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All the Idiots 
Bad Religion 
Banana Splits, The 
Brand New Rligion 
Bush League 
Cornerstone AKA: Dean's Corner, The 
Fight or Flight 
Hey, Hey, Hey We're the Monkeys 
Hunger Artist aka Alf in a Blender, The 
Last Train to Clarksville 
Layback and like it 
man in a cage 
New Religion 
New Religion Sit 
Shooting for the Hole 
Up Tall Elliptical Pockets 
Vulgarian, The 
Walrus in a Blender 

The Gunks Rock Climbing 

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  • East Spur is accessed by Guided Tour Only
  • Some areas require a guide.

  • Description 

    This area has shaded problems when the sun is out. Classic problems abound from V2 - V12. Some of them include: The Vulgarian (V2), Fight or Flight (V4), Walrus in a Blender (V5), The Hunger Artist aka Alf in a Blender (V6), New Religion (V7), and The Full Monty (V12).

    Getting There 

    From The Maze proper the Gunks are across the small meadow (walking further into the Spur), and up the hill towards the left. As this area involves some scrambling. It is better to consult the guide for step by step directions.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 7.7 miles from here

    19 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Gunks

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gunks:
    The Vulgarian   V2 5+     Boulder   
    Fight or Flight   V4 6B     Boulder, 17'   
    Walrus in a Blender   V5 6C     Boulder   
    The Hunger Artist aka Alf in a Blender   V6 7A     Boulder   
    New Religion   V7 7A+     Boulder   
    Bush League   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
    Bad Religion   V8 7B     Boulder   
    New Religion Sit   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   
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    Featured Route For The Gunks
    Rock Climbing Photo: Chris E high in the corner and approaching the hea...

    The Cornerstone AKA: Dean's Corner V6 7A  Texas : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Gunks
    Very striking line up the steep corner with a finger crack to a moderately difficult but quite high top out onto a slab. The only real line on the wall.Get your right hand as high in the corner as you can and stand up. Arrange your feet into some sort of a wide stem and pull up as high as you can. There is a sloping edge a bit below where the crack actually opens up that you can pause on to readjust your feet or just bump off of. Claw for where the crack opens. Then get your feet up and match. L...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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