From Saskatchewan and Man­i­toba

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your­self once a week. Eat cold foods that don’t need to be cooked such as wraps, crack­ers and hu­mus, pre-cooked meats, bars and any­thing from bulk food. Buy cheap beer. The other things to con­sider are en­ter­tain­ment, climb­ing guide­books, toi­letries, en­try fees and any gear you might buy on the way.

Road tr ip­ping is about hav­ing fun, push­ing hard, chil ling out and let­ting go of the rou­tine back home. Some folks live on the road, some use it for a week at a time and oth­ers have never gone on a road tr ip. Put some time aside this spr ing and get lost. If you want to stay in Canada, it’s not far from Man­i­toba to the rock in norther n On­tario or from Saskatchewan to the Rock­ies. If you’re look­ing to head south, there’s lots of op­tions within a day. Drive to the stunning quartzite crags at Devil’s Lake in Wis­con­sin or the nar row Spear f ish Canyon in South Dakota. The old-school large boul­ders in the Wi­chita Moun­tains of Ok­la­homa pro­vide good value as does the peg­matite gran­ite spires around Mount Rush­more in South Dakota. A must-climb is the iconic basalt Devil’s Tower in Wy­oming. Few climbers know of the lime­stone walls of Barn Bluf f in Min­nesota. Many folks head to Arkansas for the sand­stone climb­ing in Horse­shoe Canyon Ranch.

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