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Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > d. Cat Wall > Pussytoes (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Climb the middle of the cat wall starting right where the "Cat Walk" traverse to the practice face begins. There is a bolted belay next to a medium size tree directly above, halfway up the wall. It is 5.5, but you may have to hunt for the 5.5 moves, a direct line will be a bit harder. Gear in the beginning seemed sparse, better up high.

For P2, the crux is right off the belay ledge. Start just left of the belay/tree and move up in an alcove, Get good gear and pull the overhang, then sprint... more >>


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor
By: Larry S When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: minquatrails - I think there has been some discussion of this over on the facebook page for safe harbor. If you ask there you usually get a quick reply from Eric Horst. I think the summary is the town is supposed to acquire the land sometime soon, but they don't have a usable bridge from south to north, so once they do that will need to be built, otherwise the only access is from a trailhead 4 miles north.


Location: New York > Adirondacks > F: Lake George Region > Rogers Rock > Rogers Slide
By: Larry S When: Aug 3, 2012

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Comments: I see some comments about wanting 2 ropes for the rap (little finger). anyone know how essential this is? I'm going to be travelling thru on a motorcycle and won't have space for a second rope.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > h. High Wall > Snow White and the Seven Dw... (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Jul 16, 2012

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Comments: Right now, the first bolt above the ledge is a spinner. I was unable to move the nut w/o a wrench, so it's not likely to fall off. The hardware is all high quality stainless and well spaced after the first bolt, but a few of them could have been installed better. At least one has the stud sunk in too far so not all the threads on the nut are engaged.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > c. The Practice Face
By: Larry S When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: You can rappel from the top of the practice face down a bolted rappel line with a single 60m rope.

From the top, traverse carefully to the left corner of the buttress to a smallish tree with two rap-bolts by it's base. The bolts are hidden behind some rock, so it's tough to find. There is a tree with slings and rings about 20 feet above this rap station if you need to protect this approach (it is loose/slippery). Rappel on a single 60m rope to a second set of rap-bolts hidden next to the sec... more >>


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > c. The Practice Face > Drifting Arrow (5.7+)
By: Larry S When: Jun 26, 2012

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Comments: Crux seemed stout for a 7. Felt on par w/ High Falls, but a bit lower quality.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > c. The Practice Face > High Falls (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: The bottom between the ledge and the corner, and the top above the last ledge could use a little cleaning, but the middle bit is very high quality for a route at the gap. There is (currently) a shoebox size flake/block on the face at the start of the crux that you can really wrap your hand around, but be carefull, it's a bit loose. The traverse after the crux is not to be missed.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Birdsboro Quarry > Zorro Wall > Face is Great - Choss is Of... (5.8)
By: Larry S When: May 29, 2012

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Comments: If you climb the choss in the corner, it's much easier than 5.8.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Birdsboro Quarry > Orange Sunshine Wall > Sultans of Swing (5.6)
By: Larry S When: May 29, 2012

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Comments: Climb easily up the left slab past 4 bolts to anchors with rings.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Birdsboro Quarry
By: Larry S When: Apr 10, 2012

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Comments: Pete - the local police occasionally use the quarry as a gun range. A 60m rope will do fine with the lower offs on the big wall - It's not really two pitches... it's just got first anchors and second anchors. The long slabs are two real pitches, you need to do two raps if you do both.


Location: New York > The Gunks > The Trapps > c. Frog's Head - the Arch > Bloody Bush (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Mar 23, 2012

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Comments: I thought it was a bit easier than most 6's, like Moonlight or Frog's Head. Also, i found the belays to be a bit funky - do what Neil says above, it works out nicely. The second belay near the tree with the detached block. Rap from the tree or do a short little scramble 3rd pitch to the top and do 3 raps from bolted anchors on Ribs/Calisthenic.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector > There Goes the Hood (5.7)
By: Larry S When: Mar 10, 2012

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Comments: Appears the bolts have pretty recently been replaced with some glue-ins. The last one looks a little funky.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > h. High Wall > Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Feb 26, 2012

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Comments: Climbed this again today... New recommended strategy - 2 pitches - belay on the decent ledge just above the first crux (30 feet above the normal first pitch belay).


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo... > Hanger 18 > Black Angus Area > Unknown2 (V2)
By: Larry S When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: This is on the last boulder before the trail exits into the clear-cut section. If you're facing in from the clearing, it's on the right hand side, traversing left.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo... > Hanger 18 > Bubblegum > Bubblegum (V3)
By: Larry S When: Feb 19, 2012

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Comments: Starts at an entrance to a cave under the boulder on an microwave sized block. Move left out the horizontal, then back right up the seam/gaston. Immediately to the right of this problem is a line of heavily chalked juggy holds that belong to the unnamed warmup problem (V0+)


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector > Safe Harbor Direct (5.9+)
By: Larry S When: Dec 20, 2011

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Comments: Apparently, when you hit the crux, if you head Left to the arete the climb is in the 5.7 area, and if you head right and up then traverse back left using the diagonaling crack, it's around 5.8. The true 5.9+ goes straight up the blank face.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector > Black V (5.8)
By: Larry S When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: The mini guide over at safeharborclimbing.com lists this as 10d, i think the rating of this and Jump Start next to it are backwards, as this is definitely easier of the 2.

Edit - After talking to a local, this is traditionally a 5.9.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector > Le Eaglet (5.7)
By: Larry S When: Dec 5, 2011

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Comments: This can be lead on gear and makes a good intro for those looking to transition from sport to trad.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > i. Train in Vain Sector > The Sighting (5.8)
By: Larry S When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: If you climb the arete on the left of the bolts, the climb is very easy once you're past the first bolt. 5.7 maybe? I haven't done the inside corner to the right yet, but that may be the full 5.10 variation. Watch for some loose stuff halfway up.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > i. Train in Vain Sector > Demon In My Semen (5.10a/b)
By: Larry S When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: This climb could easily spook you if you're not feeling solid, the climbing above the big ledge is a little tricky and it takes a bit to reach the bolt. Beef it before you clip it and you'll have a very interesting fall if you don't catch yourself on the ledge. It's very fun and worth doing though.


Location: Pennsylvania > South Central PA > Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > h. Numero Uno Sector > Numero Uno (5.10a/b)
By: Larry S When: Nov 28, 2011

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Comments: Follows a vein of kind of poor rock. Lots of stemming past 4 very closely spaced bolts, then up easier ground to the top.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Birdsboro Quarry > Big Wall > Batman (5.11-)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2011

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Comments: Good route, more technical/balancy than strenuous.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > h. High Wall > Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: Beware the rope eating crack on P3.


Location: Pennsylvania > Northeast Ridges and Valley... > Delaware Water Gap (PA) > Mount Minsi > h. High Wall > Heroine Hypnosis (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Oct 12, 2011

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Comments: Currently there are 2 fixed pitons with slings and rings at the top of Pitch 1. These are easily backed up with gear. We did not find a fixed anchor at the top of pitch 2, which was a little bit grungy. The pitch 3 traverse over to Osprey was easy but a bit of a safari. There is a nice newish bolted anchor at the top of Osprey, rap with 2 ropes to reach the ground.


Location: Pennsylvania > Southeastern Lowlands > Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... > l. Hawk's Nest > Hawk's Nest (P1) (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: The opening moves often have wet feet. These can be bypassed and protected, but it ups the ante a little bit. After the seep, it's the best gear and best climb of it's grade at stover. (just pitch 1)


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