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#66720 - 10/09/12 10:46 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: Dana]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Originally Posted By: Dana
I only did this once, in late 1979. What is that pitch like to lead now?


Still looks like a candidate for double ropes. eek

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#66721 - 10/09/12 11:59 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: Rickster]
cfrac Offline
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It's quite a nice line, then we finished on some 10+ G roof to the left off the GT ledge which must have been done previously but it's not in Swain or Williams. It made for a nice link up.

Properly slung:
Still rated R though.

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#66722 - 10/10/12 11:19 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: cfrac]
cfrac Offline
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Speaking of that final pitch not in the guidebook, has anyone else done it? It's the roof 15-20 feet left of the final pitch of Gaston/Gorilla My Dreams. It is the notch about 2/3 of the way out the Gaston variation traverse. I'm just shocked it's not recorded, especially because the gear is good and it's an obvious line.

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#66723 - 10/10/12 02:56 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: cfrac]
Dana Offline
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Hi Chris,

Check your Swain guide if you have one. He has it written up as Gaston Direct, 5.10, FA unknown. Ivan also has something similar in his first (1981) Shanwangunk Grit guide, and he indicates that he did the FA in 1975.

Dana

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#66731 - 10/11/12 07:21 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: Dana]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
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Loc: Ulster County, NY
And you thought you were being a pioneer!

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#66797 - 10/22/12 09:48 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: RangerRob]
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Registered: 12/16/08
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New one:

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#66799 - 10/23/12 12:57 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: SethG]
Frank Florence Offline
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There's enough lichen there to make me think it's Casanova.

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#66800 - 10/23/12 01:49 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: Frank Florence]
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You got it, Frank, good call! No chalk highway on this one. Nice pitch, I really liked it. Watch out for loose rock once you get around the corner, though. And on the ledge right below the crux too, lots of little rocks there.
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#66810 - 10/23/12 11:50 PM Re: Guess the route [Re: SethG]
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Loc: Ulster County, NY
Jesus Frank, that was impressive! I was going to guess one of the upper pitches in the Stubai To You area.

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#66812 - 10/24/12 12:35 AM Re: Guess the route [Re: RangerRob]
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