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dietcookie


Dec 27, 2007, 1:50 AM
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Top Roping the East Sierra..  (North_America: United_States: California)
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I would like to introduce my a friend to top roping along the Eastern Sierra. I'm not exactly too familiar with the cragging scene here. From what I do know, I'm sure Alabama Hills has some big rocks/boulders with top rope anchors (bolted anchors a plus since I don't have a rack with me) as well as the Buttermilks? If not, bouldering will have to suffice.


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Maybe it's too late now, but here's some TR info:

I've wandered a bit through the Alabama hills. Here's a link to an easily top-roped climb that jumps to mind.
http://tiny.cc/uIH8B

In the Buttermilks many of the popular boulders have bolts on top and relatively easy walk-ups. The Sunshine boulder comes to mind first.

If you're feeling exploratory and a bit creative (and the snowcover allows) head up the Tyee Lakes Trail out of the South Fork of Bishop Creek. Along the trail in the first mile or so are countless bluffs with an array of climbing options. The tops are easily accessed and trees can provide your anchors.

Everyone knows about Iris Slab in Rock Creek, but it really is quite good.

Deadman's summit near Mammoth is known for bouldering, but many lines are easily top-roped from tree anchors and suitable for athletic beginners.

Enjoy,
Jed


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