Trad in The Rain...where does one go in the Red?

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Trad in The Rain...where does one go in the Red?

Post by Cathy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:45 am

I\m sure this topica has come up before but if anyone has any good ideas for good routes in potential rain, I'd love to hear where they are. Grade of routes about 5.7 or 8 unless it's a fabulous 6. Trying to save the elbow right now.
Thanks, Cathy

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Post by Jay » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:05 pm

Routes that I know stay dry:

Green Eggs 5.7 (fun, but only 30 feet though)
Ham 5.7 (ditto)

Central Scrutinizer 5.9
Environmental Impact 5.7 (Light rain)

Autumn 5.9
Rock Wars 5.10

Snake 5.8 (light rain)

The Shining 5.8+

I'm sure other people can come up with some more...
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Post by ahab » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:07 pm

most stuff @ hen's nest.
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Post by jordancolburn » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:04 pm

I think two other routes at dip wall will stay dry too, If i remember right, the grinch and whoville are under a roof. it's a 5.4 and a 5.6, but there is a harder start to whoville and the grinch is much harder than a .4 imo. But with 4 routes that stay dry, Dip Wall might be a good option.

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Post by ahab » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:51 pm

buy the Ticket take the Ride

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Post by cliftongifford » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:04 pm

ahab wrote:most stuff @ hen's nest.
are most of the routes here still closed? from what I've read the better routes have been closed by the forest service... that'd be cool if that wasn't the case.

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Post by Jeff » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:37 pm

Yes

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Post by ahab » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:38 pm

i don't know if they are 'the better' routes cuz i've never climbed 'em, but i think only 3 routes are closed (finger lickin' good, sultans of stem, close to the edge??). everything else should be open.

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lunatic fringe
starship trooper
astroflex
and the right and wrong cracks are worthwhile.

which reminds me...i need to get back out there...
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Post by cliftongifford » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:58 pm

thanks for the beta. I may head out there this sunday.

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Post by michaelarmand » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:57 pm

Fortress wall is good in the rain, half the routes there stay dry...
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Post by Huggybone » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:40 pm

That's where I'm headed if it rains tomorrow. Fortress!
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Post by Cathy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:51 am

wow, many thanks for all the beta...perchance it won't rain now with all this careful plotting.

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Post by Artsay » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:23 am

Some routes at at Middle Small Wall will be dry (Handjob and Marmalade area) and of course the ever classic South Side of the Sky is always guaranteed to be bone dry.
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Post by ynot » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:48 pm

the 2 8s at Clearcut stay dry but you may not get across the creek to get up there.
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