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dry trad moderates

Post by david.j.tighe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:49 pm

I'm heading down this weekend and looking for some trad moderates that will stay dry in the rain. I'm mostly interested in 5.7 and 5.8, but I have led up to 5.9 trad at the gorge. I'm interested in sport as well but less so because of crowds. Dry sport moderates get crazy when it's wet.

The obvious choice is Fortress but I've done almost everything there that I can. I've also been on Autumn and Rock Wars, though I wouldn't mind giving them another go. If you know of a place that would suit my goals I'd love to hear about it. I realize the online guidebook rates routes for dryness but I've noticed that a lot of routes lack that metadata. I'm hoping there's some stuff I should know about but can't find out about by reading the guide.

Thanks in advance. I don't get out nearly enough so I'm determined to make the most of the weekend regardless of weather.

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David

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Re: dry trad moderates

Post by milspecmark » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Did you use the advanced search? I ran one using your criteria and found nothing but 1 and 2 star routes. All lower than 50 feet tall.

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Re: dry trad moderates

Post by david.j.tighe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes, I have tried the advanced search though I found quite a bit more than you did. I'm asking here because I noticed that for a lot of routes "stays dry = unknown," which presumably means nobody ever entered that metadata for those routes.

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Re: dry trad moderates

Post by Willy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Hens Nest stays dry

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Re: dry trad moderates

Post by david.j.tighe » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks Willy, I might check that out. Do you know anything about the closures there?

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