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Vantage top rope?

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don't go to vantage, you'll save yourself the hassle of getting your skull stapled back together after being crushed by the constantly falling choss.

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A number of moderate cracks can be top roped on the Sunshine Wall. Use care accessing the anchors near the edge.

 

That said, the cracks at Frenchman are rarely splitter cracks and you might find yourself 'cheating' by using the face holds.

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are you going to lead sport climbs to the anchors or set up something from above?

there's not a single "splitter" at vantage is there?

Edited by Nate J

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Cracks really suck at Vantage - it is mostly a bolted/sporto jug-fest. Good for the upper body work-out.

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there is 20 feet of pretty glorious hand crack on air guitar when the rest of washington is rained out or covered in snow!

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there is 20 feet of pretty glorious hand crack on air guitar when the rest of washington is rained out or covered in snow!

Good point! :tup:

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Easy is relative but I'm guessing the OP wasn't looking for Air Guitar. There's really very little at Vantage that qualifies as easy and top-ropeable. My suggestion, grab a copy of Kramar's Leavenworth Rock and head for Leavenworth. Lots of exactly what you're looking for.

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there is 20 feet of pretty glorious hand crack on air guitar when the rest of washington is rained out or covered in snow!

 

Corner Pockets has a generous section of finger locks in a corner to excellent thin hands to wide hands crack;

Commeterme has a good 40' of thin hands to perfect hands;

Stems 'n Seeds has 30' of off fingers, to perfect hands to wide hands;

Bob's Your Uncle has 15 feet of finger locks to thin hands;

Steel Grill has sections of perfect hands to long reaches to wide hands;

George 'n Martha has excellent sections of thin hands to perfect hands to wide hands;

Bob Dylan has excellent thin hands through most of it, to perfect hands to a few moves of wide hands;

 

many more are available.

 

It's funny how people rag on Vantage, yet have no qualms beseiging it from March to the end of April. Last Spring was a zoo there.

 

Sorry for the drift...

 

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Burning spears 10-C easy top rope setup just lean over the top, good anchors, easy walk around, nice belay spot

Stay away from sunshine wall on the weekend...it's a zoo, with lots of rockfall and if you wander around on top look'n for a top rope knock'n down rocks expect people to get pissed.

Edited by LUCKY

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