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Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. The High Wall : ... : Heroine Hypnosis (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: Currently there are 2 fixed pitons with slings and rings at the top of Pitch 1. These are easily backed up with gear. We did not find a fixed anchor at the top of pitch 2, which was a little bit grungy. The pitch 3 traverse over to Osprey was easy but a bit of a safari. There is a nice newish bolted anchor at the top of Osprey, rap with 2 ropes to reach the ground.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : l. Hawk's Nest : Hawk's Nest (P1) (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: The opening moves often have wet feet. These can be bypassed and protected, but it ups the ante a little bit. After the seep, it's the best gear and best climb of it's grade at stover. (just pitch 1)


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : g. The Great Buttress : Three Buttresses (first pit... (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: The webbing/rap rings were replaced on in August 2011. The old webbing/rings were missing.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : g. The Great Buttress : Open Book (5.2)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: This is usually free solo'd to setup TR's for Tales and Deans if you're not up to leading on the old/sparse bolts. You can traverse into the book on blocky ledges. During the summer, the top part where the book meets the ledge is overgrown with lots of Poison Ivy.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. The High Wall : ... : Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Has bolts and rings at the top. First belay is the 3rd of 3 ledges, directly under an overhang with a piton. 2nd belay is a sloping ledge, but you can belay a little lower at a small slopey stance that way the crux isn't directly off the belay. Seemed technically stout for a 5.6, though not pumpy. Climbing with double ropes would be wise to help with drag, you're carrying two ropes for the rap anyway.


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: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: A 70m rope will just barely get you back to the start of the climb from the top rap station. You might have to unrope and do a few 3rd class moves down to the start ledge.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : o. Chain Reaction Buttress : Chain Reaction (5.10a X)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb on sharp rock. I've cut my fingers and torn pants on it.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : o. Chain Reaction Buttress : No Self Control (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: My very first lead. Gear is easy and plentiful. Hexes work pretty well if you don't have many cams, but a strange #3 camalot makes exiting the roof feel better.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : r. Far Face : Far Face (5.7)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: Start at the arete. Climb up and go up the "upside down staircase" to the top.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : r. Far Face : Last Stand (5.8)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: The last climb before the descent trail. Bolts at the top. Watch for poison ivy. 20 feet right of Far Face Corner.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : r. Far Face : Far Face Corner (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: Start the same as far face and far face contrived, stay in the inside corner. Watch out for poison ivy. I beleive it'll take gear, but is usually being top roped. Bolts at the top, be nice to the little tree up there.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : r. Far Face : Far Face Contrived (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: From the little corner at the bottom of the face, go straight up, do not step around the blank sections.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : f. Cramped Face : Higher Than I (5.7 R)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: The middle of this route is pretty good. The rest of it is probably a safari (ie - overgrown). My buddy and I cleaned it up about 2 or 3 years ago and led it up to the ledge about 30' from the top. The rock from there up is pretty rotten looking, so we rapped.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Belly Roll (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Oct 26, 2010

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Comments: This climb is way more fun from the ground. That was the most awkward lead experience I've ever had. But I would really like to make/watch some of my friends go up it.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1. Main Wall : Jingle Bells (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: On the other side of the tree next to Itchin to Climb. Crux is getting to the anchors. High clip them from the right if you can reach them (5.9) or do some hard work heading left and up under the anchors to a crack that heads back towards the bolts (5.10)


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1. Main Wall : The Sixth Element (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: Real Easy climb right next to the old fence pole. First bolt is worthless as it's about 6 feet off the ground, but it's easy so skip it. Kinda crappy rock.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 6. Big Wall : Alpine Line (first pitch) (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: This climb is currently closed and has a sign on it saying so. Bad climb with loose rock. The anchors were in hollow rock, probably why it's closed up.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1. Main Wall : Puss in Boots (5.9+)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: Starts at the downward pointing flake. Wanders back and forth between the bolts. I think it officially ends at the shuts halfway up the wall, but I usually bypass them on the left and head to the bolts directly overhead.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Bonnie's Roof (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Great Route! Be weary of some loose flakes on the wild traverse on the second pitch (regular finish). They are marked, but I didn't notice either of them till i put a hand on them.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : l. Sleepy Hollow : Wegetables I've Never Seen ... (5.10a)
By: Larry S When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Though the rest of the climb's protection is straightforward, gear at the bottom is very thin and difficult to get. Found a #2 peanut, #2 HB brassy real low in the crack, with a #4 BD stopper a little higher up. A 0 TCU is too big. Ballnuts would help. There's a stance to work for this gear from. Good climb other than the tricky gear low.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Gelsa (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: A great line, the last pitch is great, but easy to get lost on the lower pitches and wander into harder terrain. Make sure you go up to the pitons, then traverse to the ledge (belay), then traverse from the ledge to the corner, then up to the second ledge.

For an alternative second pitch, you can take a fairly direct line towards the next belay. It ups the ante a little bit. It's not strenuous climbing at all, but it is more technical and has some slab climbing in the last 15 or so feet. Th... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Groovy (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: I'd say it's at least a 9. Felt harder than both ant's line and directissima. Pro is very good though. You can definitely sew it up if you find you're in too deep.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) : Yum Yum Yab Yum (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: Possibly my favorite climb in the nears. Pitch 2 (or 3 if you're doing 4 pitches) is a joke and might have some loose stuff on it, but P1 and 3 are great. There's an optional 5.7ish exit that pulls up out of the p3 traverse onto some lichen covered rock, then steps right to rejoin the original route. I definitely recommend that finish if you want to kick it up a bit on the last pitch. It'll save you some rope drag too.


Location: NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Inferno (5.8)
By: Larry S When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: Finding it: If you're standing below some blankish slabs with a bolt or two, you're too low, head left then scramble right onto the ledge.

P1 seems really contrived and is a bit difficult to follow. Just keep looking for the path of least resistance trending right then back left to the vertical section of the arching roof-crack. There was a small wasp nest in the bottom of the flake midway up as of early july, so be careful. Found 1 piton, 1 ratty fixed tricam, and a freshly fixed #1 ... more >>


Location: NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs : Standard Route (5.5 R)
By: Larry S When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: A great intro to easy slabs. We did the whole arch rather than the quartz pocket variation, ample pro in the arch, but it can be a little mossy in spots. Experienced horrific rope drag on the crux pitch above the lunch ledge even with long runners, route seems to wander back and forth alot here. Doubles would be helpful for just that pitch. The 3 pitches following dikes to the top are like stairs.

Edit - Two and a half years later, I realize went off-route above the lunch ledge and did Slab... more >>


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