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Gunks

Although the Gunks is getting terribly crowded, now even on weekdays, it remains my favorite crag. Here are some assorted (quite old) pictures.

Ann on the 3d pitch of the classic Begginer's Delight (5.3)


More of the same


Todd Mummert on The Dangler (5.9)



Some early spring climbing in 2009, with Ben Alvarez and Bob Eslinger, my main climbing partnerns nowadays.

Ben Alvarez leading p1 of Erect Direction (5.8)


Bob Elsigner leading p3 of Yellow Ridge (5.7)


Ben Alvarez on p2 of Three Vultures (5.9)



And some shots of me following CCK Direct, spring 2010.


List of Climbs

There are too many climbs to list all here. Here are my favorites at each grade. I've done most of the climbs up to 5.7 at the Trapps and Near Trapps -- except for the middle portion of the Nears -- a fair number of the 8s and a few 9s also.

  • Northern Pillar (5.2***)
  • Begginer's Delight (5.3***)
  • Gelsa (5.4***)
  • Sixish (5.4***)
  • Layback (5.5***)
  • Jackie (5.5 ***)
  • Madame G(5.6 ***)
  • Maria (5.6+***)
  • Middle Earth (5.6+***)
  • High Exposure (5.6+***)
  • Shockley's ceiling (5.6+***)
  • Yellow Ridge (5.7-***)
  • Limelight (5.7***)
  • CCK (5.7+***)
  • Arrow (5.8***)
  • Airy Area (5.8***)
  • Birdland (5.8+***)
  • No Glow (5.9-***)
  • Ants Line (5.9***)

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