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Re: [mikeandtalisha] CO -> CA Toprope roadtrip
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Red Rocks has easy sport leads. For example, the Panty Wall has a few well-bolted climbs in the 5.7 - 5.8 range. If you go on a weekend chances are there will be people leading / top roping them so you may be able to hop on.

Joshua Tree has some easy top-ropeable climbs with anchors that you can access via relatively easy scrambling. However, there's not much you could lead without trad gear.

Given that you're going to Monterey you may want to check out Pinnacles. I went there only once, but I remember that it had a bunch of easy top ropes.

The Bay Area has lots of easy top ropes, some of them very accessible and kid-friendly. Indian Rock in Berkeley is ideal: you can park next to the rock, walk 30 seconds to the top, and set up a top rope from the bolts while enjoying fantastic views of the Bay Area. Mount Diablo also has great views and easy top ropes, but it's a bit more involved.

Bishop is beautiful but it's all about bouldering. I guess you could climb a boulder and set up a top rope, in fact the descents for some tall boulders could be considered 5.6 - 5.9 routes up to 40 feet! You'd have to bring some trad gear for that.

Edit: you may want to check out the book Bay Area Top Ropes.

(This post was edited by crackmeup on Feb 18, 2013, 3:20 PM)

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