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Location: New Hampshire > WM: Franconia Notch > Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... > The Flatiron > Little Porky (5.9)
By: David Ford When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Sykes calls this "Little Porky," not sure if it goes by any other names. A great route in a spectacular setting, in any case.

EDIT! I just re-read this section of the guidebook and realized that "Little Porky" is actually an entirely different 5.9 on the right side of this formation... apparently a short pitch on the buttress that forms the start that this route and Salt Packed share. Sorry for causing confusion. I guess we're back to not knowing what this climb is calle... more >>

Location: Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Boston Basin > Forbidden Peak > West Ridge (5.6 Mod. Snow)
By: David Ford When: Apr 14, 2012

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Comments: +1 for using a 60m rope. We had a 50m rope and found that we had to do some significant shenanigans/downclimbing (on rock) on the descent of the couloir. That said, there are a lot of rap anchors in there and it's possible that one set of anchors is set for a 50m rope... but we didn't find it!

For reference, this was in the second week of September, 2011.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... > Beginner's Delight (5.4)
By: David Ford When: Jul 19, 2011

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Comments: I tried linking the first pitch with the last pitches of Friends and Lovers as Williams recommends, but found the climbing to be dirty, loose and not particularly well-protected. Better to stick with the normal route!

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > b. Jackie and friends > Classic (5.7)
By: David Ford When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: The second pitch is great climbing on wonderful rock. Definitely worth it to top out and walk off.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > c. Frog's Head - the Arch > Bloody Mary (5.7)
By: David Ford When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: Fun to link the first pitch with the second pitch of Morning After (5.7) to the GT ledge.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > e. The Mac Wall (Something ... > Three Pines (5.3)
By: David Ford When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Fun route. Recommend doing at least one of the 5.6 variations on the third pitch to limit the otherwise mind-boggling rope drag. Alternatively, make another belay once you complete the traverse to the ledge. Communication with your second from the top of p3 may be difficult.

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