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Feb 5, 2013
...well it is! Zigler
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girl40
That's sort of like saying one fifty year old single malt scotch is better than another. Healyje
Joined Jan 31, 2006
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Feb 5, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!
that's like saying coke is better than pepsi. camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Feb 5, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!
Healyje wrote:
That's sort of like saying one fifty year old single malt scotch is better than another.


hehe, obviously we have different opinions on these crags.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
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Feb 5, 2013
Gunks is a good place to learn trad but its no multipitch. Eldo will make u understand why... Zigler
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Feb 5, 2013
'nuff said mtoensing
From Boulder
Joined Feb 25, 2006
826 points
Feb 5, 2013
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
Multipitch doesn't matter, nor the quality of the rock. The better crag is obviously the one with the most sandbagged grades, and I think we all know which one that is... Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,609 points
Feb 5, 2013
The traverse out to the Yellow Ridge on the Dogsti...
I've climbed quite a bit in both places. They're both great in their own ways. rgold
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Joined Feb 15, 2008
263 points
Feb 5, 2013
camhead wrote:
hehe, obviously we have different opinions on these crags.


hah!
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Feb 5, 2013
I learned how to lead in the Gunks, and I've never climbed in Eldo.
Clearly, Eldo sucks.
TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
164 points
Feb 5, 2013
Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Strut...
Eldo = Naked Edge
Gunks = Naked people climbing Shockey's Ceiling
lucander
From Stone Ridge, NY
Joined Apr 1, 2009
315 points
Feb 5, 2013
lucander wrote:
Eldo = Naked Edge Gunks = Naked people climbing Shockey's Ceiling

Hahaha! Gunks is a bunch of horizontal cracks, only 2 climbable months a year. Eldo...where do I start???? Divinity?
Zigler
Joined Jan 28, 2013
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Feb 5, 2013
rgold wrote:
I've climbed quite a bit in both places. They're both mediocre in their own ways.


There, I fixed it for you.
JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
53 points
Feb 6, 2013
John u never climbed in Gunks... Zigler
Joined Jan 28, 2013
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Feb 6, 2013
Climbed a lot both places as a week-end hacker. Gunks has more route finding challenges, & is probably the best area in the country for really fun easy & moderate routes. On the other hand, Eldo is way better for multi-pitch/exposure: Yellow Spur blows High Exposure out of the water for air under your feet (and I love both routes). Great rock quality both places-and I say this having climbed a lot of rock in the Cascades. Elliott Crooks
Joined Nov 1, 2006
17 points
Feb 6, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Iv'e climbed a ton in Eldo and visited the Gunks once and almost prefer the Gunks now. They could clean up some of that peeling paint lichen, though. A few wire brushes would do it. Chop chop.

Yellow Spur is definitely more impressive than High E.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Feb 6, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
John Marsella wrote:
Hi Ellanor! I thought that was you! Of course I haven't climbed in the Gunks.


Neither has she/it. This is a sad attempt to get one of her bullshit threads started.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
997 points
Feb 6, 2013
me on my redpoint
Eldo is better but that isn't fair either. The Gunks is one of the coolest areas to climb in in the country, when the weather is good, and if anyone gets the chance to check it out do it. Eldo is not really a comparable area. The Gunks are 1-2 pitch routes and Eldo has 1-7 pitch routes. In the Gunks you can climb overhanging 5.6 and is crazy fun and in Eldo you can get some of the biggest exposure anywhere like on the Naked Edge. Both areas are awesome. That being said Eldo is one of the best areas anywhere any everyone should check it out, hard to compare it to anywhere really. Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Jul 3, 2007
213 points
Feb 6, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Everyone should go to Eldo then, and leave the Gunks alone! Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Feb 6, 2013
At least it isn't 20 bucks a day per person to climb at Eldo! wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
17 points
Feb 6, 2013
Jake Jones wrote:
Neither has she/it. This is a sad attempt to get one of her bullshit threads started.

Hell yea I did!! Ask me a question..
John tell it to the judge! And who is Ellenor?
Zigler
Joined Jan 28, 2013
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Feb 6, 2013
Ok something,no guide book can tell u ....the campground only had a sauna but no shower a dude was found jumped climber but not climbing at that time, intentional fall. Zigler
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Wat??? ^^^^
That is a incredible mix up of words.
Feb 6, 2013
Zigler wrote:
Ok something,no guide book can tell u ....the campground only had a sauna but no shower a dude was found jumped climber but not climbing at that time, intentional fall.


Please say it ain't so... I thought they figured a way to perma block you, but I can tell by the quoted dribble your back.

You suck. Eldo sucks. Gunks suck. Boulder sucks.

Honestly, maybe I haven't in eldo enough, or maybe I'm a total chicken, but I don't think it's all that great. Is it the scary gear that makes it great? The scary rock? Or is it the fact that it's in boulder county? IDK and IDK shit about the gunks except New Paltz is AWESOME! And the North East in general is a nice place with good people.

I enjoy the granite of LCC and the High Sierra to eldo any time.
Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
14 points
Feb 6, 2013
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
camhead wrote:
that's like saying coke is better than pepsi.

2 rights don't make a wrong...
But 2 Elanor's don't make a right. I'll take care of it.
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,493 points
Feb 6, 2013
Big Bend (South faces in Aug Bad Idea)
Couple issues to add/aggravate the situation:

Short climbs

Cracks don't go the right way

Bitch Please! No Contest, who doesn't find short routes with horizontal cracks to be far superior to any alternatives out there?
Wyatt Payne
From Littleton CO
Joined Apr 2, 2005
519 points


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