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5.12b R, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: John Bragg, Don Hamilton 1980
New York > Gunks > Trapps > k. The Slime Wall
Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappelling Details


You'll climb straight up towards a thin seam, just down and left of a left-facing corner, then over a small roof near the end of the climb.

Big moves between good holds and gear lead to the seam, where a red tricam is the only piece of gear you can fiddle in the little pod above the detached block. Move up and left toward a thin seam splitting the roof, and then make the hard traverse right to the left-facing corner. Easier climbing leads to a stance for a gear anchor.


Start to the left of Frustration Syndrome, just a few feet right of a oak tree near the cliff, at a cleanish section of rock.


Bring small gear, micro wires, and a red tri-cam. Traverse right at the top to the Frustration bolts to descend.