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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Laura leading the last pitch on Bonnie's. <br />

Laura leading the last pitch on Bonnie's.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Bonnie's Roof (5.9)

Apr 15, 2012

Second pitch of the Book.

Second pitch of the Book.

NH : Cathedral Ledge : ... : The Book of Solemnity (5.10a)

Nov 10, 2009

Todd getting some good exposure on the final moves of the route.

Todd getting some good exposure on the final moves of the route.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Inti Watana (5.10+)

Aug 6, 2008

Todd styling over the bulge on the last pitch.

Todd styling over the bulge on the last pitch.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Inti Watana (5.10+)

Aug 6, 2008

Looking out from the Cave.

Looking out from the Cave.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Inti Watana (5.10+)

Aug 6, 2008

Glenn at the crux

Glenn at the crux

NV : Red Rock : ... : Inti Watana (5.10+)

Aug 6, 2008

Sunset on the descent

Sunset on the descent

NV : Red Rock : ... : Hot Flash (5.8)

Aug 6, 2008

Photo

NV : Red Rock : ... : Hot Flash (5.8)

Aug 6, 2008

Sunrise on the approach

Sunrise on the approach

NV : Red Rock : Mt. Wilson

Aug 6, 2008

Getting into the crux

Getting into the crux

NY : The Gunks : ... : Graveyard Shift (5.10d PG13)

Aug 6, 2008

Rapping off one of the routes.

Rapping off one of the routes.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Hall of Fame

Aug 6, 2008

Leading off of the belay.  4th pitch.

Leading off of the belay. 4th pitch.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Crimson Chrysalis (5.8+)

Aug 6, 2008

Sunrise on the approach to Mt. Wilson, 11/07.

Sunrise on the approach to Mt. Wilson, 11/07.

NV : Red Rock

Aug 6, 2008

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Mr. P's Wurst (5.8)
By: David Stowe When: Dec 23, 2013

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Comments: Could not disagree more with Worth on this one. Mr. P's is a good climb. You can also do it one pitch from the ground for about 200 feet of continuous climbing. It has several interesting sections with some moves to unlock. There are also a number of fun steep spots with good exposure. The climbing has good variety as well. Both of its neighbors are quite good, but this route is not squeezed in or contrived and takes a completely independent line from Madame G's and Le Teton. This would ... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Modern Times (5.8+) : Photo (Copy)
By: David Stowe When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: Benjamin I really think that it is what you are used to The overhang on Modern Times is definitely not 5.10. As a matter of perspective I do much of my climbing at the Gunks. On a trip a few years back to Red Rocks I found the 11.b roof pitch on Levitation to be easier than the 5.9 chimneys on Epinephrine. Those Red Rock grades are accurate, I just have much more experience and better technique on overhangs. I had waited a while when I first started leading to do Modern Time's, being intimi... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Back to the Future (AKA JAP... (5.10 R)
By: David Stowe When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: Ross congratulations on your first route description.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Jackie (5.5) : Photo
By: David Stowe When: Jul 1, 2013

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Comments: Some people just get scared and there is nothing wrong with that. That is about as easy and mellow spot that you will find on any climb. There are ledges and large holds everywhere and the grade at that point is 5.3 and really fun.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Directississima (5.10b)
By: David Stowe When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: Jeff I agree fantastic climb. Not sure what you were looking at for gear off of the ledge, but it really does not get any more G on a climb than it is right there. You can get in bomber nuts, cams and tricams in multiple places essentially from the ledge until you start to traverse right. People may have some trouble seeing it all or placing it all due the pumpy nature of the climbing there.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : High Exposure (5.6) : Photo
By: David Stowe When: May 18, 2013

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Comments: Great perspective.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Friends and Lovers (5.9 PG13)
By: David Stowe When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: I'm not sure what gear you were using, but for me every placement on the first pitch is rock solid gear. There are no iffy placements on this pitch and there is no specialty gear needed. For some reason this pitch got an R in the old Swain guide. This pitch is PG and only because of the crux, which requires that you make a move or two with your feet over the gear. Other than that you are dong beautiful aesthetic face moves on good gear.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Ent Line (5.10d)
By: David Stowe When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: I think the R may come more from the tree and even the ledge then any lack of gear. There is a good portion of the climb if you come off there is a good chance of hitting the tree.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar... : The Sting (5.11d)
By: David Stowe When: Nov 10, 2012

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Comments: Bad advice about not placing gear at the start unless you are sure that you will hit that move. Blue alien is bomber and I have seen it catch more than one person there. With that good gear you will not deck unless you have a really bad belay.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : On Any Monday (5.11-)
By: David Stowe When: Nov 5, 2012

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Comments: Have not led it in a few years but that second pin is unnecessary as it takes gear, both aliens and small nuts.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Simple Suff (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: David Stowe When: Jul 3, 2012

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Comments: My bad then. That is the draw back of the internet. Hard to tell if someone is joking, serious, sarcastic, etc.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Simple Suff (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: David Stowe When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: I am all for safety and pointing out serious issues, but people are also way over critical and get all worked up over some things that while not 100% picture perfect are fine.

In the case here people are calling out ancient biners which are two years old at most. The condition of a sling as really sketchy when you are looking at a snap shot of someone on TR, not on lead, and you don't know the condition of the piece on lead. Having said all that I still think that that the sling would catch a l... more >>


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