Mountain Project Logo

Should I take a 70m rope to the RRG?

Original Post
Outdrgear · · Purcellville, VA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 230

Headed to the Red for the first time this weekend and am wondering if I should take my 70m with me? Ps not climbing anything harder than 12+

BeauTrivers Trivers · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 20


Aaron Mc. · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 45

looking at the weather forecast, I'd recommend also bringing rain gear

Outdrgear · · Purcellville, VA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 230

Yeah the weather looks like crap, but hopefully we can find some steep dry walls. It's also the maiden voyage of our recently finished climber van, so it's just in time. Life is so much better in a van than a tent when it's raining. 

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

Are there routes that will need it?  Yeah.  Are they most of the routes there?  No.  So, I'd say take it if you want...there's no reason NOT to bring a 70, but if all you have is a 60, you'll still be able to get on 99% of the routes at the Red under 5.12.  Most of the longer 70M routes are at the Motherlode, so if you know you're heading there (good idea, given the rain), I would bring it.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Post a Reply to "Should I take a 70m rope to the RRG?"
in the Southern States

Log In to Reply