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BETA PHOTO: Pebbles
Pebbles is one of the few routes in the Gunks to work on your "slab" climbing skills. Although the namesake of the bouldering area, Pebbles is decidedly listed with the routes as it is a much better idea to use a rope on this one... You could "boulder" the route but it is pretty high ball. The Williams guide calls this the Chockstone Boulder, but I've always just called it Pebbles. Start on the south face just off of the carriage road and move right to the arete. Avoiding the arete is a fun variation, but a little harder. I TR'd this at least once a year in my youth. Testing my balance and often my father's patience...
Right off the carriage road below the route Jackie. This is the right edge of the tall south facing slab.
Probably best done as a top rope (gear anchor).
close-up of the "pebbles"
From: Wayne, PA
Jun 9, 2014
An easy top rope set up (with gear). Fun climb. There are two other variations up the rock. Far left is 10+, middle is pretty hard, moving to the arÍte is 7ish.
Fun climb, good to work the feet. It's low angle, with few positive feet/hands.
worth doing when you are wanting to practice precise footwork.