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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Directissima (5.9) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: Is there a climber in this photo?


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: That sucker is JACKED.


Location: UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek : Supercrack Buttress : Coyne Crack (5.12a) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: It doesn't look like he was too solid on that part. :-)

I agree that whipping on the first and only piece is pretty scary.


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Platte Clove : Devil's Kitchen : 2nd Corner (WI4)
By: Gunkiemike When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: There's a bolted anchor atop this corner.


Location: NY : The Gunks : Sky Top : Crash and Burn (5.9+ R)
By: Gunkiemike When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Anyone can climb at Skytop legally...you just need to pay a lot of money. So the question becomes, how badly do you want it?


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : Little Black Dike (WI4)
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: Two options for anchor tree up top: 1) step right to the tree close to the lip. 2) continue straight up past roots for 25 ft beyond the top of the ice. This tree provides a better located rope for the second or subsequent TR. BUT a 70m rope is REQUIRED.

If the mud isn't frozen solid, either of these finishes will be extremely insecure.


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : The Gurgler (WI3)
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: I don't think I've ever seen ice on the top-out of this route. Be forewarned!


Location: VT : Vermont Ice Climbing : Smugglers Notch Ice climbin... : Ragnarock (WI4+ M4)
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: So why isn't there an M grade for this route?


Location: VT : Vermont Ice Climbing : Lake Willoughby : Mount Pisgah : Last Gentleman (WI5) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 29, 2014

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Comments: Heh, that's right where I set up the belay. Got hit by a sh:t-ton of ice as my partner led the next pitch.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Dogleg Right (WI3+) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: That's pretty fat. Prepare to find it a bit thinner, typically.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Ice Slot (WI4-)
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: When the central pillar isn't big enough, you can go up and left a bit then make a pin-protected high step back right. This turned out to be a critical move for me a year ago after a cold spell (-18 F) stressed the aforementioned pillar. To me, it just looked sketchy and I wanted nothing to do with it. Sure enough, a climber shortly afterwards committed to it, with rather disastrous results (pillar shattered, broken arm).


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Crystal Ice Tower (WI4) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: Yea, this pitch gets my vote for "most likely to be a kicked-out pegboard" anywhere. But hey, sometimes ya just gotta take yer lumps and hook up something.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Crystal Ice Tower (WI4) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: There is only one pitch.


Location: Juggler : Personal : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Ah, thanks for clarifying. Too bad SRSP isn't a few thousand feet higher elevation.


Location: Juggler : Personal : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Dec 24, 2013

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Comments: I understood climbing to be explicitly prohibited at SR.


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : The Curtain (WI4) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Dec 22, 2013

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Comments: Most years the route never gets that fat. Adjust your expectations accordingly.


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : Lumpy Ridge : The Bookmark : The 37th Cog in Melvin's Wh... (5.8) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Dec 12, 2013

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Comments: Jambs?


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : Little Black Dike (WI4) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Too much post-processing (color enrichment).


Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill : Scrotum Pole/Drive in Area : Cool Hand Luke (5.6 PG13) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Ain't it amazing just how BLUE those clouds are, and how strong the shadows are.


Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill : Dickie Barre (upper PK clif... : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 21, 2013

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Comments: The jamming there is pretty insecure, I'd say 5.9, but the exit moves are WAY crimpy 10c or so. But maybe you didn't top out where I did.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Shelving Rock : Desert Shield Area : Shock and Awe (5.7)
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 17, 2013

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Comments: Why are there two sets of chain anchors on this line?


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Shelving Rock : Desert Shield Area : WMD (5.6)
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 17, 2013

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Comments: Felt easier than 5.6.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc... (5.8 PG13) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: You sure this is CCK? The wall in the b/g doesn't look familiar.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc... (5.8 PG13) : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Man, you are WAY too high on that traverse.


Location: Jesse Newton : Climbing : Photo
By: Gunkiemike When: Nov 3, 2013

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Comments: Not Three Pines. More like Easy Overhang.


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