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Location: NH : Hounds Hump Ridge (Eaglet e... : The Flatiron : Little Porky (5.9)
By: David Ford When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Sykes calls this "Little Porky," not sure if it goes by any other names. A great route in a spectacular setting, in any case.

EDIT! I just re-read this section of the guidebook and realized that "Little Porky" is actually an entirely different 5.9 on the right side of this formation... apparently a short pitch on the buttress that forms the start that this route and Salt Packed share. Sorry for causing confusion. I guess we're back to not knowing what this climb is called, but it's still great.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak : West Ridge (5.6 Mod. Snow)
By: David Ford When: Apr 14, 2012

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Comments: +1 for using a 60m rope. We had a 50m rope and found that we had to do some significant shenanigans/downclimbing (on rock) on the descent of the couloir. That said, there are a lot of rap anchors in there and it's possible that one set of anchors is set for a 50m rope... but we didn't find it!

For reference, this was in the second week of September, 2011.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Beginner's Delight (5.4)
By: David Ford When: Jul 19, 2011

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Comments: I tried linking the first pitch with the last pitches of Friends and Lovers as Williams recommends, but found the climbing to be dirty, loose and not particularly well-protected. Better to stick with the normal route!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Classic (5.7)
By: David Ford When: Jul 18, 2011

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Comments: The second pitch is great climbing on wonderful rock. Definitely worth it to top out and walk off.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Bloody Mary (5.6)
By: David Ford When: May 16, 2011

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Comments: Fun to link the first pitch with the second pitch of Morning After (5.7) to the GT ledge.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Three Pines (5.3)
By: David Ford When: Aug 9, 2010

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Comments: Fun route. Recommend doing at least one of the 5.6 variations on the third pitch to limit the otherwise mind-boggling rope drag. Alternatively, make another belay once you complete the traverse to the ledge. Communication with your second from the top of p3 may be difficult.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Draws for ICEIce ClimbingDavid FordOct 23, 2012
re: Consequences of climbing on a sprained ankle???Injuries and AccidentsDavid FordOct 3, 2012
re: gunks tripEastern StatesDavid FordJul 24, 2012
re: The Pinnacle (in Huntington Ravine) Decent OptionsEastern StatesDavid FordMay 14, 2012
re: Double RopesClimbing Gear DiscussionDavid FordOct 20, 2011
re: in NEED of advice for summiting Mount Washington. winterEastern StatesDavid FordOct 18, 2011
re: Best Aid routes in the NortheastEastern StatesDavid FordOct 11, 2011
re: black diamond prodigy gloveClimbing Gear ReviewsDavid FordOct 3, 2011
re: Alpine Toe?General ClimbingDavid FordAug 22, 2011
re: torrent forbidden traversePacific NorthwestDavid FordAug 16, 2011

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Half Dome

Alphonse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Oscar and Charlie 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Roaring Brook Falls WI3+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Giant Mountain

Whitney Gilman Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area

Damnation Gully WI3-

NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Huntington Ravine

West Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow

WA : Northwest Region : ... : Forbidden Peak

Arrow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Lonesome Dove 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Horseman 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Yellow Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Moby Grape 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NH : Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area

Thin Air 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Son of Easy O 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Strictly From Nowhere 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Bunny 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Junco 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Gelsa 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Disneyland 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Te Dum 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Bloody Mary 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Clip a Dee Doo Dah 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Rhododendron 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

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