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Routes in f. The Guides' Wall (Madame G's)

Asphodel T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bag's End T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Beatle Brow Bulge T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Beginner's Delight T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Bitchy Virgin T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Blueberry Ledges T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Blueberry Wine T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Columbia T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Delusions of Grandeur T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Don't Shoot T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Finger Locks or Cedar Box T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Friends and Lovers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Funny Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hawk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hyjek's Horror T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Immaculate Virgin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Le Teton T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Minty T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Mr. P's Wurst T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northern Pillar T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Peregrine T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reach of Faith T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Small Furry Mammals' Club T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Snooky's Return T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Son of Bitchy Virgin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Southern Pillar T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Tetonia T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Tipsy Trees T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Triple Bulges T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Twin Oaks T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Unamed T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Willie's Weep T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
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Description

Major Features: This area features the largest collection of easy multi-pitch routes: Beginner's Delight, Minty, Hawk, Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst, and Northern Pillar, among others. For that reason, you'll often find local guides busy at work around here, especially at the short wall near the base of Finger Locks or Cedar Box.

This area starts with the huge, right-facing orange corner of Asphodel, and continues past Beginner's Delight, Snooky's Return, Minty, Hawk, and the area's centerpiece route, Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst, which aims right up the middle of the massive orange buttress. To the right, the area includes the routes just before, and in the alcove to the left of, the Mantle Block, a large block leaning against the cliff with a 4' roof extending across it.

Approach: Asphodel and neighboring routes can also be reached by the
Welcome to the Gunks approach trail. The next trail is [[Minty]]110455127 .
The main approach for the middle of this area is
[[105800326]] approach trail (pine tree on right and smaller pine on left). The next trail is [[Madame G's]]110455131 , which leads you right up to Minty, which you can recognize through the trees by the large blocks at its base (pic of trail will appear in the spring). Further north is the
Madame G's approach trail. The next trail is [[Bitchy Virgin]]110455099. .

Descent: There is a bolted rappel line on the rightnorth side of the Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst buttress; a bit of scrambling is necessary to get down to it. Many routes also have intermediate tree anchors.

The bolts over Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst are a short, easy scramble down from the clifftop; they are located on the front side of a large block towards the front of the buttress itself. See the picture under the Mme G's route, which shows what you're looking for. "Back in the day", this rappel used to go from the large tree on the very front corner of the buttress, and getting into position to rappel was ... airy. Even now, it's mostly free-hanging. Two ropes will get you to the ground, or there are a second set of bolts mid-cliff for use with one rope.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Guides' Wall (Madame G's)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 93
Northern Pillar
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 205
Minty
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 69
Tipsy Trees
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 235
Beginner's Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 105
Hawk
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 93
Asphodel
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 172
Finger Locks or Cedar Box
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 485
Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 44
Immaculate Virgin
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 172
Snooky's Return
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Columbia
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 54
Hyjek's Horror
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 75
Friends and Lovers
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 114
Le Teton
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Beatle Brow Bulge
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northern Pillar
 93
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 3 pitches
Minty
 205
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Tipsy Trees
 69
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Beginner's Delight
 235
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Hawk
 105
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Asphodel
 93
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Finger Locks or Cedar Box
 172
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst
 485
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Immaculate Virgin
 44
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Snooky's Return
 172
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Columbia
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Hyjek's Horror
 54
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Friends and Lovers
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Le Teton
 114
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Beatle Brow Bulge
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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Kevin Heckeler
Upstate New York
Kevin Heckeler   Upstate New York
"Guides Wall" is an euphemism, not a posted sign. Climb there as you would any other section of wall in the Gunks following the same well established ethics and etiquette. Jul 5, 2017

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