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Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1.Main Wall : Jingle Bells (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: On the other side of the tree next to Itchin to Climb. Crux is getting to the anchors. High clip them from the right if you can reach them (5.9) or do some hard work heading left and up under the anchors to a crack that heads back towards the bolts (5.10)


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1.Main Wall : The Sixth Element (5.6)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: Real Easy climb right next to the old fence pole. First bolt is worthless as it's about 6 feet off the ground, but it's easy so skip it. Kinda crappy rock.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 6. Big Wall : Alpine Line (first pitch) (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: This climb is currently closed and has a sign on it saying so. Bad climb with loose rock. The anchors were in hollow rock, probably why it's closed up.


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 1.Main Wall : Puss in Boots (5.9+)
By: Larry S When: Oct 20, 2010

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Comments: Starts at the downward pointing flake. Wanders back and forth between the bolts. I think it officially ends at the shuts halfway up the wall, but I usually bypass them on the left and head to the bolts directly overhead.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Bonnie's Roof (5.9)
By: Larry S When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Great Route! Be weary of some loose flakes on the wild traverse on the second pitch (regular finish). They are marked, but I didn't notice either of them till i put a hand on them.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : l. Sleepy Hollow : Wegetables I've Never Seen ... (5.10a)
By: Larry S When: Aug 15, 2010

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Comments: Though the rest of the climb's protection is straightforward, gear at the bottom is very thin and difficult to get. Found a #2 peanut, #2 HB brassy real low in the crack, with a #4 BD stopper a little higher up. A 0 TCU is too big. Ballnuts would help. There's a stance to work for this gear from. Good climb other than the tricky gear low.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Gelsa (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: A great line, the last pitch is great, but easy to get lost on the lower pitches and wander into harder terrain. Make sure you go up to the pitons, then traverse to the ledge (belay), then traverse from the ledge to the corner, then up to the second ledge.

For an alternative second pitch, you can take a fairly direct line towards the next belay. It ups the ante a little bit. It's not strenuous climbing at all, but it is more technical and has some slab climbing in the last 15 or so feet. Th... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Groovy (5.8+)
By: Larry S When: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: I'd say it's at least a 9. Felt harder than both ant's line and directissima. Pro is very good though. You can definitely sew it up if you find you're in too deep.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure) : Yum Yum Yab Yum (5.4)
By: Larry S When: Jul 9, 2010

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Comments: Possibly my favorite climb in the nears. Pitch 2 (or 3 if you're doing 4 pitches) is a joke and might have some loose stuff on it, but P1 and 3 are great. There's an optional 5.7ish exit that pulls up out of the p3 traverse onto some lichen covered rock, then steps right to rejoin the original route. I definitely recommend that finish if you want to kick it up a bit on the last pitch. It'll save you some rope drag too.


Location: NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Inferno (5.8)
By: Larry S When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: Finding it: If you're standing below some blankish slabs with a bolt or two, you're too low, head left then scramble right onto the ledge.

P1 seems really contrived and is a bit difficult to follow. Just keep looking for the path of least resistance trending right then back left to the vertical section of the arching roof-crack. There was a small wasp nest in the bottom of the flake midway up as of early july, so be careful. Found 1 piton, 1 ratty fixed tricam, and a freshly fixed #1 ... more >>


Location: NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 7. The Slabs : Standard Route (5.5 R)
By: Larry S When: Jul 7, 2010

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Comments: A great intro to easy slabs. We did the whole arch rather than the quartz pocket variation, ample pro in the arch, but it can be a little mossy in spots. Experienced horrific rope drag on the crux pitch above the lunch ledge even with long runners, route seems to wander back and forth alot here. Doubles would be helpful for just that pitch. The 3 pitches following dikes to the top are like stairs.

Edit - Two and a half years later, I realize went off-route above the lunch ledge and did Slab... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Chickies Rock : Main Wall : The Undercling (5.7)
By: Larry S When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: This actually describes a route called "The Undercling". Sunday Morning (5.4) continues past the overhang over easy ground to a notch and up to the top. The moves past that little roof are a bit of a sandbag at 5.4 and I don't feel the pro at the roof is great (behind thin flakes), but it's a fun climb. Other routes share this start as well, Train Wreck (5.7) goes up the center of the face after the roof, while Lower Undercling goes out to the arete via the small flake below the roof.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Chickies Rock : Main Wall : Main Street (right) (5.6 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: A great route. Starts just right of a small inside corner. The start is a bit runout, but pretty easy. I recommend doing it in one pitch. Some parties head right and end at the ledge, but going through the right end of the roof is the best part of the climb. I usually tie off a tree about 20 feet back with the rope and back it up with some gear right at the edge to bring up my second.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Chickies Rock : Main Wall : Witches Brew (5.3 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: A good fun climb. Possible belay right where it starts to really slab in or right at the base of the chimney. Or run it straight to the top. Large hexes (7-10) fit PERFECT in this climb. A .75 and a #1 camalot help protect the chimney and moves around onto the face. I recommend the #1 in the chockstone with a long sling and then traverse left out to the face. The moves are easy, but without that a fall here would probably get you pretty well hurt.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : Shadow Line (5.5 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: Definitely a sandbag at 5.5. More like 5.7. Still a good route though. Lots of exposed and thought provoking moves. Sometimes route finding is hard and pro can be a little hard to get, but can be found. Save some thin or big gear for the belay. Doubles on the #3 Camalot were handy near the start. Finish at the bolts on Triumvirate. Doubles needed to rap.


Location: NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall : Triumverate (5.4 PG13)
By: Larry S When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: Easy and lots of fun. Optional 2nd belay makes for some good photos and keeps things close enough that you can still hear your second over the sound of the highway below. I only placed tricams (pink-purple) and cams up to BD #3, but you could protect it reasonably well with up to a #2. Ends at bolts and rings next to a tree about 20 feet from the very top. You NEED 2 ropes to get back down.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Layback (5.5)
By: Larry S When: Jun 29, 2010

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Comments: The opening chimney is an awkward gruntfest, even after 5 or 6 sends of this route; but with a good spot it's safe, and you can get a #2 camalot to protect well on either side of the chockstone. Recommend a #4 to protect the start of the layback unless you're very confident (it is a cruiser, but there's no gear till the layback's over). You can funk in medium nut below the #4, but it's questionable IMO.


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