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Location: NY : The Gunks : Peterskill : r. Lou's Wall : Scoop Arete (5.8) : Photo
By: Larry S When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: How solidly is that block attached?


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi : g. The Morning Wall Area
By: Larry S When: Jun 29, 2013

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Comments: The guidebook says to approach up the left side of the gully system on the climb "Hidden passage" It is likely very very overgrown. You can start up Wine Couloir,the slab on the right side of the gully, an traverse left across the gully at an obvious spot with some trees. The last 10 feet of the approach are dangerously loose.


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: Jun 26, 2013

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Comments: The mid-wall rap anchor is missing, bring some webbing and a rap ring. The nut and birch tree are still there.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Delaware Water Gap (PA) : Mount Minsi
By: Larry S When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: Minsi is reopened, effective immediatly.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : b. Jackie and friends : Ape Call (5.8 R)
By: Larry S When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: I was confused by the "black C3" comment too. I figured the C3 part was wrong, not the color.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Black Wall : Black Wall (5.7 PG13)
By: Larry S When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: Cleaned this route today while climbing it. The safari i mentioned above on P2 is taken care of, no more bush in your face every 8 feet, and no battle with a little birch tree and pricker bush at the crux. P1 had a bunch of grass and dirt removed, revealing a number of giant bucket holds. I was cleaning while going up though, so a good rain might be needed to get the dirt I was raining down cleaned up.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : Tanemund (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: Easy to lead this in one pitch if you head straight up on P2 and avoid the corner. Gear is PG, bring a couple pink and red tricams.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Black Wall : Black Wall (5.7 PG13)
By: Larry S When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Repeated this route again and with spring hitting it's becoming a safari on p2. With some gardening to remove the vegetation this would be a very good climb.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : Photo
By: Larry S When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: Triumverate follows the central weakness. Tannamund takes a direct line to the small cedar on the left side of the wall. Shadow line follows the very left edge. The top of the rib is visable, but starts around a large platform further right. The black wall is around the arete from shadow line.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : The Rib (5.3 PG13)
By: Larry S When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: A single 70 m rope gets you down this in two raps. From the med anchors, rap climbers left to land on the raised platform above triumverate. A 60m will probably get you within a couple feet of the ledge if you're careful.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : The Rib (5.3 PG13) : Photo
By: Larry S When: May 5, 2013

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Comments: The route climbs the low corner, or alternatively the blocky face to the left to a crack in the slabby face to a comfy bay with bolted anchors.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Moonlight (5.6) : Photo
By: Larry S When: May 1, 2013

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Comments: Joe, at least in the Swain guidebook, it climbs up this overhang. I did it once ages ago, and it's not that difficult, but it's committing over a ledge. Since then, I've always bypassed this on the face to the right, which is cruiser.


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 : Portland & The Gorge : 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.


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