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#54062 - 08/20/10 01:58 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: climberism]
AOR Offline
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 392
Originally Posted By: climberism
But any unfamiliar face or guiding up there doesn't get the best vibe from others...


In 30 years of climbing out there, I've never encountered anything like this. So, I'm not quite sure what you mean.

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#54065 - 08/20/10 02:06 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: RangerRob]
Kent Offline
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Registered: 01/21/00
Posts: 1036
Loc: The Bayards

RR, ten minutes?? That's outrageous!!

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#54067 - 08/20/10 02:24 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: RangerRob]
Erik Offline
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Registered: 08/18/10
Posts: 8
Loc: northwest jersey
true, true, but I can be at Infinite Space, Kansas City or Iron cross in less than 3 minutes. Plus, all of the approaches in the Trapps are more user friendly.

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#54069 - 08/20/10 05:23 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: Erik]
MarcC Offline
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Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
Originally Posted By: Erik
true, true, but I can be at Infinite Space, Kansas City or Iron cross in less than 3 minutes. Plus, all of the approaches in the Trapps are more user friendly.

Only in the Gunks, with collectively the easiest approaches in the country, would someone complain about a 10 minute approach.
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#54070 - 08/20/10 05:39 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: MarcC]
rg@ofmc Online   content
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2454
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
If you are not fond of climbing as a metaphor for urban overcrowding, you'll be eternally grateful for the huge number of climbers who think ten minutes is long and an hour is unthinkable.

The Needles in South Dakota compete with and in some cases beat the Gunks with routes just a few steps from the car.

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#54071 - 08/20/10 06:04 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: rg@ofmc]
curt Offline
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Registered: 11/12/02
Posts: 49
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc

The Needles in South Dakota compete with and in some cases beat the Gunks with routes just a few steps from the car.


Excellent routes, too. Yet in spite of that...

Curt

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#54073 - 08/20/10 09:16 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: curt]
Erik Offline
stranger

Registered: 08/18/10
Posts: 8
Loc: northwest jersey
Not complainin about the approach, just making a comparison. I have no problem taking the walk if I have to, to get to some good climbing. smile

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#54074 - 08/20/10 10:20 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: Erik]
Coppertone Offline
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Registered: 08/17/00
Posts: 1053
Loc: Newtown, CT
I have to say that most potrero routes make the Gunks look like backpacking, which is fine as I enjoy backpacking

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#54075 - 08/20/10 10:36 AM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: Coppertone]
schwortz Offline
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Registered: 09/10/03
Posts: 308
and dont forget you can pretty much throw a baseball from the road to the base of el cap

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#54088 - 08/20/10 01:39 PM Re: is a day pass needed for lost city? [Re: schwortz]
Julie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/00
Posts: 2082
Loc: SoCal
I must throw like a girl, but I seem to remember at least a few minutes of talus up to the base of El Cap. Swan Slabs, on the other hand, or South Crack ... now that's bumper-belaying.

Then again, Braille Book has a pretty heinous approach yet seems to stack up with parties.

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