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Weathertop Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Weathertop is the impressive, west facing cliff seen from the road about a mile or so before the pay booth. It is the largest cliff around, consistently over 100 feet tall. It saw a couple FAs in the early 80's but was really developed in 1998 (although a couple routes have been established since the latest edition of Squeezing the Lemmon).
It is usefull to fix a single line on one of the rap anchors to ease the descent if you plan on doing more than one route.
Getting TherePark at the parking lot before the pay booth. This is the same parking as for the Ruins, It Cliff and Club Med. Hike down the old road (heads north for 100 yds), across the creek (sometime flowing), and up the climbers trail to the east. Hike uphill for 15 minutes until the ridge is reached. Turn left for The Ruins and right for the Weathertop. Follow the good trail up the ridge until you reach a flat slabby section on the right, near the end of the ridge. This is the top of the Weathertop. Either rap from one of the anchors or hike down the right (north) side of the cliff. The approach takes 30 minutes or so.
Classic Climbing Routes at Weathertop
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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