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Son of a Mother
5.10b/c YDS 6b French 20 Ewbanks VII UIAA 20 ZA E2 5b British
Avg: 3.4 from 39 votes
Routes in Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
7 year itch T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Air Male S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 | |
Ancient of Days T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 | |
Arch Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Bastard T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R | |
Bloody Mary T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Borderline T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Bushido T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 | |
C-Tips S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Calvary Hill S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b | |
Casual Observer T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Certified Raw T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Chik'n Garbonzo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Cirrhosis T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Cooney-Norton T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Cosmopolitan Wall T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 | |
Discord T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Earthly Night S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
Extreme Unction T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a | |
Fastest Gun, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Firing Line T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 | |
FM, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R | |
Foreplay T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
Freedom Flight T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 | |
Gamesmanship T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Gathering, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
God's Grace (Pure and Simple) T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
Grapes of Wrath T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
Great Dihedral, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Green Onion T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Group Therapy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Gun Control Now T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
Hang 'Em High T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a | |
Home Rule S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Howling, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b | |
It Don't Come Easy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R | |
Junior Varsity T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Karmic Kickback T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
La Spirale T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 | |
Ladder T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 | |
Lex Luther T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Lost Chance aka The Natural T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Macho T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R | |
Maestro T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Mayflower T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Menace To Sobriety S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Morning Star T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Munchky Microarete S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a | |
P.T. Pillar T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Pandemonium T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Paralysis T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Pentecostal S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b | |
Phase III T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Pilgrim's Progress T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
Pillar T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Psalm 32 T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a A0 | |
Psychosis T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Puppies on Edge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Ragtime T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 | |
Raindance T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Raptor's Scream S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b | |
Rapture, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a | |
Salad Days S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c | |
Scallion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 | |
Shark Week T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a | |
Smallville Left S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Smear Campaign T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Snake Slide T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Snake, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 | |
Snatch, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 | |
Son of a Mother T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Son of Slime T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 | |
Southern Hospitality p1 T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
Static Cling S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Sting, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Summer Break T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 | |
Sunburst Arete T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Thunderhead T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Time Jumpers T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Ukiah S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Under the Influence T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 | |
Varsity T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R | |
Verdon S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c |
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Type: | Trad, 100 ft (30 m) |
FA: | June 18, 1989, Dennis Luther, Tom Rosencrans |
Page Views: | 4,898 total · 29/month |
Shared By: | Chris Duca on Nov 10, 2007 |
Admins: | Jim Lawyer, Morgan Patterson |
Access Issue: Peregrine closures and approach trail issues
Details
Access to the Main Face is often limited in the spring and summer due to peregrine falcon nesting. Check the DEC web site (www.dec.ny.gov, search for "peregrine route closures"). Closures are posted in the kiosk at the beginning of the approach trail in the (now closed) Poke-O Campground.
Several recent incidents at the Poke-O Moonshine Main Face have heightened tensions with neighboring landowners.
Shortcut Trail (aka the Smitty Trail): The main approach goes from the (now closed) campground to the cliff near Discord. There is a shortcut trail on the right that provides access to the cliff near Pentecostal. This shortcut trail crosses the edges of two parcels of private land, and was closed in the spring of 2014. As of Aug 30, 2014, this trail is open on a tentative basis. Stay on the trail; there are some cairns and Access Fund signage to help.
Northern Trail Closure (aka the Easy Living Trail): There is an old trail that connects US 9 with the cliff near Psalm 32. This trail is entirely on private land and should NOT be used by climbers; indeed, it has been closed and undocumented for many years. Both ends of this trail are now marked with signs courtesy of the Access Fund.
In short, while visiting the Main Face, approach from the campground, and stay on the main trail along the base of the cliff.
Several recent incidents at the Poke-O Moonshine Main Face have heightened tensions with neighboring landowners.
Shortcut Trail (aka the Smitty Trail): The main approach goes from the (now closed) campground to the cliff near Discord. There is a shortcut trail on the right that provides access to the cliff near Pentecostal. This shortcut trail crosses the edges of two parcels of private land, and was closed in the spring of 2014. As of Aug 30, 2014, this trail is open on a tentative basis. Stay on the trail; there are some cairns and Access Fund signage to help.
Northern Trail Closure (aka the Easy Living Trail): There is an old trail that connects US 9 with the cliff near Psalm 32. This trail is entirely on private land and should NOT be used by climbers; indeed, it has been closed and undocumented for many years. Both ends of this trail are now marked with signs courtesy of the Access Fund.
In short, while visiting the Main Face, approach from the campground, and stay on the main trail along the base of the cliff.
Description
Son of a Mother is a new, safe variation on a couple older, more obscure lines at Poke-O. This route is one hell of a find!
On the far left end of the cliff, about 300 feet to the left of the large apron slab, are several great climbs. Locate the large right-facing off-width of Phase 3. SOAM, climbs the shallow open book immediately to the left of it.
Gain the open book, by chimneying up some not-so-demanding rock, then step left around a small roof. Some technical foot work and good, but hidden, horizontal reliefs will get you to the first bolt.
Clip it, then figure out the sequence (it involves a small but positive high left hand and foot combination).
Gain the "bucket" out to your right, and clip another bolt. Milk the small rest, then continue up and into the amazing, overhanging flake system to the chain anchors over the bulge at the top.
On the far left end of the cliff, about 300 feet to the left of the large apron slab, are several great climbs. Locate the large right-facing off-width of Phase 3. SOAM, climbs the shallow open book immediately to the left of it.
Gain the open book, by chimneying up some not-so-demanding rock, then step left around a small roof. Some technical foot work and good, but hidden, horizontal reliefs will get you to the first bolt.
Clip it, then figure out the sequence (it involves a small but positive high left hand and foot combination).
Gain the "bucket" out to your right, and clip another bolt. Milk the small rest, then continue up and into the amazing, overhanging flake system to the chain anchors over the bulge at the top.
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