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Member Since: May 28, 2010
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Location: PA : 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: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 4. 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: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 2. 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: PA : 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: NY : 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: PA : 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: PA : 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: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo... : Hanger 18 : 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: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo... : Hanger 18 : 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: PA : 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: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : b. Electric Co. Sector : Black V (5.9)
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: PA : 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: PA : 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: PA : 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: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : h. Numero Uno Sector : Numero Uno (5.10b)
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: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 6. 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: PA : 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: PA : 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: PA : 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)


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : g. The Great Buttress : Three Buttresses (first pit... (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: The webbing/rap rings were replaced on in August 2011. The old webbing/rings were missing.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : g. The Great Buttress : Open Book (5.2)
By: Larry S When: Sep 1, 2011

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Comments: This is usually free solo'd to setup TR's for Tales and Deans if you're not up to leading on the old/sparse bolts. You can traverse into the book on blocky ledges. During the summer, the top part where the book meets the ledge is overgrown with lots of Poison Ivy.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. High Wall : Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Aug 8, 2011

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Comments: Has bolts and rings at the top. First belay is the 3rd of 3 ledges, directly under an overhang with a piton. 2nd belay is a sloping ledge, but you can belay a little lower at a small slopey stance that way the crux isn't directly off the belay. Seemed technically stout for a 5.6, though not pumpy. Climbing with double ropes would be wise to help with drag, you're carrying two ropes for the rap anyway.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Surprise (5.4 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: A 70m rope will just barely get you back to the start of the climb from the top rap station. You might have to unrope and do a few 3rd class moves down to the start ledge.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : o. Chain Reaction Buttress : Chain Reaction (5.10a X)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: Fun climb on sharp rock. I've cut my fingers and torn pants on it.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Ralph Stover State Park (Hi... : o. Chain Reaction Buttress : No Self Control (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Nov 23, 2010

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Comments: My very first lead. Gear is easy and plentiful. Hexes work pretty well if you don't have many cams, but a strange #3 camalot makes exiting the roof feel better.


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