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#45749 - 06/12/09 02:20 AM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: AOR]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Criss Cross Direct is worth every star.

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#45752 - 06/12/09 02:35 AM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: tradjunkie]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
[quote=tradjunkie]so many to choose from....

Criss Cross Direct
Broken Sling
Disneyland
Gelsa
Main Line
Horseman
Belly Roll
City Lights
Drunkard's
Bloody Bush
Strictly
Higher Stannard
Minty
V-3
3 Doves
Ursula
The Winter
Simple Suff

Ok, I've gotta disagree on a few of these. What is not to love about Horseman, Disneyland and V-3? I even love Frog's Head. Eastertime is pretty sweet.
I wasn't thrilled by Broken Sling and City Lights is one of those "special" polished starts that only feels reasonable after you already know you can do the moves, so I can see the potential dissatisfication. 3 Doves is a great follow but the pin protection is less than courage inspiring. So a couple of these might not be too far off, depending on your perspective. My perspective is that of a chicken.

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#45753 - 06/12/09 02:37 AM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: chip]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
And Ursula was pretty cool-de-la.

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#45754 - 06/12/09 04:07 AM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: tradjunkie]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 462
Originally Posted By: tradjunkie
so many to choose from....

Criss Cross Direct
Broken Sling
Disneyland
Gelsa
Main Line
Horseman
Belly Roll
City Lights
Drunkard's
Bloody Bush
Strictly
Higher Stannard
Minty
V-3
3 Doves
Ursula
The Winter
Simple Suff

Are you out of your mind? These are some of the greatest climbs in the country. Can you name a better 3 pitch 5.4 in the world than Gelsa?!?!?!? And Disneyland?!?! The rock is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love Minty too! As far as Shockley's goes if you avoid the initial corner and head up the face the climb and the rock are out of this world, the white rock with great friction near the top is outstanding!!! I suggest dropping the rope and going out to solo these routes mid-week, there is nowhere else that you can climb so much steep solid rock at that grade.

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#45756 - 06/12/09 11:09 AM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: TrappDyke]
talus Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
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#45758 - 06/12/09 12:39 PM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: talus]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2677
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Nice, Talus. I had completely forgotten.

Gelsa was even better a couple years ago when there was a resident black rat snake for most of the spring at the belay to the top corner. Nothing like going to the zoo and climbing at the same time!

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#45762 - 06/12/09 02:50 PM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: chip]
MarcC Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
Originally Posted By: chip
Nothing like going to the zoo and climbing at the same time!

Doesn't that describe pretty much every weekend day at the Gunks?
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#45772 - 06/12/09 04:39 PM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: cfrac]
GOclimb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/26/01
Posts: 2361
Loc: Boston
tradjunkie's gotta be trolling. Those really are superb routes.

Not gonna bite.

GO

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#45790 - 06/12/09 10:41 PM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: GOclimb]
tradjunkie Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 365
I admit, I did look again and think, "what is he crazy?"

Somebody let me know, am I the first person in internet history to troll himself?

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#45821 - 06/14/09 08:58 PM Re: Worst 3 star route? [Re: tradjunkie]
empicard Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 2957
Loc: LI, NY
double chin. i dont know if it gets any stars, but how is it possible that most of my friends climbed this piece of crap? did we all do it on the same day, no one had the chance to tell anyone else how badly it sucked?
i just did something interesting yesterday and LOVED IT.
shockleys- cant do it gracefully. ugh.
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