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Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Arrow (5.8) : Photo
By: Larry S When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I was on rappel and I tried to get the camera as far from the wall as possible. Also using a pretty wide angle lens which might be exagerating perspective it a bit. I think the composition was just luck though.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ...
By: Larry S When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: CVRIV - Not really - It's definitely a traditional climbing area, and most of the routes go completely top to bottom (200 feet), with no fixed intermediate anchors. There are only a handful of bolts on either side of the gap, most are just for rappels and require 2 ropes.. There may be a spot or two you can scramble to a tree and set something up, but i wouldn't recommend it. On the PA side, there is some access via the catwalk onto a ledge about 40&@... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Point of No Return (5.8+ PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jul 18, 2016

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Comments: I can't tell if sonething has changed on route, but the belay looks like it's still there. The possible scar looks about 30 feet right of the balay.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 13, 2016

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Comments: Minsi is back open tomorrow, June 14. Looks like the falcons have abandoned the nest.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : h. Open Face
By: Larry S When: May 1, 2016

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Comments: Unless something's changed recently, the bolts are about 10 feet right of the weakness that Open Face follows on the upper half of the wall. see this route: Open Face Slab


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Roadside Area : Tammany Girdle (Incomplete) (5.8+ PG13)
By: Larry S When: Apr 19, 2016

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Comments: Attempted to add a few more pitches to this over the weekend, starting from Black Wall:

P6. Starting as for Black Wall, climbed up about 30 feet, and began traversing, bypassing the outside corner. We traversed across the Triumvirate wall and belayed atop the lower corner of The Rib, about halfway up the first pitch, at the same hight as the slabs below Friends in High Places.

P7. From there, we went across the slabs below Friends in High Places. We set a belay in the Colorado Corner, but the... more >>


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ...
By: Larry S When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: Definitely climbable if you can find a partner, but the gap is little traveled. Try the Partner Finder, look for people around 07832 and 18013.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : d. Cat Wall : Pussytoes (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: The bolts at the top of P2 are looking in poor shape. They appear to be a rawl 5pc plated steel with metolius rap hangers. The bolts themselves are decently rusted on the outside. Perhaps someone with a little more bolting experience can check them out?


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. The High Wall : 3. High Wall Right
By: Larry S When: Aug 30, 2015

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Comments: The top rap anchor on Osprey/HH has been replaced, not sure when for sure, but in the last 2 years for certain. Nice SS Fixe hangers with Chains in a perfect location. A mid-wall anchor has also appeared which allows rapping with a single rope. It's tough to find though, hiding over a tiny ledge 15' left of the first rap line, at a height about 20 feet above the first belay ledge on Osprey. HOWEVER! I don't know if you would reach it on a 60m rope, if you do it will be close. It's worth no... more >>


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo...
By: Larry S When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: Josh - I'm not the most knowledgeable on haycock - but things we probably be pretty overgrown, and with the heat & humidity, the climbing might be greasy. I think i went in the summer a few years ago and the caves trail was practically gone. It's tough to follow when the foliage isn't in. If you've never been and do go, i would start at the hanger 18 area.

If it doesn't work out for you, Ralph Stover / High Rocks is just down the road too, with easy top-rope setups, but that place is an oven... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 19, 2015

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Comments: Minsi is reopened effective today 6/19. Unfortunately the nesting has failed again. They suspect predators got the two falcon chicks, they were missing as of 6/15.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : No Glow (5.9)
By: Larry S When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: P2 can be a popular rappel route, so be aware that the rap goes straight thru the crux of the climb, and climbers below the crux are not visible from people rappelling.

P2 itself is worth doing, the crux is well protected and short, with a little run out above it (don't place gear in the flake).

The opening moves of P2 will probably keep some parties off this climb, the first place you want to place gear is after the insecure traverse onto the face, at which point you're 15+ feet over the GT l... more >>


Location: PA
By: Larry S When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Dropping a link to this here because it's important - The PA Game Commission is considering restricting access to state game lands during hunting seasons, potentially shuttering access to many of our climbing areas during the best times of the year. See the thread here mountainproject.com/v/haycock-...


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo...
By: Larry S When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: It's on the State Game lands agenda to close access to for non-hunting/trapping uses during hunting seasons - see the forum post here mountainproject.com/v/haycock-...


Location: General Climbing : Falling on Multipitch with ... : Post : Photo
By: Larry S When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: After playing with google for a bit:
Fixiert - Fixed (obvious) - I guess direct off the anchor minimal slippage?
Bewegliche Masse - Movable Mass - Off the belayer, no slippage
Bewegliche Masse & Tuber - Off the belayer, dynamic belay thru tube belay device

Vorsteiger - Lead Climber
Sichernder - Securing - Belay
Zwischensicherung - Protection - Top Piece


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : c. The Practice Face : High Falls (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: The loose flake previously mentioned is now very loose. It is possible to do the move without it. Might need to get up there with a crowbar.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Point of No Return (5.8+ PG13)
By: Larry S When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this again today, the bottom half of pitch one was very very loose, but after passing the ledge at 60 feet, the rock improves dramatically. Be careful on this one. I would also consider breaking P1 in half to keep the rope drag down.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : The Rib (5.3 PG13) : Photo
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Added some topo lines to clarify as there is some mild misinformation floating around on this route:

Yellow - first pitch with starting options. Crux is in the middle where the vertical crack momentarily steepens. Bolted belay.

Blue - Second pitch - Up the easy (5.1?) face above, with gear in the corner or horizontals when you want it. Bolted Belay.

Magenta - Single Rope Rappel Route - You need to push hard to the right to get to the ledge on the first rappel. Do not let go of the ropes w... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. The High Wall : ... : Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: Gordon - thats the trade-off i suppose. The original belay for doing this in 3 pitches will give you a little less rope drag, but its on an uncomfortable slab. I think its only 30 or 40 feet above the decent belay ledge, just below an alcove / crux that is passed on the left.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Surprise (5.4 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Hey, Gordon - At some point on P2 (I think it's at a big horizontal weakness) there's a spot where you can move left into the gully - which is easier, but as you noticed, not very noteworthy; or you can continue up / slightly right - which is more exciting and exposed, but might up the grade a little.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Double Overhang Area : Double Overhang (5.8-)
By: Larry S When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Great route - One of the best I've been on at the Gap.

Some additional info - Start in the same spot as you would for corkscrew. First pitch goes direct to the Juniper at 5.5 pg. Possible belays at the juniper or any of the small ledges up to 20' above it if you want to be closer to the crux.

2nd pitch goes up pretty easily to the roof, where some commitment, good hand jams, and small edges for your feet will get you past. Possible belay just after the roof to prevent rope drag. If you con... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : g. The Morning Wall Area
By: Larry S When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: At least one bolt on Morning Sickness needs replacing. The second bolt hanger is for some reason flattened against the rock.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Closure has been lifted, apparently the nest failed.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Great Arch : Martin's Fall (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: This route would probably be a challenge for a 5.6 climber, the route finding and gear between the P1 roof (at the pins) and the corner belay was difficult. I ended up stepping down a few moves to get my hands in the large crack, traversing under the slab to gain a block close to the corner, then went up the middle of the slab.

The P1 roof was IMO, the technical crux, and the corner above the belay would be a messy area to fall, though was pretty straight-forward jugs and stemming.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 13. Reservoir Wall : Mya's Climb (5.8)
By: Larry S When: May 13, 2014

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Comments: it's slabbed in enough at the bottom that the rope usually ends up in a pile on the rock/dirt, not in the reservoir. We've done a number of the climbs over there and never had it end up in the water.


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