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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Looking down the arch on Standard Route from "...

Looking down the arch on Standard Route from "the mailbox". If you've got a 60m and you're coming up the arch and not the quartz pocket variation, do a semi-hanging belay here, you won't re

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Standard Route (5.5 R)

Jul 7, 2010

Bernardo heading from the thread-belay to the lunc...

Bernardo heading from the thread-belay to the lunch ledge.

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Standard Route (5.5 R)

Jul 7, 2010

Bernardo belaying at the two bolts at the very bot...

Bernardo belaying at the two bolts at the very bottom of the arch on standard route. Ryan traversing to the belay after climbing up from "The Toilet Bowl" in the background.

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Standard Route (5.5 R)

Jul 7, 2010

Ryan following on Main St.

Ryan following on Main St.

PA : South Central PA : ... : Main Street (right) (5.6 PG13)

Jun 30, 2010

Main street runs right up the center of the photo....

Main street runs right up the center of the photo. I'm at the top at the right end of the roof.

PA : South Central PA : ... : Main Street (right) (5.6 PG13)

Jun 30, 2010

Lauren pulling the final moves to the end of Trium...

Lauren pulling the final moves to the end of Triumvirate.

NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : ... : Triumverate (5.4 PG13)

Jun 29, 2010

Ryan leading the top of Triumvirate in the rain.  ...

Ryan leading the top of Triumvirate in the rain. Belayed in the corner, but an easier belay is closer to the start of the traverse.

NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : ... : Triumverate (5.4 PG13)

Jun 29, 2010

The airy and easy 2nd/3rd pitch of Triumvirate.

The airy and easy 2nd/3rd pitch of Triumvirate.

NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : ... : Triumverate (5.4 PG13)

Jun 29, 2010

The awkward chimney on Layback.  Feels like it wan...

The awkward chimney on Layback. Feels like it wants to spit you out the whole time.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Layback (5.5)

Jun 29, 2010

Cruisin the Layback

Cruisin the Layback

NY : The Gunks : ... : Layback (5.5)

Jun 29, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo...
By: Larry S When: Jun 28, 2015

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Comments: Josh - I'm not the most knowledgeable on haycock - but things we probably be pretty overgrown, and with the heat & humidity, the climbing might be greasy. I think i went in the summer a few years ago and the caves trail was practically gone. It's tough to follow when the foliage isn't in. If you've never been and do go, i would start at the hanger 18 area.

If it doesn't work out for you, Ralph Stover / High Rocks is just down the road too, with easy top-rope setups, but that place is an oven... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 19, 2015

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Comments: Minsi is reopened effective today 6/19. Unfortunately the nesting has failed again. They suspect predators got the two falcon chicks, they were missing as of 6/15.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : No Glow (5.9)
By: Larry S When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: P2 can be a popular rappel route, so be aware that the rap goes straight thru the crux of the climb, and climbers below the crux are not visible from people rappelling.

P2 itself is worth doing, the crux is well protected and short, with a little run out above it (don't place gear in the flake).

The opening moves of P2 will probably keep some parties off this climb, the first place you want to place gear is after the insecure traverse onto the face, at which point you're 15+ feet over the GT l... more >>


Location: PA
By: Larry S When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Dropping a link to this here because it's important - The PA Game Commission is considering restricting access to state game lands during hunting seasons, potentially shuttering access to many of our climbing areas during the best times of the year. See the thread here mountainproject.com/v/haycock-...


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo...
By: Larry S When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: It's on the State Game lands agenda to close access to for non-hunting/trapping uses during hunting seasons - see the forum post here mountainproject.com/v/haycock-...


Location: General Climbing : Falling on Multipitch with ... : Post : Photo
By: Larry S When: Dec 10, 2014

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Comments: After playing with google for a bit:
Fixiert - Fixed (obvious) - I guess direct off the anchor minimal slippage?
Bewegliche Masse - Movable Mass - Off the belayer, no slippage
Bewegliche Masse & Tuber - Off the belayer, dynamic belay thru tube belay device

Vorsteiger - Lead Climber
Sichernder - Securing - Belay
Zwischensicherung - Protection - Top Piece


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : c. The Practice Face : High Falls (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: The loose flake previously mentioned is now very loose. It is possible to do the move without it. Might need to get up there with a crowbar.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Point of No Return (5.8+ PG13)
By: Larry S When: Nov 2, 2014

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Comments: I climbed this again today, the bottom half of pitch one was very very loose, but after passing the ledge at 60 feet, the rock improves dramatically. Be careful on this one. I would also consider breaking P1 in half to keep the rope drag down.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : The Rib (5.3 PG13) : Photo
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Added some topo lines to clarify as there is some mild misinformation floating around on this route:

Yellow - first pitch with starting options. Crux is in the middle where the vertical crack momentarily steepens. Bolted belay.

Blue - Second pitch - Up the easy (5.1?) face above, with gear in the corner or horizontals when you want it. Bolted Belay.

Magenta - Single Rope Rappel Route - You need to push hard to the right to get to the ledge on the first rappel. Do not let go of the ropes w... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : h. The High Wall : ... : Osprey (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: Gordon - thats the trade-off i suppose. The original belay for doing this in 3 pitches will give you a little less rope drag, but its on an uncomfortable slab. I think its only 30 or 40 feet above the decent belay ledge, just below an alcove / crux that is passed on the left.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Surprise (5.4 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Hey, Gordon - At some point on P2 (I think it's at a big horizontal weakness) there's a spot where you can move left into the gully - which is easier, but as you noticed, not very noteworthy; or you can continue up / slightly right - which is more exciting and exposed, but might up the grade a little.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Double Overhang Area : Double Overhang (5.8-)
By: Larry S When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: Great route - One of the best I've been on at the Gap.

Some additional info - Start in the same spot as you would for corkscrew. First pitch goes direct to the Juniper at 5.5 pg. Possible belays at the juniper or any of the small ledges up to 20' above it if you want to be closer to the crux.

2nd pitch goes up pretty easily to the roof, where some commitment, good hand jams, and small edges for your feet will get you past. Possible belay just after the roof to prevent rope drag. If you con... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : g. The Morning Wall Area
By: Larry S When: Jul 9, 2014

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Comments: At least one bolt on Morning Sickness needs replacing. The second bolt hanger is for some reason flattened against the rock.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Closure has been lifted, apparently the nest failed.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Great Arch : Martin's Fall (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: This route would probably be a challenge for a 5.6 climber, the route finding and gear between the P1 roof (at the pins) and the corner belay was difficult. I ended up stepping down a few moves to get my hands in the large crack, traversing under the slab to gain a block close to the corner, then went up the middle of the slab.

The P1 roof was IMO, the technical crux, and the corner above the belay would be a messy area to fall, though was pretty straight-forward jugs and stemming.


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