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Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : The Rib (5.3 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: There are bolted rap anchors at the midpoint belay and the very top. If you do it in one pitch a 60m just makes it. I'm not sure if you can rap this with one rope (we had a fixed rap line on Triumverate), it may involve some 5.easy downclimbing.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : Tanemund (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: A great route! Good clean rock. We started as per Triumverate, but went left before the notch and pulled up onto a slabby face. We followed that face up to the roof, which exits on the right on buckets, and all the way to the bolts.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Black Wall : Black Wall (5.7 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: This is a great route! Overhanging jugs and stemming on P2 are not to be missed. P1 looks like it can have some fun variations. For an easy 1st pitch, stay left when you can. We ended the second pitch and belayed on an uncomfortable ledge under the final roof and had a short third pitch involving a battle with a cedar. I had no trouble sewing this thing up, i'd call it G-rated for the hard sections, PG for the easier.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry
By: Larry S When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: Gaz - See here. mountainproject.com/v/birdsbor...


Location: OR : Carver : Photo
By: Larry S When: Apr 2, 2013

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Comments: Human Centipede?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Three Doves (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: Weird crux pro beta - rather than a micronut, a BD #10 sideways locks in a few inches below the pin. Yeah, the one side is only half making contact, but it's pretty solid. I tried a #1 DMM peanut and it was too big for that seam.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Alphonse (5.8) : Photo
By: Larry S When: Mar 26, 2013

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Comments: The most recommended way i hear to do it is to do it in a single pitch. Rope drag would probably be pretty bad though. The second pitch was pretty short, i think.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven
By: Larry S When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: The wall continues well past the popular area with strawberry fields. Walk along the wall till you reach a detached boulder with a 20' drop into a chimney (start of Chasm Crack). Head left along the face of the boulder to another gap with another large boulder. Climb up thru the gap and do some class 3/4 scrambling down the rubble between them. There are a number of shorter moderates back here. The aspect is southwest, so they get some very nice evening sun when the rest of the reflector ove... more >>


Location: VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven : Loki (5.7 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: A nice line. Has a mossy green smear above the first bolt and could be a little wet above the second, but you can step over that part. Up to the first bolt protects ok with a 2tcu sized piece, and the horizontal between 1st and second takes either a small cam (.3 Camalot) or a 2" piece. I had to do some gardening with a nut tool to clear some dirt from the cracks. Nothing else needed aside from some draws.

Has 3 bolts for an anchor at the top. One is new, the other two are old rusty cold ... more >>


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : Paradise
By: Larry S When: Mar 13, 2013

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Comments: They used to throw quarry/coal millings down these cliffs to dispose of them, as such, there's a great deal of loose rock at the top and there is no top access. Helmets are very advisable here as projectiles can come down even when noone's at the top. It's also worthwile to have some webbing and rap rings handy as the anchor situation isn't always good.

In general, the rock is solid and takes good gear. There are a number of old questionable bolts that could use replacement.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Feb 14, 2013

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Comments: I've had some contact with the NPS regarding the cliffline closure and the possibility of changing it to a partial closure. They did give the idea a very good bit of consideration, and were very forthcoming with the reasons they can't right now. The most important reason is they have yet to have a successful falcon nest, and they need to provide the best opportunity they can. In addition, the nesting location changes from year to year, they utilize multiple perches along the cliff, and the clo... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : f. Autumn Arch Sector : Locomotion (5.10a/b)
By: Larry S When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: A little awkward/chossy on the bottom, but things get great up at and after the roof. I don't recommend you try and clean it on rappel, you'll swing out into space over wonderama and chew your rope up in the process. Either lower and tram, or better, top rope thru the gear and then rappel.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : f. Autumn Arch Sector : Autumn Arch (5.10b)
By: Larry S When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: This is such a good climb, I can't wait to climb it again. The bottom is often wet, but it's worth climbin thru it to get to that corner above.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor : Safe Harbor South : j. Hydroman Sector : Mental As Anything (5.9+)
By: Larry S When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: This is a great route, on of my favorites at safe harbor. Fun thoughtful moves the whole way.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : Photo (Copy)
By: Larry S When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Captain, that's the NJ side of the water gap in the background - its got plenty of climbing. Look up Mt Tammany


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants : Crackpot (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Dec 17, 2012

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Comments: I've been wondering what this climb was. Thanks Mike!


Location: AZ : Central Arizona : Phoenix Areas : Superstition Mountains : Weavers Needle : West Chimney (5.0)
By: Larry S When: Dec 3, 2012

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Comments: Took my wife up this, the class 4 bits on the way up are not for a beginner, she did them like a champ. I say this because, given the 5.0 rating of this climb, you might be inclined to take a beginner up this.

We left the car a little late at 8:35, roped up at 11:15, got the summit by 1:45, back at the base by 3:30, and back to the car in darkness at 6.

We roped up at an obvious spot 60' below the pipe. The first pipe has a decent bolt. We belayed here and I ran up to and under the chocks... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Easy Overhang (5.2)
By: Larry S When: Nov 12, 2012

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Comments: The anchor/rap station shared w/ son of easy o seems to have been replaced recently. 3 good looking angle pitons with chains. Still lots of loose gravel at the top, so be mindfull of those below if you opt for the top out.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : High Exposure (5.6) : Photo
By: Larry S When: Nov 6, 2012

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Comments: Hah! that's great that you can tell it's high-E just from the sign.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Haycock Mountain (Nockamixo... : Caves Trail West : 3-Star (V1)
By: Larry S When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: You can get too and from this route via the top rock trail between hanger 18 and area 51 easier than from the caves trail. After you re-enter the woods from the brush-field that was clear-cut a few years ago heading towards area 51, walk a few hundred feet and look for white splotches painted on the trees to your right. If you follow these (there is no trail, just bushwacking) and trend a bit left off of them, after about 200 yards, you'll end up at the top of 3 star. It's tough if you've nev... more >>


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : Big Wall : Batman (5.11)
By: Larry S When: Sep 17, 2012

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Comments: Between the first and second bolt, the rope always runs behind a flake/arete. It's easy for the belayer to unclip the first bot to solve the problem, but if your leader takes a big fall, the belayer will get pulled off the belay ledge towards Laid Back and end up hanging in space. Recommend tethering the belayer to the tombstone block 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 17, 2012

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Comments: Replaced the sling-salad at the very top rap tree yesterday. Installed some beefy 1/4" galv steel cable. It's got two redundant loops routed thru hose to protect the tree and some 1/2" quicklinks.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : d. Cat Wall : Pussytoes (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Climb the middle of the cat wall starting right where the "Cat Walk" traverse to the practice face begins. There is a bolted belay next to a medium size tree directly above, halfway up the wall. It is 5.5, but you may have to hunt for the 5.5 moves, a direct line will be a bit harder. Gear in the beginning seemed sparse, better up high.

For P2, the crux is right off the belay ledge. Start just left of the belay/tree and move up in an alcove, Get good gear and pull the overhang, then sprint... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Safe Harbor
By: Larry S When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: minquatrails - I think there has been some discussion of this over on the facebook page for safe harbor. If you ask there you usually get a quick reply from Eric Horst. I think the summary is the town is supposed to acquire the land sometime soon, but they don't have a usable bridge from south to north, so once they do that will need to be built, otherwise the only access is from a trailhead 4 miles north.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : Giant Wall (Long Slabs) : Virgin Suicides (5.9+)
By: Larry S When: Aug 21, 2012

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Comments: At the intermediate anchor, two (of the 4 total) bolts are a bit loose. If someone could bring a wrench with them next time their on this, they could use a little tightening.


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