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h. Choss Wall

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Genuflect T,TR 

h. Choss Wall  

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Submitted By: Taino on Jan 4, 2007

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Generally well-shaded, and unfortunately generally damp at the bottom.

Getting There 

This wall is just to the right of Enterprise Wall, across the cul-de-sac. It has one route.

Climbing Season

For the Peterskill area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for h. Choss Wall:
Genuflect   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Genuflect 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NY : The Gunks : ... : h. Choss Wall
The only real route on Choss Wall, and inaccurately displayed in the guidebook, this route follows a usually damp, obvious seam just across the cul-de-sac from T.P. and Hanky on the Enterprise Wall. There is a small ledge about half-way up, making this a good route on which to practice "multipitch"....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Gunkiemike
Jul 25, 2011
One of my favorite PK routes. Awkward and balancey down low, then devious and technical in the upper half. A good 5.6 testpiece.
By clando
Aug 20, 2012
I lead this route yesterday. I found the pro in the second half at least suspicious. There are a lot of pebbles in the rock matrix so its difficult to find a good spot, in particular because you have to find them in not so convenient climbing positions. I'm quite unexperienced with trad climbing so other climbers might do better. I would certainly not lead route this again, it felt really dangerous.
By JRock
From: Brooklyn, NY
Jul 30, 2015
since I'm fairly new to the outdoor climbing world can anyone elaborate on why there are no routes to the right of Genuflect? It seems there are some pretty substantial crack systems running up the wall. Maybe I can answer my own question by saying the name of the wall is Choss wall so loose stone, poor protection, poor top rope anchor options up top? From the one photo it looks ok but a photo doesn't tell the whole story and I'd like to hear from some of the more experienced cats so I don't kill myself trying to climb something I shouldn't. Thanks.
By Gunkiemike
Aug 8, 2015
There's 2 or 3 routes in the 5.6 range on that wall to the right of Genuflect. I especially like the one that's 20ft to the right and starts as a pair of cracks up the steep lower face. Nice juggy, secure climbing through there.
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