Annapolis Rocks, Maryland

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XX0011 · · Newport, RI · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

I won't have access to any trad gear so I'll be limiting to top roping.

Can anyone give me some insight on the trees/boulders on top of the rocks for anchors?

I'll have about 50ft static rope with me for setting up the anchors.

BrianWS · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 790

You'll want more webbing and line if you don't have any trad gear.

XX0011 · · Newport, RI · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

Awesome thank you! I think I can get my hands on 100ft of tubular webbing. Should I bother lugging that 50ft of rope too?

Linnaeus · · Idaho Selkirks · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 0

Depends on the climb. Lots of folks like or use a static for TR set ups, Annapolis Rocks and Black Rocks included. I would typically use a combo of that with some nuts and passively placed hexes to set up climbs. Cams are easy too, but if you don't have any you can do a lot with BD nuts 5-13 and an old set of hexes. Some climbs have trees close by, some don't.

Nathan Flaim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 0

If you truly have no trad gear to take with you, carry more webbing. Many of the climbs can be set up sans pro, but the natural anchors (trees/boulders) are well back from the edge. I carry a 30 meter static line and have yet to find a climb I couldn't contrive a top rope anchor for.

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