Trapper's Camp - Memorial Day weekend


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Longernamer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

Was just down on Osceola, MO over the weekend checking out Trapper's Camp. I didn't have any gear or a belayer, so mostly just looked around.

Looks like a few of us will be heading there over Memorial Day weekend. Where's the nearest decent camping area?

Also, we will have a couple of new climbers with us. I'd appreciate recommendations for decent top rope routes to start them out on.

Thanks!

/rl

Michael Richichi · · Stuttgart, Germany · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 446

I've yet to visit, but was planning to camp here when I do:

https://freecampsites.net/#!4569&query=sitedetails

Longernamer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks! I think we are going to stay out near Raven Rocks, but I will tuck this away in case that falls through.

/rl

Michael Richichi · · Stuttgart, Germany · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 446

Raven Rocks is another place that's on my list. Do you plan to climb there or just camp there? I've heard the rock quality is pretty poor and not worth messing with, but haven't been able to verify it yet.

Longernamer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

Never been there, but I think we will camp at Raven rocks and give the climbs a try.

Ryan Surface · · Kansas City · Joined May 2014 · Points: 370
Michael Richichi wrote:Raven Rocks is another place that's on my list. Do you plan to climb there or just camp there? I've heard the rock quality is pretty poor and not worth messing with, but haven't been able to verify it yet.
Michael,

I haven't been to Raven Rocks yet, but it seems to be very popular among the Kansas City crowd for the 5.8-5.10 leader, much more popular than any of the equidistant limestone crags.
Longernamer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0
Michael Richichi wrote:Raven Rocks is another place that's on my list. Do you plan to climb there or just camp there? I've heard the rock quality is pretty poor and not worth messing with, but haven't been able to verify it yet.
If you want a review from an out of shape trad climber that cut his teeth on Sioux Quartz, I should be able to provide it after this weekend.

Bolts and sandstone aren't really my thing, but I live in Nebraska... I've learned to appreciate anything that's steeper than about 45 degrees.

/rl
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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