New River Gunks
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Mike pulling the final crux in the wide crack.
Climb starts immediatly left of right facing arete and J.Y.D.
Technical and interesting moves and protection denote the route's lower half while the upper half's mini-roof gives this climb its 3rd star and its + rating
Route lies right of Team Jesus and left of JYD on gigantic flake (50' by 25' by 80')
Technical and tricky pro in sections, bring a #5 camalot if you want pro for the last 5 feet.
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Mike making the reachy crux move
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Patrick closing in on the Gunky roof crack above.
|Comments on New River Gunks
From: Raleigh, NC
May 6, 2013
Not at all PG13. There are a couple of placements you don't want to miss but it's all there. You also don't need a big cam to protect the offwidth section at the top.
However, the OP's intention of keeping brand-new leaders off this route is probably wise. Despite the grade it would not be a good first lead.