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Billy Get Your Guns T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Chopper Noise T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chossy? TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crankzilla T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Dragon's Belly T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Earth Dragon T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Fafnir TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flake n' Take TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fuzz, The T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Gentlemen Return Fire TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R
Hashtag, Swag, Yolo TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
PROJECT T,TR 5.15c/d 9c 38 XIII- 40 E11 8c
Paper Mache TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shit Load of Chips T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Testicular Trauma TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
There is No Spoon TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Too Many Video Games TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Treehugger TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: FA TR, Justin Richardson, Sept. 2013
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Shared By: Norm Rasmussen on Aug 10, 2014
Admins: SMarsh

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Description

Super classic route - fun moves, great pump, good (sometimes marginal) holds, and worth all the effort!

Climb up the center of the obvious black streak on the left side of the Basilisk wall on razor holds. Some holds include a half moon and a chicken head. Avoid the moss at the top to the left and top out.

Location

At the obvious black streak on the left side of the Basilisk Wall.

Protection

None. Long static for TR anchor off trees.

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Norm Rasmussen
North Jersey
 
Norm Rasmussen   North Jersey
 
Yes. What I wrote and what we intended is that all powerlinez climbs should be considered ACB. We are highly doubting that anything climbed there is a "true" first ascent. We considered writing ACB on all climbs, but instead chose a disclaimer as an umbrella for all climbs.

I will be sure to add any details to the main description in rakkup so that there is no confusion. Oct 3, 2016
Bowzer
Albany, NY
Bowzer   Albany, NY
right but you didn't write ACB. you wrote FA TR for someone you know didn't actually do the FA. kinda odd. Sep 19, 2016
Norm Rasmussen
North Jersey
 
Norm Rasmussen   North Jersey
 
Logan - the more accurate documentation is in the Rakkup guidebook. MP is somewhat reliable for the Powerlinez, but doesn't stay as updated. Also, all the bouldering is on the Rakkup guide.

I hear what you're saying about FAs and we took that into serious consideration. In Rakkup, all FAs are considered ACB (As Climbed By). Not every route has written ACB explicitly, but anyone who has done an "FA" knows that it is hard to consider it a true never-been-climbed-by-a-human-before ascent. This place is close to major population areas and people have been messing around - legally and illegally - for years. ACB is simply to indicate this is our most recent documented and accurate (peer supported) knowledge of someone's climb, their grade, protection and more. It is only to benefit the larger community.

This is not to disrespect anyone who has climbed here before. It is just our way to support local climbers who are out doing the work of developing the area. Sep 11, 2016
Logan Schiff
Brooklyn, NY
Logan Schiff   Brooklyn, NY
Good to start documenting it but seems silly to list a FA name that is clearly incorrect. I would rather see Unknown for the first ascensionist. Aug 1, 2016
Norm Rasmussen
North Jersey
 
Norm Rasmussen   North Jersey
 
Oh yeah, 100%. People have been climbing here long before any of us. Just no one kept records. If a new guidebook ever comes out there will be a section dedicated to all these previous unknown climbers, acknowledging we weren't the first. We weren't the first. We just want to start recording it for future climbers. Oct 21, 2014
Jon H
MD/DC
Jon H   MD/DC
For what it's worth, I'm relatively certain my buddies and I were climbing this line years ago, long before the closure. Maybe 2002 or so? FA is probably long before that - we definitely weren't the first. Oct 21, 2014