From Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast
The East can have great early season rock climbing, but some crags are slow to dr y. It’s best to head south in the spr ing. The American Northeast of fers excel lent climbing at New York’s Shawangunks and the timeless climbs at North Conway. Looking for something dif ferent, then head to Maine’s Acadia National Park for some oceanside cragging.
Venture farther south and f ind the must-visit Red River Gorge in Kentucky, the famous sandstone of New River Gorge and the amazing bouldering at Chattanooga. Looking for some stout routes, then visit the steep walls at Alabama’s Little River Canyon, where there are plent y of hard routes for the ser ious climber.
No matter what you’re looking for this spr ing, there are dozens of road tr ipping options. Check your oil and dr ive safe.–