble Climbing” with a wide range of holds from bombers to slopers
5) The Enchanted Tower, NM
The inverted wedge of Enchanted Tower features lots of hard routes on usually overhanging rock
6) Red Rocks, NV
A few thousand routes, generally warm weather, every kind climbing from short sport routes to big 20-pitch outings, nearby Las Vegas for off-rock activities.
7) Yosemite, CA
Internationally renowned for its classic big wall routes and storied legacy
Also, check out the documentary Valley Uprising available on Netflix. It’s riveting!
8) Grand Teton National Park, WY
Although trade classics like the Owen-Spalding and the Exum Ridge can be a cattle train at times, there are plenty of routes to keep everyone satisfied.