Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Whether you’ve climbed before or want to learn for the first time, this trip could be for you. Manchester Bridge offers a wide range of difficulties (5.4 – 5.11) and also has routes for top rope, sport, and even trad. For this trip, I suspect we’ll mainly top rope, but for those with climbing experience, there is a well protected sport climb that is a great first lead.
How much lead belaying & lead climbing that will take place will depend on (1) having at least one other experienced lead climber/belayer, and (2) the ability and comfort of those wishing to learn.
You can find information on the routes at Manchester Bridge in two places:
> Gear if you have it
> Water bottle (2L to be safe)
> Sunscreen (not much shade -> also reason for 2L water)
> Lunch / snacks
> Gear if you need it
> Gas $