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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Commando Rave (5.9+ PG13)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: Committing through the crux. 75 or 80 feet at most.


Location: CT : Central Valley : East Peak : Amphitheater : Black Corner (5.8+)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: If we're calling Squirrel Cage 5.9, this is more like 5.7+. Gear is definitely dicey at the crux, seems like an SLCD behind that block might blow it out. Otherwise, I found it enjoyable.


Location: CT : Central Valley : East Peak : Amphitheater : Cat Crack (5.10)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: I agree with Kevin - it's great to have a sustained crack climb in CT that requires good technique. That said, I got worked. It's got few rests.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : l. Sleepy Hollow : Casablanca (5.9-)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: I liked the climb, but the pins and the flake are indeed sketchy. While standing on the flexing flake (protected from the back with a "bomber" number 3 C4), I also felt the best horizontal over the roof wiggling. Seems like there's a ton of choss under the roof as well. Then again, it's probably been that way for a long time. Climb on!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Falled on Account of Strain (5.10a/b)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Oct 22, 2011

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Comments: It's all there, but a really tough on-sight climb. I hung at the roof - but loved it still!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Amazonia
By: Kalil Oldham When: Jul 19, 2011

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Comments: Checked out this wall yesterday after a couple of days of on and off rain in Western WA. Most of the climbs were wet, especially at the top. Not a great spot for post rain days.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 32 / Little Si : World Wall : Reptiles and Amphetamines (5.9)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Jul 19, 2011

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Comments: Jug-A-Licious!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Grand Central (5.9)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Jun 20, 2011

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Comments: The climbing above the crux section is run out. Not the crux itself, but the (easier) climbing above it. Gear was sparse. I built an anchor in the alcove because of rope drag. The first move into the roof is exciting - a bomber left hand jam but then a dynamic move to only a decent right hand. Bump higher and it's all over. I can understand why the previous pitch is rated more difficult, but for me, this was the hardest single move on the route.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Maria Direct (5.9)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Nov 14, 2010

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Comments: I found the move to the pin relatively straightforward, if reachy. Above the pin things got a little dicier ... didn't find good gear 'til the ledge. Am I missing something?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Annie Oh! (5.8+)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Oct 3, 2010

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Comments: Great climb!

There is a beat up Alien in the hollow-sounding flake about half-way up. 6 feet below that flake is a pretty loose block.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Modern Times (5.8+)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Aug 26, 2009

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Comments: Wild, wild crux. Went up, in the notch (just right of the tree), couldn't get feet up; went up again, tried to use crimpers up on the slabby face, came back down; finally traversed right 10 feet or so and pushed out the huge mantle. Wild.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Classic (5.7)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Don't fall in the first 25 ft. Otherwise, super fun route. The roof at the top is Classic!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Drunkard's Delight (5.8- PG13)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: If you come in to the crux from the good holds on the left you can protect it with a small cam. Still not a comfortable fall. Going straight up in to the crux is a little harder. Roof on P2 is ... steep! Great climb!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Baby (5.6)
By: Kalil Oldham When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: Serious foot camming and little in-cut sidepulls in the OW made this 5.6 for me, otherwise ... harder.



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