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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: My daughter Jasmine negotiating the start of "...

My daughter Jasmine negotiating the start of "Ariel's Brassiere" which I named after her sister.

NY : The Gunks : ... : The Clamshell Wall

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The vulture-shit covered GT ledge at the top of Wo...

The vulture-shit covered GT ledge at the top of Wop Stop.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: Matt leading P1 of Wop Stop, about to do the trick...

Matt leading P1 of Wop Stop, about to do the tricky crux moves to the right & up from the small overhang.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)

May 6, 2016

Rock Climbing Photo: The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.

The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Comment

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Sign as you enter Seneca Rocks. In case of emergen...

Sign as you enter Seneca Rocks. In case of emergency call 911. But no one could get a cell phone signal here...

WV : Seneca Rocks

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Bright red Scarlet Tanager bird, seen at Seneca Ro...

Bright red Scarlet Tanager bird, seen at Seneca Rocks, WV.

WV : Seneca Rocks

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: My daughter Ariel on a 5.11a variation we made up ...

My daughter Ariel on a 5.11a variation we made up on the bottom of "Seldom Seen", Lower Slabs, Seneca Rocks. Climb the thin face just to the right of the route.

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Seldom Seen (5.7 R)

Aug 4, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Jannette Pazer climbing Squiggles Direct, 2007

Jannette Pazer climbing Squiggles Direct, 2007

NY : The Gunks : ... : Squiggles Direct (5.10b R)

Oct 29, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Jasmine cruising the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks 3/...

Jasmine cruising the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks 3/18/2012

NY : The Gunks : ... : Lower Eaves (5.9-)

Apr 26, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Ariel on the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks, 3/18/2012

Ariel on the crux of Lower Eaves, Gunks, 3/18/2012

NY : The Gunks : ... : Lower Eaves (5.9-)

Apr 26, 2012

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading a slab sport climb in Eleven Mile Canyo...

Me leading a slab sport climb in Eleven Mile Canyon, 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading Montezuma's Tower (5.7), Garden of the ...

Me leading Montezuma's Tower (5.7), Garden of the Gods, CO. 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me on a slab climb in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, ...

Me on a slab climb in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs 2007. Photo by Stewart Green

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Colorado Springs area, Colo...

Aug 30, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading P2 of Bonnie's Roof (5.8), Trapps, Gunk...

Me leading P2 of Bonnie's Roof (5.8), Trapps, Gunks, NY

The People of Mountain Proj... : cliffmama : Gunks, NY

Aug 30, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Highway 50 Corridor : Lover's Leap : East Wall : The Line (5.9)
By: cliffmama When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Question: I'm a Gunks climber, so I suck at crack climbing. Would you give this a G rating for gear? Are there decent features on the face to use as well for most of the climb? From the pics, it looks like there are dikes and other features for feet. Looking forward to getting out there on that fine, fine rock!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Wop Stop (5.6 PG13)
By: cliffmama When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: We never did it before, so for the first pitch, 150 feet of 5.6 G sounded good on a busy weekend, right? Don't bother. My partner thought the start felt like 5.7 PG-13. Then the upper section had a thick coating of old lichen powder on it, you couldn't move without getting crap in your eyes. Then the GT ledge where he belayed from was literally coated in white vulture crap. Luckily it was dried vulture crap, but totally covered.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : d. Strictly - Shockley's : Gorilla My Dreams (5.7)
By: cliffmama When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Didn't remember the directions and ended up on P2 of Gaston because we went left instead of right at the rhododendron. It was really easy 5.5, which means if you're not a 5.7 climber, if you do P2 of Gaston you get a 5.6, 5.5, 5.5 link up. Nice climbing on P1 & P3. Some of the rocks in the corner of P2 looked pretty loose, wasn't sure about placing any gear behind them. But after the bush I went the wrong way anyway...


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Erect Direction (5.10c)
By: cliffmama When: Nov 4, 2015

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Comments: I don't climb hard enough for P2, but that first pitch of Erect Direction is a wonderful quality 5.8 G, and makes for a more interesting and fantastic link-up with CCK.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Trusty Rifle (5.7)
By: cliffmama When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: I started from the Bloody Bush ledge, and kept wondering why this felt way too easy to be a 5.7. I think I ended up a little too far left and was probably on the post-traverse part of Rusty Trifle. Oops.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : c. Moe (closure) to Harvest... : Wolf and the Swine (5.9 R)
By: cliffmama When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: This can be top roped by leading the easier climbs to the right (not in Mountain Project). We went up Antsy Oh, a forgettable 5.5 which leads to the tree at the top of Wolf & the Swine. Found a manky old sling around a tree for a rap anchor. We added a new sling to it.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) : Loose Goose (5.6)
By: cliffmama When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Started on Loose Goose, switched to the 5.8 crack climb, then finished on last pitch of Loose Goose. It's a fantastic line. All well protected and fun climbing.
Warning: At the "almost top", we saw a cable around a tree rap anchor to the right. A short walk along the ledge took us to the anchor. and with a single 70m rope, it didn't quite make it to the next rap tree anchor. We could put our feet down to a block above the right side of the ledge, then had to do a short downclimb to the ledge (a... more >>


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : Lower Slabs
By: cliffmama When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: The guidebook and description are confusing. While hiking up to observation deck, look for boulder and small unmarked trail that veers off to the right. This will take you directly to the Scuttle area.

Rock Climbing Photo: The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.
The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.



Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : Lower Slabs : Seldom Seen (5.7 R)
By: cliffmama When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: We did some variations on top rope that made for interesting harder ascents. At the bottom, climb the thin face just to the right of the crack, group consensus 5.11a. Near the top, climb the face to the left of the route, group consensus 5.10a. YMMV.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : The Blackout (5.9-)
By: cliffmama When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: Today the bolt on the last pitch of The Blackout was replaced with a new, safer one, by Christian Fracchia of the Gunks Climbers Coalition.



Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Wonderland (5.8)
By: cliffmama When: Jul 9, 2015

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Comments: Manky bolt on Wonderland has been replaced with a new shiny one by the Gunks Climbers' Coaltion with support from the Mohonk Preserve, the Access Fund and the ASCA.



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