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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 195'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: P1: J. McCarthy and R. Goldstone 1969 Complete: R. Goldstone, D. DuMais, R. Schrag 1969
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Submitted By: Ross Fadely on Jan 11, 2008

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Great face climbing and surprisingly pumpy. A must do!

P1- Climb the wide crack to the ledge. Step right and climb the thin fault and face above to the small roof utilizing small, rounded face holds. Once here, go left to the Feast of Fools bolt anchors. Most rap here.

P2- Climb up straight up to the obvious overhang and pull it. Then head up to the next, step left and up to the GT. Rap at Arrow, which is to climbers' left.


About 25 feet downhill and right of the huge Hans' Puss corner at a obvious 6" wide crack.


Standard rack to 2", small cams helpful.

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By BTodd
May 26, 2008

the thin fault was scary, I wish I could have put more gear in. However, its a great climb. I've seen people use this to top rope the 5.10 to the left that looks like fun...just put a directional in.
By Joe M
From: Beckley, wv
Jun 2, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Nice exposed moves on it, worth doing.
By gblauer Blauer
From: Wayne, PA
Sep 13, 2009

I seconded this climb and found it rather reasonable. As a leader, I am sure it give some pause for thought on the face below the little roof. Fun climb.
By Pawel Janowski
From: WA
Sep 29, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Beautiful, beautiful climb! Only wish the face/crack crux section were longer! Good gear (C3 and small cams). On top of that you have an unprotected offwidth start (you can avoid making it offwidth but without big gear it's still unprotected for the first 10-15ft) and classic gunks horizontals on vertical rock to finish.

PS: had heard of a fixed nut. As of 9/14 only fixed gear is a good piton at the start of the crux.
Sep 29, 2014

I've seen fixed nuts come & go in that small crack - that should be a warning to anyone leading it.
By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Oct 20, 2015

The third pitch is completely overgrown and that's too bad. The climbing is different from the usual 'Gunks fare.
By chewtoynj
From: NJ
Sep 8, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The Gunks App has the start of this route about 10 feet left of that pictured wide crack. I did the App's version of the first 1/2 of the 1st pitch. It was super fun, steep, and very well protected. The face climbing above was classic Gunks 5.9+. Meaning it is probably 5.10a.

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