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Shawangunk Rock Climbs: The Trapps based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dick Williams' guidebook to the Trapps is the definitive guide to the Gunk's largest and best multi-pitch area. It's small enough to carry with you on a climb; most people drill a hole in the top corner, string a loop through it and clip it to their harness. It contains a short but informative introduction, and great photos of many of the most classic routes. The star system is an accurate guide to the routes any visitor would love. Route discriptions are generally pity but easy to follow, and are augmented by a section with photos of the entire Trapps cliff, with routes drawn on the photos. Hand-drawn diagrams help you find the place on the carriage road where you need to go up into the talus to find the base of your chosen route. Difficulty ratings are accurate, but climbers from other parts of the country might find them a bit conservative. There is no better Gunks guide; if you have more than a week or two in the Gunks, you might want to get the thin Williams guide to the Near Trapps, but this fine guide can keep a climber busy on classics for a long time.