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forumboarder999


Oct 8, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Bolted route on mt minsi  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Northeastern_Region: Delaware_Water_Gap__Mt__Minsi_)
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Does anyone know what the name or difficulty of the bolted route? At the top of the approach trail you head left until you reach prayer flags. If you look slightly left of the prayer flags there's a bolted route. From the base I can see about 4 or 5 bolts.


roclimb


Oct 8, 2007, 3:16 PM
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Sleeping beauty 5.10a or 5.9 if you've done it once. there is a two-bolt RAP. BRING A FEW PEICES of gear its not totally sport despite the hoard of bolts. The bolts left of it are Heights of Madness a retrobolted trad line. It was origionally (and still should be) named Heights. The climbers who retro-bolted it also renamed it snow white. It was unfortunatly incorectly renamed Snow white in the NJ guidebook and regraded 5.9.
Both share a communal two-bolt anchor.


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rock_doctor


Oct 10, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Sport Routes at the Gap. That sucks.


ViewFromTheTop


Sep 26, 2008, 8:40 AM
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One or two routes placed with the authority isn't so bad. Even Seneca has a sport route or 3.


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Oct 1, 2008, 11:11 AM
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ViewFromTheTop wrote:
One or two routes placed with the authority isn't so bad. Even Seneca has a sport route or 3.

But retrobolting/renaming a trad route is bad. There's another retro-bolted route down the trail (crackpot?) that goes at about 5.5ish trad. That is VERY BAD, especially since the retro-bolter put the washers UNDER the hanger, instead of under the nut. That route is an accident waiting to happen.


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