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The Trapps

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About The Trapps:

The Trapps is the most popular cliff at the Gunks. There are fantastic climbs of all difficulties along its entire 3 mile length. The nice flat carriage road runs along the base of the entire cliff, and routes are approached by numerous marked trails through the talus.

Near the beginning of the Trapps in Dougs Roof area is the Uberfall. Rangers selling day passes, spring water, rescue equipments, partners, and great bouldering can all be had here. This is the meeting place of the Gunks, and is always a circus. The 4th class Uberfall descent is located here, and is the best descent from the top of the cliff for routes from the beginning of the Trapps to about the Shockleys Ceiling area.

Routes are in order from South to North (left to right) Please do not just add blank routes with no beta!

There are three ratings systems of which you should be aware, when climbing at the Gunks: the Yosemite Decimal System (YDS), the protection rating (G, PG, R, X), the star rating (no stars = average climb, one star = good climb, two stars = excellent climb, three stars = classic)
Approach: About 10 min. pleasant hike from West Trapps parking lot.
Approach Time: 5 - 25 min.
Latitude, Longitude: 41.75290, -74.20720
Access Issues: None, no bolting allowed.
Rock Type: Quartzite
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun

Routes

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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
35 Average Rating = 4.36/5 Horseman (4) 5.5 226
36 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Pony Express 5.6 2
37 Average Rating = 4.15/5 Apoplexy (2) 5.9 93
38 Average Rating = 3.87/5 Coronary (1) 5.10b 27
39 Average Rating = 2.60/5 Dirty Chimney 5.1 16
40 Average Rating = 3.57/5 Junior 5.9 25
41 Average Rating = 3.78/5 Laurel 5.7 195
42 Average Rating = 3.27/5 Clover 5.7 23
43 Average Rating = 3.72/5 Rhododendron 5.6 173
47 Average Rating = 3.19/5 Walter Mitty 5.8 20
48 Average Rating = 2.75/5 Low Exposure 5.11a 7
49 Average Rating = 3.05/5 Squiggles (2) 5.4 41
51 Average Rating = 3.09/5 Squiggles Direct 5.10b 22
52 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Devine Wind 5.12a 1
53 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Jacobs Ladder 5.10a 18
54 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Jiggles 5.1 3
54 Average Rating = 3.00/5 No Pro 5.8 1
56 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Susia A 5.11a 2
58 Average Rating = 4.06/5 Ken's Crack (3) 5.7 178
59 Average Rating = 3.46/5 Phoebe 5.10c 39
60 Average Rating = 3.29/5 Boston 5.5 45
61 Average Rating = 3.40/5 Charie 5.10a 5
62 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Fitschen's Folly 5.8 14
64 Average Rating = 3.50/5 DD Route 5.10c 2
65 Average Rating = 3.56/5 BB Route 5.8 15
65 Average Rating = 3.44/5 CC Route 5.7 23
67 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Crimson Corner 5.1 2
69 Average Rating = 3.22/5 Eyesore 5.6 15
70 Average Rating = 2.43/5 Harvard 5.2 8
71 Average Rating = 3.44/5 Trapped Like A Rat 5.7 22
73 Average Rating = 4.25/5 Stirrup Trouble 5.10b 18
75 Average Rating = 3.67/5 P-38 5.10b 33
76 Average Rating = 1.00/5 Radcliffe 5
78 Average Rating = 4.06/5 Dennis 5.5 92
79 Average Rating = 4.08/5 Belly Roll (5) 5.4 115
79 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pebbles 5.7 7
80 Average Rating = 2.83/5 Chockstone Boulder (1) 5.10c 6
80 Average Rating = 3.11/5 Roddey (1) 5.3 11
80 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Slightly Roddey 5.10a 9
81 Average Rating = 2.75/5 Daydream 5.4 5
82 Average Rating = 4.30/5 Jackie (3) 5.5 195
82 Average Rating = 3.73/5 Jasmine 5.9 13
83 Average Rating = 4.25/5 Classic (1) 5.7 132
83 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Classy 5.8 5
84 Average Rating = 3.60/5 Pink Laurel 5.9 30
86 Average Rating = 4.17/5 Ape Call 5.8 22
87 Average Rating = 3.43/5 Ape and Essence 5.9 8
88 Average Rating = 3.25/5 Jane 5.8 9
89 Average Rating = 4.02/5 RMC (4) 5.5 79
90 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Raubenheimer Special 5.7 28
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Forum Discussions (8 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Gunks Trapps closed on May 7th gblauer 0 May 06 2014, 12:03 PM
No Replies Lost Jacket at the Gunks nick_b10 0 Nov 01 2011, 4:44 PM
With Replies Lost Rope sirdrinksalot 4 Sep 02 2010, 4:40 PM
With Replies Gunks Spring Conditions TheRucat 2 Mar 02 2010, 5:22 PM
No Replies Lost Watch on Carriage Road! brokesomeribs 0 Nov 08 2009, 9:17 PM
With Replies Descent from Betty coolcat83 31 Aug 07 2009, 5:16 AM
With Replies Is it Dry in New Paltz? AntinJ 3 Feb 25 2009, 5:55 PM
With Replies route suggestions for the beginner multi pitch or single pitch leader johnson6102002 5 Aug 17 2007, 7:04 AM