Low Key Trad Crag

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Low Key Trad Crag

Post by rock_fencer » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:20 pm

I'm looking for a low key crag that has a high concentration of easy to moderate gear lines (5.7-5.9). I'm taking a small group out to acquaint them with gear. As such i do not want to get in the way at more popular crags (pebble beach, funk rock etc...), hence the request for suggestions on an out of the way crag. I've sifted through the guide and have a few ideas (dip wall is looking promising), but would like local opinions.

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by pawilkes » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:29 pm

Dip wall would be a good option. the routes are easy and reasonably short.
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by ynp1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:13 pm

2nd that, or other area around there.
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by Clevis Hitch » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:35 am

How small of a group and are you making money guiding. You need to look at the possibility that you may need a permit and some crags are off limits to guiding. I don't know the particular crags that have these limitations.
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by goodguy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:12 pm

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by jordancolburn » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 pm

Dip Wall!

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by dustonian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:36 pm

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by Crankmas » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:07 pm

Fortress matches your description to a tee, get there early to find parking

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by Jeff » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:38 pm

Dip Wall. Been a lot of rain and creeks/rivers are high. Dip trail follows water at it's start, but then heads uphill.
WOD follows the river the whole way.

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by dustonian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Good point... that WOD/Eagle Pt riverside trail was almost gone in a couple spots 2 months ago, it must be in terrible shape by now.

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by rock_fencer » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:40 pm

appreciate the suggestions. Wall of Denial looks good too. Does Dip Wall stay dry in the rain. Any rainy day locations that come to mind? People regularly climb at Fortress so i think im going to avoid it.

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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by ynot » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:02 pm

fortress has the only easy trad that stays dry
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by pigsteak » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:36 pm

ynot wrote:fortress has the only easy trad that stays dry
isn't all trad easy?
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by Wolf » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:18 pm

Green Eggs, Ham, Whoville, and The Grinch all stay dry, although the second two aren't much fun. Some other stuff stays dry at Dip Wall, but I don't remember what.
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Re: Low Key Trad Crag

Post by jenbongo » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:54 pm

Yes, I was just at Dip Wall Saturday, April 23rd. It rained all night and most of the climbs were dry with enough dry ground at the bottom for your packs, too. The 4 routes mentioned above were dry plus Theodore Seuss Geisel/Seuss is Dead, and Purple Cleaning Company. The Lorax Tree was dripping wet and Star-bellied Sneeches was quite damp. There was nobody else there either.

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