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#39463 - 09/03/08 11:45 PM Land's End
Dana Offline
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Registered: 07/13/00
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Has anyone done Land's End lately? Is there a rap anchor at the end of the first pitch? If so, is it in good condition, or can it be made safe with new gear and/or webbing? Thanks.

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#39464 - 09/04/08 12:12 AM Re: Land's End [Re: Dana]
gunkie Offline
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Registered: 07/19/00
Posts: 120
Loc: New Hope, PA
Last time I did the route, there was a solid rap anchor at both the top of the first and second pitches. However, we're talking sometime in the 1990's. One of the most under the radar climbs in the Gunks. Even the last lichen covered pitch is decent, just to top out.

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#39468 - 09/04/08 02:10 AM Re: Land's End [Re: Dana]
Frank Florence Offline
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Registered: 01/05/00
Posts: 528
Loc: moved to Bend
I climbed the first pitch last spring ('07) and we rapped off of a fixed anchor to the right of the belay. I don't recall the conditon of the slings, but neither do I recall any concern. It's a nice pitch with some zing to it right at the end.

FYI, a couple of months later I went back to see what the upper pitches were like. P.2 had enjoyable moves up a crack and overhang, but there was considerable loose rock above and one particularly nerve-rattling detached flake.

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#39474 - 09/04/08 01:06 PM Re: Land's End [Re: Frank Florence]
Dana Offline
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Registered: 07/13/00
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Thanks for the information. I've done the route 3-4 times, but it's been quite a while since I was last on it.

Dana

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#39491 - 09/04/08 04:36 PM Re: Land's End [Re: Dana]
dalguard Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1515
Loc: CT
I was on the first pitch this year and I think my partner left a new sling and maybe a tricam because the anchor was getting a bit ratty. Didn't do the second pitch.

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#39502 - 09/04/08 07:44 PM Re: Land's End [Re: Frank Florence]
MarcC Offline
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Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
 Originally Posted By: Frank Florence
...and one particularly nerve-rattling detached flake.

That's still there!!??!!
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