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#31205 - 07/16/07 06:08 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: pedestrian]
Jeff D. Offline
journeyman

Registered: 06/10/05
Posts: 75
Loc: NY, NJ
The sweet arete is the second pitch of Directissima... The aesthetically correct way to reach the High E ledge.

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#31210 - 07/16/07 06:25 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: Jeff D.]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
 Originally Posted By: Jeff D.
The sweet arete is the second pitch of Directissima... The aesthetically correct way to reach the High E ledge.


But that's on Directissima, not High E ;\)

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#31212 - 07/16/07 07:02 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: pedestrian]
Jeff D. Offline
journeyman

Registered: 06/10/05
Posts: 75
Loc: NY, NJ
Well in my own admittedly twisted and distorted view of this world...

High E is the final pitch from the High E ledge (nobody is taking photos of climbers in that corner or going up the face). This pitch also happens to be the natural finish to Directissima. Therefore when someone says arete and High E I know where they are coming from (not least because I have daydreams of climbing that arete on a warm sunny day).

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#31215 - 07/16/07 07:55 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: Jeff D.]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
The arete pitch of Directissima...the single best pitch of 5.6 climbing in the Gunks

All of Son of Easy Overhang in one pitch...you can't beat the mix of climbing you get

the the third best pitch of climbing in the Gunks goes to....the second pitch of Bloody Bush. Ha ha! Just kidding.

The third best pitch I think is probably the last pitch of CCK Direct.

RR

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#31216 - 07/16/07 07:58 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: RangerRob]
dalguard Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1515
Loc: CT
RangerRob took my answer. The next time I do Directissima I'm going to do it all in one pitch to the GT ledge, making that the single best pitch of climbing at the Gunks. Last time I did it I got to the belay at the end of the combo P1/P2 pitch (where you avoid the traverse) with very little rope drag, so I'm pretty sure it can be done.

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#31217 - 07/16/07 08:39 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: RangerRob]
MarcC Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
All of Son of Easy Overhang in one pitch...you can't beat the mix of climbing you get

It's been a while and I forget the distances involved, but if your second blows that first thin crux, will rope stretch give them a sprained/broken ankle when they hit the ground, as has happened on Drunkard's? Same question for Directissima, if done in one pitch to the GT.
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#31218 - 07/16/07 08:55 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: MarcC]
dalguard Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1515
Loc: CT
I wouldn't do any of those with a second I thought might fall.

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#31220 - 07/16/07 08:59 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: dalguard]
Dana Offline
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Registered: 07/13/00
Posts: 619
Last pitch of Erect Direction
Directississima
Nosedive

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#31224 - 07/16/07 09:46 PM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: Spiderman]
MarcC Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/10/00
Posts: 3532
I really can't narrow it down to only 3. The Gunks has so many great pitches that even the fave 3 at each grade would be difficult. But for three out of many....

Birdland p1
Single File
Mellow Yellow

Alright, to make up for those last two:
Carbs & Caffeine p1
Raunchy/Osteopath link-up

Gee, I've run out of three - where can I put the second pitches of Limelight and Annie Oh! ? And Sound and Fury?
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#31227 - 07/17/07 12:38 AM Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? [Re: pedestrian]
Coppertone Offline
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Registered: 08/17/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Newtown, CT
 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
 Quote:
Star Action


Maybe one of these days I'll man up and lead that, now that I've figured out there is gear up there..

 Quote:
Arete Pitch of High E


WHAT arete pitch? Unless you're talking about a variation...


Sorry meant Directissima Arete

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