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Location: New York > The Gunks > The Near Trapps > b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) > Up Yours (5.7)
By: jd4567 When: Nov 11, 2012

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route, particularly the thoughtful second crux. A great climb for the grade. Also a comfortable and well shaded belay ledge at the second slung pine tree.

Traverse protected just fine with a small horizontal nut placement.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > b. Jackie and friends > Ape Call (5.8 R)
By: jd4567 When: Nov 1, 2009

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Comments: There is a report of a climber on Ape Call breaking his back in a groundfall on 10/26/09:

Location: California > Joshua Tree National Park > Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - South Face > Out on a Limb (5.10b/c)
By: jd4567 When: Jan 22, 2009

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Comments: Vogel is right, the start is basically impossible if you are under 5'11. Worth aiding through the first move to superfun climbing above.

Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > b. Jackie and friends > Ape Call (5.8 R)
By: jd4567 When: Aug 17, 2008

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Comments: The initial thin moves up the middle of the face are basically unprotectable. There is a low horizontal placement that is solid, but the next horizontal is thin, shallow, and mostly flaring. Two #4 or smaller nuts placed horizontally in opposition might hold, but I wouldn't bet on it. A fall at or near the next available placement opportunity (the first move in the lower crux) would likely result in groundfall. The juggy roof at the top of the climb is super fun. There is no need to break the... more >>

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