Last Saturday I went to City of Rocks, Idaho with my husband and some of our friends. It's out in the boonies, nothing but cows and wheat. It's rock climbing heaven. We drove into the reserve after driving through miles and miles of flat farm land and dusty dirt roads. The road took us into a the City of Rocks, perfectly named, where the rocks look as though they fell from the sky. The rocks look like giant "alien poops" dropped from above. And when I say rock, I mean giant boulders twenty to hundreds of feet high.
We had a good time doing some sport climbing there. There is a lot of trad climbing (traditional climbing where you place your own gear into the rocks) and there are places where you can boulder there, this is where you don't climb as high as sport or trad and you have no ropes, just a crash pad below.
The City of Rocks is all granite stone and this was not a stone I am use to climbing on. It's very abrasive. I am pretty sure I no longer have finger prints.
Rock climbing is among many of the activities I will be enjoying this summer.
What do you do for your "summer fun"?