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Rock Climbing Photo: Shirley on the second pitch of Jackie
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By Devin Krevetski
From: West Woodstock, VT
May 18, 2012
5.5? Shirley you can't be serious...
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 26, 2013 have to understand that the ratings at the Gunks is seriously skewed. If a local is calling it a 5.5, it's likely 5.8/9 in the real world. That's not a criticism, just an observation from climbing at the Gunks for the last 9 summers and extensive adventures at other climbing areas. Also, there are numerous horizontals and features that you can't see in this photo, that make the climbing more moderate than it appears.
By SethG
Jan 28, 2013
The picture is of the second pitch, which is 5.3.
Apr 4, 2013
I think dev was being punny.
By Shawn Heath
From: Forchheim, Germany
Jun 27, 2013
I think he was too, but Shirley looks pretty terrified for this being a 5.5. I wish there were more "5.5"s like this in the Alps! It would make convincing my wife to do get on some of those routes a little easier.
By David Stowe
Jul 1, 2013
Some people just get scared and there is nothing wrong with that. That is about as easy and mellow spot that you will find on any climb. There are ledges and large holds everywhere and the grade at that point is 5.3 and really fun.
By omcmahon
From: Nashua, NH
Sep 12, 2014
This was my first day climbing the Traps, and I don't think the ratings are as sandbagged as I had heard. I think the big difference between a Traps 5.6 and say a Rumney 5.6 is that the Traps climbs are mentally more challenging because they are so much longer and more exposed. I love this place. I wish I lived closer.
By Mr. Malloc
Feb 18, 2015
This was Shirley's first climb ever, indoors or out. She was making it look a lot harder than it is.
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Shirley on the second pitch of Jackie

Submitted By: Mr. Malloc on Nov 17, 2006
On this route:
Jackie (5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a )
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