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#9385 - 08/19/03 07:55 PM Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading?
Tai Offline
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Loc: Middle of nowhere: South Salem...
Is there such a thing? I'd love to climb some of the stuff at the Trapps (up to about 5.7), but I don't lead - and neither do any of my current partners. I've heard that there's the Overcliff Carriageway, so that one can access some of the routes; however, after reading Swain's guide it looks as though the majority of the routes in my range are 1) more than one pitch and require either a leader or a rappel to even get to the anchor point, or 2) stop in the middle of the wall (see previous point).

Are these climbs only top-ropable with a top belay, then, and not as a sling-shot belay?

Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

T
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#9386 - 08/19/03 07:57 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: Tai]
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#9387 - 08/19/03 08:49 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: strat]
Tai Offline
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Loc: Middle of nowhere: South Salem...
Thanks!

I'd looked at that, before; I didn't want to have to rappel to set up anchors, but it looks like I'll get decent at it.

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#9388 - 08/20/03 12:19 AM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: Tai]
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Get the Williams guide if you already don't have it. Start at the begining of the trapps and you will have a pretty good selection of top rope routes with access from above. The brat through P-38 should give you some good options.

Enjoy.

Good luck on the weekend!....go mid week.

Toby

p.s. If you have the money get some cams for setting up the TR's the sooner you got those the easier it will be to ease into trad leading!

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#9389 - 08/20/03 12:17 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading?
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go to peter's kill

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#9390 - 08/20/03 01:33 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading?
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There is no such thing as Peter's Kill. It's a myth . . .
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#9391 - 08/20/03 03:00 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: strat]
dalguard Offline
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I thought Scary Area was next to Airy Area. How are you going to TR that from Double Chin? I'm much confused.

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#9392 - 08/20/03 05:43 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: Tai]
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I would not suggest top roping double chin anyways

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#9393 - 08/20/03 07:53 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading? [Re: Tai]
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I think you need to look again at the link Strat posted. If you read it thoroughly it indicates many routes that are accessible for top-roping without needing to lead or rappel.

The most popular and easily accessibly TRing areas are: The Brat wall, the Dirty Gerdie pillar, and the Uberfall area.

Since these areas are so accessible and popular, you'll either want to get there VERY early on a weekend or go on a weekday.

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#9394 - 08/25/03 02:41 PM Re: Toprope routes at The Trapps - without leading?
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I've only been at Peter's Kill once. I saw they have rules that you can't use the trees for anchors. Are there enough gear placements at the top for anchors on most of the climbs?

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