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Toddler friendly climbing near tollhouse

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SallyMich · · Adelaide, South Australia · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Hey Guys,

we are headed to the tollhouse area tomorrow and was wondering the best options for single pitch climbing that are safe for a toddler at the base. Also considerations for shade would be great! 

Trad or sport areas up to 5.10. 

Appreciate your help! 

And more than happy for anyone to come and join us too! 

Carla R · · San Jose, CA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 110

Usually I only head to that area in the winter months because it gets so hot. It is almost entirely west facing at Tollhouse. There isn't much single pitch at the base, Beginner's Delight is a good one. The stuff near Hippo Wall is fun and moderate also. I usually always multi-pitch but there's tons of trees at the base so I'm sure it's pretty shady. However, there are some sections of the approach that are fairly exposed, probably at least 4th class (I'm not the best at judging it but definitely am a little heads up on that approach every time and grateful to climb out and take the leisurely way back down). 

You could try looking at the Squarenail area also. I've usually rapped in to climb there so can't offer much up besides that. Good luck.

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