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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Front welts and rands

Front welts and rands

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The Boot

The Boot

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Bomber zipper

Bomber zipper

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liner

liner

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Rear welts

Rear welts

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The breakdown

The breakdown

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Soles

Soles

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The boots

The boots

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Such a fantastic route.

Such a fantastic route.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Baby (5.6)

Oct 30, 2014

Andrew Rubin working his way up Double Crack.

Andrew Rubin working his way up Double Crack.

NY : The Gunks : ... : Double Crack (5.8)

Oct 15, 2014

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : d. Strictly - Shockley's : Shockley's Ceiling (5.6)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: First and second pitch are nothing special. The 3rd pitch is super fun. If you want a 4 star climb, link the Oscar corner to Strictley roof, and then continue on to Shockley's 3rd Pitch. The 4 stars here is for the 3rd pitch alone.

Also, my follower left a .4 Camalot at the 3rd pitch belay under the roof on 9/20 @ ~10am. If you bootied it and would like to return it to me, you will be rewarded with several beers at the Brauhaus and loads of good karma.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - East Face : Southeast Corner : A Touch Too Much (5.10+)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Had the pleasure of climbing this with the first ascensionists the day after it was completed. Sweet route. Harder than what I normally climb so I can't honestly give it a grade, but 10+ sounds about right to me. Very cool moves through the lower half lead to some thin face climbing higher up. Definitely a worthwhile climb if your into mixed bolt/gear routes.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : a. The Uberfall : Easy Keyhole (5.2)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: Do not climb if you are not comfortable pulling 5.4 moves off the deck with serious ankle breaking potential in the event of a fall. Blocky ledges below would not allow for a soft landing. I really do not recommend this for anyone who isn't comfortable leading at least 5.4.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : g. V3 - Middle Earth : Snake (5.7 PG13)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: I thought this climb was pretty awesome. Make sure you go left at the tree and don't place anything to the right after you pass it. Felt like I was dragging a Volkswagen up with me through the crux. Also, people, keep checking those pins! I clipped one on this route only to have it pull out when I gave the draw a little tug.


Location: NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato... : Fun House (5.7)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: If you like climbing perfect hand crack pitch 2 will throw a big smile on your face.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : c. Frog's Head - the Arch : Sixish (5.5)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: For those worried about the P3 traverse, before committing into it you can get a shallow but decent .75 slotted in the horizontal where your feet end up traversing. It is a very reachy placement but would protect you almost entirely from the swing. Once under the notch there are bomber nuts to be had.

P2 may be my new favorite pitch of 5.4 in the gunks.


Location: NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : Mount Washington & Presiden... : Huntington Ravine : Northeast Ridge of the Pinn... (5.7)
By: Stephen Bittner When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: Does anybody know the rating if you follow the ramp all the way right from the pitch 3 belay to a few pins, up to a small ledge, step left and move up the face to a corner with some old webbing and cord threaded through a pinch? It felt..... strenuous. Seemed like a variation worth mentioning, as it provided great exposure and very interesting moves.


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: FS: Scarpa Phantom 6000's Size 44FOR SALE / WantedStephen BittnerDec 12, 2014
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re: Anyone want to climb ice this weekend? Eastern StatesStephen BittnerDec 1, 2014
re: Yosemite Route SuggestionsNorthern CaliforniaStephen BittnerFeb 11, 2014
Yosemite Route SuggestionsNorthern CaliforniaStephen BittnerFeb 11, 2014

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Northeast Ridge of the Pinnacle 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Huntington Ravine

Classic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

Fun House 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato...

Jackie 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

Strictly From Nowhere 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Three Pines 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Multiplication Gully WI3+

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Wilmington Notch - High Fal...

Drunkard's Delight 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Something Interesting 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Baby 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Maria 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Frog's Head 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Shockley's Ceiling 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Beginner's Delight 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Rhododendron 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Bold-Ville 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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

High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

A Touch Too Much 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Southeast Corner

No Picnic 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Ursula 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Minty 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Chouinard's Gully WI3

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Middle Earth 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Raunchy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

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