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Areas = 15
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Approach Trails = 4
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Location: New York > The Gunks > The Near Trapps > a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... > Disneyland (5.6)
By: divnamite When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: Do it in one pitch, just make sure you extend your slings at the start. I've never seen so many pins on one climb at the Gunks. I think I used a total of 5 pieces of gears for the entire climb.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > g. V3 - Middle Earth > Triangle (5.9)
By: divnamite When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Did the right side variation. Not sure if this is a 5.9, it's considerable easier than other 5.8s I've been on. Just make sure you move right instead of move left under the overhang. Once you get above the overhang onto the face, start traverse to the right towards Never Never Land's bolt anchor.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > c. Frog's Head - the Arch > Arch Direct (5.9)
By: divnamite When: Aug 7, 2010

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Comments: Not just a lot of loose rock, but dirt, sands, saps and all the other junks. If more people climb this route, it would be a lot cleaner. There is a lose dinner plate size flake right below the roof so be extra careful. The piton looks rusty, clip at your own risk. The climb itself is decent, worth doing if you just want to get a last climb in while you are in the area.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > i. High E > Ursula (5.6) > Photo
By: divnamite When: Jul 8, 2010

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Comments: I think I was on top of No Man's Land.


Location: New York > Catskills (Ice) > Kaaterskill Clove > Moore's Bridge > Moore's Bridge - Gully (WI2... (WI2-3)
By: divnamite When: Jan 25, 2010

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Comments: On the second tier, the right is WI2-3, the left is a lot harder when ice is in (WI3+).


Location: New York > Catskills (Ice) > Stony Clove > Stony Clove - West Side > Ron's Gully (WI2+)
By: divnamite When: Jan 10, 2010

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Comments: Bolts at belay right below the roof.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > g. V3 - Middle Earth > Wonderland (5.8)
By: divnamite When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: Fun fun route. Bolt protects the interesting crux, everything else is just fun and enjoyable.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > g. V3 - Middle Earth > Absurdland (5.8)
By: divnamite When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: I don't think it's a sandbagged route. It's definitely 5.8 range with some of sustained 5.7 climbing, then ease off when getting to the top. A gold camalot works fine, you can also plug many other pieces in, but the gold is the most obvious one.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > g. V3 - Middle Earth > Alley Oop (5.7)
By: divnamite When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: Good and fun climb, the crux is really the start, so don't blow it. It's not as bad as it looks. The roof is fun and well protected. Go ahead and do it.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > h. The Arrow Wall - CCK > Cascading Crystal Kaleidosc... (5.8 PG13) > Photo
By: divnamite When: Nov 16, 2009

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Comments: The correct route is to go up right side of the piece, and then traverse back left. It's not the direct neither. It's further left of the corner.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... > Blueberry Ledges (5.5 PG13)
By: divnamite When: Nov 10, 2009

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Comments: Pitch 1 is ok, nothing to write home about. Where is the belay on pitch 1? Right above the roof?


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > d. Strictly - Shockley's > Strictly From Nowhere (5.7)
By: divnamite When: Oct 23, 2009

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Comments: An excellent climb! Crux is the roof, bring some small cams. Protect your follower after the crux, otherwise, it's a swing into air.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... > Hawk (5.5)
By: divnamite When: Oct 11, 2009

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Comments: Pitch 1 is not the same as before the rock fall. A lot of loose pebble and rocks on each of the ledges. Pros and moves are slightly more difficult. Not for a new 5.4 leader.
Pitch 2, the route finding is easy if you remember to stay below the pins. Just keep traverse right and follow the natural line.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > c. Frog's Head - the Arch > Bloody Bush (5.6)
By: divnamite When: Feb 4, 2009

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Comments: Excellent climb. P1 is steeper than expected, but still 5.5. And protections are there when you need them. P2 is the money pitch, a very fun traverse. Leader should protect the second, if second falls on traverse, you might have to lower the second to ledge and reclimb.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > e. The Mac Wall (Something ... > Credibility Gap (5.6)
By: divnamite When: Oct 28, 2008

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Comments: P1 is the worth doing, don't remember P2 much other than some dirty rocks. My follower backed off twice on the P1's airy exit. Definitely interesting, bring a big cam. I don't remember which one I used, maybe BD #4?


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... > Beginner's Delight (5.4)
By: divnamite When: Apr 28, 2008

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Comments: I still can't find the original route (5.3) which is supposed to go diagonally across the face. I was in a hurry so I wasn't paying close attention, but it seems there are no protection on the face. I went up the 5.4 route which is go up the corner and then traverse left. If someone has a nice big photo of original route, please let me know.


Location: New York > The Gunks > Peterskill > e. Breaker & Very Blocky Wa... > Circuit Breaker (5.10)
By: divnamite When: Oct 26, 2007

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Comments: Crimp all the way, a lot of fun actually.


Location: New York > The Gunks > Peterskill > j. Scrotum Pole/Drive in Ar... > Easy Rider (5.6 R)
By: divnamite When: Sep 19, 2007

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Comments: Good hard climb for beginners. If using bolts up top, be aware that when climbing this face, a fall will swing you quite a bit.


Location: New York > The Gunks > Peterskill > j. Scrotum Pole/Drive in Ar... > Arete I (5.9 R)
By: divnamite When: Sep 19, 2007

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Comments: It's actually 1 1/2 star.


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