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#53572 - 08/02/10 01:30 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: tradjunkie]
AOR Offline
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 392
I can't believe it took me this long to visualize that part of the photo/pitch...then realized it when TJ talked about the cliff angle!

That part of the BT open corner pitch is obviously not that steep, but looks almost dead vertical in the photo.

With that being said, it IS an excellent photo...

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#53573 - 08/02/10 01:55 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: AOR]
core Offline
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Registered: 06/25/07
Posts: 204
Thank you AOR. I think TJ was specifically referring to the angle in the Alphonse photo. It looks like my partner is eating a hot dog and reading a good book - but those of us who have been there know that it's not as comfortable as it looks in the photo. The stance is fine, but it's not the ideal place to hangout with your partner.

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#53574 - 08/02/10 05:06 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: core]
MarcC Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
Originally Posted By: core
... but those of us who have been there know that it's not as comfortable as it looks in the photo. The stance is fine, but it's not the ideal place to hangout with your partner.

It's really not too bad if you set it as a hanging belay, provided you have the big cams needed.
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#53710 - 08/08/10 05:45 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: MarcC]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 456
This might be a bit unfair but I am sure someone on this site will know the route:


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#53714 - 08/08/10 08:31 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: cfrac]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3763
Loc: Ulster County, NY
I don't think it's the Trapps, or the Nears. Definitely not Lost City, or Sky Top. Sun Bowl, Triple Right, Peter's Kill are all unlikely given the hanging belay. I would have to guess it is Millbrook. Given the angle, I'm guessing it's hard. Maybe the Happiness wall?

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#53719 - 08/09/10 12:25 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: RangerRob]
rg@ofmc Offline
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2454
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Yer gonna have to study really hard to get this one...

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#53721 - 08/09/10 01:54 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: rg@ofmc]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 456
Not Happiness but yes Millbrook...

Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Yer gonna have to study really hard to get this one...


Or you'll get schooled...

A wider view:


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#53727 - 08/09/10 12:16 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: cfrac]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2674
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Wow. What an impressive position. Nice picture. I think you would shock much of the climbing world with the location if that picture were published.

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#53735 - 08/09/10 03:34 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: chip]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3763
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Jesus Chris, what the hell is that thing?

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#53739 - 08/09/10 05:10 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: RangerRob]
cfrac Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 456
Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Jesus Chris, what the hell is that thing?

Answer: It's the best route in the Gunks and its not in any guidebooks! Still no more guesses with RG's hint?

The finish...


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