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#18520 - 03/21/06 01:43 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: pedestrian]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Well, I read the moves wrong -- I hand traversed and heel hooked under the block, tried to swing up, realized I was making it into a 10 and backed off. I got super pumped and sat in the alcove for a while shaking out and panicing (trying the patience of the pair of Valley climbers below who eventually just gave me the beta.)

So I made the move, got some gear a little too often, and spent a lot of time hanging out on gear or at the stance on top of the block trying to measure my remaining strength and psych myself up to go for the rest. Eventually I just dealt with it...

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#18521 - 03/21/06 04:57 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: pedestrian]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
Skied Right Gully on Tuckermans today. Hahaha powder*!!!1

ped - how's it looking up there? I'm hoiping for a mid-to-late April trip up there. Is there enough snow to last until then?
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#18522 - 03/21/06 11:41 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: nerdom]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
I expect by then it may be down to Left Gully below the entrances, and the Chute. Some folks are saying it'll be a short season.

It was icy this weekend and things were filled in OK (with alpine ice that probably goes all the way to China) but not as well as it was in late February '05. There was some fresh pow in the form of windslab that had been blown down low. Some scarier hanging slabs high up. East Snowfields, however, were holding up surprisingly well.

I'm going up April 8th most likely and camping with a group at the field.

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#67675 - 03/24/13 06:17 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: Smike]
donald perry Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 1530
Loc: New Jersey
Anyone have any new climbing photos at the Gunks? This helps get one off the couch.
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#67697 - 03/28/13 01:31 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: donald perry]
worthrussell Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 90
Loc: NY, Brooklyn
Wow gunks season is underway. No snow and dry yesterday. Enjoy and be safe

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#67701 - 03/29/13 02:41 AM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: worthrussell]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Yesterday was spent climbing oodles of fat blue hero ice in the Adirondacks!

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#67710 - 03/31/13 02:26 AM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: RangerRob]
Lucander Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 224
Loc: Stone Ridge, NY
Yesterday was spent paddling up 1/4 mile of slabs at Stone Mountain in North Carolina!

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#67712 - 03/31/13 01:31 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: Lucander]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
Yesterday was spent climbing sweet blue plastic ice in the Catskills.

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#67719 - 04/01/13 04:34 PM Re: Springtime in the Gunks [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Frank Florence Offline
addict

Registered: 01/05/00
Posts: 528
Loc: moved to Bend
I put the crampons back on the shelf this week.

As RR says, there's still good ice in the Daks, including some backcountry spots. Trap Dyke is fat right now. On the other hand, a couple of weeks ago Gothics N Face was just snow, meaning snow-filled cracks and tree anchors. That's enough to put me in the mood for dry rock where I can see the quality of my gear placements.


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