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#63029 - 03/12/12 02:03 PM Massive bird poop on crux of Birdland 2nd pitch
curmudgeon Offline
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Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 466
I almost gagged yesterday at the crux of Birdland second pitch. The sloping bucket at the crux is caked with bird poop. A public service message.



The direct finish.


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#63033 - 03/12/12 02:41 PM Re: Massive bird poop on crux of Birdland 2nd pitch [Re: curmudgeon]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 852
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Cur, "Birdland" Duuuuh!
That second pitch always looks so good.

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#63034 - 03/12/12 03:06 PM Re: Massive bird poop on crux of Birdland 2nd pitch [Re: Rickster]
tradjunkie Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 365
I thought Turdland was in the Trapps.

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#63043 - 03/12/12 04:49 PM Re: Massive bird poop on crux of Birdland 2nd pitch [Re: tradjunkie]
Coppertone Offline
old hand

Registered: 08/17/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Newtown, CT
I've found large turds on that pitch every time that I have done it. Still some great steep 5.8 climbing.

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#63054 - 03/12/12 11:48 PM Re: Massive bird poop on crux of Birdland 2nd pitch [Re: Coppertone]
Lucander Offline
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Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 227
Loc: Stone Ridge, NY
I saw this poop two weeks ago, I decided not to report it because I wanted more unsuspecting climbers to do the route and scare the offending avians away.

In previous years, owls would leave hairy turds on that ledge, really easy to wipe these pellets away. This year's crop is way worse.

I hear the route was named in honor of Charlie Parker (aka: "The Bird"), but the name seems a double entendre.

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