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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Vultaggio leads the title route at Five and ...

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Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area : The Prow (5.11d)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Nov 3, 2016

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Comments: Make that two pitons lighter; similar situation to Tino's.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : a. The Uberfall : Coronary (5.10 R)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Aug 24, 2016

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Comments: Bomber gear below the crux, and a solid nut after. A good belayer would prob keep you off the ground if you fell during the crux sequence, but a tiny nut after is all that will stop you from decking if you blow the 20 or so feet of easier climbing above before solid gear.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Thin Slabs / Thin Slabs Dir... (5.7+) : Photo
By: chris_vultaggio When: Aug 11, 2016

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Comments: I dig the feet - would look good without as well but I dig them in the foreground for a cool perspective.

Location: NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon : Mescalito : Risky Business (5.10c R)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Nov 9, 2014

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Comments: P1 felt the most committing and serious, thin moves with potential groundfall above the second bolt. I'd call P3 runout, but not R - a lead fall would be big in spots, but the gear is good where you can get it and falls wouldn't result in serious injury. It's possible to get gear shortly after the belay preventing a factor fall.

Fun route - heady.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) : Elder Cleavage Direct (5.10b)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: Definitely don't miss the top pitch - it adds some adventure and intimidation to compliment the technical first pitch.

Just beware the loose blocks up high, I've had a party above knock off some microwave-sized blocks in a shower of quartz-conglomerate death from above...

Location: NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : Organ Mountains : Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf : North Face (5.6 R)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: TR:

Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Photo
By: chris_vultaggio When: Feb 3, 2014

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Comments: Ripped from the pages of Bob and Doug Mackenzie's playbook...

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : d. Harvest Moon to the End : Mac-Reppy (5.11a)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: Agree with above - my 6'4" partner couldn't just stretch for the jug so definitely some moves between even for taller folks. Solid 5.11.

Location: CT : Central Valley : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Kor Crack (5.9-)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Sep 24, 2012

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Comments: agree on the 9+

kinda strenuous through the roof and above.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Welcome to the Gunks (5.10b PG13)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: One of the best 10s in the gunks - tricky start and spicy moves before the crux keep the blood going.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar... : The Sting (5.11d)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: All-points-off dyno finish is definitely exciting, you can stitch up the gear as much as you want before making the move to the top.

Awesome route, great moves.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Space Invaders (5.10d)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: Some nice movement, committing moves above gear but the crux protects. Cool moves at the start too.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Miss Bailey (5.6 PG13)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Oct 5, 2011

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Comments: such a great route - chimney, hand crack, face, roof, traverse, stemming - all in one 5.6, even if it is a little sandbagged.

Do it in one long pitch as long as your second is okay with the chimney to start for full value.

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Laughing Man (5.11b PG13)
By: chris_vultaggio When: Jun 20, 2010

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Comments: There is a way to get up right, which feels pretty solid for the grade.

5.8/9 section below the roof is pretty R, but the crux is super protectable with hand size cams.