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I am doing a winter Grand Canyon trip, and I love bouldering. I want to bring a crash pad, but don't want to ruin it. Anyone have experience with crash pads on the river? Methods to protect it? How detrimental is getting wet to a crash pad?

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I am doing a winter Grand Canyon trip, and I love bouldering. I want to bring a crash pad, but don't want to ruin it. Anyone have experience with crash pads on the river? Methods to protect it? How detrimental is getting wet to a crash pad?

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Is it big enough to also be your bed?
If yu are going to carry it for three weeks, it sould do double duty.
 

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water might f it up if it is open cell foam, if it soaks up water and is wet for a while it wil mold inside. I am pretty sure most crash pads have a sandwich of colsed and open cell foam inside.
 

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I’ve been caught out in the rain while camping in Bishop at the Buttermilks. Pad was soaked pretty good; I pulled all of the padding out and let it dry but it took a couple of days. I’d try to keep it dry as possible. Landing on a wet pad sucks also, not so soft, it’s kind of like starch water. You could get one of those construction trash bags to keep it dry. I’ve yet to do the Grand Canyon but from what I understand in the winter you never get direct sunlight, so no drying it out in the sun.
 

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Of course I have experience with crash pads on the river but I didn't have to protect it from water. Wondering how? Because I'm using a crash pad which is totally water-resistant and an ideal choice for bouldering.....SPAM portion of post.....It can also be used as a supplemental pad as it comes with a compact construction. No doubt, the lightweight and foldable design makes it a great value for money.
Tell me more John!
 
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