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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Laura leading the last pitch on Bonnie's.

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...

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: 18 hours ago

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Comments: I had not been on this route a quite a few years and decided to take a run on it this past weekend. Not sure why you would break this up into multiple pitches when you can run it into one 200 foot pitch and no real drag when well slung on a single rope. It is fun, exposed, some good moves, steep and pretty much what you would want from a gunks route. The only knock is that it can be a little dirty, but that certainly does not take away much from the route. Highly recommended for very solid 5... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : No Glow (5.9)
By: David Stowe When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Kurtz are you saying that the cable rapel that was attached to two trees is gone on the top of No Glow? There have not be actual slings there for many years. The cables blend in and could be hard to see. They were there as of two weeks ago and were in good shape.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : The Stand (5.11-)
By: David Stowe When: Aug 14, 2015

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Comments: As Seth said the gear at the crux is good. And with respect to the gear below the crux, gear pretty much doesn't get any better than the 12-15 feet leading to the crux.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Keep on Struttin' (5.9+)
By: David Stowe When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: On pitch 2 good gear is in a pocket about 10 feet up, and then more good gear in horizontals at the overhang. If you can sling everything long on this it makes for a fantastic link up of pitches 2 and 3 into one great long pitch of 5.9.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Friends and Lovers (5.9 PG13)
By: David Stowe When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: If you are calling the first overlap at about 25 feet the first crux then the gear there is great. Not only do you have rock solid placement in a horizontal, but there is also an obvious nut placement a few feet above that in a vertical crack that you can place before committing to any moves, you could hang a car off of that piece. You also get another good cam a few feet higher after mover over that overlap. The only spot on the this pitch where you are doing any challenging moves over gear ... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Friends and Lovers (5.9 PG13) : Photo
By: David Stowe When: Apr 17, 2015

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Comments: Most people find the crux to be about 10 feet above that coming off of the small ledge doing the "bear hug" move. The spot the climber is at really isn't too bad if you take your time and find the holds, plus you have gear in your face when you are doing that move.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) (5.3)
By: David Stowe When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: Aemerick congrats on your first lead. You can indeed very easily get to the bolted rap station at the top of Arrow if you climb Easy V to the top of the cliff. Two raps with a single and one rap with doubles.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Arrow (5.8)
By: David Stowe When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: Bolted anchors were not there when the route went in and they are there for rapeling the route not as an anchor from which to belay. The first pitch comes up onto the GT ledge left of where the notch in the overhang is. Many climbers set a gear anchor in the right facing corner by Limelight or right in the middle of the face to belay from. From any of those spots the notch is up and right. The best way to do Arrow is to forgo the belay all together and run it in to one long rope stretching p... more >>


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.


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