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Elevation: 249 ft 76 m
GPS: 41.70942, -74.19378
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The Trapps, in addition to boasting more than 500 trad routes (detailed here), are home to more than 250 documented boulder problems varying in difficulty from V0 to V14 which scale and traverse the hard quartz conglomerate of the area. The only published bouldering guide for the area is Greene and Russo’s Bouldering in the Shawangunks.

Getting There Suggest change

There are several different areas each containing interesting problems along the Undercliff road. From South to North, as you walk up the carriage way from the Trapps bride towards Skytop you pass the Steel Bridge Area (Steel Bridge boulders, Terrace boulders), Keyhole, Uberfall Area (Doug's Roof, Uberfall problems, Suzie A boulders), Early Trapps areas (Pebbles, Kama Sutra, Stairway Boulders), 50 yard line, End of the Trapps areas (Andrew, Nameless, Corridor, Boxcar) and Sleepy Hollow boulders. There is one area not accessed from the carriage road, the Wawarsing Parking Lot Boulders, which are located near the Wawarsing parking lot down the East Trapps Connector Trail (AKA The Stairmaster) from the carriage road.

Guide Books

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Bouldering in the Shawangunks, Second Edition, Ivan A Greene and Marc E Russo, Jefe Publication, 2003.

For mobile devices, get the Gunks+ app - both iPhone and Android versions are available. Guides to the Trapps Bouldering, Nears Bouldering, and Peter's Kill Bouldering are available.

A Temporary Note

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Hey everyone, I’m much more of a trad climber than a boulderer, but I’m going to be spending lots of time bouldering in the area--in between diaper changes-- and thought that it would be a good opportunity to start the ball rolling on listing problems on Mountain Project. I’ll attempt to get most of the areas and sub areas up as I have an opportunity to climb them but I’ll only post problems that I’ve completed which means that initially there is going to be a lot of easy stuff. This is an open invitation to anybody and everybody to help me construct and flesh out this area. I’m going to try to stick to the organization that is used in Boulding in the Shawangunks to make it as useful a supplement as possible. Please feel free to PM me or call me out in forums with criticism and corrections. I have no FA information other than what can be implied from the problem names. I’d love to correctly list all of this, so please let me know if you have it. Thanks for you patience.

A Note About Grades

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While grades are certainly not the most important thing about climbing, they are an important part of having a worthwhile guidebook. It's my feeling that the printed grades in Bouldering in the Shawangunks are all over the place. It would be great if everyone who ticks a problem took the time to put in an estimate of grade and quality as well. Even if you agree with the current grade, please put in your two cents, and hopefully we can arrive at a more accurate consensus.

186 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Trapps Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 151
Boulder of the Gods
Boulder
V0 4 X
 20
Colorful Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 100
Suzie A
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 154
The Lorax
Boulder
V4 6B
 144
The Gill Egg (AKA Gill's Route)
Boulder
V4 6B
 174
Andrew Boulder Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 128
Black Boulder Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 32
Million Dollar Problem
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 116
The Buddha
Boulder
V7 7A+
 76
New Pair of Glasses
Boulder
V8 7B
 16
The Illustrious Buddha
Boulder
V8 7B
 29
Boxcar Arete
Boulder
V8 7B
 41
Lynn Hill Traverse
Boulder
V9 7C
 18
Even Lovely
Boulder
V11 8A
 5
Karajo
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boulder of the Gods Steel Bridge Boulders
 151
V0- 4- Boulder
Colorful Crack Steel Bridge Boulders
 20
V0 4 X Boulder
Suzie A Suzie A Boulders
 100
V1 5 Boulder
The Lorax Steel Bridge Boulders
 154
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Gill Egg (AKA Gill's Ro… Keyhole Cliff area
 144
V4 6B Boulder
Andrew Boulder Problem Andrew Area
 174
V4 6B Boulder
Black Boulder Problem Pebbles Boulders
 128
V5 6C Boulder
Million Dollar Problem Steel Bridge Boulders
 32
V5 6C Boulder
The Buddha Andrew Area
 116
V7- 7A+ Boulder
New Pair of Glasses Steel Bridge Boulders
 76
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Illustrious Buddha Andrew Area
 16
V8 7B Boulder
Boxcar Arete Boxcar Area
 29
V8 7B Boulder
Lynn Hill Traverse Pebbles Boulders
 41
V8 7B Boulder
Even Lovely Sleepy Hollow
 18
V9 7C Boulder
Karajo Steel Bridge Boulders
 5
V11 8A Boulder
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