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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby dskoon » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:07 pm

tiogap wrote:I don't know, but was thinking a bar in Lee Vining could be good. Keep it closed in the spring, and fall. Keep it open in summer, and winter. Lee Vining needs a good place to hang out after a day of ice climbing.

Isn't that place called Whoa Nellie Deli? :wink: Sure, not so much a bar, but, a great place to hang out.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Tonka » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:18 pm

Do they have to be in the US?

Some of my favorites.

Zebra bar after Kili climb.

Gjendesheim lodge in the Jotunheimenen, Norway.

Norton Rat s Tavern in Cusco overlooking the square.
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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby Bob Burd » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:23 pm

The Outdoor Inn, Jarbidge, NV:


25 miles to the nearest pavement. If your car breaks down, you can probably find a local at the bar who will haul you out for free:


Need a place to stay (maybe because your car broke down?) - no problem. Motel, bar, restaurant - same owner.

You can leave a legacy on the wall:


Lots of outdoor seating available:


perhaps while waiting for your towtruck to arrive:

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Re: Best Climbing Bars

Postby sierraman » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:09 am

A must stop on the way down Highway 50 from the Desolation Wilderness is Poor Reds in El Dorado, just past Placerville.
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