Originally Posted By: Alex
OK, Maple doesn't resemble the Gunks. Its absolutely different. I was just enthralled with the desperate handhold moves on steep and overhanging rock that resembled various Gunks desperate reaches for buckets. For me the essence of Gunks climbing is all about the dramatic handhold moves. Granted the overhangs are the most famous feature of the Gunks, but there are very few overhang areas out West. And, what place out West can match the Gunks for strenuously hanging on while dicking in some trad gear.

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