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Photo Caption Location Date
Frog's Head. P1.

Frog's Head. P1.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Frog's Head (5.6)

Mar 15, 2009

Laurel.  Follow the crack.  Bouldery start at the bottom.

Laurel. Follow the crack. Bouldery start at the bottom.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Laurel (5.7)

Mar 15, 2009

No Picnic

No Picnic

NY : The Gunks : ... : No Picnic (5.5)

Mar 15, 2009

p2, 5.4 variation.

p2, 5.4 variation.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Beginner's Delight (5.4)

Mar 10, 2009

P1 of Beginner's Delight

P1 of Beginner's Delight

NY : The Gunks : ... : Beginner's Delight (5.4)

Mar 10, 2009

Outdoor Research Overboot, Medium.  Small crampon hole as shown in photo.

Outdoor Research Overboot, Medium. Small crampon hole as shown in photo.

divnamite : For Sale

Feb 14, 2009

Mr. DoLittle's Hotel (2+) <br /> <br />Going up the left side is a nice short W3, but gets baked quick.

Mr. DoLittle's Hotel (2+) Going up the left side is a nice short W3, but gets baked quick.

NY : Catskills (Ice) : ... : Mr Dolittle's Hotel (WI2-3)

Feb 1, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Maria (5.6) : Photo
By: divnamite When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: I must be going blind, there are three ropes?

LOL!


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Maria (5.6) : Photo
By: divnamite When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: Where is the red rope going? Top roping maria first pitch from the rap anchor?


Location: divnamite : For Sale : Photo
By: divnamite When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: $450.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Insuhlation (5.9)
By: divnamite When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: I feel this route is way way easier than Obstacle Delusion. Excellent climbing with great pros.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Obstacle Delusion (5.9 PG13)
By: divnamite When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: For me, the crux is route finding. First pitch is simple enough. The first roof of the second pitch is harder than a 5.9 and protection after the roof isn't as easy to place.

I climbed what Chris Duca described, the shallow red corner on the left of the arete, because of all the chalk marks. It was definitely harder than a 9.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Maria (5.6)
By: divnamite When: May 29, 2013

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Comments: I know people like to say Gunks is sandbagged, but 5.7 on P3?

BTW, does anyone know if it's possible to do direct start all the way to top of P3 with a 70M?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Dry Martini (5.7)
By: divnamite When: May 29, 2011

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Comments: A nice climb. I didn't like the first pitch; there is a huge loose block under the roof and the protection isn't as good as you think. As for P2, as soon as you climb the bulge (crux with bolt), start moving right and you should see the fixed pieces (2 old pins + couple of other pieces). P3 is fun climbing.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Something Interesting (5.7+)
By: divnamite When: Nov 4, 2010

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Comments: Crux 1 has not so obvious move, but is not reachy. For the pitch off the GT, the crux is right at the start, protected by a piton. I don't think that's where the splat is, is it?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame... : Funny Face (5.5)
By: divnamite When: Oct 11, 2010

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Comments: Link both pitches together.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : d. Harvest Moon to the End : Far from the Madding Crowd (5.8)
By: divnamite When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: The climbing itself is fairly easy on the 5.8 side. I don't feel it's PG13, particularly entering the crux which is the corner and face. C3 helps, but not that much.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Disneyland (5.6)
By: divnamite When: Sep 26, 2010

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Comments: Do it in one pitch, just make sure you extend your slings at the start. I've never seen so many pins on one climb at the Gunks. I think I used a total of 5 pieces of gears for the entire climb.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Triangle (5.9)
By: divnamite When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Did the right side variation. Not sure if this is a 5.9, it's considerable easier than other 5.8s I've been on. Just make sure you move right instead of move left under the overhang. Once you get above the overhang onto the face, start traverse to the right towards Never Never Land's bolt anchor.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Arch Direct (5.9)
By: divnamite When: Aug 7, 2010

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Comments: Not just a lot of loose rock, but dirt, sands, saps and all the other junks. If more people climb this route, it would be a lot cleaner. There is a lose dinner plate size flake right below the roof so be extra careful. The piton looks rusty, clip at your own risk. The climb itself is decent, worth doing if you just want to get a last climb in while you are in the area.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Ursula (5.5) : Photo
By: divnamite When: Jul 8, 2010

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Comments: I think I was on top of No Man's Land.


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Kaaterskill Clove : Moore's Bridge : Moore's Bridge - Gully (WI2... (WI2-3)
By: divnamite When: Jan 25, 2010

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Comments: On the second tier, the right is WI2-3, the left is a lot harder when ice is in (WI3+).


Location: NY : Catskills (Ice) : Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side : Ron's Gully (WI2+)
By: divnamite When: Jan 10, 2010

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Comments: Bolts at belay right below the roof.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Wonderland (5.8)
By: divnamite When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: Fun fun route. Bolt protects the interesting crux, everything else is just fun and enjoyable.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Absurdland (5.8)
By: divnamite When: Nov 27, 2009

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Comments: I don't think it's a sandbagged route. It's definitely 5.8 range with some of sustained 5.7 climbing, then ease off when getting to the top. A gold camalot works fine, you can also plug many other pieces in, but the gold is the most obvious one.


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