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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Shit Creek

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (13)

Trad, 3 pitches, 270'

NY : The Gunks : ... : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar...

Aug 25, 2010

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
To find Chimney Boulders, cut into woods behind this boulder off to the left as you come up the road.  It is on the side opposite of and before Trash Compactor and Double Roof.  Follow reasonably obvious trail about 10 minutes.  Boulders will be up on your left. The trail is the single blue blaze trail.

To find Chimney Boulders, cut into woods behind this boulder off to the left as you come up the road. It is on the side opposite of and before Trash Compactor and Double Roof. Follow reasonably obvi

MA : Ayer Boulders

May 12, 2014

View from Black Arches Wall. Yeah, you do have to go there!

View from Black Arches Wall. Yeah, you do have to go there!

NY : Adirondacks : Crane Mountain

Jun 27, 2011

Jeff & Bruce having fun getting to the climbing at Crane Mountain.

Jeff & Bruce having fun getting to the climbing at Crane Mountain.

NY : Adirondacks : Crane Mountain

Jun 27, 2011

Another view of Jeff on Second Job.

Another view of Jeff on Second Job.

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Second Job (5.8+)

Jun 27, 2011

Jay & Kyle having fun on Stoned in a Crowded Corner? Jay?

Jay & Kyle having fun on Stoned in a Crowded Corner? Jay?

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Stoned in a Crowded Corner (5.10a)

Jun 27, 2011

Jay Harrison putting on an impromptu karate demonstration for the crowd on a rare less than stellar weather day at Crane Mountain!

Jay Harrison putting on an impromptu karate demonstration for the crowd on a rare less than stellar weather day at Crane Mountain!

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Black Arches Wall

Jun 27, 2011

Jeremy Haas on Critical Crimps. At least I'm pretty sure it is Critical Crimps. Jay?

Jeremy Haas on Critical Crimps. At least I'm pretty sure it is Critical Crimps. Jay?

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Critical Crimps (5.10a)

Jun 27, 2011

Alex poised at the crux(?) of the upper part of Plumb Line. Alex got the crux with a dynamic move, I blew the shot.

Alex poised at the crux(?) of the upper part of Plumb Line. Alex got the crux with a dynamic move, I blew the shot.

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Not easy getting to the crux on Plumb Line

Not easy getting to the crux on Plumb Line

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Alex into the difficulties, scoping the line.

Alex into the difficulties, scoping the line.

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Alex on Plumb Line.

Alex on Plumb Line.

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Doc doing the Plumb Line crux statically.  Well at least the crux from the Patio on up. The real crux is apparently on the slab below the Patio level. From the Patio the crux, according to Doc, is not the overhanging crack move but the delicate climbing beneath it.

Doc doing the Plumb Line crux statically. Well at least the crux from the Patio on up. The real crux is apparently on the slab below the Patio level. From the Patio the crux, according to Doc, is not

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Doc on Plumb Line

Doc on Plumb Line

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Doc not finding it easy to get to the crux on Plumb Line

Doc not finding it easy to get to the crux on Plumb Line

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Plumb Line (5.11a)

Jun 27, 2011

Bonnie's Roof area mystery route

Bonnie's Roof area mystery route

NY : The Gunks : ... : Nose Drops (5.9-)

Oct 24, 2009

Contributed Comments

 

Location: MA : Mormon Hollow
By: losbill When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: When parking at the T-intersection, be sure not to block the entrance to the two fields on either side of Davis Road. If I had been the farmer yesterday, I would have thrown a chain around the axle of the offending vehicle and "moved" it with the tractor to a more "convenient" location. Fortunately the farmer is a bit more laid back than me.


Location: MA : Mormon Hollow : Tree Crack (5.8)
By: losbill When: Aug 10, 2014

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Comments: Getting off the ground without stemming the tree seemed really hard. I stepped to the right, gained the good horizontal and used it to hand-traverse left to the bottom of the crack.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato... : Pooh (5.8+)
By: losbill When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: You were on what is traditionally known as the 3rd pitch of Rollin' & Tumblin'. Rated 5.8, definitely MA 5.8+++ in my very humble opinion. This is the pitch Lee is describing as the second pitch of Pooh. Traditionally it isn't but this is a confused section of the cliff. As described by Lee his third pitch of Pooh is actually the third pitch of Orcs. It climbs way better than it looks!

For the record I have seconded the second pitch of Pooh once and led it once. On lead I tried several time... more >>


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Moonlight (5.6) : Photo
By: losbill When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: Easier said than done. Good gear in the horizontal where Jason's right hand is. Climbing is easy up to that point but no gear. I am pretty sure the route has you stepping right on to the face well before where Jason is which has a horizontal that takes gear prior to getting the horizontal where Jason is. Regarding the seam to the left I didn't find any gear. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : Groovy (5.8+)
By: losbill When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: A great stemming corner with a thoughtful moment or two getting things sorted out under the roof before escaping left, up and out. Definitely one of those pitches that leaves you wishing it were longer!

Regarding grading wouldn't it be more useful to add your contribution under the "Your rating" rather than expressing your opinion only as a comment? Everyone's experience is different and the consensus opinion, at least for me, is a valuable data point.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Crane Mountain : TeePee Wall : A Peney for your freedom (5.8+)
By: losbill When: Jun 13, 2014

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Comments: What Seth said.

To paraphrase a famous quote...

We sleep soundly in our beds because brave and selfless men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

I will travel to Crane Mountain soon and I will climb A Peney For Your Freedom and I will enjoy every move I make because that is the best way I can think of to give thanks to Jon for his sacrifice.

Hopefully I will do it with Todd who I know without asking found the best line he possibly could and clean... more >>


Location: MA : Ayer Boulders : Photo
By: losbill When: May 12, 2014

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Comments: Oliver, are you sure about the Porcupine Habitat? Isn't that sign associated with the jumble of boulders before you get to the pictured Chimney Boulder which has the Bear Hug problem?


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: losbill When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: My comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I climb a fair bit in both places. I have witnessed rockfall, some it pretty substantial, on Cannon a number of times. Never at the Gunks. Nevertheless the only time I have gone for a ride due to loose rock was at the Gunks. I leaned back off a seemingly very solid large block I had just pulled down on under the roof on pitch two of Nurse's Aid for a photo from above by my partner. Off we went, the block and I. To quote Nick Goldsmith -

Climb like a... more >>


Location: NH : Cannon Cliff : 1. Whitney-Gilman Area : Whitney Gilman Ridge (5.7) : Photo
By: losbill When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Cannon is over rated for rock fall. Gunks is where it is happening. Couple of major rockfalls and at least one serious injury in the last couple of years. What is the tally on Cannon? A couple of bloody shins from climbing up the damn talus? Remember climb like a kitten!


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