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Member Since: Jun 14, 2010
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Valerie Bachinsky

 
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All 236 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos 5 | Page Improvements | Comments 15 | Posts 67 | Stars 142 | Ratings 6

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Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Twin Oaks (5.3)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jun 16, 2017

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Comments: Left my Native sunglasses at the belay tree on top of Pitch 2 6/15/16. Love those shades. If anyone finds and could drop off at visitor center, hold on to for me, or ship to me; it would be much appreciated and definitely worth a beer or two. Shoot me a message if you find them.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Twin Oaks (5.3)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jun 16, 2017

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Comments: Not a good beginner climb as I saw mentioned somewhere. Second pitch wandery, dirty, and a bit run out. I remember bailing off to Northern Pillar when I tried to lead it years ago. There is a spot where you look up to a dirty wall, the way is not obvious, and any gear possibilities are far away. Happy I went back and stuck it out this time tho. A fun, true route-finding adventure.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Missing, But Not Lost (5.4)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jun 2, 2017

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Comments: I climbed this on a whim and thought the first pitch was worthwhile, with some good moves. It might be a good option in that area for 5.4 leaders, although the sloping dirt ledge atop the first chimney part may feel a bit sketchy to the new leader. The chimney above that ledge was dripping wet but it had rained heavily the night before; I can't say for sure if it is normally dry.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : G: Indian Lake Region : Crane Mountain : Sky High : ... : On the Fence (5.4)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: May 21, 2017

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Comments: Really great climb. Fun, committing moves with good exposure. I really want to give it 4 stars but hesitate to because the base is a bit slopey and cramped.


Location: New York : New York City : Times Square : The Wall (5.6)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: May 11, 2016

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Comments: Sooooo...how did they get the rope get up there?


Location: Minnesota : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : Minnesota Strip : Photo
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jul 26, 2013

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Comments: beautiful


Location: New York : Adirondacks : G: Indian Lake Region : Crane Mountain : Diagonal Ramp Wall : ... : Photo
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Sep 14, 2012

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Comments: the invincible poodle for which the route is named


Location: Wyoming : Pinedale Area : Lizard Rocks/Honzel and Gre...
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: Big pile o' choss. Like MH said above, the rock just crumbled underneath are feet and the bolting was not intelligently thought out. We were in WY on vacation and were sorry we wasted the time to go here. If you're in the area for a day and need somewhere to go, choose Stonehenge instead...higher quality rock and climbing


Location: New York : Adirondacks : E: High Peaks Region : Noonmark Mountain : Wiessner Route (5.8) : Photo
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: The bolt could possibly be an artifact left over from when Verplank Colvin surveyed the Adirondacks in the 1870's. I believe that Noonmark was a mostly forested summit until Colvin and his crew cleared it in order to facilitate conductting the survey (as is the case with several other Adirondack summits.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Arch (5.5)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Thought I led the 2nd pitch but not sure if I was actually on it. Felt like 5.5 but was very dirty and didn't look like it gets climbed much. I did break through a small roof with a piton, there was 2 death blocks directly beneath which added challenge to the move due to making certain I didn't disturb them. Be careful there...I initially pulled on one and it moved...very scary. Finished in a left-facing corner with a piton.


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Bitchy Virgin (5.5)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Loved the first pitch. The second pitch had a scary run-out. Found myself in a difficult spot as I was wandering to find gear. Ended up about 15 feet above my last piece which was a white tricam! Definitely felt that I was in a 'cannot fall' situation. Not for the beginning 5.5 leader...don't be lured by the G-PG rating in the book.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : B: Chapel Pond Pass : Beer Walls : CWI (5.6)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Apr 23, 2011

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Comments: Fun Route! Don't pass this one by as a just a dirty corner. Lapped it four times and climbed it a different way each time. Great route for practicing various techniques.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Sep 28, 2010

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Comments: I parked at the Ahwahnee 9/23/2010 and had no problems.


Location: New York : The Gunks : Peterskill : g. Enterprise Wall : The Kling-On (5.7)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jul 10, 2010

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Comments: A fun climb!


Location: New York : The Gunks : Peterskill : g. Enterprise Wall : Captain's Log (5.4)
By: Valerie Bachinsky When: Jul 10, 2010

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Comments: A little hard to toprope due to how the route wanders left and right up the wall. We remedied this be just going straight up over the bulge(5.5) near the top.


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