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May 11, 2014
I'm looking for a people who can get free on a mid-week day -- mainly to work on things in the 10b-11a range. I also like good climbing at other difficulty levels, or some bouldering.

Tuesday this week would be good for me (if the weather would cooperate?), or possibly Thursday.

My main strategy for working at this difficulty level is clever + safe ways of "cheating" -- but if you want to Lead some at this level that's good too.

Obvious places are Gunks, Powerlinez, West Point. I also know others to try ... including some interesting east Pennsylvania places (other than DWG) with different rock within driving daytrip range.
. . . Sometimes I drive farther for (mid-week) overnight trips (Rumney, Dacks, NRG)

I have all ropes, all Trad + Sport protection, and lots of "cheating" equipment.

I have a car and could give (or share) a ride with NYC or north NJ climber.

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Jun 5, 2014
Monday or Tuesday June 9-10 looking promising.
I'm thinking Gunks if good weather all day, Powerlinez or West Point if much less than a full day, indoors if rainy.

I've had rather good luck meeting partners who send me messages for this thread on MountainProject.
First day a couple of weeks did some Trapps 10b's and 9 with Connor + Taylor.
A week later Nears with Chalu: Fat City Direct 10d and Transcon 10b.
Yesterday since Pete was visiting from out west, we did the tourist thing ... He wanted to plunge into Gunks on-sight leads, so I gave him my trad rack, and Pete led us up Son of Easy O and Modern Times.

If you might want to join, send me a message including your phone#, or use the contact info linked in the first post on this thread.

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Jun 14, 2014
Monday June 16 planning to get out -- forecast seems kind of hot for me. So I'm thinking to start early morning, finish by early afternoon.
Undecided between Powerlinez (has a couple of shady cliffs) and Gunks.
Might bring a couple of crash pads for bouldering.

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
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Jun 15, 2014
Mt Arapalies VIC Australia
Hi Ken

I am going to be at the Gunks on Tuesday. I'm hoping to do something easy, I'm thinking Beginners Delight or Horseman or High Exposure. Are you free Tuesday and interested in something around that grade? I have never climbed at The Trapps, but did a couple of days at Peterskill a few weeks ago.

Ben
Ben Vining
From Philadelphia
Joined Jun 3, 2014
10 points
Jun 15, 2014
Not climbing on Tuesday.
There's a different thread for climbing at easier difficulty where sometimes I post for when Sharon and I are looking for others to join us. Maybe you'll get other responses if you post to that one.

(but lately Sharon's been wanting to push herself to struggle on 7s and 8s, and has been finding the rock at Powerlinez very interesting -- so I haven't been doing Gunks 3s and 4s recently with her (which I would enjoy).

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Jun 18, 2014
Mt Arapalies VIC Australia
Thanks Ken

I ended up climbing with Cedrick B. Had a blast. He is a better climber than me so we were able to do some 5.9 Classics. Loved Directissima and Modern Times.

Hope you had a good day climbing, maybe soon ill be able to follow you on 10-11s. Ill be keen for more midweek climbing.

Ben
Ben Vining
From Philadelphia
Joined Jun 3, 2014
10 points
Jul 8, 2014
Thursday July 10 I'd like to get out morning through early afternoon. Open to Powerlinez or West Point or Gunks (preference.

Can offer ride to city climber if leave before 6:30 (if Gunks than 6:00).

Powerlinez has a bunch of nice 10s to try. If want to work on harder moves, I could bring a crashpad (or two) for some bouldering.

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Jul 14, 2014
Wednesday July 16 two of us so far are planning on Powerlinez. Morning early-ish if it's dry. Or start later if showery.

... (Thursday also likely, could be Gunks or West Point or Powerlinez or ??) ...

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Jul 15, 2014
Thursday July 16 looking good for climbing. I've got ideas for Gunks or Powerlinez (and some other places with climbs in the 10b-11a range, includeing eastern PA).

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Aug 22, 2014
Monday August 25 getting out - likely closer to the city or north NJ, but perhaps open to Gunks or east PA. Mainly thinking of roped climbing in the 5.10b-11a range (perhaps with "cheating" to set up top-ropes), but open to bouldering.

Could offer ride to a city climber if meet early morning near Penn station or GWB (or north NJ).

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Aug 23, 2014
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
I'm curious to know what's all these "cheating" ways and "cheating" equipment are... doligo
Joined Sep 26, 2008
408 points
Aug 24, 2014
Sorry - nothing special or mysterious. Just saying I'm not going to lead Trad or less-then-vertical Sport anywhere close to my limit. Instead climb easier stuff to set TR w directionals on harder stuff.

Of course if you want to lead harder stuff near (or above?) my limit, I'll be glad to belay and follow.

Ken

P.S. Heading out now for some of that in east PA today, then NY tomorrow.
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Sep 7, 2014
Monday morning Sept 8, likely also Wednesday morn or afternoon -- closer to the city or north NJ both days (not the Gunks). Mainly thinking of roped climbing in the 5.10b-11a range, also open to bouldering.

Could offer ride on Monday to a city climber if meet early morning near Penn station or GWB (or north NJ).

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Sep 7, 2014
Where are you climbing tomorrow ? Dan Wachlaczenko
Joined Sep 4, 2010
72 points
Sep 8, 2014
Wednesday Sept 10 looking even better for my availability -- perhaps can drive farther like to East PA or Gunks, but also happy to stay closer to the city. Possible offer ride early morn for city (or north NJ) climber.

Dan Wachlaczenko wrote:
Where are you climbing tomorrow ?

If you want to try to climb together, need to send me a message with your phone.

I don't follow this web forum so frequently, so I only saw the previous post now.

I do have a partner for climbing this afternoon, and then I'll be climbing indoors this evening.

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Sep 10, 2014
tomorrow Thursday Sept 11 planning to get out in the morning closer to the city to beat the afternoon rain.

This coming after nice weather this afternoon with partner, and after delightful day out on Monday.

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Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
1,443 points
Sep 20, 2014
Monday Sept 22 planning to get out - first choice East PA (other than DWG), second choice southern NY closer to city.

(Sunday also Eastern Pennsylvania, even if it's not mid-week)

Great day climbing outdoors yesterday with Mike + Sharon.

Ken
kenr
Joined Oct 29, 2010
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