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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
419 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Wet Dream 5.12a 1
420 Average Rating = 3.25/5 April Showers 5.11a 4
421 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Golden Showers 5.11a 2
423 Average Rating = 2.83/5 Comedy in Three Acts 5.11a 6
426 Average Rating = 3.55/5 Frustration Syndrome 5.10c 18
427 Average Rating = 3.75/5 The Stand 5.11a 9
428 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Coprophagia 5.10a 2
429 Average Rating = 3.88/5 Wasp 5.9 18
431 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Expedition to Nowhere 5.10a 1
432 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Sticky Gate 5.5 1
435 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Moondance 5.6 4
436 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Sundance 5.6 5
439 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Contradance 5.6 2
441 Average Rating = 3.82/5 Casa Emilio 5.3 18
442 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Creaky Joints and Trigger Points 5.10b 2
446 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Casablanca 5.9 7
448 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Casanova 5.9 1
456 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Trigger Point 5.6 2
457 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Crack of Despondency 5.4 1
464 Average Rating = 3.56/5 Art's Route 5.9 9
481 Average Rating = 4.12/5 10,000 Restless Virgins 5.10d 10
483 Average Rating = 1.00/5 Dirty Bitch 5.2 1
485 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Wegetables 5.10a 26
486 Average Rating = 3.60/5 Tennish Anyone? 5.10c 11
488 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Footloose 5.8 2
489 Average Rating = 2.00/5 The Boron Destroyer 5.10b 2
490 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Fancy Free 5.8 4
491 Average Rating = 2.75/5 Headless Horseman 5.10b 4
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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