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Aug 12, 2012
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Do either Cathedral or Whitehorse have top rope friendly (accessible) locations offering 5.6 - 5.10? Party of three looking to avoid multi-pitch preferring to have a leisurely day craggin. jaypg
From New England
Joined Aug 19, 2009
10 points
Aug 12, 2012
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If you can lead those grades there are a few routes at the said locations. Echo Roof at White Horse offers 5.6 to 5.9 TR however you have to lead atleast the 5.6 (Echo) to set up the TR's. At Cathedral there is the North End which offers a few routes to TR however you will need to lead and carry a large amount of webbing to set the TR's as the tree's are set back. I would personally recommend Humphrey's Ledge up the road. The Geriatrics wall offers great routes that can be lead (Mostly sport) and TR'ed. Check here for route info. Hope this helps. Enjoy.
Jeremy A
From NH
Joined Mar 19, 2010
393 points
Aug 13, 2012
Jay- the problem will be overcrowding .

Stone House pond is sweet... 5.4-5.11
Saco crag
Attitash Crag
john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,281 points
Aug 13, 2012
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Hay Jay Devils Den New durham, you can top rope everything joshua corbett
From Wolfeboro NH
Joined Jun 22, 2009
3,202 points
Aug 13, 2012
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Most things on Barber Wall at Cathedral can easily be top-roped, and have convenient trees for anchors, which can be walked to rather than requiring climbing. The trick is finding the correct path to Barber Wall without climbing to it. If you decide you DO want to do a bit of multipitch, there are a few really nice choices of climbs that go there easily. shoo
Joined Aug 9, 2010
76 points
Aug 14, 2012
I was at Lost Horizon along the Kanc a while ago and it seemed like an ideal leisurely cragging spot, plus you can swim in the river afterwards. I'm not sure it's TR friendly, but I recall a mossy gully around the left giving access to the top of some rock. Might be worth asking at IME. John Braun
From Hendersonville, NC
Joined Feb 3, 2011
23 points
Aug 15, 2012
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Cathedral Ledge-
The Lookout Crack 5.8
Little Feat 5.9-
Commando Run 5.8
The March of Ides 5.8
The Prow (last pitch) 5.10
The above climbs are all easily TR'd from top of cliff fenced area, just have climber do short raps down to good ledges and climb back up to belayer. Great exposure on last 3 climbs.

Recompense (last pitch) 5.9
Set anchor in Little Feat and/or tree at base of Lookout Crack (you can easily walk down to from fenced area to a large ledge where Little Feat starts). Again climber does short rap to ledge and climbs up to belayer. Great exposure.

Tabu 5.9
Reverse Camber 5.10
Top of cliff on Airation buttress (climbers left), again climber raps down to start with great exposure. Dries quick after rain.

Pine Tree Eliminate 5.8
The Practice Chimney 5.7
Practice Makes Perfect 5.8
Top of Airation Buttress (climbers right) with easy walk down to starts using trees at top for anchors.

A.P. Treat 5.8
Bottom of cliff, recently recleaned. Located to left of log steps that bring you to start of Refuse/Browns Fist. Tree anchor.

John Halupowski
From Intervale, N.H.
Joined Apr 11, 2010
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