|1,993 page views|
Good page? (1 like)
BETA PHOTO: The Trough, running up the prominent water streak ...
At the center of the larger portion of the Big Rock face, lies a water streak. The Trough runs straight up this, via several bolts. Picnic tables for the area sit directly underneath. Crux comes after the first bolt, with the balance of the route having copious amounts of hand and feet holds. Generous bolts protect this fun climb.
8 bolts. Can be done in one stretch pitch with a long rope, or done in two with a 165' rope. Belay anchors are found midway, 3/4 the way, and at the top just left.
At the anchors on The Trough
Rapping the Trough. The people on the ground are ...
Climbing the Trough
on TR, one of my first climbs
sketchy move, that trough was slick after the rain
husband leading our first lead climb up the Trough...
|By C Miller|
Feb 22, 2006
The midway anchor is gone, but the climb is easily done to the top in one pitch. This route seems to have gotten more slippery over the years and now seem harder than the nearby Africa Flake route.
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Feb 22, 2006
I was there yesterday (2.21.06), and the midway anchor is there, and quite fresh I might add.
|By Jordan K|
Oct 8, 2006
this is a bolted sport climb, not trad
|By Josh Hibbard|
From: Los Angeles Area, CA
Mar 26, 2007
Very slipery, especially in the morning before the sun dries it off...
There is usually a top-rope hanging from the bolt/rap station as this is a favorite with groups...
|By Brian Hench|
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 2, 2008
I was unimpressed. The rock is very slick, indeed.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Jun 1, 2009
I soloed this on a day that I thought I was a real bad man...yeah...I'm dumb. Easy, but I scared myself up high. A perfect first lead for someone who has some experience already.
|By Matt Marino|
From: Georgetown, MA
May 10, 2010
The chains are still intact at the midway anchor but one of the rap rings is missing. You can safely thread a 10.5mm rope through the one rap ring but if anyone wants to replace the second ring it would be appreciated considering this is one of most heavily used routes at Big Rock, especially among those with little experience.
|By Patrick Kaufer|
From: Laguna Hills, CA
Mar 13, 2011
I did it two days ago and really liked it! It was my first lead as well.
|By Eddie Miro|
Mar 13, 2011
This was my first climb almost 15 years ago. Afterward I bought a rope, shoes, harness and a bunch of quick draws and brought my buddy Robert back to belay for my first lead. I fell right before the 3rd bolt and hit the rock hard after 20 feet of air. I sprained my ankle so bad I had to wrap my foot with webbing to get back to my truck. To be young and dumb again.
|By Emmanuel Garcia|
Sep 26, 2011
Are the anchors at the bucket the 3/4 or top anchors?
|By Chris D|
From: the couch
Dec 18, 2011
If you can lead 5.5, you can lead this route. This route is easy. Don't believe all the nonsense here up-rating this fun beginner route.
|By Rob Selter|
From: running springs Ca
Apr 6, 2012
This was my first sport lead and I still enjoy it altough it is really greasy. And by the way, there is know way this thing is more than a 5.5
|By Rob Donnelly|
From: Riverside, CA
Apr 12, 2012
A couple of fun mantles. Forgettable except for the greasiness. I stayed in middle of the stain. May be easier and more enjoyable on the edges.
|By Jovel C.|
May 12, 2013
Fun climb. It's easier if you stay away from the dark area since it's slippery. I suggest climbing to the right for more grippy holds. You'll also be climbing right under the bolts.