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robert8718


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does any one know any top ropes around the Delaware water gap are


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there isn't much. I've spent more than a few days up there trying to make the most of what's available. It's really more of a multi-pitch trad climbing area.

you can set up a top-rope (maybe 4 different lines) on the practice face of the minsi side. but to get up there you have to traverse a ledge and could get seriously injured if you were to fall. best way to get across is by plugging in gear, as if you were leading.

on the tammany side you can set up top-rope on Little Shop of Horrors, 5.8 not far from the roadside. if you were keep going up along the cliffband, just past Triumvirate and The Rib, there's a few short blocks and ledges you can top rope but you'll need large cams for the monster horizontal crack (C4 sizes 2, 3, and 4) that runs nealy the entire length up there. There are a few small trees, but not much is beneath them that's worth climbing.

Keep in mind it's a jungle up there. Lots of vegatation and loose rock. There's better options for top-roping elsewhere. But definitely come back when you're up to trad leading and multi-pitch climbing.


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robert8718 wrote:
does any one know any top ropes around the Delaware water gap are

On the NJ side, just north of the Gap is a little place called Rick's Rock with maybe 10-15 routes that can all be TRed, kind of near a a boy scout camp IIRC. I went there when the Gap had some Peregrine nesting closures and it was decent rock.


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LostinMaine wrote:
robert8718 wrote:
does any one know any top ropes around the Delaware water gap are

On the NJ side, just north of the Gap is a little place called Rick's Rock with maybe 10-15 routes that can all be TRed, kind of near a a boy scout camp IIRC. I went there when the Gap had some Peregrine nesting closures and it was decent rock.

Also, just a bit east of the Gap is Allamuchy, which offers a few decent TR routes.


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people top rope the last pitches of the Salathe. Almost everything is top rope-able. Learn to lead. If you've got time and friends to fuck around top roping in the GAP you should try to do some leading. If you are not up for that then top rope Ralph Sover, it is steep,fun and infinitely top-ropeable.
Please don't kill anyone along the way,
Rob


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