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A beautiful, clean section of rock; possibly the tallest area in Peterskill with routes in the 70-80 foot range. Home to one of the deceptively easiest climbs, as well as two of the hardest and most popular AND the only pure chimney route in Peterskill. Reasonably well-shaded belay areas.
Same approach as for the Scrotum Pole/Drive In area, only trend right instead of left; this area is essentially a huge dihedral that has a tall, vertical face on the right, a large crevasse/chimney just to the left of the vertical face, and a few smaller dihedrals on the left wall in which to play.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Oops Wall:
Santa's Escape 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b X TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Dead Battery 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Pencil & Johnny's Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Exuberance 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Ten AM Special 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TR, 45'
Floops 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Oops 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Commencement 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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Santa's Escape 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b X NY : The Gunks : ... : Oops Wall
Why is it called "Santa's Escape"? Because it's a CHIMNEY!You can get some absolutely fantastic pictures from inside the chimney, looking out; walk around the detached block, keeping it on your left - this will bring you over to the Cuckoo's Nest/Psycho Wall areas, and the other entrance to the chimney. Walk to the end of it, and you can see/take pictures of the climber on Santa's Escape....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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