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RURP Romp 

RURP Romp 

C2 R

Type:  Aid, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus: C2 [details]
FA: John Wolfe & Howard Weamer, May 1969
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Submitted By: Eddie Clarke on Feb 5, 2003

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Deadhead on RURP Romp, Joshua Tree NP


This route is located on the west face of Beaver Boulder. 3 fixed heads lead to the first bolt, then a another head and a rivet lead to the second bolt, followed by about 10 more moves off fixed heads. The last 5 or so moves are on micro nuts, RP's are very helpful. Most of the fixed heads seem pretty sketchy and there is a definite potential for a ground fall onto the rock below.

If you do the route solo, your bottom anchor isn't that great, just a cordlette slung around the rock at the bottom, so the best option is to put a add clove hitch on a locker and attach it to the second bolt when you get there.


As of 2/03 there were 15 fixed heads, so if you should probably bring some along just in case. Micro nuts are needed for the last 15 feet.

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Looking up RURP Romp, Joshua Tree NP
Looking up RURP Romp, Joshua Tree NP
"Rurp Romp". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Rurp Romp". Photo by Blitzo.
Placements for clean ascent (using 1 fixed head to...
BETA PHOTO: Placements for clean ascent (using 1 fixed head to...
RURP Romp from the base, Joshua Tree NP
RURP Romp from the base, Joshua Tree NP

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By kevin deweese
From: Oakland, Ca
Nov 22, 2011
rating: C3 R

As of 11/2011, all deadheads and all but one fixed head have been stripped from the route. Route can be done clean using camhooks, hooks, handplaced beaks, and offset cams/nuts. Requires one fixed head to start route (there is a bathook hole that can be used, but the bottom is blown out and I was unable with the hooks I had to step above it without it blowing)

Bring some heads and/or beaks if you're not up for a possible groundfall whilst hooking above the last bolt. (But if you're going to nail between the bolt and C1 section, use some beaks, not heads, after all, it's not called Head Romp.)
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