Guess the route

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Guess the route - 05/18/06 04:29 PM

Todd Mummert cruisin' onsight on...?



Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 04:35 PM

Yellow Wall or Carbs & Caffeine.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 04:42 PM

Quote:

Yellow Wall or Carbs & Caffeine.




Nope, though I don't know what it is.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 04:47 PM

Nice pic. Reminds me of one of the reasons I don't like doubles though - ropes everywhere. I can't remember the name of this but I think we followed Dana up it years ago. A 10, somewhat to the right of Welcome to the Gunks?
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 04:48 PM

I know, I know, but I guess that is cheating since I was belaying.

The roof really is as big as it looks.

Hint: It is in the Trapps and not by the Yellow Wall.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 05:21 PM

It is near Tequila Mockingbird area. PT Phone home or something like that.



Looks excellent and compelling.











Good game. We need more of this.
Posted by: brianlax

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 06:42 PM

i think what people meant to say was "Beatle Brow Bulge"
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 06:58 PM

Quote:

i think what people meant to say was "Beatle Brow Bulge"




That insanity is a 5.9? Looks fricking great. I have that route checked off from the early 90's but I clearly don't remember it. Maybe I never did it and just lied about it to impress someone on the web. Oh snap! There was no web! Maybe I just lied to Suzanne to get her to put out. Some people are like that with their sexuality, you know.


Man I need to have that Mason Jar filled up again.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 07:42 PM

The "Web" started with the server "nxoc01.cern.ch" which came online in November 1990. Of course, not many knew about it until the mid 90's, but still, it was around for most of the early 90's.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 07:44 PM

Quote:

The "Web" started with the server "nxoc01.cern.ch" which came online in November 1990. Of course, not many knew about it until the mid 90's, but still, it was around for most of the early 90's.




Yes, but I do not think that Online fabulism regarding rock climbing became in vogue until the late 90's or even the early double-naughts.

Before that, I would just lie directly to people to impress them. You know, craft individual lies for each situation?

Now it is harder because the lies need to get spread to more people and have to be better researched and thought out because too many people have too much access to too many resources.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 07:57 PM

A touch! Ok going back to work...
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 08:09 PM

All my pictures seem glaringly obvious, like MF or Laurel.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 08:59 PM

Correct, it is Beatle Brow Bulge. But there is no way that it is 5.9. I think that I was upgraded to 5.10 in the new guide book. There are not any really hard moves, but the roof is very big, the face over the roof is slightly overhanging and the whole thing is fairly pumpy and sustained. The route is a little dirty, but it is fun.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 09:05 PM

Correct, it is Beatle Brow Bulge.

Sonofa... -- I've done that route twice and failed to recognize it.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/06 09:19 PM

Beatle Brow Bulge it is. 5.9+ in Black Dick but 5.10a in Grey Dick. There's no fixed pro; I think 10a is appropriate for an onsight lead, 'cause you gotta climb it while hanging on to protect it. Todd climbed directly up to the tree rather than trending right as pictured in the guide---surely this is the "right" way to go.

As an aside, on the rappel I clipped into some nice new webbing and, almost as an afterthought, also into an older strand. When Dave came down, he said that the new sling had dropped off into his lap; it was just draped around the tree. If that had been my only connection, I might have taken the big ride to oblivion.

This is the second time in a year that I've encountered something fatally dangerous about a rappel anchor. I posted a picture of webbing with a hidden worn-through section the last time. Of course, had I bought the farm, it would have been a clear case of pilot error, since there is no excuse for not checking the security of webbing before you entrust yourself to it. The only thing that saved my butt was a reflexive inclination to redundancy.

These two incidents point out that just because there is a fixed rap anchor with lots of webbing on it doesn't mean that the anchor is currently trustworthy. You're gonna put your whole weight on the anchor, you better not get the least bit casual about it beforehand.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:52 AM

That damm monkey is still climbing around and cutting the back side of slings, man I thought we knocked him off last year.

Hey RG,
All I can say is = [yiiiiikes]
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:29 AM

RG:
Quote:

Beatle Brow Bulge it is. 5.9+ in Black Dick but 5.10a in Grey Dick.




Wow, it looks phenomenal. It just jumped to the top of my ticklist, thanks!

RG:
Quote:

<snip scary rappel stories>




Amen! I left a cordelette behind to back up a recent rappel. It was either that or trust a chunk of old rope that was worn (or chewed) halfway through in several spots, and bleached grey anyway.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:34 AM

Okay, here's another one. No cheating now!

One hint: This variation roof vies in popularity with the original line.



GO
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:34 AM

Bonnie's Roof direct?

Jannette
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 12:47 PM

Quote:

Bonnie's Roof direct?

Jannette




Correct! Wow, I guess that one was too easy. Impressive recognition!

GO
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:06 PM

Yeah I was gonna guess it too..Jannette just beat me to it.

RR
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:21 PM

Heres an "easy" one




dev
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:29 PM

Quote:

Heres an "easy" one




Looks like Easy Overhang.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:36 PM

The easy roof this climber just went through is sometimes skipped by parties who can't find this last short pitch, and rap off. IMO, they miss the best part of the route!



GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:43 PM

Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 01:51 PM

Quote:

The easy roof this climber just went through is sometimes skipped by parties who can't find this last short pitch, and rap off. IMO, they miss the best part of the route!



GO





Its gotta be something near Arrow, I can tell by the color of the rock
or I'm just dumb


dev
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:10 PM

The description sounds like Maria.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:16 PM

Quote:

The description sounds like Maria.





Except that the third pitch roof of Maria is the crux and is deceptively tricky, not easy.

Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:21 PM

Anybody have any idea about Talus's pic?


dev
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:42 PM

it was a high contrast day




anybody?

dev
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:46 PM

GO's pic is definitely the 3rd pitch of Maria. Here's another view of the same pitch (the climber has already pulled the roof; might be the best 5.6 roof in the Gunks, IMHO):



Here's one for the guessing game, though it might be pretty easy:

Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:48 PM

Drunkards roof


dev
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:50 PM

it was a high contrast day


Sleepwalk, maybe?
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:52 PM

Quote:

it was a high contrast day


Sleepwalk, maybe?




a little further down the trapps
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:54 PM

Drunkards roof


Is this a guess to my pic (in my Hallo ween colors!).

If so, nope, it's much further down . . .
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 02:56 PM

a little further down the Trapps


Is it just to the right of Airy Area?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:02 PM

Quote:

Quote:

it was a high contrast day


Sleepwalk, maybe?




a little further down the trapps




Sh*t Creek?
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:03 PM

Quote:

a little further down the Trapps


Is it just to the right of Airy Area?




yeah, its a fun pitch

I was guessing drunkards for your route, but I guess I was wrong.

dev
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:09 PM

yeah, its a fun pitch


What's it called? The first time, going back a few years, that I led Airy Area, I just couldn't bring myself to stay on-route in that off-width, so I wandered out right, where the holds on that climb were chalked up, and climbed it, then traveresed back to the chains on Airy Area. As I was making a LONG step across to the top of the Airy Area o/w, my right foot slipped, and I took about a 15 footer, onto a #2 Camalot that was at the base of the o/w. Lifted my belayer about 8 feet off the ground! Scared the bejesus out of me, but I was unscathed. So I did it again, and didn't slip the second time!
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:16 PM

I'll venture Casablanca.
Posted by: brianlax

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:25 PM

Quote:

it was a high contrast day




anybody?

dev




First pitch of Carbs and Caffeine
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:26 PM

First pitch Carbs & Caffeine

Casablanca


Posted by: brianlax

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:27 PM

Here's one for the guessing game, though it might be pretty easy:






Is this the second pitch of WASP?
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:29 PM

Quote:

Here's one for the guessing game, though it might be pretty easy:






Is this the second pitch of WASP?




Don't Bogart That Roof.


Gambling? Here in Casablanca?
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:35 PM

another easy one




dev
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:36 PM

Kudos to Kodos! It's Casablanca alright. FWIW, I thought it the most difficult 5.8 I've done in the Gunks.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:37 PM

Baby?
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:43 PM

I like this game. Here's another:


Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:44 PM

Quote:

Kudos to Kodos! It's Casablanca alright. FWIW, I thought it the most difficult 5.8 I've done in the Gunks.




Oenophore posted it first, I believe.



No doubt it is one tough and aggro move. And scary with that loose and creaky flake.


Love it.



There is a new 5.14 in that area as well put up by Vadim. In a cave. It's awesome looking. Great vision of that dude.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:45 PM

Quote:

I like this game. Here's another:









Scott Perkins on Tequila Mockingbird.
Posted by: D75

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:47 PM

Starched Gear.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:49 PM

Quote:

Starched Gear.




Ancient Chinese Secret.











Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:56 PM

correct climber, wrong route
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:56 PM

this one will be interesting because the angle

extra points for guessing WHERE it was taken from.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 03:59 PM


No peeking in the photo gallery for the answer.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:01 PM

Quote:

this one will be interesting because the angle

extra points for guessing WHERE it was taken from.




Ursula. From Bonniesp1 belay.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:01 PM

Quote:


No peeking in the photo gallery for the answer.




Top pitch of Layback, Nears.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:03 PM

Quote:

correct climber, wrong route




Is is near that area or the Country Roads area? Interesting butt shot angles stack up those roofs and make it tough.

Posted by: D75

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:03 PM

I like this game. Here's another:






Scott Perkins In A Gale.
or
Scott Perkins Which Weigh is Up
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:03 PM

Quote:

Quote:

this one will be interesting because the angle

extra points for guessing WHERE it was taken from.




Ursula. From Bonniesp1 belay.




Close, its taken on rappel from Ant's Line
man, and I thought that would be hard


dev
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:04 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

this one will be interesting because the angle

extra points for guessing WHERE it was taken from.




Ursula. From Bonniesp1 belay.




Close, its taken on rappel from Ant's Line
man, and I thought that would be hard


dev




Long lens makes it tougher because it compresses stuff.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

correct climber, wrong route




Is is near that area or the Country Roads area? Interesting butt shot angles stack up those roofs and make it tough.






yup it's that 5.10 / 5.9 to the left of country roads, city streets
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:10 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

correct climber, wrong route




Is is near that area or the Country Roads area? Interesting butt shot angles stack up those roofs and make it tough.






yup it's that 5.10 / 5.9 to the left of country roads, city streets




I was thinking that. That move may as well be 5.11 for me. Took a few falls there...hehe. Used to be a nice pin to fall on, IIRC.

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:19 PM

Quote:




No one's gotten this one yet. Doesn't look like Gunks rock.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:




No one's gotten this one yet. Doesn't look like Gunks rock.




Yes it does. It's at the bank.

Look at the lichens, the pebbly conglomerate, the angly roofs.


Plus, Talus knoze the rulez (it is in the Gunks routes section...)

Thought It might be White Rose after the traverse into the crux corner, but its been a while (20 years!) since I've been on it. Hard 11ish (masquerading as a ten)
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:25 PM

yes it's in the gunks not at the bank

here' another pic of the route

and yes that studly figure climbing is me

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:27 PM

hint only a few places in the gunks get alpine glow lighting
photos were taken by hot Rod the barefoot climber
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:29 PM

At the tower. Best light in the Gunks.

Mohonk Flake?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:33 PM

correct w/ tower. wrong climb
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:35 PM

Quote:

I like this game. Here's another:







City Streets. A nice little one-move 5.8, just really reachy.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:36 PM

Quote:

correct w/ tower. wrong climb




Gotta be in that area though, with that light. Near Sounf & Fury, because that light does not wrap itself around the No Exit Buttress.

If the partner was Rod, it probably wasn't a hard 10 or 11 (no offense Rod!).

Gargoyle?

PS: I climbed at devils Tower with Rod back in early 90's. He climbed TAD with my wife. TAD~! Frigging offwidth/fist crack with no shoes!

Love that guy.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:38 PM

Quote:

No doubt it is one tough and aggro move. And scary with that loose and creaky flake.




Casablanca? It's like 5.6. Undercling flake, reach directly to large horizontal, right foot up, rock over. Fini!
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:40 PM

Quote:

Quote:

No doubt it is one tough and aggro move. And scary with that loose and creaky flake.




Casablanca? It's like 5.6. Undercling flake, reach directly to large horizontal, right foot up, rock over. Fini!




No. It is like 5.8. Plus.


I guess with that knuckle dragging ape index you got, it's easier. Me? I have to dyno for it.

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:41 PM

kodos it's in your reply you just wrote
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 04:54 PM

Quote:

kodos it's in your reply you just wrote




The one to you or the one to Ped?

Now I am real confused. hehehe.


Can't think straight. (so to speak)
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:06 PM

Okay, pedestrian, Casablanca is a 5.6, and City Streets is a 5.8 - suuuuuure. I guess using your 2-grade deflation technique, Enduro Man is 5.9! C'mon, man!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:09 PM



Quote:

Quote:

The description sounds like Maria.





Except that the third pitch roof of Maria is the crux and is deceptively tricky, not easy.






Nerdom is correct, of course, it's the Maria roof. And while P3 is the crux, once you figure out the sequence, it's definitely no harder than 5.6 though the roof. And I'd agree with the "best 5.6 roof" in the gunks statement.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:10 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Heres an "easy" one




Looks like Easy Overhang.

GO




Was I right?

GO
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:10 PM

Quote:

kodos it's in your reply you just wrote




Has to be The Faulkner route: Sound & Fury.


Ped: let's do some climbing together. I have some interesting, um, 9's I'd like to show you.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:12 PM

Here's another easy one (disclaimer: when I led this, the gear was pre-placed to the crux; the leader backed off and I gave it a try; and, in the interests of full disclosure, I whipped the first time I tried to pull the crux; but I like the picture!):


Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:14 PM

Quote:



Quote:

Quote:

The description sounds like Maria.





Except that the third pitch roof of Maria is the crux and is deceptively tricky, not easy.






Nerdom is correct, of course, it's the Maria roof. And while P3 is the crux, once you figure out the sequence, it's definitely no harder than 5.6 though the roof. And I'd agree with the "best 5.6 roof" in the gunks statement.

GO




There is no EASY anything in climbing. People that use that term give away their experinece level.

Everything is EASY when you know how. Seasoned climbers do not use the easy adjective to describe things. It's all 5th class and its all hard. Why denigrate your own efforts? Don't denigrate mine.

It is also the crux of the route and most people do not do it. Great moves. Why bother with this "best" bullshit. Another tip off of non-old school mentalities ( no offense). It's all good. And it's all subjective. There is no best anything in climbing.

period.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:15 PM

Nerdom:

Retribution.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:15 PM

Quote:

Here's another easy one (disclaimer: when I led this, the gear was pre-placed to the crux; the leader backed off and I gave it a try; and, in the interests of full disclosure, I whipped the first time I tried to pull the crux; but I like the picture!):







Ooo, Mr Kotter, Mr Kotter! I know this one!

Retribution, yes? (Anyway, it's the one on the left, I get the names for Ret. and Nose. confused)

GO
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:16 PM

Quote:

Here's another easy one (disclaimer: when I led this, the gear was pre-placed to the crux; the leader backed off and I gave it a try; and, in the interests of full disclosure, I whipped the first time I tried to pull the crux; but I like the picture!):









Awkward sequence there. Why not use the good holds instead>?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:18 PM

kodos wrong, check your reply again

i have 1 more view of the climb. wanna see?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:20 PM

Quote:

Awkward sequence there. Why not use the good holds instead>?




Why use words like "good" holds? All there are are holds. Good is a purely subjective term - what feels good for you may be bad for me. Don't denigrate my good holds by making them feel bad.

GO
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:20 PM

Guess it must be No Exit then. Unusual look at it, if that is it. Good pic. Only did that one once. Tough for a ten. Actual crack moves!
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:24 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Awkward sequence there. Why not use the good holds instead>?




Why use words like "good" holds? All there are are holds. Good is a purely subjective term - what feels good for you may be bad for me. Don't denigrate my good holds by making them feel bad.

GO




WRONG.

Nice try. Bad result.

I didn't say use the BEST holds. There is good and bad in climbing, fool. This is a right way and a wrong way to do things. It is not subjective.


Anytime you want to learn some real climbing, let me know and we can go out. You might even lose that PC, n00b lingo you are infatuated with and get to do so mind blowing climbing. Don't worry, I won't hold my breath.


Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:28 PM

Quote:

Guess it must be No Exit then. Unusual look at it, if that is it. Good pic. Only did that one once. Tough for a ten. Actual crack moves!




correct

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:29 PM

oh yeah it stays dry in the rain
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:33 PM

How do you get such nice pictures uploaded when the limit is 5K? It won't take any picture I try to upload.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:35 PM

That one's Low Exposure.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:36 PM

Quote:

oh yeah it stays dry in the rain




Nice and steep. Not typical Gunks climbing. Just brilliant stuff. Good pics of my buddy Brendan on that one by Matt Colardo, as well.

I managed to do that one and Half Assid the same day. And I think maybe my fav 9 in Gunks: Jekyll & Hyde WHAT A FRICKING ROUTE!!!


Tough warm up....hehe.....

Ever do Scare City? Great stuff.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:37 PM

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How do you get such nice pictures uploaded when the limit is 5K? It won't take any picture I try to upload.




Load onto a image hosting service and resize it is how I do it.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:41 PM

yes to scare city also did watermelons and white sheets
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:44 PM

Quote:

yes to scare city also did watermelons and white sheets




Nice! You lead that one? It's like 11= or 12-, yes? I never been on it. 5.11+ is a major ceiling for my lame and now decrepit arse. So many good hard Gunks 11's have only seen me flail and almost all 12s have only seen my eys ( I don't toprope--against my stupid ethics--feck, I even hate seconding. Ropes over my head feel like cheating)
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 05:48 PM

This has to be the best thread in a while...!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:31 PM

Dawn, use I use ImageShack (www.imageshack.com).

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:32 PM

ok here's a few of a climb. really doesn't have a name. so guess the area

view from the right side


and views from the left side same climb



Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:33 PM

above photos were taken by Ranger Bob Elsinger sp??
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:40 PM

The little object inside the climbers' (Murphy'sLaw) right foot should give this one away:

Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:43 PM

Quote:

The little object inside the climbers' (Murphy'sLaw) right foot should give this one away:




I'm stumped. Sente? Thin Slabs? Neither seems quite right.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

The little object inside the climbers' (Murphy'sLaw) right foot should give this one away:




I'm stumped. Sente? Thin Slabs? Neither seems quite right.




It's the base of the Arrow wall, probably start of Three Doves if it is not Sente (which is my first choice).

Sente.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:52 PM

Quote:

above photos were taken by Ranger Bob Elsinger sp??




Good stuff. I am unfamiliar with it. Is it South End of Bayards near Millbrook? The brilliant white rock makes me thinks it is in Minnewaska territory near the ravine, though....


Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:53 PM

How do you get such nice pictures uploaded when the limit is 5K? It won't take any picture I try to upload.

I use ImageShack (www.imageshack.com).

The GDC gallery is worthless because of its storage limits.

You can see what people are using by right-clicking the photo and inspecting the Properties option. I like www.tinypic.com. Simple, bare bones, no fuss. Just go to there and upload. Only for shots 250k and less, which is no problem for this type of posting.

You do have to keep a record of your posts, since the site provides no dedicated space for your stuff.

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:56 PM

Quote:

Quote:

above photos were taken by Ranger Bob Elsinger sp??




Good stuff. I am unfamiliar with it. Is it South End of Bayards near Millbrook? The brilliant white rock makes me thinks it is in Minnewaska territory near the ravine, though....




nope go north
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:56 PM

I'm stumped. Sente?

Bingo! The bolt near his foot should give it away (hard to see with this resolution though!).
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 06:58 PM

Quote:

I'm stumped. Sente?

Bingo! The bolt near his foot should give it away (hard to see with this resolution though!).




Shooting it with a longer lens really does (mildly) distort (compress) the image, makes it disconcerting and adds some uncertainty. Looks like maybe 70 - 85m?? Good color palettes on the shots. Especially if they aren't tweaked (and they look like they are not).

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

above photos were taken by Ranger Bob Elsinger sp??




Good stuff. I am unfamiliar with it. Is it South End of Bayards near Millbrook? The brilliant white rock makes me thinks it is in Minnewaska territory near the ravine, though....




nope go north




Aha!

Good Ole Bonticou! Haven't been there since 94! when I put up a route with Tom Tost and Suzanne and we called it The Guillotine because of this incredible loose blade that Suzanne pulled down and almost killed us and chopped the damn rope!

Fun times!

Everytime I get back up there I always seem to end up with partners that need to climb in the Trapps so I have forgotten much of the outerlying areas and how cool they are.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:01 PM

I'm a lousy photog! But yeah, the digital was zoomed. I'm just a point and click amateur.

Looking at this shot does make me want to go climb Sente again soon though. I just really enjoy that balancy face.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:14 PM

This isn't going to win the attentive belayer of the year award. Sometimes the subject has to suffer for the photographer's art.

Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:28 PM

no shit, rg! my ass is puckered just looking at that slack! yikes!!

judging by all the lichen, it doesn't look like that climb sees much traffic!
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:30 PM

I get ya. You guys are just linking to the pictures. OK, here's a route that's both obscure and convenient.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:32 PM

Here's my contribution. I might have been offroute though, once I got to that point I couldn't see where I was supposed to go.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:33 PM

RG:
Hans's Puss, P2
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:37 PM

dalguard: the crack in the pebbles boulder
quanto: sundance
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:40 PM

ooo, sundance, good call! Is that right, QTM? The "dance" climbs are all really enjoyable and worthwhile, IMHO.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:43 PM

Quote:

This isn't going to win the attentive belayer of the year award. Sometimes the subject has to suffer for the photographer's art.





That's about how I like to be belayed. For real. I hate rope and hate it being tight. A fall there is nothing but air and the more rope, the softer the catch anyway.

Plus, the leader could always speak some french and grab the piece if trouble was a brewin.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:46 PM

except that on a traverse, a hell of a lot of force can be generated in a fall, and could torque out a cam, no?

Okay, one more today. Also easy, and unlike Dawn's, NOT convenient:

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:53 PM

I'm not sure what the name of that boulder is actually. If Pebbles is the one near Jackie/Classic, that's not it.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:56 PM

That's the one I was thinking of.
Is it the boulder below the carriage road near the uberfall?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 07:58 PM

RG, I thought your pic was THIS one, but it's not. So where is this?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:00 PM

That was quick. Yeah, it's one of the dances, not sure if I was onroute or between routes.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:03 PM

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:05 PM

Quote:

except that on a traverse, a hell of a lot of force can be generated in a fall, and could torque out a cam, no?




No, not really. People pendulum all the time (try doing The Nose (Valley--not Gunks) without a pendulum)And in that pic, their piece is right in front of them. Shorter falls generate the most force and are the most dangerous. The longer the fall, the safer it is (unless there is something to impact--then all thgings are different). Yet, people (including me) get more scared when looking at long falls even when we rationally know they are safer! TAKE! makes things more dangerous and is what generates the most force and can even create a situation where fall factor (THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER IN THE EQUATION) can raise above 2.0 !!



Quote:

Okay, one more today. Also easy, and unlike Dawn's, NOT convenient:







Image is Wegetables. One of the few 5.11's and under I have never been on.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:06 PM

How about this one?
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:07 PM

Wegetables is correct. Very fun, short climb, with the bonus of setting up Tennish Anyone? on TR from the P1 anchor.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:08 PM

Quote:

How about this one?





Last Frontier?

or Ventre De Boeuf.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:10 PM

big chimney to the right of matinee
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:11 PM

correct-ventre
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:17 PM

Quote:

big chimney to the right of matinee




Disco Deat March? Great route! I did it with two VW car jacks and some blocks of wood.

Tommy and I (back in early 90's) tried going left to right (in the Trapps) and doing every single route 11 and under. Highly recommended and you will get A LOT of attention. VERY HARD 10 +offwidth that gets sent about once a decade. Could probably sink in the new C4 #5 of Valley Giants.

Totally worthwhile climb. I need to get some pics of that one this spring!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:34 PM

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:39 PM

Quote:






Brilliant.

Transends the genre and is getting close to being: art. Even a non-climber can understand what is being conveyed in this image.



She does look like she is on the rope (weight-wise), though (no offense meant). I know I was on that route....hehe.

Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:41 PM

Can I play too?

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:41 PM

No idea, but WOW that looks steep! Did you have to get to where the photographer is to finish the pitch?

GO
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:43 PM

Thanks. She is on the rope weight-wise! (She would never let me snap a photo there while she was actually climbing.)
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:43 PM

The hint is the season: Good sun on this face on cold wintery mornings.



GO
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:44 PM

daniel: simple suff
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:48 PM

Mike: Grand Central?

Chazman: Strictly?

Daniel: Simple Suff.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:49 PM

Quote:






stannard's roof
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:49 PM

Chaz: Strictly's?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:50 PM

GO: yes, I led and she is following.
Is that M. Rawdon? Now that's dedication. I've seen that pic before so I won't give it away.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:51 PM

Simple Suff is correct, and was obviously too simple!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:53 PM

Quote:

GO: yes, I led and she is following.




Damn! That's a big move coming up! I look forward to finding out what the route is!

Quote:

Is that M. Rawdon? Now that's dedication. I've seen that pic before so I won't give it away.




Yup, that's him! You think he's dedicated? I soloed to the position from which the photo was taken! (another hint)

GO
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:55 PM

Stannard's is correct.

Here's another:
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 08:59 PM

Quote:

Stannard's is correct.

Here's another:





There's not much cliff in view. Maybe Shockleys?

GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:01 PM

looks like yellow ridge
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:05 PM

getting warmer.

here's a hint. same route:
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:22 PM

Hint: This is zachres on a walkoff (descent route) from a technical rock route somewhere in the Valley.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:23 PM

Maybe this will be a little more of a challenge . . . but knowing this crowd, probably not!

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:32 PM

pedestrian
looks like the 5 open books area. near yosemite falls. not a gunks photo
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:33 PM

Quote:

looks like the 5 open books area. near yosemite falls. not a gunks photo




Correct on all 3 counts, sir!
Leftward descent from atop Commitment/Munginella area.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:35 PM

Daniel: easy one: Te Dum

Disney Point gives it away.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:37 PM

Quote:

Stannard's is correct.

Here's another:





Fat City Direct.

Or Baskervill Terrace.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:40 PM

Quote:

Chaz: Strictly's?



bingo
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 09:57 PM

Disney Point gives it away.

True, but not for those of us who haven't been on it!
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 10:28 PM

Quote:

getting warmer.

here's a hint. same route:





Here's another hint - it's the same as the route in my pic.

Deniso - one of my pet peeves is the "Look Ma, no rope" shot. Did you edit the rope out of that shot? I can't imagine it not being in the frame.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 11:34 PM

OK, one more go. Maybe, finally, this one isn't too obvious?

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/06 11:43 PM

Top pitch of Lakatakissima crack (5.6). To the left is the Directississima (Doubleissima) crack (5.8).


Some people think it is just a variation, but it is the end of the route put up by Mileski and Ritter in early 80.

Posted by: Alex

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 03:30 AM

Here's one showing 2 different cruxes on the same route, which is....? tinypic.com
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 03:40 AM

Quote:

Here's one showing 2 different cruxes on the same route, which is....? tinypic.com






Elder Cleavage.....? I think.

Cool, old timey, sepia pics.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 04:45 AM

Easily recognized if you've ever done it



Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 04:48 AM

Last Frontier.

Short, but worthwhile and packs a punch.

Posted by: Alex

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 05:58 AM

No, not the cleavage. But obviously in the Nears. [image]tinypic.com/105cpc8.jpg[/image]
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 01:36 PM

Quote:

Here's one showing 2 different cruxes on the same route, which is....? tinypic.com




Tha ankle-buster slab under the big roof move gives it away as Fat Stick Direct, right?
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 02:46 PM

Quote:

Hint: This is zachres on a walkoff (descent route) from a technical rock route somewhere in the Valley.





Didn't even need the hint. That's the decent from the lower Yosemite Falls (5 Open Books? Whatever it's called) area.

Or at the very least: it is the descent route that we used when we did Commitment/Munginella.
edit : should have read the whole thread before posting to see that it'd already been guessed! Oh well!

Are we posting non gunks photos now, too???
Posted by: Alex

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 05:02 PM

Nope, not the Fat Stick. Its in the middle of the Nears. And not as difficult as it looks.
In fact, when this picture was taken (note the #11 hex) this route was rated 5.6
Posted by: greyalien

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 06:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Here's one showing 2 different cruxes on the same route, which is....? tinypic.com




Tha ankle-buster slab under the big roof move gives it away as Fat Stick Direct, right?




After you?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 07:42 PM

Quote:

Nope, not the Fat Stick. Its in the middle of the Nears. And not as difficult as it looks.
In fact, when this picture was taken (note the #11 hex) this route was rated 5.6




I think the pic is remarkable for the huge rack dangling off his sling. How old is it, actually?
Posted by: Alex

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 10:30 PM

No, not After You. A bit further down. A Dick Williams climb.
Picture from the days of the blue Dick.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 10:35 PM

Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/06 11:41 PM

Quote:






I'm looking for the bolt to say Turdland.

I mean, I don't want the bolt to speak, I just feel pretty sure it's Turdland but the bolt would cinch it.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 01:10 AM



Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 01:10 AM

I'm looking for the bolt to say Turdland.

The bolt is silent...because there is no bolt...because...it isn't Turdland.

Shakesalot: Robin on Mainline p2?
Posted by: D75

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 02:11 AM

This is a really strange thread.

Post a new question before the old is answered. (Not to mention how annoying it is to be so many pages due to replication of pictures and kodos' egocentric affliction for posting a picture in each comment.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 02:32 AM

Quote:

This is a really strange thread.

Post a new question before the old is answered. (Not to mention how annoying it is to be so many pages due to replication of pictures and kodos' egocentric affliction for posting a picture in each comment.




WRONG>


Trying to make sure the guesses match the pics, fool.

Where is the pic in this post?




You want my manhood, but cannot have it. Even when you beg like this. Try an enema instead and maybe you will take a healthy dump instead of allowing all your feces to fester inside you.

It's MR. drkodos to you, putz.
Posted by: D75

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 02:45 AM

OK, Mr drclueless, the picture is at the bottom. That was a tough one.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 05:44 AM

Quote:



Shakesalot: Robin on Mainline p2?




Very good, did you get that in < 1 minute or 7 with the edit?
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 12:24 PM

Quote:

The bolt is silent...because there is no bolt...because...it isn't Turdland.





Well, no bolt on the headwall. Neverneverland.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 04:06 PM

Shakesalot: "Very good, did you get that in < 1 minute or 7 with the edit?"

7 with the edit. Your pic showed up while I was typing a response to Mike. It was just a hunch, I haven't been on that route in 20+ years.

Yorick: "Well, no bolt on the headwall. Neverneverland."

Nope. Note the overhang at John's knees. Nothing like that on the NNL headwall.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 05:31 PM

Quote:

OK, Mr drclueless, the picture is at the bottom. That was a tough one.




Fool. That is a signature.

Why not say the same thing about Rich Goldstone since he has his pic as an avatar in every post? Putz.


It is clear it was about me and you want me badly. You love me, but can't handle the fact that I think you are a putz. Like so many "haters" you hang on every syllable and alphanumeric I put on the web. Why not just admit that while looking at my threads you type with one hand and have the other working furiously beneath the desk top?

I did not use to believe you were as big a tool as people were telling me, but you are proving to be about as insipid as I was told and certainly are very selectively choosing what you choose to attack.

You are one dumb cluck.












































Enjoy some empty space?




















Like it?





















Feel better?















Eat me.








Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 05:32 PM

OK
















Now here is some more space for you.















Like the space inside your cranium.
















Empty. Vacant.

















Void.


















Nothingness.






















THis is your brain.



















This is your brain on a drkodos post.




































enjoy.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route *DELETED* - 05/21/06 05:34 PM

Post deleted by Steven Cherry
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/06 08:27 PM

RG: right side of the Mac Wall?

Mike R: I didn't do any editing. There are ropes visible in all my pics, I think.

Here's another hint for the nears route no one has guessed yet:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 12:52 AM

Deniso: RG: right side of the Mac Wall?

Y'mean, like, Tough Shift? Not TS. Care to be a touch more specific?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:50 AM

Uhhhhhhh....Graveyard Shift?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 05:57 AM

Deniso: Uhhhhhhh....Graveyard Shift?

Nope. C'mon guys, this one ain't that hard. (The view everyone would recognize would be taken from the other side of the climber.)
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 11:13 AM

Last pitch of YYYY?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 12:34 PM

That shot of Stannards Roof is friggin fantastic! One of the best shots of clibming at the Gunks I have ever seen. Hat's off.

RR
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 12:35 PM

hmm try again
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:00 PM

Quote:






Hmm, The Summer has a move like that, but I remember it being lower to the ground, and more surrounded by trees. Course, that was several years ago, and my memory sucks.

Is it The Summer?

GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:06 PM

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:14 PM

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:17 PM

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:23 PM

non gunks


Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 01:24 PM

non gunks


Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:12 PM

Ranger Rob: thank you

AOR: yum yum is right

Talus: is that the Regular Route on Fairview, 2nd from bottom?
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:16 PM

RG: Did the guy try again and again to move off a gold camelot sized rail to reach a sidepullette and the crimp he's one?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:25 PM

densio correct
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:29 PM

And the East Butress of El Cap, on the bottom?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:33 PM

yes
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:41 PM

Crackers: "Did the guy try again and again to move off a gold camelot sized rail to reach a sidepullette and the crimp he's one?"

That description could fit. The route is not Try Again though.

Rather than just refer to the poster, which starts to get confusing once the poster has more than one picture up, and rather than repeat the picture in multiple posts, which takes up a lot of thread space, how about this: refer to the picture by URL so it can be checked by those who aren't sure what is being discussed.

For example,
RG's Puzzle
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 02:50 PM

This post was not put up by Steven Cherry.



























Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:02 PM

Talus: how about some Gunks pics that actually show us some distinguishing characteristics of the route!

Deniso: YYYY?! I never would have guessed. I guess that last pic is the beginning of the traverse? Funny angle - doesn't really capture what it feels like at the time.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:09 PM

So no guesses at all on GO's puzzle? The hint was the season: Good sun on this clean slab on cold wintery mornings.

Here's another photo of the same route, dunno if it'll help:



GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:16 PM

GO the black and white should be obvious.

RG Fly again???
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:17 PM

go arrow or limelight
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:20 PM

Quote:

So no guesses at all on GO's puzzle? The hint was the season: Good sun on this clean slab on cold wintery mornings.

Here's another photo of the same route, dunno if it'll help:




P1 Limelight, Said Climber : Mike R, who should have been out ice climbing with us that day.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 03:51 PM

Re: RG's Puzzle

Talus: "Fly again?"

Nope.

All right, if we're goin' non-gunks, here's a classic lots of you have done.

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 04:19 PM

Another non-gunks classic. Easy to identify if you've been there.

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 04:30 PM

Quote:

The route is not Try Again though.


Then I suppose it must be Co-Ex.

I haven't done the RR one, although I've done the approach, but I have done the Cathedral one.

Did I guess right?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 04:40 PM

Hey RG,
Your second one is Poko Moonshine, but can’t think of the name, and I’m missing my Burgundy bible of lies
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 04:48 PM

On RG's first non-Gunks photo: it's probably wrong, but I'll take a stab at it.

Crimson Chrysalis at Red Rocks?
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 04:48 PM

Damn, if we're going non-gunks now, I submit:

Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 05:08 PM

Mike Rawdon is on Beginners Delight?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 05:46 PM

nerdom: is that the tyrolean on the Sun Ribbon Arete?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 06:19 PM

I don't suppose This one of Talus is the offwidth at the top of P1 of Limelight? I've never seen anyone crawl in there before - it's a lot easier to laback that puppy!

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 06:27 PM

Quote:

So no guesses at all on GO's puzzle?

Here's another photo of the same route, dunno if it'll help:

The hint's were 1 - The season: Good sun on this clean slab on cold wintery mornings, and 2 - that I easily soled to the point where the two pics were taken.




Talus: go arrow or limelight

Smike: P1 Limelight, Said Climber : Mike R, who should have been out ice climbing with us that day.

The answer was Arrow - Smike and Talus win the prize!!!

GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 06:40 PM

Quote:

I don't suppose This one of Talus is the offwidth at the top of P1 of Limelight? I've never seen anyone crawl in there before - it's a lot easier to laback that puppy!

GO





incorrect.

hint in the trapps 2nd pitch of a popular hard 5.8

on this pitch after the roof you can go up the face but whenever i see the wide crack i must go stuff myself inside it.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 06:46 PM

RG: All right, if we're goin' non-gunks, here's a classic lots of you have done.

Here's the pic

Top of P2 - Frogland, in RedRocks.

Edited to say - technically, I guess that's the beginning of P3, rather than the end of P2. The big roof behind the climber was the givaway.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:03 PM

Since we're accepting pics from all other places now, let's see who'll be the first to guess this mega-classic:



GO
Posted by: stimpy

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:06 PM

Supercrack, Indian Creek



Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:08 PM

I'd guess this mega classic is Supercrack (of the Desert) in Indian Creek.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:13 PM

And this one is only slightly less classic (and a lot more clothed) :



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:18 PM

Quote:

I'd guess this mega classic is Supercrack (of the Desert) in Indian Creek




Marcc and Stimpy: Correct!

Here's the long view, just because it's so magnificent!



GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 07:35 PM

And back on topic, no hints for this one - anything I say would give it away. I'll just mention that I believe that every single one of you has seen this climb.



GO
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:10 PM

The black streak isn't that visible, but it's possibly Baskerville Terrace.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:11 PM

Nosedive
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:12 PM

GO - Nosedive - right off the ground - too burned into memory
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:14 PM

rg - Freedom Flight @ Pok-O

Gotta trim the Northway out somehow.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:16 PM

Nosedive = AOR = Uhh...duhh
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:21 PM

nerdom: is that the tyrolean on the Sun Ribbon Arete?

Right you are! Nice call!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 08:55 PM

It was a guess--it's the only tyrolean I know of other than the Lost Arrow. It looks great. I'd love to try it.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 09:32 PM

Dawn got RG's Puzzle. It is CoEx, viewed from above and left. John Bragg climbing, back in the day.

GO got RG's first non-Gunks photo, Frogland it is. A somewhat older John Bragg still at work.

On RG's second non-Gunks photo, Smike has the area---the highway is a tip-off---Poko-Moonshine, and while I was typing this Edpav got the climb: Freedom Flight. Joe Bridges climbing.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 10:04 PM

Quote:

...the offwidth at the top of P1 of Limelight? I've never seen anyone crawl in there before - it's a lot easier to laback that puppy!




why bother when there perfectly good face holds on the right of the whole thing?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 10:33 PM

Katie Brown on a classic hard Trapps climb.

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 11:00 PM

Really? Katie Brown leads on gear?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 11:10 PM

Here is anthor that she 'lead' with Beth Rodden on belay (athought this one is easy to guess)

Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 11:54 PM

smike - Looks like Matinee over Katie Brown. But doesn't the rope usually come from the left? - sewing the first two pitches together? Or skipping the roof traverse?
Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/06 11:58 PM

Quote:

Really? Katie Brown leads on gear?




Shame on you for thinkng she might not. She's not a little kid any more, shes got plenty of experience, and yes, even girls can climb.


Nice pics Mike.


Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 12:17 AM

In response to
Quote:

And back on topic, no hints for this one - anything I say would give it away. I'll just mention that I believe that every single one of you has seen this climb.
see the climb




Edpav said: GO - Nosedive - right off the ground - too burned into memory.

Correct! However, Dalguard beat you... by a nose.

Tee hee!

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 12:21 AM

Here is anthor that she 'lead' with Beth Rodden on belay (athought this one is easy to guess)

here's the pic

Uh, Ken's Crack?

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 12:39 AM

No guesses on This non-Gunks classic, huh?

Folks need a hint? Dunno how much I should give away. Hmm, here's a shot from the top of the second pitch (though many run the first two together).



GO
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:02 AM

GO - Bastille Crack?

Smike - that's Cilley Dickin' and Stirrup Trouble, I reckon, that Katie's on.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:12 AM

Quote:

Smike - that's Cilley Dickin' and Stirrup Trouble, I reckon, that Katie's on.





Close, its near the area of Sirrup Trouble. Its 10a
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:17 AM

Quote:

smike - Looks like Matinee over Katie Brown. But doesn't the rope usually come from the left? - sewing the first two pitches together? Or skipping the roof traverse?




Got it. She went up in the right facing coner. then step left, then up to the roof and out left then up to a sling nest about 20' above the roof...or something like that.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:20 AM

Quote:

Uh, Ken's Crack?

GO




yuuuup
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:34 AM

Regarding this and this:

Quote:

GO - Bastille Crack?

Smike - that's Cilley Dickin' and Stirrup Trouble, I reckon, that Katie's on.




Correct! Good guess, Mike!

GO
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:41 AM

Well, I spent the day doodling some designs among other things, and think that my cartoons might actually fit the thread... so here's one
edit: I drew all gunks routes today

Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 12:55 PM

Talus, the off-width you're in has to be P2 of Broken Sling, no?
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 01:03 PM

On a beautiful fall night in October last fall, a group of six of us conspired over some beers at the Otter to climb this classic at midnight, with a full moon (visible in the picture, though severely shrunken for some reason). It was a spendid time!

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 01:07 PM

Quote:

Talus, the off-width you're in has to be P2 of Broken Sling, no?




no.

it's in the trapps and close to your High E night photo
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 01:41 PM

haha! easy one, eh?
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 01:50 PM

Gabe: Dark Shadows?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:25 PM

Nerdom's nocturn is definitely High E!

Nice, Nerdom!!!

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:29 PM

Quote:

Gabe: Dark Shadows?




Dawn: In reference to which pic? If you mean this and this, the right guess was a few posts up: Bastille Crack, in Eldorado Canyon. Mike got it. It's the crux move on P1.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:44 PM

How 'bout this one:



GO
Posted by: Steven Cherry

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 02:52 PM

GO, the climber is on CC Route, and the other route is on BB Route (though you don't really need the gear way out right)
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:04 PM

ok same climb as the black and white photo.

Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:04 PM

Why don't we just start labelling the photos with numbers as well, it's a little faster than adding links back to the image.

Here's QTM#2 (non-gunks)

Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:21 PM

Talus

Can this be Three Doves web page ? Flared rest stance over the final roof, not really a chimney of any length.
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:33 PM

totally ed... taluscolorbutt that looks like that awkward direct variant at the top doesn't it...
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:38 PM

nope it is closer to nerdom's high e night climb
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 03:43 PM

Quote:

GO, the climber is on CC Route, and the other route is on BB Route (though you don't really need the gear way out right)




Correct, Steven! I used that piece out right to protect me a little until I got a piece in under the overhang. Hey, with two ropes, the whole cliff is my route.

I guess that one was too easy.

How about this one:



GO
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:03 PM

GO: Modern Times. easy as in if you have every done it, you will remember that tree that just begs you to come over and get a rest off of it.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:08 PM

hey Go i hear there is a short offwidth over the top of those hangs. hmm can you guess my photo now?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:36 PM

Quote:

GO: Modern Times. easy as in if you have every done it, you will remember that tree that just begs you to come over and get a rest off of it.




Bingo! My partner that day did use it, but just for a heel hook.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:42 PM

Quote:

hey Go i hear there is a short offwidth over the top of those hangs. hmm can you guess my photo now?




Talus: so it's MT, eh? I never would have guessed in a million years.

GO
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 04:47 PM

This one There's no doubt this is at Millbrook. (pointing to Talus' color photo on that page) The only thing I ever did there was Westward Ha! so, I'll guess Westward Ha! It could be too. That tree to the bottom/right of the climber looks like it could be that tree that is 40ish feet above the ledge you begin on.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 05:22 PM

yup go the OW is Modern times

strat yes millbrook, no westward ha, not far away from the ha though
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 06:25 PM

Talus, still not sure, but this one does have some features of the top pitch of Cruise Control (small roof to vertical crack in shallow corner).
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 06:36 PM

Quote:

Talus, still not sure, but this one does have some features of the top pitch of Cruise Control (small roof to vertical crack in shallow corner).




rg is correct. the black and white is also Cruise Control.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/06 06:45 PM

Quote:






rg any guess on this one. i think you did this route last year w/ Bragg. i was out there that day and was worried about the 2 guys having an epic out in millbrook. then only to learn it was you and Bragg climbing.
Posted by: Alex

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 05:22 AM

Time's up, and nobody guessed correct. I guess the middle of the Near Trapps is unfamiliar to a lot of people. The answer is.......... Zachariah !! Used to be 5.6 but now its 5.8
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 06:13 AM

This is a slightly different type of puzzle. I don't know the name of this route. Its at Lost City, 5.10, maybe 5.11 at the poorly protected start. From where Bragg is in the picture, it goes more or less straight up and over the overhang. There are rappel slings immediately over the roof.

Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 10:01 AM

RG's LC route - if there's a huge inside corner to your right, that's the route I heard called Cars That Eat People.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 12:02 PM

Now now...are we naming LC routes and providing images of them??? Against the rules. You shall be banished from the kingdom!

RR

P.S. I'm pretty sure that's not Cars That Eat People
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 12:05 PM

if I was as big a geekhead as the rest of you I could figure out how to attach a picture to the post. I'mnot, so I can't

RR
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 04:22 PM

Talus: "rg any guess on this one. i think you did this route last year w/ Bragg. i was out there that day and was worried about the 2 guys having an epic out in millbrook. then only to learn it was you and Bragg climbing."

The route we did that day was Side Pocket---with a variation called Writhe to the Occasion because I couldn't for the life of me figure out where Side Pocket was supposed to go at a point where the "variation" was totally obvious. I can't recognize any part of the route from your picture.

Our only epic was finding the route. We began by climbing thirty or forty feet of dirty loose 5.easy, which got progressively 5.not-so-easy, only to realize, teetering around on a slab with no decent holds or anchor possibilities, that we were probably in the wrong spot. Discretion set in and we traversed to a tree and rappelled back to the Death Ledge rather than reversing the unroped scramble. We had already done other routes and by the time we found Side Pocket for sure it was relatively late in the day.

Once on Side Pocket, we were slowed by route-finding and protecting, and not only at the spot I mentioned above. I remember one 5.8-5.9 section I ended up protecting with two small Aliens, placed at the same level but twenty feet apart. Do not try this with a single rope.

The idea of watching out for other climbers at Millbrook is a mark of decency and reflects, I think, the generally more civil attitude that comes with low population density. Thanks for your concern.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 06:39 PM

RG correct: Rich Romano (who happens to be my favorite climber, ok Rich ties w/ Peter Croft) near the top of Side Pocket

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 06:56 PM

Another non-Gunks classic

Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 06:58 PM

Is that the Great Dihedral that requires "houdini like moves" to complete the crux?
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 07:00 PM

No - right cliff, though

Bloody Mary - yet another Turner classic
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 07:01 PM

Strat: "Is that the Great Dihedral that requires "houdini like moves" to complete the crux?

No, the Great Dihedral is bigger than this one.

Edpav: Bloody Mary - yet another Turner classic.

Got it. The pixels were hardly dry on this one.

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 07:20 PM

All right, not in New York State:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 07:58 PM

Edpav: Bloody Mary - yet another Turner classic.

Whadda route, the phase 'sustained arm melting' comes to mind.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 08:52 PM

I can't guess RG's last route, but here's another non-Gunks mini-clasic:



If it's too hard to guess in B&W, I have a longer-range color photo that might give it away to anyone who's done it.

GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 09:02 PM

This photo is Goodro's Wall, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 09:07 PM

Quote:

Is that the Great Dihedral that requires "houdini like moves" to complete the crux?




Including Winter-thin stemming (this is 5.9?) and thinner gear right over the belayer (please don't fall, please don't fall), before that exposed, trap-door escape hatch out to the beautiful dihedral. What a route!
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/06 09:24 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Is that the Great Dihedral that requires "houdini like moves" to complete the crux?




Including Winter-thin stemming (this is 5.9?) and thinner gear right over the belayer (please don't fall, please don't fall), before that exposed, trap-door escape hatch out to the beautiful dihedral. What a route!




Thank RG for that rating!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 12:53 AM

Quote:

This photo is Goodro's Wall, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT




Correct! Damn, that was fast!

GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 12:59 AM

Quote:

Quote:

This photo is Goodro's Wall, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT



Correct! Damn, that was fast!



It's soooo distinctive looking if you've ever done it. And after all, it's only about 20 minutes from my house (depending on how well I time the lights on Wasatch Blvd.)!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 02:44 AM

Okay, this one should be a little harder. Still a classic for the area, though.



GO
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 02:55 AM

I'm sticking with "easy " non-Gunks shots. The background is a give-away on this one.

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 06:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Is that the Great Dihedral that requires "houdini like moves" to complete the crux?




Including Winter-thin stemming (this is 5.9?) and thinner gear right over the belayer (please don't fall, please don't fall), before that exposed, trap-door escape hatch out to the beautiful dihedral. What a route!






Is there still fixed gear at the crux making it a spurt route?




Posted by: fallenglass

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:35 AM

This one looks like wolf's head at cirque of the towers
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 02:34 PM

GOclimb

Steep Face, thin crack, hemlock leaves in foreground, railing on top of Prow in background - all adds up to Airation

that photo
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 02:39 PM

Back to the Gunks

At least the climber should be unrecognizable. Give a camera to the 3rd person, and one hopes for something other than the uber-classic butt shot! But no.....

[image][/image]
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 02:47 PM

badfinger
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 04:18 PM

Dam… its almost like some of you (Talus) are lurking 24/7 waiting to guess.

Badfinger, great route, short but stout.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 07:46 PM

Badfinger is sooo not a great route. Who would love that greasy smeary starting corner???

RR
Posted by: brianlax

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 07:48 PM

And so not hard if you get the no hands rest, dangling heel hook....

Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 08:34 PM

Yes talus, Badfinger

I'm so far out of the itmes I hoped it was obscure, being a post 198x route.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 08:37 PM

Fallenglass: "This one looks like wolf's head at cirque of the towers

Bingo. Barbara Thatcher climbing. This particular pitch is, apparently, a variation that takes the opposite side of the ridge from the "regular" route. We didn't bother with a guidebook since...well its a ridge after all.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 09:05 PM

Quote:

Is there still fixed gear at the crux making it a spurt route?





Four years back there was one ugly runner tied-off to something deep in the alcove. Someone bolted something up the face around the corner from the dihedral, which, if one were unsporting one could reach around and clip, but why bother...the crack eats gear.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 09:19 PM

Quote:

GOclimb

Steep Face, thin crack, hemlock leaves in foreground, railing on top of Prow in background - all adds up to Airation

that photo




Correct! Short but excellent 5.11a finger crack on Cathedral Ledges in NH.

GO
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 10:56 PM

An Easy One:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:00 PM

Quote:

Badfinger is sooo not a great route. Who would love that greasy smeary starting corner???





But me of course.
Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Badfinger is sooo not a great route. Who would love that greasy smeary starting corner???





But me of course.






Count me in on that fun.

Good route.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:15 PM

Amazing scientific fact that the the grass and lichen on a route is directly proportional to the number of people waiting in line for it on a Saturday.

My motto has been their is never a need to wait in line for a climb. (something is ALWAYS open) That something that one fine day was BF

Anyone ever try Nemesis? Anther hidden gem covered in grass....
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:34 PM

Anyone?

Posted by: drkodos

Re: Guess the route - 05/25/06 11:36 PM

Yes. Nemesis is OK.


Agreed that standing in line to do a route is silly and more akin to people that enjoy rides at theme parks such as Knott's Berry Farm. Too many times have I witnessed two parties waiting for Frog's Head when Maria is wide open.

On any given day, 90% of climbers at the Gunks are doing 10% of the routes.


Sometimes I care and try to be helpful about it.


Smike: I think that one came up before. I am an omnivore so I am not sure.






Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 12:40 AM

Smike asked: Anyone?this pic

No idea, but that looks awesome!!!

GO
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 01:59 AM

Quote:


Butt me of course.




Um..no thanks.

Sorry Smikey, but we did Weg. earlier in this thread. C'mon, try to keep up!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 02:51 AM

Okay, this one should be pretty easy. Dawn? Flashbacks?



GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:57 AM

Quote:

Too many times have I witnessed two parties waiting for Frog's Head when Maria is wide open.



Um,...the 5.6 version of Maria shares the Frog's Head crux, so if two parties were waiting for FH, while Maria was "wide open", maybe they were actually waiting for Maria?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 09:23 AM

Quote:


Um,...the 5.6 version of Maria shares the Frog's Head crux, so if two parties were waiting for FH, while Maria was "wide open", maybe they were actually waiting for Maria?




There are ways around on the face to the right (Sundown) that are not much harder than 5.6.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 10:12 AM

Quote:

Smike asked: Anyone?this pic

No idea, but that looks awesome!!!

GO




Not sure that awesome's the right word, but it is a blast. Wegetables.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 11:15 AM

Man need to score board to tell me whats been posted/ not posted I'll dig up more.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 12:43 PM

Kodos

Sling time
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 01:46 PM

Gabe, I can't figure out what part of that poor twisted person's anatomy we're looking at, but I suppose it's Epi. I remember it being darker in there.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 02:30 PM

Gunks, in case you can't tell.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 02:51 PM

Gunks


Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 02:54 PM

C'mon guys! I'm bumping this one with an additional pic (taken on another ascent) of the belay at the top of the pitch.

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:02 PM

dawn inverted layback
shakes looks familiar not sure weird angle thinking it's bonnies roof
rg steck salathe
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:03 PM

"I can't figure out what part of that poor twisted person's anatomy we're looking at..."

A well-padded knee.

This one is Inverted Layback.

Talus: "RG Steck-Salathe"

You mean this one? Nope. I love the SS, but I don't have any pics of it. This one is easier and in a different state.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:10 PM

I can't even guess the area on that one, RG. How about spotting us a state.
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:22 PM

i'd guess RG's twin pictures were taken in wyoming.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:50 PM

Don’t know what the name of the route is (if it even has one) So what's the location?

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 03:54 PM

that's hernia hang out at bonticue good alpine route
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:23 PM

Shakes - Updraft?

RG Irene's Arete/ Tetons?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:31 PM

Harnia's Hang. Is that what the name of that roof is? I remember that being very imposing when we tried it, but found it to be way easier than it looks...maybe 9+ ot 10a?? I think the top out was the crux.

RR
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:46 PM


Dawn: "How about spotting us a state."
Crackers: "i'd guess RG's twin pictures were taken in wyoming."
Mike Rawdon: "RG Irene's Arete/ Tetons?"


Gettin' closer! (Does Crackers really know but isn't saying?)
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:52 PM

OK, I've never been there but how about the Durrance.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:53 PM

Quote:

Gabe, I can't figure out what part of that poor twisted person's anatomy we're looking at, but I suppose it's Epi. I remember it being darker in there.




It's my knee, and I was quite comfy, actually!

It is dark in there. On some of the pics I took I used a flash so you could see the rock.

GO
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:53 PM

Quote:

Harnia's Hang. Is that what the name of that roof is? I remember that being very imposing when we tried it, but found it to be way easier than it looks...maybe 9+ ot 10a?? I think the top out was the crux.



Yup Crux is the top out, the very very last move, once your done you simply stand up.

And hey get those beers cold, I'm gonna be doing home beer inspections later this evening
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 04:57 PM

Quote:

Shakes - Updraft?

RG Irene's Arete/ Tetons?




Correct!
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 05:56 PM

never done updraft looks cool

have a good weekend all

rg see ya at the bank
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 06:11 PM

Quote:

never done updraft looks cool




Everybody should do it... once.

But I doubt more than a few "modern" gunkies have.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 06:14 PM

Updraft was my first climb, many years ago, and scared the poop out of me. Should be done by all, very cool.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 06:38 PM

talus:
Quote:

never done updraft looks cool





Agreed, though this person thought otherwise - at least for a while.



Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 06:40 PM

One of the neat things about Updraft is looking over onto the last pitch of CCK...and deciding???
Should I go straight up, or venture......................out............................right???
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 06:43 PM

Quote:

rg see ya at the bank


The bank is closed this weekend Try the Trapps
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 07:27 PM

This is a pretty popular back-country route. If it was, say, in Tuolumne, there'd be a line around the block for it...

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 07:58 PM

Back to the Gunks...

Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 08:44 PM

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/06 09:48 PM

Daniel's photo I'm guessing is in the Fisher Towers - probably Ancient Art.

RG's photo looks like Mellow Yellow at Skytop, but it's been a lot of years so my memory is fuzzy. Judging by the vintage T-shirt and footwear, I'd guess the same for the photo!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/27/06 02:17 AM

MarcC: "RG's photo looks like Mellow Yellow at Skytop, but it's been a lot of years so my memory is fuzzy. Judging by the vintage T-shirt and footwear, I'd guess the same for the photo!"

Mellow Yellow it is. Also recognized by Talus. Shoes are PA's, short shorts, vintage Rock and Snow shirt, swami belt, a few stoppers and a few hexes. Probably about 25 years ago.

C'mon Marc, you must know this and this.

Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 05/27/06 11:24 PM

RG,

Nice to see the RRs in the foreground.

Direct Exum?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/28/06 03:34 AM

Frank Florence: "Direct Exum?"

You got it, Frank! The (I thought) famous black face pitch, the High E of the Tetons.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 05/30/06 04:18 AM

Quote:

Daniel's photo I'm guessing is in the Fisher Towers - probably Ancient Art.




Yes, I'm almost certain that's the end of pitch two of Hidden Chimney on Ancient Art.

GO
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 01:08 PM

Back to the gunks:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 01:11 PM

Back to the Gunks 2:


Posted by: MurphysLaw

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 01:42 PM

Is that a DILLBAG I see in that picture??
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 02:09 PM

Is that a DILLBAG I see in that picture??

Which one, the one on the left or the one standing on the right??
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 02:21 PM

Smike's pic #1

"Two Dorks on a Wall"??

What do I win?
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 02:27 PM

Quote:

Is that a DILLBAG I see in that picture??




There are two dillbags in the photo and one nearly empty bag of the worst snack mix on the planet. Blah.
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 02:48 PM

Quote:

Quote:

never done updraft looks cool




Everybody should do it... once.

But I doubt more than a few "modern" gunkies have.




Friends don't let friends climb Updraft!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 02:49 PM

"Two Dorks on a Wall"??

Sorry D, its Dillbags, Strat wins.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 03:46 PM

Methinks this game is rigged!
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 04:00 PM

Hey Smikey, who is that stylin' Back to the Gunks 2, AKA Feast of Fools?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 04:05 PM

That’s you alright, but um...not Fest of Fools, your memory is foggy, must be all that post-retirement climbing.
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 05:22 PM

Looks like the "Mayor of Minty" to me!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 06:03 PM

Is this one Nurse's Aid?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 06:18 PM

Quote:

Is this one Nurse's Aid?



That would be my guess too. The climber is right at the "Now which way do I go?" spot. Out right = ugly looking rock; straight = mondo steep and pumpy with uncertain gear; left = steep and committing yellow rock, again with uncertain gear opportunities.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 06:31 PM

No guesses on this beautiful dihedral yet? OK---some hints. I already said "back-country," let's narrow it down to Wyoming.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 06:38 PM

Correct Rich, Mike, Nurse's Aid

although Talus made the call in under 10 minutes via pm
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 09:04 PM

Another North American Classic. The crack we are aiding here (42 years ago) is now climbed free at 5.12-.

Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 10:11 PM

Quote:

Methinks this game is rigged!




I'll bet Talus can't even get the route in smike's first photo!
Posted by: edpav

Re: Guess the route - 05/31/06 10:14 PM

rg - NA Classic - DSB, Mt Moran, the non Teton, n'est ce pas?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 12:52 AM

Edpav: "rg - NA Classic - DSB, Mt Moran, the non Teton, n'est ce pas?"

Exactement mon ami!
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 11:36 AM

As one of the dillbag's in that photo (Back to the Gunks, by Smike) I know where that route is!

I guess if no one can identify it we got the FA?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 12:48 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Methinks this game is rigged!




I'll bet Talus can't even get the route in smike's first photo!




idk bonticue

looks familiar
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 12:56 PM

Hint:
Note the flat valley that comes right up to the base.

Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 01:04 PM

rg, nice pic of the Direct South Buttress (that's the A1/5.12 crack that leads to the 5.4 Hand Traverse!)! What a spectacular route that is! ah, memories . . .

Here's another look at that same pitch, a little higher up the crack:

Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 01:12 PM

Hint:
Note the flat valley that comes right up to the base


"Two Dillbags on a Wall"?

Do I win NOW?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 02:43 PM

Quote:


"Two Dillbags on a Wall"?

Do I win NOW?




Yes, but only if you can identify the said 'Wall'....
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/06 06:14 PM

Quote:


Yes, but only if you can identify the said 'Wall'....




Dillbag Couloir?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/02/06 07:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:


Yes, but only if you can identify the said 'Wall'....




Dillbag Couloir?




Come on now Mike... Is that an area in the Gunks? It is a photo of a climb in the Gunks after all...

But anyway... I think Talus may know the climb in the photo, but we're all waiting for the post...
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/02/06 07:21 PM

outback slabs. i've done the main face out there. my friend has done a right facing corner on the the right side

cool you guys are going out exploring different areas. everyone should. anyone want to go explore tomorrow?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/02/06 11:50 PM

Still no guesses on this Wyoming back-country climb!

As a further hint, here is a shot taken from the approach to the route, looking away form the peak the route is on.

Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 06/03/06 01:21 AM

RG: Still no guesses on this Wyoming back-country climb!

I'll guess Pingora looking at Wolfs Head - not that Ive been anywhere near to actually know.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/04/06 02:45 AM

mwworking: "I'll guess Pingora looking at Wolfs Head."

Well, if you know where to look, Pingora and Wolf's Head are in this picture, which eliminates them from possible the sites of this climb.
Posted by: fallenglass

Re: Guess the route - 06/04/06 03:10 AM

not having ever climbed this wind river range route i'll have to cheat to get the answer (by looking at a map) -- i've always wanted to climb steeple peak, but i don't think there's that kind of dihedral -- so i'll have to guess that it's a route on haystack
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/04/06 05:29 AM

The names on Haystack being as prosaic as they are, I'll give Jeff the prize for identifying the peak. The route in question didn't have a name when I did it, and now it is one of the various dihedrals in Kelsey's guide.
Posted by: fear

Re: Guess the route - 06/05/06 05:07 AM

This is the hottest slab climb in the world.... Any ideas?



-Fear

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 06/05/06 09:50 AM

It's all too easy to research the above photo via its URL (Mt. St. Helens.)
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 06/05/06 12:56 PM

Hottest isn't kidding - IR images suggest that the surface of the slab is clocking in at roughly 200C!!!!!!

How long is your sticky rubber gonna last on that baby?!?!?!!?
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 06/05/06 12:56 PM

Hottest isn't kidding - IR images suggest that the surface of the slab is clocking in at roughly 200C!!!!!!

How long is your sticky rubber gonna last on that baby?!?!?!!?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/06 12:57 AM

Not hard to guess, but historically interesting: Note the hammer (pre-nuts 'n cams), RD's, swami, and absence of chalk. Taken about 40 years ago...

Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 05:24 PM

Is it so not hard to guess that no one is even bothering to come out and say it? I am stumped, although it looks naggingly familiar.
Cool that it is taken 40 years ago!
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 06:19 PM

Quote:

Is it so not hard to guess that no one is even bothering to come out and say it? I am stumped, although it looks naggingly familiar.
Cool that it is taken 40 years ago!




I was thinking it might be Alphonse.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 06:36 PM

My first thought was Roseland.

Hell of a lead to do on pitons. I led it on a day when I was mostly clipping other people's gear (placed by Julie S-L for another party who was having trouble, they had already given up and pulled their rope so I offered to have our party clean it for them.) And I still got pretty damn pumped. Maybe because I stopped to place an extra cam in the middle of the crux traverse, but still.

To make things even sillier, they ran off before we could give them their gear, which amounted to several pieces.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 06:47 PM

RG: Horseman ??
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 06:55 PM

Seems to me the climber is on TR with the rope coming down from the left, which doesn't fit any of the guesses so far. It does look naggingly familiar.
Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 07:13 PM

Looks awfully red for Horseman, and for much of the Gunks for that matter.

The rope comming from the left would be correct on that climb from the belay looking around the corner. There are lots Gunks corner climbs like that, but again most are not that red.

??? I woud have guessed the red area.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 08:23 PM

Mike Rawdon gets the prize for this one; it's Alphonse from the belay almost no one does any more. Also recognized by Dick Williams, but why are we not surprised by that. The pic is overly red, and that's after I toned down the red in Photoshop. The slide itself is reddish, and the hue got enhanced in the scanning process.
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 08:43 PM

Alphonse.
At last I can sleep at night!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 08:53 PM

OK Lisa, since you have a thing for old stuff, here's another 60's vintage shot to keep you up at nights. This one's gonna be hard to guess because the rock is so generic.

Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 09:02 PM

Damn, that photo's so old it's almost in black-and-white. And not because it is taken in winter.

All those bits of grass and shrubs must be fully grown trees by now.

Ok enough teasing about age - I should live so long. Time to start being stumped again.....
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/06 10:10 PM

RG, last one Casa Emlio?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 01:44 AM

Smike: "RG, last one Casa Emlio?"

No, Casa Emilio is further down (North).
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 07:28 PM

OK, the last one is kinda hard. Here's another 60's vintage one ya can't miss or you have to turn in yer Preserve pass.

The usual historical notes apply: hammer 'n pins, swami, knickers, no chalk, RD's. Originally, we used to order our RD's (Rene Desmaison) directly from France from Aux Vieux Campeur. The rubber was as hard as the rock and they had a steel shank for stiffness, but the leather was an eighth of an inch thick so the uppers lasted forever. Unfortunately, no one was resoling them at the time.

The price is a bit hard to fathom nowadays; they cost about $15, depending on exchange rates and the judgement of the customs inspector.

Stannard put in all those 5.11's in RD's.

Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 07:38 PM

Junior

(awww, look over his shoulder, you can see the piton that used to be on Laurel!)
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 07:40 PM

Looks like it was still good too.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 07:54 PM

It was perfectly good until some fat ass ripped it out.

RR
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 08:09 PM

I've never heard of Junior, but I was going to guess Horseman based on the rock. If I have to turn in my pass, can I at least get a discount on the new one for being close?

GO
Posted by: johnm

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/06 08:34 PM

High E / directissima going to GT ledge for almost black and white RG pic?

RG's pic
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/06 06:24 PM

Julie is, of course, right about this being Junior.

Johnm's guess that the amost black-and-white pic is at High E isn't correct; the actual climb is further down (further North) on the cliff.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/06 08:08 PM

I wish I knew the Almost black and White photo RG, but I love seeing more photos from older...um I mean slightly more 'experienced' among us of the gunks. Great stuff.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/06 08:50 PM

Given RG's clues and the view of Skytop, I'm guessing that the face the climber (RG himself?) is on is Sleepwalk.

The slide may have faded colors, but it looks like it started out showing a steely sky, snow on the distant hills, and a wool cap sur la tete de l'alpinist. What month was that?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/06 03:11 AM

Frank Florence: "Given RG's clues and the view of Skytop, I'm guessing that the face the climber (RG himself?) is on is Sleepwalk.

The slide may have faded colors, but it looks like it started out showing a steely sky, snow on the distant hills, and a wool cap sur la tete de l'alpinist. What month was that?"



Frank has the climber right, but not the climb, which is further down still. I think the month was February---neither the snow nor the "steely sky" is an artifact of the fading process, and la tete de l'alpinist is indeed shod in wool---but we're talkin' 40 years ago again, so I could easily be wrong about the month, if not the season.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/06 04:01 AM

Whatever it is, I hope it's cleaned up a little since then. It looks dirty.

I've decided that climbers are actually doing the rock a favor. No one wants to be covered in lichen and dead leaves and ugly millipede things.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/06 08:29 PM

ok two latest guesses (well both right next to each other) for almost black-and-white pic

P2 of Carbs and Caffeine, or Airy Area?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/06 11:47 PM

Smike: "ok two latest guesses (well both right next to each other) for almost black-and-white pic

P2 of Carbs and Caffeine, or Airy Area?"


No, but movin' in the right direction...
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 12:43 AM

Cool...lemme go dig up my gray dick and I'll just simply start from there
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 01:03 AM

Are you climbing without a paddle in that B/W pic?

(this will make sense only if I'm correct).
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 01:33 AM

Mike Rawdon: "Are you climbing without a paddle in that B/W pic? (this will make sense only if I'm correct).

Mike could be right, because the actual route in question crosses the one where paddling might help.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 03:41 AM

Well I can't hope to compete with RG for historic shots. But here's one that was taken only hours ago. Might be a bit tricky to ID.



GO
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 11:33 AM

First pitch of Easy V?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 12:49 PM

Nice pic Go Colors and the lighting are awesome.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/06 12:50 PM

> Strat said:
> First pitch of Easy V?

Correct! Damn, you guys are good. Even without me showing the Arrow wall side of the corner. Impressive!

GO
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/06 09:11 PM

I'm gonna award Mike the prize for guessing the almost B&W shot. The climb we were doing that winter day was Obliqe Twique, which crosses 8 or 9 other routes, including Mike's guess of Shit Creek.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 01:20 AM

Easy one...
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 01:28 AM

P2 of Maria?
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 02:05 AM

Quote:

P2 of Maria?



nope
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 02:56 AM

Quote:

Quote:

P2 of Maria?



nope




The pine tree on top is a big hint. Even if you can't see the slings on it (the tend to dis- and reappear frequently).
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 03:04 AM

Here's a different perspective to work from. Who can ID this route?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 03:07 AM

madame g's. i'd recognize that tree in the gully anywhere, as it haunts my nightmares. well not really
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 09:51 AM

Quote:

madame g's. i'd recognize that tree in the gully anywhere, as it haunts my nightmares. well not really



Mine (this one) is not Mad. G's
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 11:32 AM

Chazman's latest, among others, leads me to think, "I know I've done this several times but I just can't @!*&%&(^$(* remember the name!". Anyone else feel that way about the pictures in this thread?
Posted by: mgs

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 12:24 PM

Quote:

Quote:

madame g's. i'd recognize that tree in the gully anywhere, as it haunts my nightmares. well not really



Mine (this one) is not Mad. G's




2nd pitch of Baby
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 12:34 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Mine (this one) is not Mad. G's




2nd pitch of Baby



Bingo
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 07:12 PM

Nate is right - mine is Madame G's. Sorry if anyone thought it was another view of Baby.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 08:02 PM

The bird shit was a dead giveaway!
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 08:11 PM

I got one! I got one!


This is also a "revoke your Pass if you can't name it" route
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 09:21 PM

Julie posted this pic.

Can you make it any bigger?

GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 09:25 PM

Julie's pic is pretty small, but it looks like maybe P1 of Friends and Lovers.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 09:48 PM

A bit bigger:


Marc, mail your Pass to me. F&L doesn't end in sunlight that quickly ... it's much easier than that (pun intended).
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 09:55 PM

Never Never Land?
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/15/06 10:10 PM

bzzzzzt! Oeno, send me your pass as well.

Hmm. Maybe this is a good way to clear the crowds out
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 01:23 AM

I don't know but if you're on it it can only be one thing.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 02:13 AM

Snookies?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 03:23 AM

julie's bigger pic

I'm trying to figure out what that splotch in the upper right corner is. It's almost as if you've just come out of a chimney, but it doesn't look quite like P2 of Miss Bailey, and I can't think of what else has that configuration.

Hmm... still thinking...

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 03:37 AM

Oh, I get it!!! It just came to me in a flash! That's no rock, that's a big tree! And the climb is...

Dammit, I'm not sure. At first I thought it looked like Laurel or Rhododendron. But I don't like the looks of those overlaps, or those trees, either.

Hmm....

GO
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 11:23 AM

Quote:

A bit bigger:




Ken's taken from a low perspective?
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 01:17 PM

Julie's shot sure likes Rhododendron to me. But what do I know, I've been climbing exactly 2 days so far this year. AAARRRGHHHHHHH

Would'nt hurt me much to lose my pass.

T
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 04:44 PM

Timboooooooooooooooooooo! You may keep your pass.

Route is Rhododendron! Climber is not me (which significantly lowers the probability of it being Snooky's), it's Scott on his first trad lead ever .

Gabe, you were right about the tree - I was both belayer and photographer, so the shot is really foreshortened.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 04:50 PM

Climber is not me (which significantly lowers the probability of it being Snooky's

That pretty much blows my logic in my guess
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/06 05:30 PM

I thought his first lead was Something Interesting.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 06/23/06 11:20 AM

Non-Gunks. (By the way, my previous one was indeed Hidden Chimney on Ancient Art.)

Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/23/06 12:27 PM

Looks a lot like The Snaz in the Tetons' Death Canyon.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/06 02:44 AM

It looks a lot like The Snaz because it is The Snaz. You're fast, Les!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/06 01:11 PM

Stellar, unforgettable route!

What did you think of the "3rd class" to the topout? "3rd class, my ass," was my reaction!
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/06 02:45 PM

<sheepishly admits> We didn't top out. We did the two pitches above the 10a stem/roof and rapped, so I never experienced the pleasure of the "walk"-off.

Agreed, absolutely a stellar route. I was dreading the 5.9 off-width, anticipating a 70-foot squirmfest. Instead it was a wonderful mix of jamming, stemming, laybacking, and some other -ings I don't think I ever knew existed. Great fun!

I just hope no one is underneath that 8 foot (?) monolith-flake when it detaches. Spooky!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/06 05:22 PM

That climb has a little of everything! The 5.8 bombay chimney was pretty wild! And I loved the two roofs (the crux, and the 5.7/5.8 one above - to the double cracks).
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/05/06 04:49 AM

Tim Keenan stylin' on a conveniently located climb that, if not a classic, is much better than it looks at first.

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/05/06 02:08 PM

Heh heh heh. Finally one that plays to my strengths. However, since I actually saw him leading it, I won't guess.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 07/05/06 02:10 PM

Quote:

Tim Keenan stylin' on a conveniently located climb that, if not be a classic, is much better than it looks at first.






I'm not sure of the climb, but is that Tim with gear?! No bouldering pad?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 03:02 PM

C'mon guys! Y'all walk past this every day!
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 03:13 PM

Give us a hint.

We only walk by it if we park in the West Trapps lot, Right?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 03:39 PM

Double Clutch
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 03:54 PM

Keyhole? I've never climbed it, but I'm guessing it's one of those cracks around the left side of the Brat?

Incidentally... Katzenjammer = hangover. Who knew?


edit: actually, reading route descs involving "orange rock" and a "shallow alcove", I'm going to go with Birthday Bisuit Boy
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 04:34 PM

damn, smike beat me to it, I was gonna guess Double Clutch as well.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 07:01 PM

Trapped like a Rat? I'm having a little trouble with the angle (I remember it looking up, not across at it) but a crack into a cracked roof? It fits.

Nice photo.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 07:13 PM

Yes. Nice route for a first 7, huh?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 07:29 PM

Frank is right, as Dawn said.

Tim went straight up the crack, which Grey Dick says is 5.9. According to Grey Dick, there are face holds on the left that make it 5.7. I'm not sure where they are; I'd say the route is 5.8.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/06 07:36 PM

The route is 5.7 and always will be or else it will lose its "hardest 5.7 at the Gunks" designation.

Not putting your hand out left seems a bit contrived. On the other hand, not using the crack seems impossible.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/06 03:21 AM

Die thread! DIE!!!

RR
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/09/06 07:02 PM

RR: "Die thread! DIE!!!"

What a killjoy. For the record, with over 6,000 views, this is now the 3rd most popular thread on gunks.com. The first and second are also photo threads, both by Lester LeBlanc, one on gunks photos and one on non-gunks photos, with, together, nearly 65,000 views. Apparently, folks like climbing pics.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/09/06 07:25 PM

He's just feeling grumpy cause his shoes are too loose.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 01:30 AM

Sure we like climbing pics. In addition to the threads that RG mentioned, consider also the discussions surrounding the resale of Dick Dumais’ Gunks photo book and its recent reissue.

These photos have given me a chance to consider a couple of potential on-sights, in a visually complementary way to reading new route descriptions in the Gray Dick. Those shots of Beatle Brow Bulge and Stannard’s Roof are compelling. Others, like the Trapped like a Rat photo, show me that I can walk past a route countless times, yet I don’t see it like I did that one time I led it and when trying to compare that memory to the immediate features captured in a still.

Bring out some more!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 03:44 AM

OK Frank, this shouldn't be too hard. Laura Kosbar attacking the crux:

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 04:17 AM

Quote:

Laura Kosbar attacking the crux

Looks too bright to be Bonnie's Roof, I guess. Hmm... I suspect I haven't done this one.

Regarding this thread - the pics inspired me to check out a bunch of climbs I never would have thought about otherwise - very cool!

GO
Posted by: Jannette

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 05:27 AM

Quote:

OK Frank, this shouldn't be too hard. Laura Kosbar attacking the crux:




OK, was this picture taken this past Saturday? Looks like the same woman wearing that shirt that we shared the High E ledge with. ;-)

Jannette
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 07:04 AM

I'll guess that's Ursula.
(Do I have the name right? It's the 5.8 in the shallow corner to the right of Bonnie's.)
Posted by: han_solo

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 12:28 PM

Groovy is the name of RG last post
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 02:52 PM

Quote:

Groovy is the name of RG last post



Ah ha. I had the climb right, but the wrong name.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 03:50 PM

Yup, Groovy it is, taken this past Saturday.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 06:14 PM

Joe Bridges on a Gunks mega-classic:

Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 06:36 PM

Westward Ha!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 08:21 PM

Julie has it. That one lasted all of 22 minutes.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 08:53 PM

Okay, here are two famous corners. Can you guess them both?

Here's Jen on one.


And Chris on the other.


If you can't guess the second one, click here to see Larry starting the sequence that leads to Chris' position. It's a giveaway.

GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 08:54 PM

Maria obviously. The other one looks more like an arete than a corner.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 09:02 PM

Quote:

Maria obviously. The other one looks more like an arete than a corner.




Jesus, one minute flat on Maria - impressive!

An arete is a kind of corner, isn't it?

GO
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 09:12 PM

2nd one is Horseman
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 10:29 PM

Ah, I see. It used to be a corner.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/06 11:06 PM

Quote:

An arete is a kind of corner, isn't it?



Oft defined as an "outside corner".
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/11/06 04:07 AM

Quote:

2nd one is Horseman




Ayup!

GO
Posted by: Lynn

Re: Guess the route - 07/28/06 03:32 AM

It's a poor photo but it still gotta be obvious. Skillet broke a rib (no kidding) leading this one.

http://www2.propichosting.com/Images/450015620/1.JPG
Posted by: JurassicBark

Re: Guess the route - 07/28/06 04:20 AM

Belly roll?
Posted by: Lynn

Re: Guess the route - 07/28/06 12:56 PM

Quote:

Belly roll?




yup
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/28/06 07:33 PM

Who's skillet? Dizzy (y'all remember her?) cracked a rib seconding Belly Roll once. She was teaching me to lead, and I wanted to do this route. A little slip - the knot hit her ribcage, you get the idea. She finished the climb of course. Lucky she didn't have a temper, or she'd have crushed me like a bug!

GO
Posted by: skillet

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/06 02:27 AM

that's me alright. man, this rib is killing me! done for a bit, see you in the fall!
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 05:11 PM

who is that stud leading and the route?

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 05:18 PM

when real men climb. guess the route

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 05:32 PM

Rich Romano? (The route looks too hard for me even in my prime. )
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 05:42 PM

1st one is me taken by a friend named Stefan
2nd is Rich photo taken by talus

but what are the routes
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 06:00 PM

I think the first one is Up Hill All the Way, just right and around the corner from the Sting?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 06:06 PM

correct also shakesalot guessed the route via pm.

2nd pic?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 06:30 PM

Quote:

when real men climb. guess the route

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i211/johnokner/rrpx_0174.jpg




Real Men(TM) pinkpoint?

G
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/06 06:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

when real men climb. guess the route

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i211/johnokner/rrpx_0174.jpg




Real Men(TM) pinkpoint?

G




FYI go
2nd Leading lap. Placed gear the 1st lap and 2nd lap pinked it for the photos when the sun came around. how many leading laps can you do on 5.12?

or can you guess the route hint it's not in the trapps or nears

edited to add let's not forget the 1" webbing harness
Posted by: Dan0930

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 01:56 AM

Easy... Project X

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 12:49 PM

Quote:

Easy... Project X






get that man a prize. hey Dan what's rating of Project x 12??
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 12:56 PM

I got one!!

Its a variation on a route.

dev
Posted by: Dan0930

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 01:02 PM

Quote:


get that man a prize. hey Dan what's Project x 12??




Project X 12a with the projectile finish 12b. There aren't any hard moves you just need the endurance to hang on till the end.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 02:41 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

when real men climb. guess the route

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i211/johnokner/rrpx_0174.jpg




Real Men(TM) pinkpoint?

G




FYI go
2nd Leading lap. Placed gear the 1st lap and 2nd lap pinked it for the photos when the sun came around. how many leading laps can you do on 5.12?




Lets see, I ran a couple laps on Kansas City one day last year. That's 5.12, right?

Okay, to get back on topic, here's a pic from a month or so ago. Tough one, so I'll give a little hint. The ultra-compact granite in this area is the highest quality I've ever seen in a state nicknamed for that mineral.



GO
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 03:26 PM

Granite state...New Hampshire.....Sundown crag? doesn't look like Cathedral/Whitehorse
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 10/20/06 06:21 PM

Quote:

Granite state...New Hampshire.....Sundown crag? doesn't look like Cathedral/Whitehorse




So far, so good! Can anyone narrow it down any further than that?

GO
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 04:56 PM

Here's one, I though it was some really interesting climbing.

Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 05:26 PM

I'm not sure becasue of the angle, but could it be Lands End?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 05:32 PM

LoL... I did you walk by while I was on Land's End? I probably had an orange shirt there too.

But no, it's further down the crag (and higher up, it's P2).
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 05:33 PM

Any more guesses? Maybe no-one's done it, or the angle is confusing...

Sundown Ledges climb

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I ran lead laps on KC in aiders! LOL

GO
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 05:41 PM

Quote:

LoL... I did you walk by while I was on Land's End? I probably had an orange shirt there too.

But no, it's further down the crag.




The lower right of you photo has that arch that is on Lands End followed by a small overhang, oh well. Is that tree behind you on the ground or the GT?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 06:12 PM

The tree's on the GT ledge.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 07:15 PM

Either KBH or Unholy Wick (I get those confused)?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 07:39 PM

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2733/img1128iq0.jpg

Last pitch of Diana?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 07:46 PM

Wow, you guys are good. P2 of Diana. Unholy Wick goes to the right, but I actually did P1 of UW to get there since P1 of Diana is a bit boring.
Posted by: mccallew

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 08:03 PM

Quote:

Any more guesses? Maybe no-one's done it, or the angle is confusing...

Sundown Ledges climb

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I ran lead laps on KC in aiders! LOL

GO





Rough Boys 10a
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/23/06 09:02 PM

Quote:

Wow, you guys are good. P2 of Diana. Unholy Wick goes to the right, but I actually did P1 of UW to get there since P1 of Diana is a bit boring.




Well I was looking up at it (p2) it about 3 weeks ago (freash in my memory) but we did the p2 of unHW. How was? Looked good.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 10/24/06 03:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Any more guesses? Maybe no-one's done it, or the angle is confusing...

Sundown Ledges climb

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I ran lead laps on KC in aiders! LOL

GO





Rough Boys 10a




Correct! Mccallew wins. Impressive!

Oh, and it's great climbing from bottom to top.

GO
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/24/06 03:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Wow, you guys are good. P2 of Diana. Unholy Wick goes to the right, but I actually did P1 of UW to get there since P1 of Diana is a bit boring.




Well I was looking up at it (p2) it about 3 weeks ago (freash in my memory) but we did the p2 of unHW. How was? Looked good.




Really nice pitch, had a bit of everything on it, great gear at the cruxes. I did the 5.9R var, didn't know it at the time but just spotted the chalk up (instead of diagonally left). Almost pumped out trying to get gear in there, but once I decided to move through it wasn't bad at all.
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 11/05/06 01:00 PM

This one is probably easy.


anybody?
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 11/05/06 01:29 PM

V-3....
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 11/05/06 01:39 PM

yeah, I thought it was that easy.

Here's another:


Hopefully its a bit tougher.

dev
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/05/06 04:29 PM

Classic?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 11/05/06 11:20 PM

Quote:

yeah, I thought it was that easy.

Here's another:

Hopefully its a bit tougher.

dev




Jackie?

GO
Posted by: DeVkREv

Re: Guess the route - 11/06/06 09:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

yeah, I thought it was that easy.

Here's another:

Hopefully its a bit tougher.

dev




Jackie?

GO




GAh!
Forget this, I quit
I guess I have to stop taking pictures of the superclassic moderates
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 04:23 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I like this game. Here's another:







City Streets. A nice little one-move 5.8, just really reachy.





City Streets is 10a

But City Streets is over to the left a bit ... this climber is on Country Roads ... the big block overhead gives it away ... City Streets climbs up into the left corner of the block while Country Roads weaves up the initial overhangs and into the right-facing corner of the block.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 04:36 AM

Beta boy! You're losing your touch! That's definitely City Streets.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 05:03 AM

Quote:

Beta boy! You're losing your touch! That's definitely City Streets.




Agreed that is absolutely City Streets. Country Roads is the chalk that can be seen in the upper right part of the picture. This guys is moving up and left into the very corner that Lester is describing.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 05:14 AM

I guess I'm getting old. Maybe it's the angle of the shot, because he seems to be quite a bit to the right of the route.

Back to hibernation for me.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 05:22 AM

Quote:

I guess I'm getting old. Maybe it's the angle of the shot, because he seems to be quite a bit to the right of the route.

Back to hibernation for me.



Lester, you just need to get your Numb3rs right!
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 05:40 AM

I know I'm old when folks start calling Man Who Fell to Earth, Uphill All the Way. (Yeah, the latter name is correct, but the whole thing just dates me too much!)

And Project X with Projectile finish ... always felt like 12c to me. But I guess you young'ins love to donwgrade!


Now ... where was my cave?


(Actually, I noticed I was less than a hundred posts shy of two grand ... and I'm gonna get there, dang numbit!)
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 12/19/06 01:38 PM

Quote:

I know I'm old when folks start calling Man Who Fell to Earth, Uphill All the Way. (Yeah, the latter name is correct, but the whole thing just dates me too much!)

And Project X with Projectile finish ... always felt like 12c to me. But I guess you young'ins love to donwgrade!


Now ... where was my cave?


(Actually, I noticed I was less than a hundred posts shy of two grand ... and I'm gonna get there, dang numbit!)




Lester -
Why don't you go 2007 posts by posting ~100 pics of routes at LC, Skytop and Bonticou?

That would really be a holiday treat
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 12:30 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I know I'm old when folks start calling Man Who Fell to Earth, Uphill All the Way. (Yeah, the latter name is correct, but the whole thing just dates me too much!)

And Project X with Projectile finish ... always felt like 12c to me. But I guess you young'ins love to donwgrade!


Now ... where was my cave?


(Actually, I noticed I was less than a hundred posts shy of two grand ... and I'm gonna get there, dang numbit!)




Lester -
Why don't you go 2007 posts by posting ~100 pics of routes at LC, Skytop and Bonticou?

That would really be a holiday treat





Problem is ... I don't have any photos you guys haven't seen already.

Well ... maybe there's a couple left.

I'll try using them for a couple Guess the Route entries ...
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 12:31 AM

Unless you've seen this photo ... or climbed the route many times ... this is kind of a hard guess ...


Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 12:34 AM

Here's an easier one ...



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Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 03:26 AM

First one, Collect Call? looks kinda LC-ish.....those 80's tights gotta go!
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 01:21 PM

1st monkey pump
2nd resistance
Posted by: saxfiend

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 03:21 PM

Quote:

I guess I'm getting old. Maybe it's the angle of the shot, because he seems to be quite a bit to the right of the route.

Back to hibernation for me.



Maybe if the photo was posted in the correct orientation it would be easier to figure out. Scott says it should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

JL
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 12/20/06 05:04 PM

instead of those Lester relics here's something new.

enjoy




Merry Christmas
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 12/22/06 01:40 AM

I thought the first les pic may have been Gravity's Rainbow. but what do I know.
Posted by: LesterLeBlanc

Re: Guess the route - 12/22/06 09:42 PM

Talus nailed both routes right off the bat.

Monkey Pump and Resistance.

Talus's latest is a toughie. Steep, but not too steep. A bunch of small wires in a seam to cam. Hat indicates late in the season ... but rock face is getting full sun.

Seems like something at ST or LC ... possibly even Bonticou.

Coloration of the rock says LC to me ... but the tightness of the rock on either side of the crack reminds me of Millbrook. Looking at the bottom, with the extreme shadow, it's really hard to tell if the pitch is off the ground or up a ways.

Tough one ... but looks like a really nice route.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 12/22/06 11:53 PM

It looks like Open Cockpit...but, that can't possibly be.

Skytop is closed.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 01/03/07 06:36 PM

AOR your guess is incorrect, but the climb is located at this cliff



hope you all enjoy my photos if so i'll post more in 2007.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 01/04/07 01:30 AM

Beckett monologue.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 01/04/07 01:44 AM

Quote:

Beckett monologue.



if you are referring to Samuel than you sir are correct
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 01/04/07 02:50 PM

Lost me on that one. Too many years since I was up there. Keep um comin'.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 01/04/07 02:54 PM

yea, you and me both, if Talus was referring to Skytop, there's no climb named Sam Becket listed...but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist....though that pic is quite broad...Giants Workshop, Arching Rocks, Sleepy Hollow...are all visible as well....
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 01/04/07 03:13 PM

It's a clue/answer thing, like on Jeopardy, or Mike's crossword puzzle.

What is Krapp's Last Tape?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 01/09/07 03:44 PM

Quote:

Keep um comin'.




yeah i would but my star rating is a little low.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 01/09/07 07:01 PM

Star, schmar. I've yet to see a climbing picture, especially from the gunks, that I didn't enjoy.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 01/09/07 07:11 PM

Quote:

Star, schmar. I've yet to see a climbing picture, especially from the gunks, that I didn't enjoy.




I guess you didn't see those naked Shockleys pictures last year.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 01/24/07 05:42 PM

Here's another. I was told the climber's name is Dan Foster. If anyone knows him, please tell him to get in touch with me, I have a lot of pics of him on this route.

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 01/24/07 09:16 PM

not so yellow wall?
Posted by: Bill

Re: Guess the route - 01/25/07 01:48 AM

Deniso,

Great Photo!!! Fabulous looking route that I will only climb in my best dreams!!!

Post up the rest of them, please!

Losbill
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 01/25/07 07:47 PM

caver - not Yellow Wall or its neighbors

Bill - Thank you. It's still only an aspiration for me too. Here's two more:

Falling:


Finishing:
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 01/25/07 10:16 PM

Is this climb affiliated with a meal time?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 01/25/07 10:51 PM

Yes it is, RG.
Posted by: felix m

Re: Guess the route - 01/25/07 11:32 PM

actually it's named after an epic song on a 1972 prog rock album titled 'FOXTROT" by a then little known band
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 12:59 PM

Gee...would that happen to be Supper's Ready???

And, that "little known band" is rumored to be reunited and touring this year.

That will be one concert I won't miss...!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 02:30 PM

Supper's Ready is right. What's the name of the band?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 03:13 PM

Here is a hint...

Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 03:13 PM

Quote:

Gee...would that happen to be Supper's Ready???

And, that "little known band" is rumored to be reunited and touring this year.

That will be one concert I won't miss...!




According to the singer and sometimes drummer of said band, it is not a tour, but a limited series of engagements
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 03:27 PM

Quote:

Quote:

And, that "little known band" is rumored to be reunited and touring this year.

That will be one concert I won't miss...!




According to the singer and sometimes drummer of said band, it is not a tour, but a limited series of engagements



Pretty much it seems. If you want to see them, you'll probably need to travel. There are no US dates (yet?). Here are the announced Genesis tour dates
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 06:28 PM

Is the reunion just Collins, Rutherford and Banks? (yea, I'm too lazy to read about it)
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 01/26/07 06:29 PM

yes. Just them. They approached Peter, first, but he's "not ready to even really think about that, yet".

So, it's just them. If you googled you could find a video of the press conference they did a couple months ago to announce it.
Posted by: Steven Cherry

Re: Guess the route - 03/14/07 02:21 AM

Paul Revere and the Waders?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/27/07 06:57 PM

Here's one to kick off the season.

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 04/27/07 07:52 PM

Is this like..Travels With Charlie or something close to it?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/27/07 11:29 PM

Is this like..Travels With Charlie or something close to it?

Nope and nope...
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 04/27/07 11:33 PM

P2 of Inverted Layback?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/27/07 11:38 PM

P2 of Inverted Layback?

A very good try, but...nope.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 04/28/07 10:51 AM

The face doesn't look wide enough, and I sure don't remember anything that big to stand on after the crux, but what the hoo...P2 of ED?
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 04/28/07 12:15 PM

It's going out into the east... maybe the 5.5 traverse on p2 of no glow?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/28/07 04:27 PM

The face doesn't look wide enough, and I sure don't remember anything that big to stand on after the crux, but what the hoo...P2 of ED?
The face isn't wide enough, and there isn't anything that big to stand on after the crux.
It's going out into the east... maybe the 5.5 traverse on p2 of no glow?
Nope.

A hint of virtually no use: this is a link-up that deserves to be more popular. It takes one through some very highly-travelled territory. The viewpoint here is different, but most people reading this have been within a foot or two of John's position.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 04/29/07 10:48 AM

Fat Stick/Generation Gap into Yellow Ridge.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/30/07 12:51 AM

Fat Stick/Generation Gap into Yellow Ridge.

Bingo---sort of. Yorick has the picture right; it is the traverse to Yellow Ridge from a belay under the big triangular overhang at the top of the Generation Gap corner.

But the link-up is a different (and very nice) one that deserves more attention. (It was pointed out to me a year or so ago by Paul St. Pierre.) I think it is described in Black Dick as a variation on Fat Stick. The first pitch is trying 5.8. You chimney up the right side of the Requiem block (30 feet left of Generation Gap), step across to the main face, scuttle right around an overhang, and follow a seam in a shallow open book to a good horizontal. From there a traverse right around a corner leads into the Generation Gap/Fat Stick Indirect open book and the route continues as Yorick said.

(One can move left, rather than right, at the horizontal and climb a bulging 5.10 face. But then you'd probably finish on Baskerville Terrace.)
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 06:18 PM

Guess the route. Photo 1

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 06:20 PM

Guess the route Photo 2

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 06:36 PM

French Connection?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 06:50 PM

P1 10000 restless
P2 silhouette direct 5.11 may go by a diferent name
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 07:05 PM

I'm not too sure of the route but based on the calm demeanor of the climber, I'd venture to say that he is being belayed by none other than Fred Beckey, or at the very least the idea of Fred Beckey.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 07:42 PM

Talus has number 1 correct.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 09:06 PM

CHIRP
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 09:11 PM

chump
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/07 09:43 PM

Is Photo 2 the finish on Nurse's Aid (a route I've looked at, but not climbed)?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 12:18 AM

 Originally Posted By: Frank Florence
Is Photo 2 the finish on Nurse's Aid (a route I've looked at, but not climbed)?


Good guess, but no.
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 02:23 AM

P2, Modern Times.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 02:59 AM

 Originally Posted By: yorick
P2, Modern Times.

Yup, we got more:

Photo 3

Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 03:43 AM

the 2nd pitch of the Spring ?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 12:15 PM

Nope but same cliff
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 05/17/07 11:50 PM

E.D.?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/07 03:31 AM

 Originally Posted By: caver
E.D.?


Got it, Erect Direction. P2

Photo 4

Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/07 03:37 AM

CCK Direct?
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/07 06:26 AM


I guess I shouldnt be answer, given thats my partner being belayed by me.
Posted by: travis

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/07 01:54 PM

Anguish?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/07 11:25 PM

Nope. It is on the trapps.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:06 PM

lands end?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:07 PM

photo 1 easy one
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:09 PM

photo 2 i guess this is ok to post since it's Marty and Angelo getting "Familiar" with skytop
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:10 PM

photo 3 should be easy also

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:12 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
photo 1 easy one


Nurses Aid ?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:16 PM

very very close but no cigar
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:26 PM

photo 3

Fat City Direct?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:29 PM

correct smike
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:30 PM

Photo 2...easy Lake View.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:33 PM

wrong
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 04:33 PM

Picture 1 is Feast of Fools

God I love it when this thread has new posts!
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 06:13 PM

Photo 2: Han's Yellow Face
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/07 06:44 PM

Frank is correct
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 11:15 AM

I believe Julie is correct as well, photo 1 is definitely Feast of Fools.

Here's the only one I could find right now. Pretty popular climb:


Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 12:07 PM

Absurdland...
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 12:22 PM

right you are, Dillbag! I guess that was too easy!
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 01:28 PM

It's 5.8... I thought it was pretty tough.. ;\)
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 05:27 PM

That's because it's 5.9, Dill.

If it weren't for the forearms on that pic, nerdom, I'd think it was me, I have a shirt in that color.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 07:50 PM

 Originally Posted By: Julie
Picture 1 is Feast of Fools

God I love it when this thread has new posts!
correct and i dig the new posts also.

no hints on this one
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/07 08:05 PM

I think I can name the climber (KD?)..but not the climb.

Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 01:57 PM

The way that rock is striated, it looks a lot like that big section of tipped over cliff just off to the left of the carriage road, before you get to the Million Dollar boulder problem (as you're heading into the Trapps). Probably not it, but it does look like the climber is free-soloing it, correct?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 02:10 PM

yes he is free soloing with a camelbag. who's KD?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 02:13 PM

 Originally Posted By: nerdom
The way that rock is striated, it looks a lot like that big section of tipped over cliff just off to the left of the carriage road, before you get to the Million Dollar boulder problem (as you're heading into the Trapps). Probably not it, but it does look like the climber is free-soloing it, correct?

It could be that cliff if John was sitting in a helicopter to get that angle.

I know of only a few places that you can get that kind of angle on the cliff, some on the preserve property and some not.

Nice shot though….
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 02:20 PM

Little Face at Skytop?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 02:38 PM

wow Marc good eye. correct
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 03:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
wow Marc good eye. correct

Wow...real smart. Let's post pictures of climbers violating the climbing ban at the Mountain House.

Real F'in smart.

Why don't you go ahead and confirm the identity of the perp; I'm sure someone would like to take action against him.

Sheesh...
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 03:33 PM

Maybe that photo dates before the Mtn. House ban.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 03:40 PM

yup before the ban it was taken around the same time the photo someone took of Russ on Foops w/velcro climbing shoes. you know the photo that's always in mtngear catalog
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 03:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Let's post pictures of climbers violating the climbing ban at the Mountain House.


Yeah, bust this bastard.





Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 04:15 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
 Originally Posted By: talus
wow Marc good eye. correct

Wow...real smart. Let's post pictures of climbers violating the climbing ban at the Mountain House.

Real F'in smart.

Why don't you go ahead and confirm the identity of the perp; I'm sure someone would like to take action against him.

Sheesh...


Do I take it that this climber wasn't being guided by a $324/day guide from your company then?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 04:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
 Originally Posted By: talus
wow Marc good eye. correct

Wow...real smart. Let's post pictures of climbers violating the climbing ban at the Mountain House.

Real F'in smart.

Why don't you go ahead and confirm the identity of the perp; I'm sure someone would like to take action against him.

Sheesh...


Ok Mayor of Skytop... \:\/

By the way, you are in a unique situation as to that whole mess…I believe the agency you do work for has the lock on climbing presently, but not on posting of photos. (even if taken before the ban) Better start burning those Dumais books...
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 04:30 PM

http://www.mohonkmountainguides.com/photos.html

i guess you all had to get out and get familiar w/ Too steep for my Lichen and Crash and Burn. for all the mtn house guests. surely this wasn't just for enjoyment. can you imagine all Mtn guests lining up like Lemmings to jump off the C&B pinnicle

RG that must be Sound and Fury. I wouldn't mess w/ that climber, dude is stacked!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 04:49 PM

That’s more pics of skytop then I’ve seen since the early 1990’s

You guys forgot to add the belayer sitting in the hut on Strawberry Yogurt pic…well if you wanted to be true to form to the Dumais pic anyway
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 08:10 PM

Did we ever get an answer to this one? Or did I miss it?

 Originally Posted By: Smike

Photo 4

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/23/07 08:36 PM

Keep on Struttin'?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 12:20 AM

Regarding Photo 4

Nope its not Keep on Struttin, but its near it. Hint I took that photo from the top of the cliff.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 02:31 AM

 Quote:
Nope its not Keep on Struttin, but its near it. Hint I took that photo from the top of the cliff.


Ah. No Glow.
Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 06:17 AM

Face to Face ???
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 12:30 PM

 Quote:
Face to Face ???

We have our winner.
Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 12:54 PM

I cheated. I was there when it was taken
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 01:35 PM

Climbing Face to face back when it was a 9, I thought I would never be a competent 9 leader.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 05/24/07 02:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
http://www.mohonkmountainguides.com/photos.html

i guess you all had to get out and get familiar w/ Too steep for my Lichen and Crash and Burn. for all the mtn house guests. surely this wasn't just for enjoyment. can you imagine all Mtn guests lining up like Lemmings to jump off the C&B pinnicle

RG that must be Sound and Fury. I wouldn't mess w/ that climber, dude is stacked!


wow, seems there's a bit of hypocrisy in the air, eh? btw, all those routes look REMARKABLY clean and free of lichen . . . I guess the MMG must have gone out and cleaned them all, right? Riiiight.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/05/07 05:39 PM

edit
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 01:07 AM

Taken from the Mohonk Mountain Guides website


"Starting April 1, 2007, overnight guests of Mohonk Mountain House can participate in rock climbing at Sky Top while escorted by an authorized guide from Alpine Endeavors. Climbing will be available seven days a week, from April 1 through November 30. Due to insurance concerns, and interaction with other Mohonk Mountain House scheduled events, only those guests escorted with an Alpine Endeavors authorized guide will be allowed to climb at Sky Top. Unescorted guests, day guests, and the public are not permitted to rock climb at Sky Top at this time."

One could take this as a positive statement, considering the last three words.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 01:38 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Taken from the Mohonk Mountain Guides website


"Starting April 1, 2007, overnight guests of Mohonk Mountain House can participate in rock climbing at Sky Top while escorted by an authorized guide from Alpine Endeavors. Climbing will be available seven days a week, from April 1 through November 30. Due to insurance concerns, and interaction with other Mohonk Mountain House scheduled events, only those guests escorted with an Alpine Endeavors authorized guide will be allowed to climb at Sky Top. Unescorted guests, day guests, and the public are not permitted to rock climb at Sky Top at this time."

One could take this as a positive statement, considering the last three words.



"Only a poet or a saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will rewards his labour."

- W. Somerset Maugham
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 02:09 PM


Easy but trying to get back on topic:


#1



#2
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 03:06 PM

#2...one of the issima's (the harder one left of doubleissima)?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 03:07 PM

#2 Directissima?

Whatever it is, nice capture!
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 03:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: pazreal
#2...one of the issima's (the harder one left of doubleissima)?


Right Arthur, though I should deduct a point for not coming up with the name.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 03:51 PM

 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot
 Originally Posted By: pazreal
#2...one of the issima's (the harder one left of doubleissima)?


Right Arthur, though I should deduct a point for not coming up with the name.


So, what's the name?

It looked similar to Directissima, which I've done, but I was pretty sure it wasn't that.

No idea about #1. Looks a little like Enduroman, but again, I'm pretty sure that's not it.

GO
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 05:38 PM

Ridiculissima?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 05:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: pazreal
Ridiculissima?


Correct, which is regular middle pitch of Enduro Man, so GO is wrong about #1... and I thought that was the easier one.
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 06:18 PM

Is Enduro Man mostly a head game or is the climbing really that sustained and hard?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 07:53 PM

The first pitch will get you warmed up for any 5.11 r/x climbing you should encounter.

Most do the 2nd and last pitch. The last is the $$$ pitch.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 08:25 PM

Anyone that has done the route have info?

I'm curious too...

And, Smike has been spending a bit too much time with RR... So, his beta might be a touch off ;\)
Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 06/06/07 08:38 PM

The 1st pitch is all head game. My suggestion would be to set up a TR anchor at the 1st pin on Directissima (which is directly above the 1st pitch of Enduro man) TR that pitch and then blast straight up into the direct version of Ridiculissima, all in one pitch to the GT.
Posted by: Bill

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 01:01 AM

As a noob I am somewhat intimidated and reluctant to venture a guess on ShakesALot's #1 conundrum. Especially amongst the esteemed company on this thread. Doubly especially when the conversation involves Enduroman. However, under the heading of nothing ventured nothing gained, wait a second tell me again what is the gain?, is it the second pitch to Birdland?
Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 02:51 AM

#1 Han's Puss ??
Posted by: GymClimbingPoser

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 03:51 AM

I was going to guess Feast of Fools for #1 so Han's Puss sounds about right....
Posted by: GymClimbingPoser

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 03:51 AM

.... or rather left
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 01:41 PM

 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot
... so GO is wrong about #1... and I thought that was the easier one.


Wait a minute, but I didn't submit a vote on #1! I said it looked a little like Enduroman, but clearly isn't!

Okay, well if I'm going to be wrong, I want to at least go down with a guess. I'll say Easy Overhang.

GO
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 01:44 PM

Yeah... I was gonna say Easy O or 2nd pitch of Baby...
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 02:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: ScottieR
#1 Han's Puss ??


Well done. [ Though talus PM'd the answer two days ago ]
Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 06/08/07 02:10 PM

Off hand I'm pretty sure I can say no to the latter.
.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/18/07 01:50 PM

Its been a while...

This one might be easy:

Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 07/18/07 01:51 PM

Maria Direct
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/18/07 01:58 PM

Yup
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 02:00 PM

This thread is great. I know this one is too easy, but it's all about the details...

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 02:22 PM

Shockleys
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 06:11 PM

Gee, I don't remember there being such a wide crack on Shockleys. Must've gotten worn down from so much use.

G ;\)
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 07:35 PM

That's what happens when too many fists have been in the crack. ;\)
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 08:21 PM

Ha!

Okay, here's a pretty easy one. But just to keep the ball rolling...



GO
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 08:40 PM

I'm gonna take wild guess and say CCK.

TS
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 09:03 PM

I've never seen that angle before??? ;\)
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/20/07 10:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
I've never seen that angle before???

That brings up a curious idea: anyone ever rap down the arete to the right of the flake and shot back toward the Updraft corner?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 03:47 AM

Diverging for a moment from the Gunks. Who can name the fairly well-known route containing this penji? Hint #1, it's not Yosemite.

If more hints are needed, I'll add another photo taken from elsewhere on the route...



GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 06:20 AM

Vertigo, Cannon Cliff would be my guess.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 02:49 PM

Holy hell, good guess! I guess I don't need to post the other shots, but here they are anyway, just 'cause I think they're fun. This is the Offwidth pitch. Loved it!








GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 03:32 PM

Freaky cool. I guess you decided to do the Half Moon. Was it scary?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 04:08 PM

It was awesome! No, not too scary at all. 35 feet out, but I was my own pro. If you have any clue at all about offwidth technique, you'll be fine. I haven't climbed enough there to know, but based on what I've done, I think this might be 5.7 in Yosemite.

GO
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 06:59 PM

What's it rated at?
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/23/07 07:36 PM

5.9

I have no clues about off-width technique. When I was planning to do the route I told my partner he could lead the off-width or I could lead the alternate pitch, either way.

The real question is, why are you and Cory dressed identically?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/24/07 10:17 PM

5.9 PG (protected with human heads)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 02:45 PM

Back in the Gunks:
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 03:11 PM

gonna take a wild stab at this one (since there isn't much to go on)

MF?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 03:31 PM

No, not MF. It's true there isn't much to go on, but if there were any more, it would be too easy.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 03:39 PM

v-3 great photo you should post more
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:18 PM

Thanks Talus. V3 is right.

Here's another that I like better but would have given it away. (In real life, her arms are not longer than her legs.)
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:39 PM

how about:
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:40 PM

 Quote:
I have no clues about off-width technique


Some of the best clues available.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:49 PM

Ct. Trap Rock?
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:51 PM

core- baby p2
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 04:55 PM

 Originally Posted By: socialist1
core- baby p2


yep. not too difficult.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 06:16 PM

cool V3 pics; nice call, Talus! I was just on it 2 weeks ago, and couldn't figure out the climb until you said it and was like, "of course!" Hadn't done it in several years, and was surprised at how awkward it was getting into and out of that V-notch! That's not a trivial 5.7!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 07:09 PM

Thanks Nerdom.

Here's another one:
Posted by: Keith_Brown

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 08:09 PM

P1 of Erect Direction?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/25/07 08:12 PM

Keith,
Not a bad guess, but no.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 03:55 AM

eyesore?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 01:50 PM

Pedestrian,
Eyesore is right.

Here's another one:
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 02:01 PM

Man, I was totally going to guess Eyesore but it looked so steep. That's the big shifting block, right?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 02:08 PM

Yes it is.


Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 02:13 PM

Nice sequence!
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 02:32 PM

Eyesore was one of my first leads, almost 30 years ago, and the guys who put me on it insisted it was 5.2. I thought I was a real whimp for a while. Nice pictures!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 02:39 PM

Thanks Dillbag and Chip.

It's sure no 5.2, especially if you go straight through the roof notch at the top.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 03:41 PM

Good pics deniso, I saw you have lots more, post them up!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 04:13 PM

Thanks Smike.

Here's a hint regarding the earlier one nobody's guessed yet:

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 04:45 PM

p38
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 04:59 PM

Yup.

Here's a variation to a popular route:


Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 05:45 PM

The ones above are Disney Point? and the one below maybe Belly Roll?

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 06:13 PM

The ones above of Marc (in blue) aren't Disneypoint, and the ones of David (in red) are P-38, although Belly Roll is in the background, sort of.
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 06:30 PM

Direct finish to Roseland?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 06:45 PM

That's right, Socialist.
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 06:58 PM

Keep em' coming!

Ross
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 07:07 PM

This one might be challenging:

Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 09:28 PM

Last pitch Moonlight?
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Guess the route - 07/26/07 10:37 PM

Damn, i really miss the gunks. i need to get a day out when i am back in august
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 12:32 PM

Looks like P2 of Yellow Ridge (if you break it into 3 pitches)?

There's a direct finich to Roseland?? Never knew that. What's it go at?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 01:30 PM

That's not the 3rd pitch of Anguish is it?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 01:38 PM

It's not Moonlight, Anguish, or Yellow Ridge, although it does look a lot like Yellow Ridge.

That Roseland variation is about 5.9 I think. It goes up through a notch above that traverse, and then to the same bolts as the regular version.

I'll post another pic of this route soon.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 01:59 PM

Here's another of that route, a few moves further along:

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
This one might be challenging:



I have no clue, but it's the best capture of what a Gunks Moderate looks and feels like as I've ever seen in my life. I can almost smell the warm summer updraft.

Thanks for that!

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:08 PM

It's not Layback, in the Nears, is it?

GO
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:11 PM

Thanks Goclimb. It's not Layback.

It's in the Trapps, toward the north end.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:23 PM

the climber really looks different from this angle!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:34 PM

She's not afraid to whip off that top when it gets hot.

These shots are from a blocky ledge at the top of the first pitch, looking at the beginning of the second pitch.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 02:45 PM

Grim Ace Face?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:05 PM

Not Grim Ace. Much further north.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:14 PM

North of Bonnie's Roof.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:36 PM

Second pitch of Airy Area?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:39 PM

Not Airy Aria. Further north...
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:39 PM

Lisa?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:41 PM

Not Lisa. Keep heading north.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:46 PM

This is tough!

Maybe one of the Dances...?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:48 PM

Did you say she isn't afriad to whip off that top to warm things up? Sounds like she may have a line of potential partners to climb with.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:49 PM

The game is much more fun (for me) when you all don't get it right in 2.6 seconds, which is what usually happens.

It's south of the dances...
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:52 PM

like...around Bold-ville?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:54 PM

I'm gonna guess "The Nose"...

And that's my last shot...
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:57 PM

Like around Bold-ville, but not Bold-ville.

Speaking of topless, a different female partner did whip off her top one time on Wegetables on a hot day. I of course felt obligated to record the event, but that was pre-digital, and I'm too lazy to scan.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 03:58 PM

Dillbag, not the Nose, but close. A few yards to the north...
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:12 PM

Fillipina?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:14 PM

haha we'll get it in under 25 questions...by process of elimination. (start broad: "Is it in the Northern Hemisphere?")
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:16 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Like around Bold-ville, but not Bold-ville


well shit creek
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:18 PM

Shit Creek it is, Talus. It doesn't look great from the ground, but it's fun. Especially the first pitch, which I don't have any pics of.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:21 PM

yes 1st pitch is fun a little loose near the top though. there's a Romano route that I've been eyeing up in that area also. that guy puts up some of best routes around
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:24 PM

I know this one won't last as long, but have fun.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:30 PM

Yes he does. Although they always seems to have an inconvenient R section...

Here's the last move on a route put up by Ivan Rezucha, who's also done a lot of good work in the Gunks:
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 04:51 PM

Bonnie Roof Direct Finish?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 05:45 PM

Core-
Mine is not Bonnie's. Is yours Something Interesting?
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 05:51 PM

Posted by: imbercl

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 06:07 PM

DenisO's picture is the last pitch of Traverse of the Clods.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 06:18 PM

Imbercl-
You're correct. I thought that would be a tough one.

Here's a pic of the end of the first pitch of TOTC:

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 06:25 PM

Yes, mine was SI
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 06:38 PM

All right, now I'm angry. I've just been informed that imbercl is one of my partners, who registered and posted solely to ruin my fun by giving away the Traverse of the Clods.
Posted by: Kent

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 07:36 PM

Deniso, nice pics.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:07 PM

 Quote:
you'd also like to remove the rest, returning this happy thread to being the best thing that has ever happened on gunks.com.


huh?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:12 PM

 Originally Posted By: dalguard


durrrr, anyway...

Bunny Roof 5.6-variation?
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:21 PM

Yes it is. And her first Gunks lead and an excellent job of it.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:32 PM

Kent-

I wasn't really angry. She had a little fun with me, so I tried to have a little fun back. But my fun wasn't as fun as her fun, so I removed the pic.

We work at the same place, hence the IP addresses. I didn't notice it when she posted because I don't generally notice IP addresses.

Anyway...

Here's another route:

Posted by: Kent

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:36 PM

Deniso, my bad, carry on......

Another cool pic by the way....
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:38 PM

Dawn, was that last pic of Christa? Just curious.

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:39 PM

last moves on Yellow Ridge?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:43 PM

Yeah, well I'm angry too! Cause you keep posting pics of climbs I've never done, so I keep guessing wrong! Okay, actually I'm kidding, I'm not angry at all, please carry on! (And I'll shut my big mouth).

GO
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:46 PM

No problem Kent.

You're correct, Core.

Here's the opening off-width. It was foggy when we started but sunny when we finished.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:50 PM

Gabe, no, my friend Irene.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:51 PM

Great YR pics. How about this:

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 08:58 PM

Thanks Core.

I'm guessing Airy Aria?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 09:00 PM

Yeah, Airy Aria is correct. The ones I've been posting are all too easy, from the vantage point of belays.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/27/07 09:06 PM

That wasn't that easy. It doesn't really look like AA to me, but I couldn't think of anything else.

Here's the view back to the belay from around where that climber is standing:
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 07/29/07 12:53 AM

Great shot Deniso...

Anybody who's been up there enough should recognize that. You could always call it the end of French Connection, right?
Posted by: tokyo bill

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 03:28 AM

I don't get to climb at the gunks often enough to recognize any of the routes, but I just have to pipe up and say that this thread is GREAT! My palms are sweating.

Keep 'em coming.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 03:53 AM

Beth Roddin and Katie Brown on a gunks classic.

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 04:00 AM

Catching some air time at the crux of this route.

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 06:18 AM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Catching some air time at the crux of this route.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1190/946298167_b09b4d270b.jpg

The Sting?
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 11:25 AM

Matinee for Katie?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 01:20 PM

MarcC... You are correct!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 03:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: caver
Matinee for Katie?


Yes...Katie did P1 up past the undercling and up the right facing corner to a hanging beley that was there at the time. The crux in the right facing corner did slow her down a bit.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 03:18 PM

Smikey you freakin perv. You're just taking picture of young pretty girls butts. You should have said who are the two gals on Matinee instead of saying what route Katie and Beth are on.

RR

P.S. I should have figured it out from yesterday...you're getting old, and now you're dirty too
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 09:16 PM

Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 11:08 PM

Shockleys...
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/30/07 11:20 PM

Wow, that's the best angle. Great picture.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 01:13 AM

Similar kinda perspective...
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 02:01 AM

Best Picture I've Ever seen of gunks climbing.

wow. denis. that's an awesome picture.

Falling pictures are amazing, but that picture is really really nice.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 02:34 AM

AOR, you're right.

Thanks very much crackers and dalgard. I got lucky with this, as I was on Grim-ace when this climber was on Shockley's, so I moved over a bit and built an anchor for photos. I will post a few more, as they are some of my favorites.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 02:54 AM

Her name is Crystal. It was her first time climbing in Gunks. She and her partner, Derek, are from Gloversville. I gave them my email but I never heard from them. If anyone knows them, please ask them to send me a message, as I have about 30 shots of them and I don't think they've seen them yet.





Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 03:11 AM

She really struggled to get over that roof, but she never stopped laughing about it. I wish I had that kind of attitude.

It helps not to be leading of course...

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 03:22 AM

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 03:23 AM

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 03:26 AM

This is her partner, Derek, underneath the roof.

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 04:10 AM

Once again, people climbing while wearing rings.
I'd guess they've never seen a ring avulsion (aka degloving) injury...or had to actually deal with one.
(Google if you need to. Beware, the images can be gross.)
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 01:45 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Once again, people climbing while wearing rings.
I'd guess they've never seen a ring avulsion (aka degloving) injury...or had to actually deal with one.
(Google if you need to. Beware, the images can be gross.)


WOW, that's the same EXACT thought I had! Nasty, nasty injury potential.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 01:51 PM

There's a doctor at my gym who climbs with his wedding ring on. Doesn't seem to bother him.

That picture of her laughing up into the camera (post 31699) is fantastic also. You should send that and the first one of Shockley's to a mag somewhere. Those are what climbing pictures should be - not ripped, shirtless people on routes I'll never climb.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 04:55 PM

Fantastic pictures Dennis!

Here's my next one...

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 05:21 PM

Thanks Core and Dalguard.

Chazman, can you give us a hint or two on your pic? I have no idea where that is.
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 05:24 PM

Core, thats right at the start of the oft-neglected third pitch of Beginners Delight

Irish
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 05:25 PM

ooops I didn't realize that I cut in front of Chazman. His looks like the last pitch of Maria.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 05:27 PM

...and yes Irish you are correct. Oft Neglected though? I would think that if you've gotten that far you'd want to climb this ultra-classic pitch. It's one of those routes where the next pitch is better than the last.

I thought I was going to have to pull the view back a little bit to see more of the route, nice job.
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 05:43 PM

Lol, that was one of my first leads. Started to rain just as I was going around the rooflet. Fun fun fun


I said oft-neglected because I see so many people rap from the anchors off to climbers left, rather than finish it out.....
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 06:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
ooops I didn't realize that I cut in front of Chazman. His looks like the last pitch of Maria.


Yup, looks a bit like that to me, too. Which means it must not be, since I'm always wrong on these things! By the way, that last pitch of Maria is oft neglected too. And it's also fantastic!

GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 07:04 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
By the way, that last pitch of Maria is oft neglected too.

Why would people neglect the crux pitch of a climb? Not doing the last pitch of Maria means you really didn't do Maria at all.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 08:12 PM

 Quote:
Why would people neglect the crux pitch of a climb? Not doing the last pitch of Maria means you really didn't do Maria at all.


It's not on purpose. I know at least two people who couldn't figure out where it was. Plus, it's an easy place to bail from.

Similar, I suppose, to the folks who bail from the crux pitch on Moonlight, after not being able to figure out where it goes (known at least two folks who've done this too).

But enough of this chit-chat, back to business.

Here's one with a little added bonus to it:



I do not actually remember the climb we were on at the time!!! So if I get a definitive answer, confirmed by a second person, I'll buy you both a beer! I know for sure this was in the Trapps. I kind of remember being, oh, halfway down, that day. But then again, it does kind of look like the end of Horseman, doesn't it? I don't think it is, though. Actually, I have my theories, but I'll keep them to myself for now.

Your help is appreciated!

Cheers,

GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 08:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
It's not on purpose. I know at least two people who couldn't figure out where it was....the folks who bail from the crux pitch on Moonlight, after not being able to figure out where it goes...

"Neglect" is much different from "we tried but couldn't figure out where it goes" or the simpler "we couldn't do it".

Regarding the photo, the block at the bottom should be a hint, but I can't place it.
Posted by: chazman

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/07 11:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
 Originally Posted By: core
ooops I didn't realize that I cut in front of Chazman. His looks like the last pitch of Maria.


Yup, looks a bit like that to me, too. Which means it must not be, since I'm always wrong on these things! By the way, that last pitch of Maria is oft neglected too. And it's also fantastic!

GO

You are both (of course) correct. Regarding not doing it... I've met people up there heading to the chains who didn't know there WAS that last pitch Great little pitch.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 03:41 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Regarding the photo, the block at the bottom should be a hint, but I can't place it.


Yeah, and I think I see a pin sticking out near the left side of it, if that's any help?

GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 03:55 PM

Looks a lot like Horseman to me.

It was a long time before I even knew there was a P3 to Maria. It's easy to miss and P2 is well worth it even without P3, especially now that the P3 anchor is gone.
Posted by: mark

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 04:50 PM

looks like the start of Matinee. That was for the Katie and Beth picture..didn't realize it was already identified.
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 06:14 PM

gabe, i'm going to guess that it's one of the 5.8's that i've done like four times for the first time ever because i can never remember that i've done them.

for that matter, i can't remember where they are either.

helpful, huh?

I've climbed them with Evan Marks (twice), Lawrence(once, also we did the 5.9r to the left as well) and once with the british guy who fixes clocks.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 06:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
 Quote:
Why would people neglect the crux pitch of a climb? Not doing the last pitch of Maria means you really didn't do Maria at all.


It's not on purpose. I know at least two people who couldn't figure out where it was. Plus, it's an easy place to bail from.

Similar, I suppose, to the folks who bail from the crux pitch on Moonlight, after not being able to figure out where it goes (known at least two folks who've done this too).

But enough of this chit-chat, back to business.

Here's one with a little added bonus to it:



I do not actually remember the climb we were on at the time!!! So if I get a definitive answer, confirmed by a second person, I'll buy you both a beer! I know for sure this was in the Trapps. I kind of remember being, oh, halfway down, that day. But then again, it does kind of look like the end of Horseman, doesn't it? I don't think it is, though. Actually, I have my theories, but I'll keep them to myself for now.

Your help is appreciated!

Cheers,

GO


Looks like the top pitch of Horseman to me. And GO, if the bonus is your pretty girlfriend in a hot pink tank, well, while I can certainly appreciate it, I feel a little um, guilty? ;\)

Or did you mean the beer?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 07:26 PM

Okay, Horseman it is, then. Thanks for the help, Dawn and Nerdom! Beer's on me!

And Nerdom, sounds like you're still interested in that smack-down after all...

G \:o
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 07:37 PM

I was thinking it was horseman until I saw this other picture looking back at the first belay.

It's hard to make out the prominent nose that is visible in gabe's picture.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 07:56 PM

Seems like a different angle. If you look you can see the carriage road in Gabe's photo and the pile of packs that's always at the base of Horseman/Apoplexy.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 08:14 PM

Those are totally the same route. The angle is slightly diff, and the season.
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 08/01/07 08:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: nerdom
Looks like the top pitch of Horseman to me. And GO, if the bonus is your pretty girlfriend in a hot pink tank, well, while I can certainly appreciate it, I feel a little um, guilty? ;\)


Ask your wife...
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 02:05 AM

Cleavage!!!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 01:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
Okay, Horseman it is, then. Thanks for the help, Dawn and Nerdom! Beer's on me!

And Nerdom, sounds like you're still interested in that smack-down after all...

G \:o


HAHAHA! Keep your shirt on! It's a compliment, bro! \:\)
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 01:44 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Cleavage!!!


So long as you don't say "Elder Cleavage"!

And in that case, Nerdom, thanks for the compliment.

GO
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 02:01 PM

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 02:22 PM

Is that The Flake?
And if it is, why does the leader have enough gear to do an El Cap route?
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 02:24 PM

It is the flake... a burly heady route, thus the need for the El Cap rack ;\)
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/07 02:35 PM

 Originally Posted By: d-elvis
It is the flake... a burly heady route,...

I suppose it is, if one employs the ever-popular head jam at the crux!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/07 08:01 PM

Ok, let's play a little bit this afternoon...

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/07 08:08 PM

P1 of wrist?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/07 08:14 PM

Nope, not wrist.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/07 12:10 PM

No Picnic?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/07 08:32 PM

nope!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/07 06:22 PM

Insuhlation?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/07 07:03 PM

nope! Closer to the middle area of the Trapps.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/07 10:33 PM

P1 Strictly?
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 12:14 AM

Easy One.

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 02:19 AM

Is that Madame G, Aya?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 06:08 AM

 Originally Posted By: Aya
Easy One.

I'm thinking Son of Easy O.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 01:06 PM

here's my clue, but I fear it gives it away to easily...
(unfortunately not as crisp)
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 01:55 PM

Core: Peregrine.

Aya: Hmm, dunno. Son of Easy O?

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 01:57 PM

I thought we agreed that you wouldn't guess on this one!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 02:10 PM

Hey, I wasn't there when you did it, and you didn't tell me what it was, so that's fair game!

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 02:14 PM

Right, except for the fact that you and I were looking at the picture for other reasons while discussing the route...You call it fair game, I call it taking the fun out of it!

Next!
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/07 03:41 PM

It's a hottie!
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/08/07 02:43 AM

Son of Easy O it was.
Posted by: Barney

Re: Guess the route - 08/10/07 11:27 PM

Why is that pre-pubescent boy wearing a bra?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/13/07 02:02 AM

Is that Joe wearing a bra on son of easy o? Seem to have lost some wieght... \:\/
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/13/07 02:43 PM

No guessing if you were there...(Treddy)

Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/13/07 08:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: Barney
Why is that pre-pubescent boy wearing a bra?

So I climb with a small rack. Sue me!

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Is that Joe wearing a bra on son of easy o? Seem to have lost some wieght... \:\/


Joe's in the Tetons. It was girls' day out last weekend!!
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/13/07 08:11 PM

Core, that's not heading up under ape call, is it?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/13/07 11:55 PM

Nope, Aya. Try again!
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 01:09 AM

No, it doesn't look like Try Again...
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 02:05 AM

you're right...I should have rephrased that.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 02:04 PM

hint: Nears.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 02:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
hint: Nears.


Birdland, P2?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 03:10 PM

not Birdland (to the cliff-right of Birdland))
Posted by: climbEEr

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 03:19 PM

Alphonse?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 03:28 PM

Not Alphonse.

The angle in the first picture is a bit deceiving, try this:

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 03:33 PM

Roseland I think.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/14/07 03:34 PM

MarcC got it!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/15/07 01:50 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
Not Alphonse.

The angle in the first picture is a bit deceiving, try this:



ha! deceiving indeed! It's obviously Roseland based on the second aspect!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/15/07 06:16 PM

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/15/07 08:07 PM

Here's a hint:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/15/07 10:19 PM

C'mon, it was already easy...

Here's a view from forty years ago or so:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 01:21 AM

E.D.!
Posted by: fallenglass

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 01:39 AM

amazing
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 02:09 AM

Not E.D.

(Maybe not that easy, Rich!)

Great pic. Who's the climber? Is that a hammer?

Here's a shot of that same spot 38 years later:

Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 02:20 AM

Possibly Farewell to Arms?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 02:53 AM

alphonse
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 03:09 AM

Alphonse it is.

Here's another shot of the crux:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:05 AM

Who's the climber? Is that a hammer?

The climber is (ahem) me. Photo by Ray Schrag. That is indeed a hammer---the picture was taken in the mid-sixties, and nuts hadn't arrived on our shores yet.

Other historic items: 2" swami, RD's, and knickers.

I think I posted this picture early on in this thread, but who could remember nearly 1900 posts ago...
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:15 AM

It's interesting how many differences there are in the those two photos of the same spot (beyond gender, even). I really can't imagine having to hammer in protection. Doesn't that mean you need a no-hands rest to place pro? Considering that, why did some climbers need to be convinced to use nuts when they came along? I would think the "you need only one hand to place it" argument would have been very very convincing.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 09:39 AM

Sweet. Bring back the knicker!
Posted by: BillH

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 01:01 PM

We could place pitons with only one hand, while hanging on with the other: unclip the piton from the gear sling with one hand, stuff about half its length into the crack, unholster your hammer with the same hand and pound the sucker while listening for the rising pitch that meant it was solid. This is not to say it was convenient or easy. If you have ever pounded nails over your head, you can understand how tired one's hand and arm got while placing or (especially) removing a piton in a high crack. I recall some particularly painful episodes when my hand cramped around the handle of my hammer while trying to clean pitons from awkward stances. Then my hand was practically useless and (of course) the crux was right above me 'cause my learned leader had placed this hard to get pin right below the move that scared him. Cams in particular are so much easier to get in and out.

I think the reluctance of some to switch to nuts had to do with concern over whether enough solid pacements could be found for them in areas like the Gunks. A nice chromoly angle in a sound crack was a very solid anchor. You didn't hear people talk about building equalized anchors. We just knocked that pin in and clipped to it. As the transition to nuts was occuring, I recall hearing folks saying that nuts were fine in areas with lots of vertical cracks, but that in areas like the Gunks where the cracks are predominantly horizontal pitons were best. Goes to show what we have learned!

Bill
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 03:24 PM

 Originally Posted By: BillH
I think the reluctance of some to switch to nuts had to do with concern over whether enough solid pacements could be found for them in areas like the Gunks. A nice chromoly angle in a sound crack was a very solid anchor. You didn't hear people talk about building equalized anchors. We just knocked that pin in and clipped to it. As the transition to nuts was occuring, I recall hearing folks saying that nuts were fine in areas with lots of vertical cracks, but that in areas like the Gunks where the cracks are predominantly horizontal pitons were best.

John Stannard mentioned in his Eastern Trade publication at the time that clipping a good pin was "...just like stepping off the ground..." in terms of protection and that with nuts, you needed to be much more careful and knowledgeable about the placements. He also asserted that you needed to place about 30% more pieces, owing to the passive nature and smaller contact area, in order to achieve the same level of protection.

To show what was possible, John published a list of "First Clean Ascents" in one issue of the ET. Seeing routes like Squiggles Direct, MF, and Arrow on that list were eye opening. (Remember, this was years before SLCDs and tri-cams. Many were even done pre Chouinard hexcentrics.)

He also advocated leaving any pins in-place, since the bulk of piton damage to the rock occurs during the removal process. John collected pin donations from climbers who made the transition to nuts and if you left a pin on a climb, he'd give you a "free and cheerful replacement." Thus, many of the popular trade routes had a fair number of resident pins on them. At one time you could do Jackie and Classic with just a rack of draws. That coupled with rap placed pro on Arrow, Pas de Deux, et al actually put the Gunks at the forefront of sport climbing years before the term was coined.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:03 PM

What happened to Guess the route???? Pins this and nuts that...save it for another thread.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:23 PM

Come on now smike... A little drift (especially interesting drift) never hurt anyone...

Plus this guess the routes thread has some serious legs!
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:28 PM

A soon to be wed leader on....?

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 04:56 PM

 Originally Posted By: d-elvis
A soon to be wed leader on....?

Layback, P2?
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 05:29 PM

Dennis- look at the angle of the horizon- could you have titled the camera any more?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 05:34 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Alphonse it is.

Here's another shot of the crux:



Another great set of shots Dennis! I've seen several people skip that giant undercling where the climber is in this picture. I don't understand why, it's huge and I can't keep my hands out of it!

More pics!
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/16/07 07:56 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
 Originally Posted By: d-elvis
A soon to be wed leader on....?

Layback, P2?


Marc got it.... learningtolead stepping out
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 02:08 PM

this should be easy



are you feeling _______?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 04:27 PM

Mothers day party?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 05:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Mothers day party?

NO
doesn't look anything like MDP.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 05:34 PM

I'd don't know if I'd want to launch up this one, especially if my paunch could get in the way. Best perhaps to just sit on my haunches. Or am I wrong?
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 06:25 PM

From the hint I'll guess "Devine" a 5.11R thin seam.

(It's not Groovy)
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 07:35 PM

Rich you would cruise this w/ a rrrracky of nuts.

Mark not Devine though someone mentioned to me a long time ago the direct was 5.11. when i lead it a few weeks ago it felt like 5.9 which i believe is the rating for the direct v
Posted by: johnm

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 08:04 PM

I think RG is right, but he's missing
a sometimes vowel in his rhymes.
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 08:33 PM

Ohh. Now it is easy - if even I can get it.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 08:47 PM

 Originally Posted By: johnm
I think RG is right, but he's missing
a sometimes vowel in his rhymes.


RRRReally seems like he may have a Haunch on what climb it is
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/17/07 11:04 PM

So it has to be Raunchy.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/18/07 12:04 AM

I'm pretty sure that one was nailed. so...

Ok, i know this photo does the route no justice whatsoever, but i'll let it ride before I give my hint.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/18/07 12:12 AM

Core, looks like the top of Arrow.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/18/07 03:36 AM

Correct. I knew it was easy, and my hint wasn't even going to be a picture.

Best belay seat in the Trapps.
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/20/07 05:51 PM

FYI this model is for hire

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/20/07 07:45 PM

Moondance?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/20/07 08:03 PM

Casa Emilio?

And the model...would that be Bionic Bob?
Posted by: d-elvis

Re: Guess the route - 08/20/07 08:16 PM

Casa Emilio with the bionic man is correct.... too far to walk to for most.. a another shot showing the balsy "high pucker" step across

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 02:09 PM

And possibly the worst case of having the rope behind your leg I've ever seen.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 02:21 PM



Cropped, trying to make it a bit less obvious.
Many style points here

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 02:45 PM

Jean?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 02:53 PM


 Originally Posted By: Smike
Jean?


Nope, right cliff, too far south.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 02:57 PM

Laughing Man?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 03:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Laughing Man?


Correct Dennis, should have dq'd you from replying ;\)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 03:27 PM

Probably so. My knee has spent some time in that spot. And my elbow. And my chin.

Here's another one:

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 04:48 PM

Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice

Layback
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 05:00 PM

Yep.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/21/07 10:44 PM

Holy shit!!! Layback looks like that from that angle/vantage point?!!?? Who knew!
The Gunks - home of the most spectacular, high quality sub-5.8 climbs in the country!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 12:50 AM

ok, name this (perhaps naught oft?) route that leads to a popular destination area:

Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 02:50 AM

Dawn's not allowed to guess this one.

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 03:00 AM

wait...I thought this thread has evolved from the stage where people were posting multiple pictures guessing all of them at once. I'll retract my submission if you like... :P
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 03:09 AM

Like I'd know? Geez, even with the hint that I should know, I don't. I'm so bad at this game.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 11:02 AM

The name is embedded in the readable URL of the picture – you’ve got to be more cryptic in your posting.
Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 12:54 PM

There was no way I was going to guess or know this one so I cheated and looked.
Now that I know, I urge Dawn not to cheat and think hard!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 01:29 PM

Cory, am I allowed to guess this one?

GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 02:18 PM

Oh, that's terrible. How could I not know that? Doesn't look anything like how I do it though. What is that hold-like thing you have in your right hand? I don't have of those when I climb it.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 04:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
Cory, am I allowed to guess this one?

GO


Do you remember the name of the route that you're climb in that picture? If not guess!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 06:03 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
Cory, am I allowed to guess this one?

GO


Do you remember the name of the route that you're climb in that picture? If not guess!


Dammit, I thought that looked kinda like me! Okay, I admit it, I have no idea. No wonder I suck at this game. Not only have I only done a handful of routes at the Gunks, but I don't even remember the ones I've been on. Grrr!!!

I don't know why I keep coming back to this thread. Oh yeah, that's right - the great pics. Sigh... keep 'em coming, and I'll learn to shut the hell up one of these days.

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/22/07 11:42 PM

maybe I should have said it leads up to a very popular hang-out.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/23/07 01:26 AM

 Originally Posted By: core
maybe I should have said it leads up to a very popular hang-out.


Some version of Grim Ace Face maybe?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/23/07 07:07 PM

an even bigger hang-out...
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/23/07 07:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
an even bigger hang-out...
does a Hawk hang out there?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/23/07 09:01 PM

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/23/07 10:39 PM

daaang, you're not that close yet...
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 02:45 AM

Talus that's either Bounticue or one of those illegal spots. I'm guessing Gertrude's Nose
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:18 AM

Anyone who's been there knows that spot--there's only one place in the world that looks like that. Good on Talus for taking a shot at that one. BTW, what is your favorite breakfast food?
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:49 AM

I'm thinking more like kindergarten snack...
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:52 AM

just thinking about it is making me feel godlike?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 12:50 PM

chip it's at Bonticue proper

RG are you ready for that climb we talked about?
Posted by: crackers

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 02:01 PM

i was about to pm you, talus, asking where your shots have gone.

thanks for the dose.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 02:10 PM

crackers i'll email you later.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 02:22 PM

Cory, I think we need a clue. Even I have no idea what I was on!

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 02:26 PM

I can't believe I have to lower my stannards to this level...The "daaang" clue wasn't enough?
Posted by: Keith_Brown

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:24 PM

I haven't climbed any of the routes that lead to the MF belay yet but from the picture and clues I'm guessing that is where this route leads...My guess would be Birdie Party?? Again - never climbed there so please no laughing if I am way off!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:43 PM

Okay, I see what you're getting at. That narrows it down. Though the route itself is still unrecognizable to me. But that's just me.

GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:50 PM

P2 of Birdie Party does go sideways. Not climbed very often and I don't get what the hints have to do with anything.
Posted by: Keith_Brown

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 03:58 PM

In a picture of Something Interesting taken from Three Pines (?) I was pretty certain I could see the features of the arete...from there as mentioned above I was looking for a route that traverses right. I assumed the other clues were just to identify the area.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:14 PM

Dawn, as it typically the case with hints in this game...they steer you to the answer! ;\)

K_B, I identified more than the area already... \:\)

It's funny that Gabe's the one climbing it and still couldn't remember the route, which is a shame because it was quite enjoyable.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:34 PM

Did I climb it with you and Chris? If so, this pic might be of me off-route, which makes it harder! Anyway, yeah, that was fun, and I remember the climb and the day. But, I still have no idea of the name of the route.

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:40 PM

haha, this is the day you are thinking of...I think the off-route climbing was done a little lower (P1). A nearby route with a bolted anchor at the top of P1 tempted our leader to head that way... \:\)

Once the correct bolted anchor was established, we were afforded the view shown in the picture, and I THINK we were back on route.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:49 PM

 Originally Posted By: dalguard
...and I don't get what the hints have to do with anything.

The hints were:
naught oft => not often climbed
popular hang out => lots of hanging on gear or arms
daaaang => as in Dangler
lower my stannards => as in John
discussion of bolted anchors and views to other nearby climbs

Thus I go with P2 of Higher Stannard.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:56 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
chip it's at Bonticue proper


crap well I guess it's not nectar vector. the extra horizontals did look a little suspicious
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 04:58 PM

Nice job MarcC! The "big hang-out" (hang or overhang) clue was really the same as the Dangler clue, just not a specific. NIce job though.

It really is a nice climb, P1 of course is great, but P2 is nice and steep in spots, considering that it goes at 5.5 or something easy like that.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 05:00 PM

Strange, I don't remember any big right-ward traverse on P2. I thought it trended generally up and a bit left. Oh well. This is why I carry guidebooks with me on climbs. I can't remember diddly.

GO
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 05:05 PM

Okay, can anyone guess this one?



GO
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 05:29 PM

I can identify the climber and the day, so I'll recluse myself.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 05:34 PM

1st pitch Arrow?
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 06:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: dalguard
I can identify the climber and the day, so I'll recluse myself.


Dawn, you are many (good)things, but a recluse is not one of them

TS
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 07:04 PM

I have my anti-social days. \:\)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 07:18 PM

Did someone say recluse?

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 07:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: chip
1st pitch Arrow?


Correct!

GO
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 08/24/07 08:40 PM

That's one f-in' hard move of the ground........I barely made it up Bird's Nest on a recent muggy day at the north end. Awesome rock though.....better to enjoy it when the air is dry!
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 08/26/07 01:30 AM

Speaking of smoking crack ....
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 08/26/07 01:32 AM

and, #2 ....

Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 08/26/07 06:37 PM

Is the first one They Died Laughing on Cathedral?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 08/26/07 08:21 PM

Um, shouldn't pics posted under a topic of "Guess the Route" in the "Gunks Routes" sub-forum of Gunks.com be pictures of routes actually in the Gunks?
I mean, there is the "Other Climbing Areas" section for routes from, you know, areas other than the Gunks.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/26/07 09:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Um, shouldn't pics posted under a topic of "Guess the Route" in the "Gunks Routes" sub-forum of Gunks.com be pictures of routes actually in the Gunks?
I mean, there is the "Other Climbing Areas" section for routes from, you know, areas other than the Gunks.
Mere anarchy is loosed upon Gunks.com.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 01:58 AM

I think when the game started there were some non-Gunks entries. Julie hasn't been from around here in a while, so cut her some slack. I was going to say the first one looked like Squamish. I've done They Died Laughing, so you'd think I'd know better.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 04:38 AM

Marc is right, orderliness, consistency, rationality itself have collapsed. Dawn is right too, the beginning of the end was early on with a Yosemite shot, followed by stuff from all over. Embrace the chaos.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 11:35 AM

If you are referring to Julie's pic on this page, I don't think that's 'They Died Laughing'....that is just to the left of Bird's Nest, I've led both....
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 12:53 PM

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold . . .

Here's an easy one:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 01:11 PM

Yellow Ridge?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 08:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Yellow Ridge?


I dunno about that, but it's gotta be Eldo. At first I thought maybe Bastille, but isn't that a climber up there? If so, the scale's all out of whack to be Bastille Crack.

GO
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 08:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
 Originally Posted By: Smike
Yellow Ridge?


I dunno about that, but it's gotta be Eldo. At first I thought maybe Bastille, but isn't that a climber up there? If so, the scale's all out of whack to be Bastille Crack.

GO


Huh? I'm talking about the last photo, the gunks photo.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/27/07 08:56 PM

Smikey you're always so damned confused.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 12:47 PM

Mere anarchy!

Smike is correct, Yellow Ridge. Told ya it was easy!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 12:54 PM

Since Julie opened Pandora's Box already, here's one from a classic North Country route:

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 02:16 PM

No clue, but the pink granite looks like Acadia.
Posted by: strat

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 02:17 PM

Nah, that's either on Cannon or Mt. Washington. I wanna say it's Whitney Gilman Ridge but I don't remember that awful width
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 04:31 PM

Whitney Gil, I'm guessing.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 04:43 PM

Adding to the chaos ...

(Crackers is exempt, since he took the photo!)

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 05:18 PM

not really sure on this one Daniel.

I'll take a closer look and

Try Again
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 05:39 PM

 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
Whitney Gil, I'm guessing.


Ped (and strat) are correct! Whitney Gilman (strat, it's more of a right facing corner, actually, than an o/w; it's the start of Pitch 3, unless you choose the 5.8 handcrack variation, which is right of this about 40 feet).
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 06:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: Daniel
Adding to the chaos ...

(Crackers is exempt, since he took the photo!)


Easy. Try Again. Looks like you might be gettin' a little too far to the right...
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 08/28/07 06:08 PM

 Quote:
Easy. Try Again. Looks like you might be gettin' a little too far to the right...


Correct. Fortunately, that's not me flailing at the crux. Unfortunately, I subsequently flailed miserably on toprope. (And that was after a clean TR ascent of CoEx on the first attempt; go figure.)
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 08/29/07 03:37 PM

Probably too easy as well, but what the hey ...

Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 08/29/07 04:23 PM

minty?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/30/07 12:36 AM

Speaking of Minty, after that poor fellow mis-clipped the slings on the tree and tumbled down the face earlier this year, I noticed that all the high slingage is gone, replaced by a few at the base of the tree. But the problem now is that the tree has died. I'll give it a year before it's unsafe.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 08/30/07 01:07 AM

Hey Mike, are sure about which tree you're talking about? I was just up there yesterday and the top of Snooky's (yes there is a second pitch) is what you described, Minty has it's own tree that looks just fine, I know because I had the same observations about the dead oak tree....rather sad-we killed it.....roots exposed/soil compaction and/or loss.....I've often thought it would be great if there were some way to stabilize/restore the tops of many of our favorite climbs.....this would require some thoughtful engineering and maybe mechanical assistance...in other words not likely to fall into the realm of low cost, volunteer efforts such as Dick Williams has been successful at with the base of climbs.....
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 08/30/07 03:14 AM

 Originally Posted By: Julie
minty?


Correctamundo.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 09/02/07 11:19 PM

duly chastised, here is your Gunks Guess #1:



what great weather this weekend, eh?
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Guess the route - 09/03/07 05:43 AM

julie
is that retribution?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 09/03/07 12:28 PM

Start of Jackie.

Hey Nate/Ped...you never told us what Peters Kill route that was.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 09/03/07 05:09 PM

I wanted to know what Julie's granite crack was.

Hmm, that sounds a little personal.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 09/03/07 05:55 PM

Since we're going all non-gunky - you know this one if you've been on it!

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 09/03/07 06:15 PM

Finger of Fate on Moby Grape, Cannon Cliff.
And let's try to keep other areas in the other areas forum!
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 09/04/07 01:43 AM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Start of Jackie.

Hey Nate/Ped...you never told us what Peters Kill route that was.


Daddy Long Legs.

Hey, I told you it was named after me!
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 09/04/07 06:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Start of Jackie.


Nice catch, Mike (or did you talk to Murphy?)

Speaking of the long-lost, here's a shot of Murphy actually climbing some rock (!) last weekend, and as usual, leaving a wet spot .... name the route

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/05/07 01:33 AM

Have not posted up in a while, figured it was time to play again.

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 09/05/07 03:18 PM

Top pitch of Wrist?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/05/07 03:57 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Top pitch of Wrist?


bzzzzz...try again.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 09/05/07 03:59 PM

At the risk of getting bzzzzzed ...

Top pitch of Beginner's Delight?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 02:45 AM

No risk Daniel, you got it.
Posted by: tokyo bill

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 04:38 AM

Smike -

Damn, man, really nice pic. Not sure why, but something about the angle just really makes me feel the air on this one.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 10:03 AM

 Originally Posted By: tokyo bill
Smike -

Damn, man, really nice pic. Not sure why, but something about the angle just really makes me feel the air on this one.


It's the camera tilt. ;\)
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 11:45 AM

Uhh..if that's the last pitch of Beginners Delight, then the image is reversed. That move goes out right, not left.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 12:17 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Uhh..if that's the last pitch of Beginners Delight, then the image is reversed. That move goes out right, not left.


I think you need to go climb that one again \:\/ There are 2 roofs on that pitch.

 Quote:
Smike -

Damn, man, really nice pic. Not sure why, but something about the angle just really makes me feel the air on this one.


Thanks, I was out about 5-6' from the rock face hanging on a fixed line.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 09/06/07 03:57 PM

 Quote:
Smike -

Damn, man, really nice pic. Not sure why, but something about the angle just really makes me feel the air on this one.


I think that's because you really do feel the air on that one! To me, it's one of those routes that makes the Gunks special: a 5.3 on terrific rock where you've got about 200 feet of exposure. Great stuff! (And, agreed, nice photo!)
Posted by: tokyo bill

Re: Guess the route - 09/07/07 02:19 AM

 Originally Posted By: Daniel
To me, it's one of those routes that makes the Gunks special: a 5.3 on terrific rock where you've got about 200 feet of exposure. Great stuff! (And, agreed, nice photo!)


That's a 5.3? Damn - it's settled, I gotta get back to climb at the gunks again, one of these years.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/10/07 08:06 PM

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/10/07 09:24 PM

Yellow Wall, Dennis?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 01:04 AM

No, not Yellow Wall. Easier than that.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 11:42 AM

BBB?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 01:20 PM

Beatle Brow Bulge is right, Core.
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 01:26 PM

Huh, doesnt look as big from this angle
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 01:31 PM

How about this birds eye view:

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 02:16 PM

The top of Hawk?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 02:34 PM

Hawk is correct Dennis!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 02:53 PM

It's only fitting that the 1,000th reply have a photo in it:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 09/11/07 06:13 PM

Huh, doesnt look as big from this angle.

I think the moves "start" somewhat further in than is visible in this shot, plus the foliage at left hides the recess.

An interesting aside is that this is the route that started this thread some 1000 posts and 2500 views ago.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 03:38 PM

Regarding the route with the man in tights, here's a hint, which should narrow it down (a lot):

Lynn Hill had the first ascent, I'm told.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 04:24 PM

"Who is that faceless man in tights?", asked the gasping crowd below.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 04:58 PM

Well it sure ain't me, since I could never get up it on TR, let alone on lead. (Plus I have much better taste in tights.)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 06:05 PM

I've become bored of the Man In Tights. I'd rather guess about other people's photos.

The route is Artificial Intelligence.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 06:32 PM

ahhh, I wouldn't have known.

I'll be out gathering new photos for the next couple of days...I'll post some up for the game when I get back.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 07:14 PM

OK, what's this? (the trick being that I don't actually know)

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 07:20 PM

I don't know which crag A.I. is on. Can anyone tell me? I remember hearing when Lynn Hill put it up but no other memory about it.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 07:36 PM

A.I. is at a section of Bonticue that is in private hands. For many years it was owned by someone who did not mind climbing (I believe). I think that was the case when Lynn Hill put it up. But it recently changed hands and the new owner does mind. A lot.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 07:54 PM

Dawn, this one looks a lot like the Gill crack boulder problem at the left edge of the Brat Face. If so, perhaps Steven is doing it as a direct start to Katzenjammer.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 08:03 PM

I have better shots, but it would make it way to easy, even this might be too easy.

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 08:16 PM

Slightly Roddy?
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 08:21 PM

Actually, we could very well have been working on the Gill crack problem. Good call.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 08:54 PM

 Quote:
Slightly Roddy?


Nope
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 09:15 PM

Can I play? ;\)
Posted by: irisharehere

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 09:52 PM

Kansas City
Posted by: Spiderman

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 10:25 PM

I want to climb this...but i dont know where or what it is called?

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Did someone say recluse?

Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 09/12/07 10:57 PM

Spider,

The route pictured is called Recluse. It's on Cathedral Ledge in NH.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/new_ham...phrase=recluse&
Posted by: Spiderman

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 12:43 AM

thanks
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 01:45 AM

 Originally Posted By: dalguard
Actually, we could very well have been working on the Gill crack problem. Good call.


I'm pretty sure that's Steven C. on Pas de Deux Direct. Taken the day after Xmas a few years ago.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 02:01 AM

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 10:51 AM

Deniso - Is that the top part of Retro?

Nice Shot
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 10:54 AM

 Originally Posted By: irisharehere
Kansas City


Right o. Here is the another shot a bit earlier from that day.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 12:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Deniso - Is that the top part of Retro?

Nice Shot


Yes it is. Nice shot yourself of KC.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 09/13/07 01:54 PM

Mike, I'd say not. The photo is from 2000. I do remember having a rope on the Gill crack one day a long time ago.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/17/07 11:45 AM

well, I came back with a few pictures as promised.

This won't be too difficult to identify:
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/17/07 12:18 PM

Directtissima P2
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 09/17/07 07:56 PM

Easier to identify than to climb! Hoo-ee, protecting that traverse is pumpy hard work! But I see I'm more of a wimp than you. I think I plugged like three or four pieces in on that traverse.

GO
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 09/17/07 08:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: dalguard
Mike, I'd say not. The photo is from 2000. I do remember having a rope on the Gill crack one day a long time ago.


Ah, right you are (or right I'm not, at least)...I found the tradgirl trip report of the Gunksfest I was thinking of.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 01:43 AM

ok, here's a shot of a route that obscures most of its distinguishable features. Give it a shot!

Posted by: dalguard

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 04:34 AM

OK, it has horizontals and a ledge. That narrows it down to . . .
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 11:10 AM

haha, exactly! I bet the manchor from which I'm hanging gives it away though...

Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 12:03 PM

son of/easy o?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 12:29 PM

Core, you made it way to easy to fast. Even empicard got it... ;\)

The Anchor pic is an awesome dsiplay of cluster f*ck thou.. \:D
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 01:01 PM

haha! I couldn't wait too long, Dawn was right about the first picture.

ohh, that fixed anchor is starting to give me the shivers. It appears to be solid though!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 01:02 PM

With a 60 meter rope you can do it all in one pitch, then lower down to the GT and belay your second up from there. Then they can rap off the anchor. Beats hanging out there. A 70 meter you can toprope the whole thing...what a great toprope that is!

RR
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 01:04 PM

try this:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 02:00 PM

Nice Core, Madame G!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 02:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
With a 60 meter rope you can do it all in one pitch, then lower down to the GT and belay your second up from there. Then they can rap off the anchor. Beats hanging out there.

RR


Did one of my golf balls whack you in the head? That has to be one of the top 5 belay hang outs (as far as the setting and view goes) in the Gunks. Nice and airy and if you're there late in the day you can watch the sunset drop behind the Nears and Millbrook. If that makes no sense to you, you need to go back down to Patagonia and hang out in your tent for another week or two in the rain.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 02:48 PM

I'm with Smike.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 03:00 PM

Cory, you should post that picture on one of the ubiquitous "critique my anchor" threads on rc.com!

GO
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 04:28 PM

Smike, Madame G it is. It's funny how linking P2 and P3 can remove all of the "headiness" in that route, turning it into a nice long pitch full of pull-and-go moves.

edit:

I should say that's it's nice not to interrupt such a smooth, fun climb with a hanging gear belay.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 05:44 PM

 Originally Posted By: core
haha, exactly! I bet the manchor from which I'm hanging gives it away though...


For the life of me I cannot understand why Gunks climbers would want to put up with a cluster-f_ck like that instead of something simple like:

Sure, I understand the trad ethic, but really, there are limits to everything. I'm not arguing for convenience anchors or even safety issues, just simplicity. That cluster is far more unsightly and "unnatural" than a pair of barely visible bolts and quicklinks. Of course doing so next to a horizontal would get everyone's panties in a bunch, so once again ideology wins out over sesibility.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 06:31 PM

The top belay hangout in the Trapps is High E ledge. the second is the top of Betty. As far as doing a semi hanging bely on two rusty pins and some ratty webbing ALMOST at the top of the cliff.....I'll pass.

RR
Posted by: retr2327

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 07:12 PM

"The top belay hangout in the Trapps is High E ledge."

Not even close. Three Doves, anyone? complete with belay seat, no dirt and dust, and bolted anchors?

The High E ledge does have a spectacular setting and view, but so does most of the top of the cliff
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 08:03 PM

I dunno man...On a hot summer day, nothing beats this belay ledge (name it):

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 08:52 PM

That cluster is far more unsightly and "unnatural" than a pair of barely visible bolts and quicklinks.

But it disappears after the climb is done.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 08:57 PM

 Originally Posted By: oenophore
But it disappears after the climb is done.

Look again. Except for the rightmost Alien (and, obviously, associated biners, slings and striped rope-o-lette), all of that stuff is resident, including the knotted grey rope (there's a quick-link at the power-point).
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 09:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
 Originally Posted By: oenophore
But it disappears after the climb is done.

Look again. Except for the rightmost Alien (and, obviously, associated biners, slings and striped rope-o-lette), all of that stuff is resident, including the knotted grey rope (there's a quick-link at the power-point).
It took a download of the photo and some photo enhancement to show what you mean. There seems to be a fixed tricam, two angles and a hard-to-remove fixed spring-loaded device. I must agree that all that nylon is unsightly and its removal is desirable.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 09/20/07 11:04 PM

Can't recognize that belay Core, but it looks semi-hanging, and who wants that when there's the option of a Barco-lounge-o-belay on say... Yellow Ridge (my personal fave).

High E belay is scenic but it's the dustbowl of the GT Ledge. My rope is usually a filthy mess after being there.

Fat City belay is pretty cool too.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 01:24 AM

Regarding the SoEO belay...there is a manky bashed FCU, two fixed tricams (one with a severed sling), and two rusty bongs.

The sling and biners are mine, as well as the trusty yellow alien...

Regarding the hot summer day belay ledge. It's not a hanging belay, it's comfortable enough sit on and relax...Just enough tension in the rope will make you feel comfortable enough to take a nap.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 02:58 AM

why not just climb the what, 12 FREAKING FEET TO THE TOP AND SIT IN THE DAMN SHADE TO BELAY?
and dont gimmie that "i need to hear my second" shit, use walkies.
DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 10:44 AM

 Originally Posted By: empicard
why not just climb the what, 12 FREAKING FEET TO THE TOP AND SIT IN THE DAMN SHADE TO BELAY?
and dont gimmie that "i need to hear my second" shit, use walkies.
DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH



There is a reason that belay exsits. The top is a riverbed of loose crap and dirt waiting to land on anyone below should the leader choose to go the extra 15' of 5.1
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 01:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Can't recognize that belay Core, but it looks semi-hanging, and who wants that when there's the option of a Barco-lounge-o-belay on say... Yellow Ridge (my personal fave).

High E belay is scenic but it's the dustbowl of the GT Ledge. My rope is usually a filthy mess after being there.

Fat City belay is pretty cool too.


gotta second Mike on this one - the Yellow Ridge belay; probably a tie with the 3Doves/AnnieOh/Limelight belay. The latter, of course, has the advantage of being a BOLTED anchor!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 02:45 PM

The Arrow Wall belays are certainly outstanding, particularly in the early evening, but this is one of my favorite mid-day, scorching-sun belays...

Another view of the route:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 03:05 PM

Based on the second view, I'd guess Bonnie's Roof...
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 03:11 PM

Yep, a nice place to escape the direct sun!
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 04:03 PM

I'm reasonably sure it's the belay in the CCK/Updraft corner.

And I'm ready to be wrong!
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 05:03 PM

Okay, who wants to guess on this one. Only hint I'll give is that no, I haven't reversed a picture of CCK!



GO
Posted by: OldEric

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 05:08 PM

Le Teton
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 09/21/07 06:43 PM

Correct!

GO
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 05:30 AM

Try this one!

Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 11:37 AM

Star Action.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 01:24 PM

 Originally Posted By: yorick
Star Action.


Guess again.
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 04:25 PM

Doubleissima
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 04:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: pazreal
Doubleissima


Getting colder.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 05:04 PM

Interstice?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 05:51 PM

kind of look like proctoscope or silex which ever one is more north i always get em mixed up
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 07:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
kind of look like proctoscope or silex which ever one is more north i always get em mixed up


this picture shows the crux move of the climb. I will post a wider angle shot later that is more revealing. Don't have my pictures here with me at the office.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 08:06 PM

Could it be GS?
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 08:12 PM

 Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Could it be GS?


Nice Rich. You are correct it is Graveyard Shift.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 08:35 PM

Here's one.



Contrary to looks, he's not actually leading, he's on being belayed up on one side of doubles. \:\)
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 08:53 PM


I thought the crux of GS was getting over the roof.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 08:54 PM

Blistered Toe?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/17/07 09:04 PM

Yup, BT it is. Your knowledge never ceases to amaze me!

Thought it was a really cool pitch.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 12:29 AM

 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot

I thought the crux of GS was getting over the roof.


The crux on Graveyard is pulling over the bulge just above the left facing corner which is where he is. The roof at the very top of the pitch is 5.7 or 5.8.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 12:56 AM

Here is a seldom done P2

Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 03:53 AM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Here is a seldom done P2


That traverse doesn't look long enough to me, but I'll throw out Airy Aria for the hell of it.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 01:06 PM

Nope, a hint "the other white cliff"
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 01:48 PM

As in Pork Crag?

Great shot, Mike.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 02:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: Coppertone
 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot

I thought the crux of GS was getting over the roof.


The crux on Graveyard is pulling over the bulge just above the left facing corner which is where he is. The roof at the very top of the pitch is 5.7 or 5.8.


My mistake, that is the section I meant but I didn't recognize that as being where the climber is! Funny.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 04:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot
 Originally Posted By: Coppertone
 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot

I thought the crux of GS was getting over the roof.


The crux on Graveyard is pulling over the bulge just above the left facing corner which is where he is. The roof at the very top of the pitch is 5.7 or 5.8.


My mistake, that is the section I meant but I didn't recognize that as being where the climber is! Funny.



The left facing corner and the undercling are well camoflaged in that picture.
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 05:22 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Here is a seldom done P2



Birdland?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 06:04 PM

 Originally Posted By: nerdom


Birdland?


You got it, nice guess. That and P1 together make one of the finest (legal) 5.8's in all of gunklanda.... Why on earth does anyone rap off of P1...

Couple more from that morning http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanislawphoto/
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 07:54 PM

Those are nice shots of Birdland.

Here's a Trapps route taken this past Saturday afternoon:

Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:03 PM

Nice shot! I was just there, so I'll let someone else get a crack.
Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:10 PM

Nurse's aid
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:11 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Those are nice shots of Birdland.

Here's a Trapps route taken this past Saturday afternoon:



Nurse's Aid

Edited to add: Nice pic

TS
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:26 PM

Nice shot Denise, now if I can stop climbing and start hanging on the end of a rope like you....
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:32 PM

Nurse's Aid it is.

Thanks Smike.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 08:33 PM

great photos smike and deniso!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 09:11 PM

Ok John, I know you have to have some recent good stuff to post...
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 10/18/07 10:41 PM

 Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
Yup, BT [Blistered Toe] it is. Your knowledge never ceases to amaze me!

Some things really imprint - like the distinctive roof on the skyline...and that I fell off the crux...after placing a stopper in the pod-thingy...after clipping a qd to the nut...but before clipping the other end of the qd onto the rope!
Posted by: nerdom

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 03:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
 Originally Posted By: nerdom


Birdland?


You got it, nice guess. That and P1 together make one of the finest (legal) 5.8's in all of gunklanda.... Why on earth does anyone rap off of P1...

Couple more from that morning http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanislawphoto/


Agreed, P2 is a great pitch.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 05:54 PM

Shot by Matt Calardo


Posted by: pazreal

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 06:04 PM

Not sure of the route but it looks like Brian "Gearboy" Kim
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 06:06 PM

 Originally Posted By: pazreal
Not sure of the route but it looks like Brian "Gearboy" Kim


Nice Arthur, but since this isn't the "Guess the climber" thread you don't get any points ;\)
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 06:14 PM

I believe that would be Fat city. Dam Matt….why you gotta make photos like that and get my all psyched up to get out and shoot!
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 06:17 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
I believe that would be Fat city. Dam Matt….why you gotta make photos like that and get my all psyched up to get out and shoot!


Winner, I thought that might be too easy.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/19/07 06:23 PM

Do you have any more from the Matt Calardo vault? I need more reasons to quit my dayjob....
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 01:20 PM

The bike man David Steres takes another cruise

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 02:12 PM

Sure looks like Millbrook. I've not been on it in a while, but looks like Cruise Control, although I'd be more certain if I could see part of Westward included. Nice picture, gives a sense of the exposure out there.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 02:22 PM

you sir are correct
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 03:43 PM

Sweet pic John
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 04:16 PM

What a totally different experience at Millbrook. The rock is essentially the same but steeper, more exposed everywhere, and no chance of help if you need it. A great route like Cruise Control would have chalk everywhere and no lichen within 20 feet if it were in the Trapps. It would also be graded a bit higher. Instead, you have to try to think like a first ascensionist to figure out where to go; as well as avoiding the fire pits, quick sand, chiggers that live in every crack, and millions of venemous snakes. The only place I've seen where every snake is covered in ticks. In all seriousness, I've seen bear near the cliff there almost every time I've gone, even just on trail runs. One hot summer day last summer, having run a couple hours, I was slurping away at a stream on the way back to Minnewaska to stand up face to face with a good sized one. Thankfully it was just as afraid and ran crashing through the woods away from my intended direction. Makes me wonder what it must be like there when it isn't a weekend!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 05:59 PM

Chip, you forgot to mention that most leaders die trying to get past the bottom 30 feet of choss and the few that do discover that protection on the solid white rock is almost non-existent.

As for the bears, they've eaten the last three parties that tried to hike out to Millbrook on a weekend.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 06:16 PM

I just knew those were human remains I keep finding along the trail. I quess the lack of blueberries has them searching for other ways to fill up lately.
My bear story is true and I've a witness. Becky had just finished telling me it was dangerous to drink from any of those streams. Guess she was right.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 06:18 PM

My understanding is that human bones have actually been found in the Palmaghatt ravine.

Several sets.

It's just not a good place to be.

(you beat me to it chip)
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 06:23 PM

The ravine is a whole new ball of wax! Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World had nothin' on that place. I heard the ravine was the scene of a lot of the Sasquatch incidents. Now you know what really happened to the Lenape tribe.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 06:39 PM

Sasquatch incidents? Crackers was seen down there?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 07:27 PM

you all may see a talus bear out there. this bear doesn't hibernate though

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 08:11 PM

Another great shot. From the photo it looks like you could easily just jump from one ridge line to another to get away from whatever large carnivorous mammal that is. Amazing that the photographer escaped.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/07 08:42 PM

Here's the Bank from 10/20 sunrise
enjoy

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 12:18 AM

Wow, John. A winner in any sense of the word.
Posted by: johnm

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 03:58 AM

extremely cool photos of the slope, or the deposit or whatever it is.

thanks Talus. maybe I can find tickets to get there this year.
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 04:38 AM

 Originally Posted By: chip
From the photo it looks like you could easily just jump from one ridge line to another to get away from whatever large carnivorous mammal that is.


Any competent practitioner of parkour could easily make that jump.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 04:46 AM

Great shot John. Someone got up early for that one...
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 10:40 AM

thank you for the compliments everyone
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/07 10:54 AM

 Originally Posted By: talus
thank you for the compliments everyone
Add mine. What's the story of your being at Millbrook at dawn?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/28/07 06:27 PM

Awesome work John. You're starting to go all Hardie Truesdale or something. It pays to get up way early on those weather transition days.

Since where on the ridgeline photo kick of late here, I was up early on 10/21 but way too lazy to make the hump out to millbrook, so I drove to this location. Not as dramatic due to clear skys.


Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/29/07 12:55 AM

From a little earlier that morning

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 10/29/07 04:13 PM

Majestic View Farms at the corner of Shaft Road and Burnswyck Road in the Town of Gardiner.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/29/07 05:09 PM

Correct RR, you guessed the route...um location..
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 05:36 AM

Given the blurriness of the photo, it takes a leap of faith to expect people to guess this one--though I suspect someone will manage it.

Posted by: Rosceaux

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 08:55 AM

Looks like "Crash and Burn," but that stretch/jump feels a whole lot longer than it looks in the picture,
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 04:08 PM

ok, we've resorted to out of focus pictures now?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 05:22 PM

 Originally Posted By: Daniel
Given the blurriness of the photo,

Why did you even save this, let alone post it? In a thread with thousands of views...and for the most part good to excellent photos?
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 06:37 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
Why did you even save this, let alone post it? In a thread with thousands of views...and for the most part good to excellent photos?

Extra challenge? I thought it was "guess the route," not "post the most beautiful and obvious picture of the route." And it was my only shot of the jump. Besides, the other photos would have been way too easy for those who know it, for instance this photo of the Crash And Burn pinnacle:


or this photo of a tall person leaning out to clean the gear the tall leader placed under the overhang:


or this slightly out of focus one clearing the hang:

Must be a terrifying route if you're short (terrifying enough if you're tall). Talk about commitment! \:o

Anyway, here's another route, in focus, even if it is a butt shot.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 07:04 PM

Double Crack?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 07:27 PM

Nice shots, hey whos the guide in those shots..I mean it is sky top riiiiight? ;\)
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 07:28 PM

Despite the rash of sh:t I got last time I brought it up, I will again express my displeasure with people posting recent photos of illegal climbing AT SKYTOP.

You are doing the climbing community a disservice.

Flame away.

Pilgrim's Progress.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 07:29 PM

Pilgrim's Progress?
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 07:32 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Despite the rash of sh:t I got last time I brought it up, I will again express my displeasure with people posting recent photos of illegal climbing AT SKYTOP.

You are doing the climbing community a disservice.

Flame away.

Pilgrim's Progress.

Mike, these are photos of legal climbing (overnight at the Mountain House, guided by Alpine Endeavors), though there's no way you could have known. Whether posting photos of legal climbing at a restricted area encourages illegal climbing is, I suppose, debatable. (For what it's worth, there is a photo of climbers on Strawberry Yogurt in The Alpinist 21, so the magazine editors seemed to think it was OK.)

And yes, it's A Pilgrim's Progress.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 08:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Despite the rash of sh:t I got last time I brought it up, I will again express my displeasure with people posting recent photos of illegal climbing AT SKYTOP.

You are doing the climbing community a disservice.

Flame away.

Pilgrim's Progress.


Nice one Mike

Need a towel for that egg running down your face.. \:\/
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 08:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: Daniel

Mike, these are photos of legal climbing (overnight at the Mountain House, guided by Alpine Endeavors), though there's no way you could have known. Whether posting photos of legal climbing at a restricted area encourages illegal climbing is, I suppose, debatable. (For what it's worth, there is a photo of climbers on Strawberry Yogurt in The Alpinist 21, so the magazine editors seemed to think it was OK.)

And yes, it's A Pilgrim's Progress.


Ah yes, earlier this week, with Joe, I see. Well in that case I'm glad you were able to get out there and enjoy these routes.

(See, the "new policy" at ST isn't all evil.)

Mmm...good egg! ;\)
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 08:36 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
Need a towel for that egg running down your face.. \:\/

Well, I could have been clear from the start--but that wouldn't have been as much fun, as it would have given away the routes for those who know the crag. Have to say that it felt like a real treat to be out there at all. While I understand the complaints about the MMH policy, it's certainly better than having it closed entirely, IMO. (Was lucky to get a gorgeous day, too.)

One more (probably way easy for Mike), with the emphasis of my view that people should not climb at Skytop except in accordance with the restrictions set by the Mohonk Mountain House.

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 08:50 PM

Yellow Verschneidung?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/07/07 09:45 PM

no that's Taste of Honey

I believe the photo in Alpinist 21 was taken by Marty M who runs Alpine E
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/08/07 02:30 AM

 Originally Posted By: talus
no that's Taste of Honey

Correct.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 01:12 PM

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 01:16 PM

edit photo for later
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 03:46 PM


Landscape... macro


Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 07:53 PM

Macro photo...Roseland?
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 08:22 PM

 Originally Posted By: ShakesALot
Landscape... macro

Whatever it is, you can leave the chalk bag in the backpack; just rub your hands on the hold on the way up.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/07 09:06 PM

macro-wegetables?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 11/10/07 01:31 PM

I don't have a clue what that over-chalked hold is, but something tells me that you just found the secret to keeping this thread vital for another fifty years. This is going to be FUN.

Now I gotta shoot that creaky Wheat Thin flake on P2 of MF...
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/10/07 04:30 PM

I'm gonna guess the landscape macro is the start of Stirrup Trouble.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/07 07:36 PM

Landscape... macro

Er, what does that mean? Macro lens shot?
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/07 11:42 PM

C'mon Shakes...give!

What it be?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 11/12/07 03:33 AM

 Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
I'm gonna guess the landscape macro is the start of Stirrup Trouble.


RG wins it.
Posted by: Jacqqq

Re: Guess the route - 11/12/07 04:40 AM

Dismantle?
I'm new to this site, so apologies if someone beat me to this. :-)
Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 11/13/07 02:38 AM

 Originally Posted By: Jacqqq
Dismantle?
I'm new to this site, so apologies if someone beat me to this. :-)


Only rule to this one is that to "get credit" you have to guess before the poster gives the answer!
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/13/07 02:18 PM

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/13/07 10:13 PM

what's up people? over a 100 views and not a single guess. need a hint?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/13/07 10:36 PM

Maybe its best that no one can guess... I mean if you had a ton of responses then that place would be just another over crowded trapps...

Could you imagine waiting in line to rap into Westward Ha!

Nice shot btw..have any in landscape mode?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 01:27 AM

ok i was told the party on the FA traversed in from the left side of Millbrook along the ledge. Starting off with Millbrook must have been fun.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 11:30 AM

um Old Route 5.5?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 12:04 PM

correct on old route.

"overcrowded trapps"
pretty much why i don't usually take photos in the trapps/ nears. anyone can there's no work involved
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 02:56 PM

Yet another great shot, John.

I've never done Old Route. Perhaps those who make the effort to go to Millbrook have more ambitious plans once they get there, and that's why none of your hundred viewers recognized it. But it looks lovely in your photo, and it is certainly historic, the first route in the Shawangunks, 1935.

Imagine Fritz up there in his tennies with a 40 meter hemp rope and a few soft-iron pitons on completely uncharted ground with absolutely no hope of any kind of aid (including from his own party, who were far weaker climbers than he was) if anything went wrong.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 05:33 PM

RG has it right. Fritz's adventurous spirit comes through loudly when you consider the details of climbing on that day.

What I've wondered about is how he and his party got to the base of the climb. Presumably he didn't have the beta about rapping in from the pine tree! Anyone actually know? (As opposed to "Guess the Approach".)
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 05:47 PM

Frank I posted in a previous post.

here it is again

Fritz on the FA traversed in from the left side of Millbrook along the ledge to the start of Old route.

Thank you RG
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 06:51 PM

Back in the day, there was a homeowner who let us walk up a dirt road on his property toward the cliff. The dirt road ended at a stream, which one followed to a steep slope leading to the boulder field. This approach took you to the right side of the cliff, and if that's the way Fritz went, He probably would have traversed the boulder field, looking for a route he wanted to do, and ending up at the left end, did the Old Route.

It is also quite possible that he climbed up the power line cut (if it was there in 1935) and traversed over to the left side of Millbrook. No doubt there is an account in Appalachia around 1935, if anyone has a library with those volumes.
Posted by: jnickel

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 08:05 PM

Regarding Julie's post of 8/25/7: the first pitch of Werk Supp on the Bastille.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 11/14/07 09:51 PM

Thanks for that info, RG. If anyone has access to Appalachia from that time, let me know, please.

Talus, I shouldn't have put in the glib comment about the rap tree. What I was really getting at is what RG added, an idea of the approach that let Fritz consider where a possible route might go. The few times I've been to Millbrook I've found it hard to get a sense of what's in store above me and have relied completely on a guide book to select lines. I'd imagine that approaching from the boulders below lets the climber see some of the cliff's features better than walking along the ledge.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 03:38 PM

This is Dave Leahy who I think gets more pumped about getting up early in the morning to do route at a far away cliff than I do. In fact I know he was having more fun than I this day, being that I wanted to climb so bad instead of taking photos for you all to see.
If you need a guide Dave works for http://www.high-xposure.com

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 06:13 PM

Happiness is a 110 degree wall
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 07:46 PM

no sir
Posted by: socialist1

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 09:03 PM

Nector Vector
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 09:33 PM

no
Posted by: learningtolead

Re: Guess the route - 11/15/07 11:23 PM

I don't know what it is but it's beautiful!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/16/07 01:47 AM

Realm of the 5th Class Climber?

RR
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 11/16/07 04:11 AM

my man Ranger Rob is correct
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/24/07 07:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: jnickel
Regarding Julie's post of 8/25/7: the first pitch of Werk Supp on the Bastille.


ding! ding! ding!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 04/09/08 02:55 PM

Well, it's that time of the year again...

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 04/09/08 03:12 PM

Minty
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 04/09/08 03:40 PM

yep, nice job. I don't think I would have been able to guess it though, my memory is a bit rusty.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 04/09/08 04:22 PM

Good photo for the game. I'll see what I can dig up.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 04/09/08 05:28 PM

The perspective on that photo hurts my eyes...
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 11:58 AM

Ya'll need to put a twist on this theme. It seems gunkies are pretty damned good at identifying pictures of routes. What someone needs to do is run along the top of the cliff and take pictures of the topouts. I gaurantee the success rate will plummet. Ever been walking along top looking for the top of a specific route? This is the skill we should be testing.

RR
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 02:03 PM

I think the minty rap anchor may have been a little easier, because of all the discussions revolving around the accident that occurred last year. (which, IIRC, occurred not long after I took this picture.)

That also reminds me...Last year I saw a young woman at this belay with her pants down taking a leak - all over the route below. WTF, it's not as if embarking on a gunks route is an all day affair...Try planning next time.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 02:46 PM

 Quote:
The perspective on that photo hurts my eyes...


What, you have a problem with an entire forest growing horizontally out of a vertical "floor?" Just rotate yer monitor 90 degrees to see the "real" picture.

I do it myself, but aren't we all a little tired of climbing pictures rotated 90 or even more commonly 180 degrees to create a vertiginous effect that exists only in the mind of the photographer?
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 02:56 PM

For some, one Gunks route *is* an all-day affair, or at least many hours. It happens.

FWIW - my general observation is that men have less, uh, bladder endurance than women. Of course, anyone peeing on a cliff needs to look for the spot of least impact.

Thanks for reviving this thread!
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 04:02 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Ya'll need to put a twist on this theme. It seems gunkies are pretty damned good at identifying pictures of routes. What someone needs to do is run along the top of the cliff and take pictures of the topouts. I gaurantee the success rate will plummet. Ever been walking along top looking for the top of a specific route? This is the skill we should be testing.

RR


Maybe, but the fun is looking at the route and trying to guess. It would get boring real fast by looking toward New Paltz from the top of the cliff in every photo.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 05:08 PM

 Quote:
...to create a vertiginous effect that exists only in the mind of the photographer?


Careful with your accusations, RG! In my own mind, I've led up some pretty dizzyingly overhung slab routes. Must be the Heroic Configuration of my middle ear.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 05:37 PM

 Quote:
In my own mind, I've led up some pretty dizzyingly overhung slab routes. Must be the Heroic Configuration of my middle ear.


Yeah, me too. In fact, the HCC (heroic cochlear configuration) is the primary justification for displaying one's shots with preposterously altered perspective: do you want to see the route as it is, or do you want to experience what it feels like to be one it? It's just that after a while, the slab shot presented upside down becomes a cliche, and I get a little tired of turning my magazine upside down all the time just to see what the depicted climb really looked like.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 08:48 PM

RG is this what you are talking about? \:\)



Let me know if you still want to do what we talked about

cheers
j
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/10/08 09:38 PM

John, I've had some days when I felt like that.

As for "the thing we talked about," I'm still enthusiastic in principle. There is the small problem that my estimation of my current abilities seems to be rather more optimistic than any reality-based experience is able to confirm, so I'll just have to get out and see where I am this year.

The original anniversary that started this discussion has, of course, come and gone. But I have another one coming up this summer, when I turn fifty as a climber. My first climb was the Owen-Spaulding Route on the Grand Teton in 1958, as I recently discovered from this summit register.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 01:09 AM

Wow!
Congratulations on 50 yrs of climbing!

I'm sure you would fire up Coexistence
Posted by: Bill

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 01:12 AM

RG --- Do you have this phrase copyrighted?

 Quote:
my current abilities seems to be rather more optimistic than any reality-based experience is able to confirm


This is a perfectly accurate description of my perspective of my climbing ability. Thinking of getting it printed up on some T-shirts so as to serve as a reminder of the fact as I get ready to head out for another climbing day. Might help limit my trips to the ER.

Bill

PS

 Quote:
when I turn fifty as a climber
Does this mean 50 years as a climber or 50 years on this plane of existence?!?!?!?! I assume the latter since you don't look that damn old.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 02:44 AM

 Originally Posted By: Bill
 Quote:
when I turn fifty as a climber
Does this mean 50 years as a climber or 50 years on this plane of existence?!?!?!?! I assume the latter since you don't look that damn old.

I can assure you he means the former. I first met RG in my first year of climbing (72/73) when I was but 17. He was one of those in the rarefied atmosphere that could confidently cruise up a 5.8 (I had no idea at the time that he was climbing much harder stuff). I remember being riveted while on Three Pines watching him lead Something Interesting (rated 5.7 then).
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 04:34 PM

Bill, if you check the link, you'll see that the summit register is dated July 26, 1958, so that will be my 50th climbing birthday (god willing, as the orthodox of my people always add). I was 14 at the time of that ascent, so you can compute my age from that. Whatever may or may not be encoded in looks, I'm afraid I am, after all, that damn old.

And Marc, oh for the days when cruising 5.8 was actually a cause for any kind of admiration! Nowadays, its a lot harder to get any love.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 05:09 PM

Well Rich, here’s tilting one to you in the hopes you will get to fulfill that 50th B-day wish.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/08 07:56 PM

MIKEY FOR CHRISSAKE LEARN HOW TO SPELL.
OR TYPE.
OR BOTH.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 04/21/08 04:44 PM

I took this one on Saturday...It shouldn't take too long to guess:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 04/21/08 05:21 PM

Strictly from Nowhere?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 04/21/08 05:41 PM

Yep. After the renewed discussion in the accident thread, I wanted to go back and check the route out. Nice climb.
Posted by: pda

Re: Guess the route - 04/21/08 07:30 PM

Nice photo - looks like you're being belayed by the hand of God . . .
Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 06/07/08 05:05 PM


Testing

Posted by: wombat

Re: Guess the route - 06/09/08 05:35 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
Frank I posted in a previous post.

here it is again

Fritz on the FA traversed in from the left side of Millbrook along the ledge to the start of Old route.



Talus

I am way late to this but would love to see the pic as I had a bit of an adventure last year looking for the Old Route. Thought it would be cool to do such a historic climb. I think I was at the right starting point but clearly missed something, unless the rating is REALLY OLD SKOOL, since I ended up on something that felt 8ish with about a 40+ footer if i blew it on the way back right to a nice big tree. it was great climbing on a small, thin right facing corner arch.

If anyone knows where I went wrong... I think I missed a traverse left somewhere after the dirty right facing corner.

thanks

Michael
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/09/08 06:42 PM

I believe I fail the Rockanice test. Looks like a bunch of routes, but can't place it.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 06/09/08 08:43 PM

Ravitch Rock?
Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/08 04:45 PM

Deleted other- not Ravitch Rock


What routes are near this?

Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/08 05:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: Rockanice
What routes are near this?



I just put up a route right there, Called "Too Fucking Small to See"

do i need to post a real climbing photo?
Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 06/10/08 08:41 PM

Talus, hey, I think i tripped over that route (root?) Musta been the 2nd ascent.

post up a real image (I can't seem to resize and stay under the 50kb limit - can you fix it? or anyone?)

Edit to add: one hint is that, unfortunately, those that might recognize the image are more likely to need reading glasses these days, so doubly sorry for the size. The photo is 20+ years old and the original "subject" of the image has long disintegrated away. Really didn't think a hint was needed though.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 01:34 AM

Hmmm, yeah I know that tree, people make it into a face with little rocks. Is it down near Fat City?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 02:08 AM

Okay, a real picture. Who can identify this one?



GO
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 03:51 AM

 Originally Posted By: cfrac
Hmmm, yeah I know that tree, people make it into a face with little rocks. Is it down near Fat City?

Nope. It's in the Trapps, closer to the Three Pines area (or maybe Northern Exposure / Guides wall area? - it's been a long time....).
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 10:34 AM

 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
Okay, a real picture. Who can identify this one?

GO


You should really do Son of Easy O in one pitch.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 10:51 AM

rockanice, gunks.com isn't the greatest for hosting photos. put your photos on photobucket and you will be able to post a larger size.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 11:11 AM

here is an example from photobucket, which also you can guess the route.

Climber is Rich Romano who always seems to amaze me by how long he can hang out on small overhanging holds.

Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 12:07 PM

small overhanging sloping holds by the look of it.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 02:18 PM

That route Rich is on doesn't look like anything I would have personal experience with. Yikes!
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 02:38 PM

it's not yikes that's a boulder problem in the trapps.

also this was Rich's warm up route! i fell when following.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 02:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
it's not yikes that's a boulder problem in the trapps.

also this was Rich's warm up route! i fell when following.


The sting? Nice shot btw.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 03:17 PM

it is not the sting. Not in the trapps.

thanks for the comment. it could have been a lot better with some proper planning.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 04:02 PM

 Originally Posted By: Smike
 Originally Posted By: GOclimb
Okay, a real picture. Who can identify this one?

GO


You should really do Son of Easy O in one pitch.


Goddammit, how do you guys get them so easily!? I've probably done the climb a half dozen times, and *I* wouldn't have been able to recognize it from the pic!

Okay, I'll put up another one tomorrow. It's not quite as popular a route, so *maybe* it'll last a day.

GO
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 04:36 PM

You need to start off with taking a shot from an angle that you don't normally get when climbing the route. (a.k.a. Talus's shot)
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 05:11 PM

That shot on Son of Easy O is a gimme.

That shot of Rich is hard to guess, but how about Forbidden Zone? I'm not sure that is right, but you could get that angle from across the chasm.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 05:27 PM

incorrect coppertone.

the setup i had was anchor on top for a rapp line. took one end of the rope about 10 meters from the cliff and tied it off on a tree. while i rapped off the other end i had a quick draw attached to the rope that was tied off on the tree so that it would shoot me away from the cliff.

i kind of wish i had the rope running out and to the climbers left it would have been a nice landscape photo then. oh well
Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 06:11 PM

Talus, really nice shot.

Thanks for your help, I'm learning.

MarcC - yes, that's the People Eating Tree, IIRC used to be near Minty Tree.
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 06:27 PM

 Originally Posted By: talus
incorrect coppertone.

the setup i had was anchor on top for a rapp line. took one end of the rope about 10 meters from the cliff and tied it off on a tree. while i rapped off the other end i had a quick draw attached to the rope that was tied off on the tree so that it would shoot me away from the cliff.

i kind of wish i had the rope running out and to the climbers left it would have been a nice landscape photo then. oh well


If it is not in the Trapps, it shouldn't be at Skytop as you are using Aliens and I don't think that they were made while Skytop was open, so it is likely either the Nears or Lost City. Although I have never seen either one led, the color of the rock would fit Birdbrain or Slamin the Salmon as would the shitty looking holds. But there does seem to be a roof overhead looming just out of site not sure if that would fit into my guess. either way a great shot.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 06:33 PM

Trees look too close for Skytop...
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 07:10 PM

Photos/Routes??

Aliens at Skytop - might depend on your defintion of closed, but Aliens were commonly seen at Skytop before it was was "really" closed.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 08:02 PM

not at sissytop. maybe Dickie Barre knows
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/11/08 08:36 PM

I was thinkin yellow wall by the rock color. That dickie is pretty knowledgable, but I never see him getting any color from all that sun.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 02:42 AM

Caffeine and Nicotine?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 03:14 AM

Okay, how about this one?



GO
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 03:19 AM

Beatle Brow Bulge. That one is too easy.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 05:02 AM

Yo Dave, just because it's easy doesn't mean its right. I'd guess Jean m'self...

By the way, I started this never-ending thread with a shot of Todd on BBB. Check it out---doesn't look like Gabe's shot, does it?
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 10:04 AM

MR it's not C&N
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 11:41 AM

Jean was my guess as well...
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 12:23 PM

 Originally Posted By: Coppertone
Beatle Brow Bulge. That one is too easy.


It would be if it wasn't the roof on Jean ;\)
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 02:22 PM

As Smike knows... I spent a fair amount of time in the air under that roof!
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 02:59 PM

That looks like Beatle Brow Bulge right down to the big block underneath that takes the blue Camalot but if not then my bad, especially for exuding such confidence in my pick. I'll have to go back and do Jean to improve my identification skills as I haven't been on that climb in many years.
Posted by: retr2327

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 04:20 PM

"That looks like Beatle Brow Bulge right down to the big block underneath that takes the blue Camalot."

But where's the crack that takes the green Alien?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 04:34 PM

RG gets it! Okay, I guess I'm getting better - at least I got one wrong guess before the right one. I'll see if I can find something harder. I doubt it - y'all seem to have photographic memories!

GO
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 07:06 PM

I'll never forget that little left hand jug on Jean. The one I stuck the dubious pink tricam into because I didn't have a bullnut.

It only worked the first time. On a subsequent lead of Jean, I was not easily able to get the pink tricam to stay put... so the first placement must have been illusory. (But I knew it was suspect.)
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 07:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
I'll never forget that little left hand jug on Jean. The one I stuck the dubious pink tricam into because I didn't have a bullnut.


Is that those rubber things I see hanging from hitch mounts these days ?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/08 08:07 PM

Same thing!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 03:35 AM

So....where do you think this is? (Gabe, you can't guess since we just talked about this)

Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 12:33 PM

southern pillar?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 01:26 PM

Gertrudes nose? Nah, gotta be Millbrook but no idea what route.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 01:33 PM

both guesses are incorrect.

as in, not at Millbrook...
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 01:37 PM

Don't worry Cory, I don't remember anyway!

GO
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 03:36 PM

What kind of rusty old fixed gear is that? It looks like a piece of rectangular rust.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 03:59 PM

haha, I'm pretty sure it used to be round.

hint: the pitch after this gets a 5.3 MA rating.
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 05:30 PM

Easy V?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 05:30 PM

Yum Yum Yab Yum, or something close
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 05:34 PM

Dana got it.

It is my understanding that this pin is from the FA...It's seen many a season, clearly.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/08 07:47 PM

ok, Easy V, is that the big flake that you can belay behind at the bottom of the picture?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/08 12:31 AM

Still waiting to hear what that route was that Talus shot with Romano...
Posted by: Mim

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/08 06:37 PM

Bonticou? And I am not cheating...
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/16/08 11:00 PM

Okay, here's another, taken this last weekend:



To me, it looks like every overhang at the Gunks. But let's see how fast y'all can get it.

GO
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 01:27 AM

The spot where the climber is located looks a bit like Bombs Away Dream Baby, but I don't remember those other hangs above it so probably not.
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 11:02 AM

mim it's not bonticue.

gabe looks like obstacle delusion
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 02:05 PM

Gabe, is that No Picnic or Shit or Go Blind?

Chip, BADB has nowhere near that many trees that close above it.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 02:41 PM

I thought of No Picnic, but doesn't look like he traversed in and he appears to have actual pro under the roof. Did I mention how bad the pro is under the roof on No Picnic? Good thing I don't mind soloing 5s.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 03:25 PM

Julie wins! It's Shit or Go Blind.

And maybe it's because I came in from the right, but I thought the pro was lovely.

I also thought it was the easiest 5.8 I've done at the Gunks.

GO
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 04:14 PM

This thread certainly gets me excited to get on some routes I've neglected. Thanks everyone.
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 06/17/08 05:26 PM

Trigger Point?
Posted by: scottl720

Re: Guess the route - 07/07/08 05:29 PM

talus do you think you could give up the romano/ photo route?, it's buggin, me, loooks very familiar but i can't place it,

dickie barre, wow that was 25 yrs ago for me,

as i sit here typing i think i got it,

i'm not sayin' yet though,

sl
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 01:11 AM

is it making you Red?
Posted by: scottl720

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 06:18 AM

yup, got it '

he's leadin' that, its pretty tough up in the upper roof

12c right?

sl
Posted by: scottl720

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 06:37 AM

no, i now think i remember red route being 12b,

'consolation prize' right next door is 12c, right?

hold on, george is playing that (epiphone) sheridon in my ear,

it's red, by the way (think the roof of apple records... jojo was a man who ... well you know)

oww!!

sl

very nice photo's you got
Posted by: scottl720

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 08:03 AM

man those were good days,

Mike Dimitri holding the rope going'

'slow down man you'll get it, watch your feet'

sl
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 10:58 AM

yup scott720 Red Route is the climb though I think it is 11b or c. i fell on the upper roof it's all about the bump.

thank you
Posted by: scottl720

Re: Guess the route - 07/08/08 06:03 PM

yeah, you're right its mid 5.11, i was off base with that,

i love the first 15 ft of that route,

sl
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 05:00 PM

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 07:10 PM

Nice shot!
Never Never Land?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 07:14 PM

Thank you, Smike. Not NNL though.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 07:32 PM

I think I got now.. I sent you a PM, as to not to end a good one for others so soon...
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 07:53 PM

Falled On Account of Strain?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 07:54 PM


Sente?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:12 PM

Sente it is.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:15 PM

Here's another one:

Posted by: Coppertone

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: deniso
Sente it is.

Nice job keeping the bolts out of the frame.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:19 PM

Absurdland?

Cool shot... but tough angle!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:25 PM

Absurdland it is.

It is a tough angle. I tried rotating it around, but I liked this best. It would be better if I could have gotten further away from the rock, but that wasn't happening.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 08:29 PM

Here's another one. I just noticed my foot in the corner of the frame. Oh well. If you squint, the top of my shoe looks like lichen. So just squint at it...

Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 10:15 PM

That one is easy ;\) especially after my last guess...

I'll let someone else get the glory!
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/08 11:19 PM

Wisecrack?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/16/08 01:23 AM

Wisecrack is right.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/16/08 01:40 PM

Deniso, were this pics from last weekend? I think I saw you over Wisecrack. I was climbing Middle Earth with a friend.

Fantastic pics!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/16/08 02:56 PM

Thank you very much, Julie.

Yes, the previous three were all taken this past Sunday, so that was probably me you saw.

-Denis
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/08 03:06 AM


And I honestly don't know the answer so if someone could give me a name and a rating...

And for fun, here is another nearby route (don't know the name or grade, either)

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/08 01:14 PM

That second one is the buttress on the right end of Bontique. I think it goes at 5.8 ish if I remember?
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/08 11:02 PM

Yes, 5.8ish. That first one, we were told was "easy 10" but we're pretty sure that the person who said that was referring to a different route, because it was definitely not easy 10... or else, I stink, which is entirely possible too.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 03:45 PM

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 04:08 PM

That looks soooo familiar.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 04:49 PM

Wow, I actually know this one! Woohoo!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 05:54 PM

Nears Inverted Layback?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 06:09 PM

That's right, Smike.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/07/08 08:07 PM

I’m staying out of this one for a while (well at least until I can get more climbing images to post here, instead all I can say is my photo career has been comprised of intermittent storm chasing, wildfires, and a good dose of documenting the joys of home improvement)

As always nice work Dennis getting the set up to get those angles.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/08/08 02:17 PM

Wow that's an amazing picture of Inverted Layback. Great angle! Not taking a pic of the crux, and that really interesting perspective threw me totally off.

RR
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Don't Even Try... - 08/10/08 09:54 PM

Dick Williams leading one of his many new routes in the Near Trapps. (The pro visible consists of a bomber pair of...ball nuts.)

The NT guide is at the printers, who are predicting early September...



Here's another. Dick's belayer is Keith LaBudde. Septuagenarians on Parade!

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 08/11/08 02:15 AM

Thanks very much, RR and Smike.

I did hang around to get a shot of the crux of course:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/11/08 03:00 AM

Excellent composition and great late date diffused lighting!! Just need to get Jeff in a bright red shirt ;\)
Posted by: Daniel

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 12:09 AM

Probably too easy for those who know it, and and too hard for everyone else. (And entirely legal, I assure you.)

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 03:18 AM


Wild guess: Birdland ?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 03:39 AM

Nurse's Aid?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 03:43 AM

Birdland P2.
Posted by: ScottieR

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 03:48 AM

Jekyl and Hyde
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 11:27 AM

ScottieR is correct

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 12:50 PM

Taken on the route.

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 12:52 PM

Looks like Stannard's Roof to me. Is it possible to miss and dread that route all at the same time?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 12:54 PM

Ooh, second look and I'm not so sure now.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 07:06 PM

No way Birdland. This is, I think, one of those Towering experiences. Edit: Oops, didn't see there was a whol 'nuther page of responses.
Posted by: LarE

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 07:56 PM

Smike, that's Stannards or I'm a claymation dog. I'd recognize the raven poop anywhere!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 08:11 PM

Stannards Roof it is. Chip got it.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 10:18 PM

That is really a beuatiful shot, Smike, from a great position. The colors of the rock are really striking. Not the big panorama shot but really beautiful just the same.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 11:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: chip
That is really a beuatiful shot, Smike, from a great position. The colors of the rock are really striking. Not the big panorama shot but really beautiful just the same.

Now if only there were a climber in it!
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Guess the route - 10/31/08 11:39 PM

From too long ago. Raffa on tight end. Doug Fosdick belaying, Dave Rosenfeld learing down. RC
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/01/08 03:50 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC

Now if only there were a climber in it!


Agreed! Any takers? Setting up from that same spot would be cake, plus instead of my 24mm pocket camera, having my 17mm super wide would be cool...

P.S. Thanks Chip

P.S.S. classic shot rickster
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/08/08 08:18 PM

This one is a bit off the beaten track, and actually has a few feet of offwidth climbing on it. The impatient as well as cheaters can simply consult the photo properties for the route name, since I forgot to disguise it in the photo title. So, for full credit, you have to name the cliff as well. (Photo by Larry Reynolds)

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/08 12:23 PM

Half credit for Millbrook?
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/08 12:39 PM

I would've guessed Bonticou.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/09/08 03:23 PM

You would have guessed Bonticuo, but something prevented you?

OK, language quibbles notwithstanding, AOR wins the prize (such as it is). Dave's Dong is a pinnacle at the (sort of) SW end of the crag (not looking at a map at the moment, so compass headings should be taken with a grain of salt). Nice 5.7 face climbing below the few 5.8 offwidth moves pictured. Some old pins in place that are no longer needed with modern gear. A large cam (I think #4, grey, new Camalot size---maybe a blue will do too) gives near overhead protection at the crux.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/10/08 01:33 PM

I knew that. I just wanted to give other people a chance
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 11/10/08 04:25 PM

Smike... Didn't we climb that one? Looked familier
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/10/08 04:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: Dillbag
Smike... Didn't we climb that one? Looked familier


Yes and that climb at BQ has been posted twice on guess the route, hey I think RG's short term memory is a good thing, as we can recycle and keep the thread alive ;\)
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 03:29 AM

Here is one, and its not BQ...

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 04:16 AM

Arrow?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 04:54 AM

Looks sort of like Arrow, but I don't think it is, and it could also be almost anything at Millbrook. Not a lot of identifying details, there.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 05:02 AM

 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
Not a lot of identifying details, there.

I dunno. That sea of lichen 8" deep seems pretty distinctive.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 01:26 PM

2 hints, its not Millbrook and its P2 of a 3 star classic.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 01:26 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Arrow?


Nope
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 02:35 PM

Limelight?
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 02:48 PM

 Originally Posted By: Julie
Limelight?


Nope
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 02:57 PM

Gah, moving over on the Tight White Shit wall ... Annie Oh?

Nice pic! Just enough detail to torture me!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 02:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: Julie
Gah, moving over on the Tight White Shit wall ... Annie Oh?

Nice pic! Just enough detail to torture me!


Thanks, and by the shot gun method you are correct!
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 04:05 PM

Good job, as the photo eleminates most of the lower, tell tale gully, that would have given it away.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/11/08 05:32 PM

Yes - it barely hints at the overlap below the climber, but what I was really missing was that I was expecting to see where Limelight clears its final notch, after the traverse.

First time I led that pitch of Annie Oh, it was just past dusk (as in, almost totally dark), and after dealing with the face moves I exited right, to Limelight, only because I knew that way but hadn't done the left/3 Doves finish before.

So when I think of Annie Oh, I link the Limelight notch into it.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 11/12/08 01:27 AM

So when I first led that pitch, I was a new leader and thought I was on a 5.4. I thought to myself, hm, this seems harder than 5.4, but what the heck do I know?

I'm so dumb!
Posted by: CrackBoy

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/08 12:56 AM

first time i did limelight i followed it straight up instead of traversing left. made it a bit harder
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 04:08 AM



Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 04:27 AM

looks like badfinger... if so, sucks being that guy!
Posted by: redtag

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 08:46 AM

badfinger is a great route
and that photo is not badfinger
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 12:25 PM

The Sting?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 05:37 PM

It would be better if it were in focus. But seeing that it was posted by ShakesALot, I guess the blurriness makes sense!!!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/22/08 08:56 PM

Jesus, is that Bullfrog???
Posted by: TARGHEE

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/08 08:55 AM

Could that be Man Falls to Earth?
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/08 12:59 PM

 Originally Posted By: TARGHEE
Could that be Man Falls to Earth?


Correct - but I'm afraid Talus beat you to the answer in a PM... somewhere in this thread there was a good, in focus, picture of him doing it.

Also - this is the TR/no-gear variation being led, I'd cropped the left edge of the image that would make it a total giveaway.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 12/06/08 05:45 AM

Not a Gunks route, but sort of a Gunks Place.
Name the waterfall on Page 130 of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog. Someone said there is a model in the picture but I don't see her, maybe it's subliminal, all I see is a poachable ice climb...

Neiman Marcus Page 130
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 12/06/08 10:20 PM

I'll be the first to go for the obvious but possibly incorrect answer: Awosting Falls
And I'd be very surprised if the model wasn't photoshoped into the frame.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 12/07/08 12:37 AM

 Originally Posted By: MarcC
I'll be the first to go for the obvious but possibly incorrect answer: Awosting Falls
And I'd be very surprised if the model wasn't photoshoped into the frame.


AND the background is rotated a bit CCW. The free-falling water looks like it's rippling down the rock.
Posted by: pitfall

Re: Guess the route - 12/07/08 02:57 AM

It doesn't look rotated to me at all Mike. Are you saying the falls normally hit the water at 100 degrees? It's just perspective. Then again, I'm often wrong. Perhaps the king of rotating photos to make climbs steeper than they really are...cough, smike, cough...should chime in.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 12/07/08 03:43 AM

personally I wouldn't be caught dead in those heels and that $1500 dress when I'm at the falls..........!
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 12/07/08 11:36 PM

Model? What model?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 12/08/08 12:09 AM

That's BS Caver, I've seen you frolicking in the park in a blue dress and heels
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 12/08/08 02:41 AM

Its a sad day when you're sitting on the can and go to reach for the latest catalog from Mountain Gear, or Pataguccie and end up with a Neiman Marcus in your hands...
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 05:40 PM

Taken one evening last summer:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:04 PM

Nice shot, toooo easy \:\)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:16 PM

I was hoping the inky blackness would throw you off.

Here's another:

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:24 PM

I can't tell much from the second shot, but the first one looks like it's taken from the first belay ledge at the end of P1 of Strictly From Nowhere. Yes? No?

GO
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:28 PM

That's what I was thinking as well... but the inky blackness is throwing me off!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:31 PM

Gotta love inky blackness! It's not Strictly from Nowhere.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/12/09 07:43 PM

Here's another view of the inky blackness:

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 03:07 AM

Smikey....if it's too easy why didn't you just tell us what it was? Maybe because...mmm.....YOU DON'T KNOW!!??

Yellow Ridge for the first one.

Tulip Mussel Garden for the second? Or is that Wooly Clam Taco. The one to the left of Grease Gun Groove. Both route names describe the same thing afterall...easy to get mixed up.

RR
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 03:32 AM

Yellow Ridge is correct for the first one.

The second one isn't in the Nears.

Here's another shot of it. Same route, different climber.

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 03:44 AM

Insuhlation?

Nice butt by the way
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 03:47 AM

She'll be happy to hear her butt is a topic of conversation here.

Not Insuhlation.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 04:55 PM

Deniso,

Is that Stop the Presses?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:04 PM

Not Stop the Presses, but it's in the Trapps.

Here's the first pitch:

Posted by: mworking

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:23 PM

Route? Not a clue.

But hopefully the climber will be happier to hear that her butt is not the only attractive part of her body.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:27 PM

Well, on her behalf, thank you. I'll pass it along.

Here's another clue. This is the route directly to the right of the one in question:

Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:31 PM

Jackie and Pink Laurel.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:48 PM

Not Jackie and Pink Laurel.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 05:58 PM

One more clue: another shot of the route on the right. This is a composite of several shots stitched together:

Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 06:40 PM

Raubenheimer (my first guess, actually) and Matinee.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 06:42 PM

Matinee is correct, but not Raubenheimer...
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 09:13 PM

Is one of these RMC?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 03/13/09 11:23 PM

The Blackout, I love that route! Great job with the photos, plenty of clues but still tough to figure out!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/16/09 02:57 AM

Thanks, cfrac.

The Blackout it is.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 02:51 AM

Rich Gottlieb on ?

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 11:32 AM

Something ridiculously hard.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 01:48 PM

He was working on something hard slightly to the right, but he backed off. He is now finishing on something not too hard.
Posted by: SethG

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 02:02 PM

Hi, I'm still new here, feel free to mock me.

Looks like Moonlight... and he was working on Erect Direction or Crack'n Up?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 02:22 PM

You're right, Seth. I think he was working on Step Lively, but I'm not sure.

He was trying to get through the roof directly above him here, just right of Moonlight.


Posted by: SethG

Re: Guess the route - 03/17/09 05:13 PM

That Moonlight corner is etched in my mind from my first and only encounter with it last October! The pin that protects the crux sure looks old. The only other placement I could manage was a pathetic small nut in a shallow crack-- likely worthless. I see Rich deals with these issues by placing nothing; he doesn't even clip the pin!
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/11/09 10:20 PM

This is in the Trapps:

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 04/12/09 05:01 PM

I'm guessing the first pitch of one of the following:

Face To Face
No Glow
Keep on Struttin
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/13/09 03:06 PM

Nope, nope, and....nope!

Yeah, its pretty generic-looking, I know.

Let's see: it is the "good" pitch on the route, and it is often done (as was the case here) as part of a classic link-up which has its own name.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 04/13/09 05:23 PM

Looks sorta like a bunch of climbs. I'm stumped.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 04/13/09 05:26 PM

part of a classic link-up which has its own name

That's a major hint -- I'd guess Gaston.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 04/13/09 06:32 PM

The three boulders at the bottom and the mossy ledges should be major clues, but I've been away for too many years at this point to guess well.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 04/13/09 07:17 PM

Oenophore has it; a major hint indeed (Gastric Shock for Gaston-Strictly from Nowhere-Shockley's) but the picture really is too featureless to an engaging interesting puzzle...
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/15/09 01:29 AM

I may have posted this one before. If so, it will be that much easier to figure out.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/17/09 03:12 AM

Here's another view of it:

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 04/17/09 01:41 PM

Stumped again.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/17/09 11:28 PM

Not as easy as I thought it would be. This should do it:

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 04/18/09 12:30 AM


I've wanted to say space invaders since the first picture, what the hell, "Space Invaders!"
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/18/09 12:38 AM

Yes!!!
Posted by: redtag

Re: Guess the route - 04/20/09 06:38 AM

good route
hard
courtesy of felix
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/22/09 10:49 PM

How about this one? Taken last Saturday:

Posted by: mummert

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 01:02 AM


tough one --

maybe one of the voids

or the blackout
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 01:06 AM

Not the Voids or the Blackout.

It is a tough one. Tough to ID, and tough to climb (at least I thought so).
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 01:43 AM

Here's a little more information (but only a little):

Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 01:52 AM

Shoot, if I had the guide I am pretty sure I would know the name of this... it's the Trapps... but I totally remember it, you go up in there, then traverse right to a horizontal that extends right from the point of the roof, and then have to come up around the block/flake that's making that chimney/roof the climber is in. Shoot. I can't even remember what climbs it was near but I think it was just to the left of Glyptodon (if glyptodon is the name of the climb to the right of this one that I'm thinking of!! ha!)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 01:59 AM

Aya, your description sounds a lot like the route, and it's in the Trapps, but it's far away from Glyptodon.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:04 AM

glyptodon is probably not the name of the climb that I'm gthinking of to the right. I just remember we were a party of 4 and I did something to the right and my friend led the climb in your picture, and he was all psyched... I think maybe maybe it was rated like 5.10 PG in the book and he was all excited but we all climbed it and thought that was totally an inflated grade.... it is going to come to me...!
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:05 AM


Last Frontier?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:05 AM

It does look like that section of Glyptodon and Glypnod, but it ain't there. It's a much better route than those, in my opinion. Short, but feels long. Very physical. You should climb it. After you figure out what it is.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:08 AM

You got it, Shakes. Is that what you were thinking of, Aya? It's down near Simple Suff. Here's another shot of it:

Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:08 AM

last frontier!
that is what I am thinking of!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:11 AM

It is rated 10b/c, but I don't think too many people would say it's inflated. It had my full attention.
Posted by: Aya

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:11 AM

I need to get on Simple Suff this year
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:18 AM

Here's another one. Rich Gottlieb's wife and her husband:

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:18 AM

Guyre Guns.........
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:25 AM

Guyre Guns? Where's that? Never heard of it.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:45 AM


Come on Denis, that's the sort of camera phone picture I'd post - I expect much better from you. Especially when I wanted 3 for 3 wink
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:53 AM

I wouldn't do that to you, Shakes.

All the pics I've been posting are my usual size, but for some reason they are being resized smaller on the site. With Firefox, if you right click the image and select "view image", you'll get the real size.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 02:56 AM

I think your streak is about to come to an end, though. This one should be particularly tough...
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 03:00 AM


You're right, I've got no clue... pretty sure it's nothing I've climbed. Talus where are you?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 03:06 AM

I haven't climbed it either. Didn't know what it was when I saw the Gottliebs on it and snapped some pics. But it looks good.

Here's a wider shot of it:

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: deniso
How about this one? Taken last Saturday:

http://denisoconnor.smugmug.com/photos/518143603_aUeSS-X2.jpg

You realize there is no picture at this url, right?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 04:31 AM

No, I didn't realize. It was always there for me. Can you see it now?
Posted by: mummert

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 06:21 AM

yes -- it shows up now.

which ruins my previous post entirely...
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 12:23 PM

can someone explain to me "rich gottlieb's wife AND HER HUSBAND?"
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 04:26 PM

rich Gotlieb's wife and her husband are on Falled on Account of Strain smile
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: empicard
can someone explain to me "rich gottlieb's wife AND HER HUSBAND?"

What explanation is necessary?
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 04:50 PM

It would almost make sense if she were polyandrous.

(Somebody please post another photo to extinguish this @*^%$#$ thread deviation.)
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 09:56 PM

Not Falled.

Here's an even wider shot:

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 10:14 PM


Do I win by saying it's in the Nears? Terminator?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 10:37 PM

Maybe not win, but you advanced the ball.

It is in the Nears. Not Terminator.

It's north of Elder Cleavage.
Posted by: tallgirlnyc

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 11:47 PM

Wildmere?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 04/23/09 11:58 PM

Yes! Have you climbed it?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 04/24/09 12:39 AM

I've just finished choking. Browndog wrong on any climb and/or beta for any climb??? I don't think I will ever see the world in the same way again.
Posted by: tallgirlnyc

Re: Guess the route - 04/24/09 03:35 PM

No...but it looks amazing. I might be able to do the first (5.8) pitch but will have to work up to the roofs on the 2nd (5.10) pitch.
I did take the Lonely Challenge last year and it's in the neighborhood.
I can't believe I guessed one of these right.
Happy Friday all!
Peace out
The tallgirl
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 04/24/09 04:37 PM

It looks so chossy and dirty!
Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 04/26/09 08:00 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. followed someone on Wildmere yesterday
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Guess the route - 04/28/09 01:26 AM

I had guessed from the exclamation point at the end of MarkC's post that he was comparing it(by memory) to a former state, but now I wonder - could mean lots of things.
Posted by: BobbyS

Re: Guess the route - 05/05/09 10:06 PM

This Wildmere looks pretty sweet to me. Not in any of my books that I know of. Where is it?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/13/09 08:47 PM

Wildmere is between Elder Cleavage and Lonely Challenge. It's in Williams's new Nears book.

Here's a new one to guess:

Posted by: Rockanice

Re: Guess the route - 05/13/09 10:35 PM

Ape and Essence
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/13/09 11:38 PM

Quote:
Ape and Essence


Yep.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 01:28 AM

Another one:

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 02:29 AM

Jean?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 02:43 AM

Originally Posted By: cfrac
Jean?


Yep.

Here's another one:

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 04:57 PM

Man, I've been looking at this one on and off for a while today, there's enough there but it's still so tough!

I'm going to throw this out there since no one else is guessing, p1 of Travels with Charlie? I can't remember what's left of Ribs and Right of Arch but I know the rock looks similar.
Posted by: phil

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: cfrac
Man, I've been looking at this one on and off for a while today, there's enough there but it's still so tough!

I'm going to throw this out there since no one else is guessing, p1 of Travels with Charlie? I can't remember what's left of Ribs and Right of Arch but I know the rock looks similar.


It aint Travels with Charlie... but yeah... left of Ribs and Right of Arch? Maybe...that rock does look like it
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 05:30 PM

the climb left of Ribs and right of Arch is known as Billy Shears... but I don't think that's it.
Posted by: phil

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 05:45 PM

I think you're right... the rock in that area of Ribs and Arch is gray, not orange. The horizontals look the same, but thats it.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 05:51 PM


The orange rock looks like some of the stuff on Airy Aira, but the composition and gray rock doesn't fit... to me. That horizontal with the broken block in it looks so familiar!
Posted by: phil

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 05:56 PM

I dont think it's Airy Aira P1 has a couple of lean moves then a layback crack thats puts my left shoulder to the cliff.

Those horizontal blocks do look familar... but then again this is gunks rock where horizontal boken blocks and cracks are everywhere. smile
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 06:09 PM

This is a good one, I'm still stumped though. There is no chalk on the left facing corner which is weird... there must be some good hands in there, but the placements are small cams. This must be one that is obvious from a different perspective.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 06:11 PM

Looks kinda like something at Peters Kill to me. Maybe Golden Dream.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: pedestrian
Looks kinda like something at Peters Kill to me. Maybe Golden Dream.


My thoughts exactly.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 06:28 PM

It is in Peterskill, but it's not Golden Dream.

Here's another shot of it:

Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 07:10 PM

I know the one, but I don't know its name.
Posted by: KathyS

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 07:23 PM

Dunce's Corner?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 07:26 PM

It's that 5.8 in the little 3-walled arena. Two 5.7ish face climbs to the left of it.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 07:28 PM

Dunce's Corner sounds right. I can't really remember myself. I never seem to know what I'm on when in Peterskill. It's an 8 in that section where everything has a school-related name.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 07:38 PM

Here's another one. Should be a head-scratcher.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:29 PM

Here's a panoramic shot of it:

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:30 PM


Feast of Fools?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:31 PM

On the Dunces corner:
I see some gear under the roof there (and a TR on the route). How is that? I seem to remember flailing after getting out onto the face.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: ShakesALot

Feast of Fools?


Not Feast.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: deniso
It is in Peterskill,...

Maybe you could tell us that up front next time? So those of us who've never been to Peterskill won't get brain cramps trying to figure out the route!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
On the Dunces corner:
I see some gear under the roof there (and a TR on the route). How is that? I seem to remember flailing after getting out onto the face.



It's a fun 5.9. I vaguely remember a tough move or two, but good gear.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By: MarcC
Originally Posted By: deniso
It is in Peterskill,...

Maybe you could tell us that up front next time? So those of us who've never been to Peterskill won't get brain cramps trying to figure out the route!


I thought brain cramps were the point?

But to lessen the cramps this time, the current route is not in P-Kill. Nor the Trapps.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: MarcC
Originally Posted By: deniso
It is in Peterskill,...

Maybe you could tell us that up front next time? So those of us who've never been to Peterskill won't get brain cramps trying to figure out the route!


Desert boy,

This is called "guess the route" and you want mandatory hints?

Stick to skiing! smile
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/15/09 10:16 PM

I don't want mandatory hints! I just don't want to wrack my brain for non-existent information! I'll have to scan and post some slides of Skytop from the late 70's just to get even!
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 12:42 AM

Wow, these are great, really hard but lots of hints in the pictures!!! I do have to say that Peterskill threw me way off.
Ok, the new one, either that creepy section on Criss Cross Direct or maybe after the traverse on p2 of Broken Sling?

Keep 'em coming!
Posted by: mummert

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 01:16 AM


2nd pitch of Inverted Layback?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 03:03 AM

Thanks, Cfrac. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

You were close, but mummert got it.

Good job, mummert--I thought that one was going to be really tough.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 03:12 AM

Another one. Harder route, easier to I.D.

Posted by: mummert

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 04:32 AM


finishing the crux on frustration syndrome?
Posted by: tradgunkie

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 12:23 PM

Try Again?
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 05/16/09 05:12 PM

It's Frustration, I know that log and the two rocks at the base....bolt anchor is just above the climber.
Posted by: tokyo bill

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 03:00 AM

I don't have enough gunks time in to really play the game, but I'm loving the pics. Keep 'em coming!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 01:44 PM

Thanks, Bill. Mummert got it (again). It is Frustration. If anyone knows how to get in touch with the climber, Jen from Rhode Island, ask her to pm me. I lost her email and have a few more pics.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 02:33 PM

Here's an easy one. A panoramic taken this February:

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: deniso
A panoramic taken this February

Absurdland?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: MarcC
Originally Posted By: deniso
A panoramic taken this February

Absurdland?


Yep.

Now resorting to butt shots:

Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 02:55 PM

the stand
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/18/09 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: ShakesALot
the stand


Yep.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/09 02:32 AM

taken August, 2005. (right click, view image to make it bigger)

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/09 03:25 AM

Originally Posted By: deniso
taken August, 2005. (right click, view image to make it bigger)

It's that steep thing with the overhang.
Wait.
Is that 10K Restless Virgins?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/09 03:30 AM

It is steep. And overhanging. But not 10K RV.
Posted by: retr2327

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/09 02:44 PM

Forbidden Zone?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/19/09 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: retr2327
Forbidden Zone?


Correct.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 01:59 AM

Great route. For bonus points what is the route that is almost directly behind it?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 02:27 AM

That would be the one from which I took the pic!

Here's a different route:

Posted by: retr2327

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 02:20 PM

In reply to question, not photo: Texas Flake?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 04:50 PM

Re photo: Gelsa?
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 05:09 PM

Gelsa?

Top of first pitch.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 05:29 PM

Not Gelsa.

Here's the same pic, uncropped:

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: retr2327
In reply to question, not photo: Texas Flake?


Correct.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: deniso
Not Gelsa.

Here's the same pic, uncropped:



Fat City Direct?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Smike
Fat City Direct?


Nope. Not in the Nears.
Posted by: Pennsy

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 08:37 PM

Wisecrack?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 08:45 PM

Top of P1 of The Spring, after the crux of that pitch.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/20/09 09:08 PM

Not Wisecrack or the Spring.

I'll post another pictorial hint of this obscurity a little later this evening.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 03:11 AM

Carbs and Caffeine... or it will be if you keep going straight up.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 03:13 AM

Not Carbs.

This might clear things up:

Posted by: TARGHEE

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 08:52 AM

Ant's Line! I don't live in the states anymore and haven't climbed in the Gunks in years. But this thread is a favorite. Thanks Dennis for all your pics
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 11:17 AM

looks like the 1st p of High E
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 01:21 PM

My pleasure, Targhee.

High E it is.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: TARGHEE
Ant's Line! I don't live in the states anymore and haven't climbed in the Gunks in years. But this thread is a favorite. Thanks Dennis for all your pics


Only reason to visit this moth balled site. smirk
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 02:25 PM

It amazes me that we could all have so much trouble with that one. I know I'm always thinking ahead to the next pitch when I'm leading through there.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 03:16 PM

I was surprised too, Chip, but even the climber in the pic didn't recognize the route from the post. Go figure.
Posted by: phil

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 04:03 PM

LOLOL laugh

It's all in the lighting Muchachos smile... there are only a couple of times a year that Ants Line looks like that, and only for a very breif time at that. Most of the time that area of the cliff is in the shade.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: chip
It amazes me that we could all have so much trouble with that one. I know I'm always thinking ahead to the next pitch when I'm leading through there.

I didn't recognize it since it's one of my least favorite climbs of it's grade, so in 25+ years of climbing in the Gunks, I've done it maybe 5 times. And P1 of High E really blows. I've been up to the HE ledge more times via Directissima than via HE.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 07:39 PM

That's amazing! Going back to the second picture I can see it now, but I could have sworn I was looking up at the final roof of Carbs though the cliff color didn't look dark enough. I can't believe with so much info in the photo and a route that everyone has been on that it was so hard. It's much more obvious in the third photo but still not a dead giveaway. Dennis you should consider putting together a picture book of these with the full photos and answers in the back!
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/21/09 08:20 PM

I think that the compression effect of the telephoto zoom lens threw people off. It made the overhangs high above appear to be much closer to the climber than they really are.

Here's a new one (taken April 2006). Don't know who the climber is. Maybe it's you?

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/09 01:35 AM

Baskerville Terrace. I feel pretty confident about this one, but I did about the last one too and I was wrong.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/22/09 02:22 AM

Confidence is good. You're correct. Here's the uncropped version:

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 12:58 AM

OK, here's one from today, if you've done it, you'll probably know it in an instant, if not???
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: cfrac
OK, here's one from today, if you've done it, you'll probably know it in an instant, if not???


Yup, a real beeyatch of a route.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 04:09 AM

Hey cfrac,

Not only does that route look familiar, I think I know that climber too. I have to say your pic shows that crack looking a LOT shorter than I remember it. (And it was only a few hours ago.) I recall at least 50 feet of suffering!

Here's a shot looking back from near the end of the crack (in the midst of the hanging/A1 section...thank you for not posting that). Have to go back up there soon to redeem myself...

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 12:23 PM


No one has named it yet but I'm guessing if you were on it you know it! The pic of the pro in the crack would have made a good guess the route photo.
Here's the full photo...

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 12:24 PM

Here's another one...
Posted by: Leemouse2

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 01:47 PM

Modern Times. Bring your prussiks. Scaaaaary.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 02:21 PM

Leemouse-

I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it isn't Modern Times.

cfrac- Those are great shots of that yet-to-be-named route. Where did you take them from, Middle Earth? Is that other climber on Thin Slabs Direct? Can I get copies of the originals?

-Denis
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 02:43 PM

Is the second route with the multiple tiers Broken Sling? Yet another of these that looks soooo familiar but my advanced age prevents full recognition/association with a name.
Posted by: Leemouse2

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 03:01 PM

Maybe I am totally mixing up route names, but I know I've been on that route (5.8, I believe) with the heel hook and if you fall as a second you're going to have a hell of a time getting back on. Someone help me, then, what is the route?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Leemouse2
Maybe I am totally mixing up route names, but I know I've been on that route (5.8, I believe) with the heel hook and if you fall as a second you're going to have a hell of a time getting back on. Someone help me, then, what is the route?


I thought you were guessing about cfrac's second route (the toproping one with the overhangs) when you said Modern Times.

But cfrac's heel hook photo is also not Modern Times, which I know because I'm the one in the pic. I found it significantly tougher than MT.

It does sound, however, like you are thinking of Modern Times from your description. It's just that the pic is not Modern Times.
Posted by: Leemouse2

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 03:47 PM

Thanks! I'll have to wait on the answer then. I thought I had it for sure. Shows what I know.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 04:02 PM

deniso is correct the climb is not Modern Times and it is much harder. That is p2 of Nurse's Aid which I think is 10a but I think it's just as hard as pitch one. Chip got the second picture it is Broken Sling.

As for where I was when I took the picture of Nurse's Aid, you tell me....


deniso, I can send you the pictures I got of you, send me an e-mail physicsfrac@yahoo.com
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 04:24 PM

The top of Three Doves?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 04:43 PM

Not Three Doves, but it does look like that.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/26/09 11:00 PM

here's a picture from lower on the same pitch
Posted by: anthonyb

Re: Guess the route - 05/27/09 01:06 PM

Pitch Two of Annie Oh?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 05/27/09 01:32 PM

First pitch of Snake?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/27/09 03:24 PM

Not Annie Oh or Snake...as a hint here is the view North from where I took the picture. You can see deniso on Nurse's Aid and a belayer on Thin Slabs Direct and that is with almost full zoom. So we weren't that close to those climbs.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 05/28/09 12:23 AM

If that photo was the biggest hint ever....I'd guess Triangle - but I haven't climbed it yet.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 05/28/09 01:06 PM

Cakewalk. The pin driven straight down behind the flake is a dead giveaway.

RR
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 05/28/09 02:19 PM

Triangle was close but RangerRob is correct, it's Cakewalk.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 05/29/09 01:21 AM

This one won't last nearly as long as the last...oh well.

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 05/29/09 01:50 AM

Disney?
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 05/29/09 02:23 AM

Birdland.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 05/29/09 03:10 AM

yeah. Birdland it is. Too easy.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 05/29/09 03:16 AM

I wonder how many times BL has been posted to this thread? Too many, perhaps.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 02:31 AM

I'll start off with a hint, this is not BirdLand...
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 02:04 PM

Wise Crack.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 03:51 PM

Not Wisecrack
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 04:16 PM

Betty? Looks like the blackout p1 shelf below.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 04:33 PM

Yes! I thought I had concealed that shelf in cropping it, I guess there was just enough sticking out, here's the full photo...
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 06:03 PM

Having climbed Betty at least 5 times in the last 5 years, I'm embarrassed at my poor performance. In my defence, I've only climbed it in the dark.
Keep 'em comin'! I might get one or two.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By: cfrac
Yes! I thought I had concealed that shelf in cropping it,...

And yet somehow you managed to make a 5.2 look like a 5.9. Now if only the climber were wearing a brighter shirt instead of one that's almost the color of the rock. grin
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 06/01/09 10:47 PM

you managed to make a 5.2 look like a 5.9.

That's creative photography. smirk
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/02/09 02:08 AM

Or just luck, here's a more 5.2 looking photo of the same spot, different angle...
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/12/09 04:12 PM

Ok, here's one!

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/09 03:39 AM

Is that "In the Groove"?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/09 01:40 PM

Nope, not "in the groove"
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/09 06:34 PM

Looks a little like Easy V, but I don't remember that tree or overhang above.
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 06/13/09 09:06 PM

First pitch of High Exposure?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/09 01:14 AM

I agree with Dana, but don't remeber the tree.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/09 02:17 AM

Not high e nor easy v.

Yes, there's a big roof to the right, but no route there (at least none in the guide).
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/09 08:59 PM

southern pillar?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/14/09 10:48 PM

LoL, you must have missed my FB status from last week!

Much further down the trapps.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 07:41 PM

I really don't know, my best guess would be something to the right of Double Crack. How's about a hint?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 08:06 PM

Yep, it's beyond Double Crack. Here's another image.

Hard to give a hint without giving it away, but it's a 5.4G. No stars, but still a cool little route.



Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 08:18 PM


Long walk for man, a short climb for mankind
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 08:54 PM

After the Prick?
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 08:55 PM

Long walk for man?
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/19/09 10:08 PM

Yep, Long Walk for Man.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/20/09 11:12 PM

Boy, that was a stumper!

How about this:
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 06/20/09 11:27 PM

Reminds me of Son of Easy O.
Posted by: jdw

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 01:49 AM

Originally Posted By: core
Boy, that was a stumper!

How about this:


Something Interesting?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 04:14 AM

I realize JDW said Something Interesting already but he followed it with a question mark. I am going to take it one step further...
Something Interesting.
Cocky, I know, but I feel good about this one!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 04:24 AM

well..Should I give it to jdw? or cfrac!

wink
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 04:29 AM

Give it to cfrac?
wait a second...
Give it to cfrac.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 04:36 AM

I think I need to start climbing the one and no starred routed a bit more often...it's too easy!
Posted by: yorick

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 11:29 AM

Wegetables, or Classic.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 02:12 PM

no, and no.
Posted by: KathyS

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 02:23 PM

Oops. didn't see next page.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 03:23 PM

Airy Aria
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 03:26 PM


Next to Airy Aria - p1 of Carbs & Caffeine
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/21/09 09:33 PM

Well, If they continued up Carbs and Caffeine then they were on p1 of CC, but if they continued up Airy Aria or rapped they were on Airy Aria's p1 Variation. wink
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/22/09 03:15 AM

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 06/22/09 12:59 PM

Looks like Carbs to me!
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 06/22/09 01:07 PM

Guess that settles that.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 05:27 PM

how about this:

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 05:35 PM

The Spring?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 05:39 PM

Yes. It was flowing nicely a couple weekends ago...I wonder how it's doing now?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 05:43 PM

Raging, I would guess.

Here's one taken a few weeks ago, before the monsoon:

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 06:17 PM

That's a nice pic! I have to admit I'm disoriented...Is that P2 of The Spring? or The Winter?
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 06:19 PM

Thanks. I might have been unclear, though: it's not another pic of the Spring, it's a whole different route for you to guess.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 06:53 PM

That's the top part of Twilight Zone, or Traverse of the Clods. ( I think a couple of routes converge on that spot)

Pretty unnerving sitting on the end of the diving board where you took that shot. I think that whole thing is 8" thick and spans about 8' out into the void.

Excellent shot.

I have a few from that spot as well.

Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/24/09 06:57 PM

Thanks, Smike. You're correct. She was on Traverse of the Clods and is finishing on Twilight Zone in that pic.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 02:54 AM

Both are great pictures; nice job guys.

Posted by: kmc2

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 06:47 PM

Thought that it could be looking down at the Dangler, but pretty certain that is wrong.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 09:06 PM

Excellent guess! It even took ME a little while to remember where this was. Thankfully, the outcrop that my partner is climbing in the photo was enough to remind me.

Top of 3 Pines/Dangler it is.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 09:18 PM


very strange looking "trees" on the right of the picture, to me anyway. And whats hanging in the upper of the two?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 09:25 PM

Shakes, not sure if you are kidding or not, but there are some pine branches close to the camera with a pine cone visible in the upper right area.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 09:28 PM

Oops, well now I have my excuse for a new monitor
Posted by: kmc2

Re: Guess the route - 06/25/09 09:41 PM

Should have stuck to my first thought. Guess I dont get credit for my response since I tried to reverse it.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 06/26/09 02:41 AM

It looks like a coconut palm tree!

GO
Posted by: talus

Re: Guess the route - 06/26/09 10:55 AM

those are some nice photos smike and densio
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/26/09 08:46 PM

Thank you, Talus. I liked yours from Gertrude's Nose in the other thread. They made me reconsider a polarizer. I'd stopped using it because of vignetting, but I think I'll try again.

Here's a new one:

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 06/26/09 09:16 PM

crux move on Apoplexy....
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 01:03 AM

Check out the top ropeside biner; that's the cross-loading issue with the skinny slings we were talking about in the other thread.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 02:11 AM

I don't think so. Looks like the sling is squarely in the radius of the bend at that end of the spine. The rope is on the other radius. And even if it was x-loaded, in a fall things would orient themselves correctly, far, far below the minor-axis strength rating.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 12:43 PM

The sling is definitely caught on the gate notch; I have the same OP JC wires and see this all the time.

The rope side is OK; so the question is will the biner rotate in a fall, will the sling slide off the gate notch? Or will the force be applied so quickly that it'll pull the gate notch outward?

Anyway, I don't want to hijack this thread, just wanted to point out that it happens in the field.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 01:26 PM

I find it funny that the picture of Appoplexy, while looking so familiar, didn't come to me because I am so used to seeing it as I come up into the move.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 01:59 PM

Y'know, I look down and see biners in funky positions all the time on full-length slings, and it eventually got to me, which is why I started using rubber bands (pony tail keepers, actually) to hold the sling in position on the rope-end biner. Then came the "news" that you could manage to clip such set-ups in such a way that the sling was not attached to the biner except by the rubber band.

So this leaves me with two highly unlikely but dangerous scenarios: one is that a rope-end biner that has flipped into a bad position somehow fails to reorient during a fall and either cross-loads or unclips, and the other is that I somehow manage, without noticing it, to unclip the rope-end biner.

In a situation like this, the decision is clear to me. One situation I have complete control over and responsibility for, and the other situation I have no control over. The rubber bands stay on. (Well, maybe not, if enough of my partners refuse to use my draws...)
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 06/27/09 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
The sling is definitely caught on the gate notch; I have the same OP JC wires and see this all the time.

The rope side is OK; so the question is will the biner rotate in a fall, will the sling slide off the gate notch? Or will the force be applied so quickly that it'll pull the gate notch outward?

Anyway, I don't want to hijack this thread, just wanted to point out that it happens in the field.


Good demonstration:

Skip forward 1 minute if impatient
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/29/09 02:14 AM

Caver is correct.

Regarding cross-loading, the theory was almost tested when the climber took a nice whipper a move or two above that photo, but it wasn't on that biner.

Here's a new one (right click, view image, to see it bigger):

Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/29/09 03:12 AM

Start of P2 of Ursula?
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 06/29/09 03:41 AM

Ursula has a second pitch? wink
I thought it an ugly, crappy pitch climb [meaning the first pitch]. Did it only once. Never did the second pitch.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 06/29/09 01:22 PM

Ursula it is.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 06/29/09 11:31 PM

Originally Posted By: deniso
Ursula it is.


Do I know my 5.5s OR WHAT!?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/09 02:24 AM

Something new........

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/09 03:21 PM

That looks like a joy! I'm going to throw a hail Mary and say something traversing either above the Twilight Zone roof or to the right of that, on the No Glow, Three Vultures wall.

RR
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/10/09 09:45 PM

Not between Twilight Zone and 3 Vultures... here's a wider view...

Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/12/09 01:35 AM

OK, third pic from the leaders perspective looking back...

Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 07/12/09 02:03 AM

OK, so I can see an obvious large ledge below and the route is well vegetated. Are we in Millbrook land?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/12/09 02:31 AM

Not at Millbrook, it's in the Trapp's and as a further hint this pitch is only rated 5.6 in the Grey Dick though I think it's a bit harder.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 07/12/09 02:32 AM

is it that thing over by oblique tweak and the seasons? claims to be like 5 pitches long? shit creek maybe?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/12/09 10:35 PM

Not that 5 pitch route though that's on my list to do. The link-up we did to do it ended up being 5 pitches! This route's last pitch (5.6) is one of the most overlooked least chalked climbs in one of the best sections of the Trapps. The rocks a little loose but there is probably no route that can challenge its exposure at its grade. (maybe high ex)

Here's my last hint photo, it's inbetween 3 3-star routes!

Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 12:09 AM

WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?WhatIsIt?
I gots to know! It's driving me nuts!
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 12:21 AM

had to look in the book to get the name, but: Psychedelic?
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 12:49 AM

Last pitch of Yellow Crack?
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 01:23 AM

Yes! Julie got it, it's Psychedelic!
We climbed Directissima to the GT then Psychedelic to the top. The 5.9+ pitch off the GT ledge is a bit dirty and you have to wrestle with a tree (to me that adds to the fun) but this can be avoided by climbing up Modern times until about 15 feet below the roof to join Psychedelic keeping the whole route at 5.6.

How about another obscure route also in the Trapps???
Note: The climb may appear smaller than normal because the climber is 6'6"

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 02:05 AM

Ventre de Boeuf?
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 10:58 AM

Although I'm usually wrong here, I'll guess it's the first pitch of Glypnod.
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 07/13/09 12:48 PM

Yes, Caver got it, it's Ventre de Boeuf! It has as much caving on it as climbing, here's the bombay chimney...

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/14/09 05:00 PM

a new one:
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/09 12:28 AM

Ursula.

Edit add - Nice shot!
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/09 03:18 AM

Yep! And we thought Mike Rawdon knew his 5.5's!!
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/09 10:56 AM

Did the photographer climb a tree for that photo?
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/09 01:53 PM

I'd more bet the photog was on Bonnie's, possibly hanging from the ratty slings, or on rappel? That's how I recognized the area, was the orange face, then thinking about what route was below/right of an orange face.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 07/15/09 02:32 PM

Julie got it. I rapped off the nest of slings under the high roof.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 03:44 PM

Here's a new one taken a few weeks ago. Lance Lemkau, fresh from Yosemite, searching for more vertical cracks:

Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 03:50 PM

Looks a lot like the start of Boldville...
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 04:00 PM

There's a good reason for that.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 04:08 PM

Here's another one, taken last week:

Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: deniso
Here's another one, taken last week:



Hmm... looks a bit like Horseman. But I suck at this game.

GO
Posted by: kmc2

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 07:27 PM

My guess is Alphonse.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 07:49 PM

Not Horseman or Alphonse.

Here's a hint:

Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 07:56 PM

Updraft?
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 08:07 PM

Looks kinda like Pink Laurel.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 08:08 PM

Pink Laurel it is.

Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 08:39 PM

LoL... another one I figured out by first noticing "the Blackout" in the background.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 07/31/09 09:23 PM

psst ... deniso, tell your buddy there's perfectly good jams in the corner there!
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/09 01:48 AM

I freaking hate that route. If anything epitomizes greasy, polished Gunks climbing......
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/09 04:30 PM

This is such a nice shot, by Myriam Bouchard, I gotta post it, even though I already posted another one in this thread from more or less the same vantage. No fair peeking at the properties, by the way...



Photo by Myriam Bouchard
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/09 08:37 PM

To make up for double posting the same route, here's one ya really gotta know yer Gunks for. I think the fact that it is a telephoto of the finish makes it even harder to recognize this easy route. Then there's the problem that the names here are not at all well-known. So---how about picking out the crag and general location, explorer scouts?



Photo by Dick Williams
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/02/09 08:49 PM

Wrist?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 12:23 AM

Wrist is way cleaner than that. I am going to say Bonticou, middle of the wall, somewhere around that big roof with the fixed blue sling in it.

RR
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 01:40 AM

Rob gets the Explorer Scout badge. The climb is a bit left of the big roof Rob mentions. It's called Blissful; it is 5.5 or so.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 03:19 AM

Is there a consensus name for the delightful line about 40' right of Blissful? Starts with a steep crack at about 5.6 then weaves up around small alcoves and corners to end at the rap tree? I'd say it is the right-most line on that face before you get to the "Dong" pillar.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 04:49 AM

Mike, could it be Crafty?



Photo by Dick Williams

The corner at the top left of the picture is the Blissful finish. After the slightly overhanging crack I'm on in the picture, the route fights its way through the tree, up a short offwidth, and traverses out the corner above the tree on the face parallel to the Blissful corner wall.
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 04:03 PM

RG, the Myriam Bouchard photo isn't coming through on my computer. Dunno if others can see it?

That line in Bonticou looks cool!

GO
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 05:20 PM

I don't know what's the matter, Gabe. I see it in Firefox and IE 8...
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 05:42 PM

I see it just fine but have no clue what it is, as usual.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 07:36 PM

Me too (IE6).
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 08:16 PM

Must have been a blip in the server. I see it just fine now, and yes, a great photo! Not going to guess what it is, though - I'm sure I'd be wrong as usual.

GO
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 09:27 PM

Must have been a blip in the server.

Doncha hate servers that don't obediently serve?

Not going to guess what it is, though - I'm sure I'd be wrong as usual.

Yeah, me too. It looks as though there is a microphone boom under the leader's chin.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/03/09 11:07 PM

Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Mike, could it be Crafty?


Nope, not Crafty. The line I'm talking about is further right, and it avoids all of those upper ceilings. It's really only 20' away from the left edge of the Dong pillar at one point. I'll have a photo of it in a day or so.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/04/09 11:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike Rawdon
Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Mike, could it be Crafty?


Nope, not Crafty. The line I'm talking about is further right, and it avoids all of those upper ceilings. It's really only 20' away from the left edge of the Dong pillar at one point. I'll have a photo of it in a day or so.


Here's the one I'm talking about. Better rock quality than Blissful and a longer line.

Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/05/09 12:04 AM

As long as we're posting Bonticou...

Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/05/09 08:44 PM

Mike, that's a good route, its 5.7ish If I recall correctly. The second photo, is that the route that goes up the buttress behind and to the right of Doug's Pillar? Top out is right above your head there.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/09 12:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Smike
Mike, that


That doesn't sound right. Though I don't know where Doug's Pillar is. There's another 20' of climbing above me.

It's the blue line in this photo.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/09 02:56 AM

Sorry the "Dong" pillar. (The one with the big OW splitting the center. Anyway the route you have is in the center before you hit the trail, I think? Man its time to get back over to there.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/09 07:16 PM

not so easy to play bonticue as 1/2 the routes dont have names!
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/06/09 10:56 PM

Originally Posted By: empicard
not so easy to play bonticue as 1/2 the routes dont have names!


Sure they do...it's like a gym. There's the RED ROUTE, and over there is the BLUE ROUTE.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 08/09/09 07:07 PM

Hah! A new one!

Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 08/09/09 07:56 PM

Splashtic?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 08/09/09 08:47 PM

I know that one Julie. Real tricky crux move, but not hard once you know what to do, which might explain the various grades DW has given it (5.8 in "91 guide, 10a in the latest book). A nice attractive face to look at...and to climb.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 08/09/09 09:35 PM

darnit, I thought I had a stumper. caver is right!

BTW: Books says PG and older book said R (?). It's totally G. But the rap station is apparently quite iffy.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 08/09/09 09:53 PM

there is a single piece of webbing on a very small pitch pine a bit to the left of those routes (dick mentions the old mank webbing that was through a sketchy block, now gone)I backed up that with a cam, but could use something better to rap from!
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 08/10/09 01:22 AM

The R rating is for the second pitch, yes?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 08/11/09 12:16 PM

You mean there's a cam up there to go booty? Well that's worth a few chigger bites
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 09/29/09 06:54 PM

OK, here's a new one.




Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 09/30/09 07:23 PM

50-50?
Posted by: wombat

Re: Guess the route - 09/30/09 08:37 PM

mmm...pink laurel...great climb..i think i used a head jam on my first lead since i was so fried by the top. my partner got so pissed at the climb she tore it out of the book
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 12:47 AM

It's not in the trapps...
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 01:57 PM

I'm guessing Bonticou again. to the left of the trail.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 02:43 PM

Right crag, but not to the left of the trail.
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
Right crag, but not to the left of the trail.


Well that's kind of silly for the GTR thread, since there are few if any consensus names at Bonticou.

My guess - it's the line that leads up past the short crack to the ledge with the pine tree.

So I win...right?
Posted by: gunkie

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 03:44 PM

My guess...

Bonticou Left, right of the trail, right of the big pillar, near the big cave [where the trail drops down and right]. 5.7-5.8 G *** follows a nice crack over a couple of small roofs.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 05:53 PM

Yep, it's just after the pillar (you see the pillar in the upper left). Nice little route.

The name is "Blue Route", though we call it "crack going up to the pine tree just beyond the pillar" smile


Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Guess the route - 10/01/09 10:02 PM

Doesn't sound like the "pillar" you mention is the free-standing pillar there AKA Dave's Dong. Since there's not much cliff right of there.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Guess the route - 10/02/09 12:25 AM

Yeah, it's about the last piece of rock; we walked off just behind where the picture was taken. I'd hiked up there to take a look at the OW on the pillar... I'm thinking I gotta head back with the boat anchors and give that a try.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 10/26/09 11:01 PM

This place still alive?

Posted by: supasteve

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 01:26 AM

feast of fools
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 01:55 AM

doesn't look like feast...........?!
Posted by: empicard

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 02:14 AM

nurse's aid?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 12:28 PM

Supasteve got it. Hmmm, I'm suspicious. Not fair if it's you climbing the route!

Here's a wider view:

Posted by: r_is4runout

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 04:19 PM

It wasnt me! Thanks again for the photos!
Posted by: TrappDyke

Re: Guess the route - 10/27/09 08:47 PM

feast of fools
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/16/09 02:29 AM

Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/16/09 02:40 AM

Thin Slabs Direct
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/16/09 02:57 AM

yep. pretty distinguishable.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/17/09 01:28 PM

Posted by: SethG

Re: Guess the route - 11/17/09 01:33 PM

Arrow or Limelight?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/17/09 02:03 PM

Is that one guess?

No, and no.
Posted by: ShakesALot

Re: Guess the route - 11/17/09 02:09 PM


Modern Times?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/17/09 02:25 PM

Yes, you can just make out the bent tree trunk on the right side of the frame.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/09 01:23 AM

Posted by: gunkie

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/09 02:03 AM

Last pitch of Grand Central?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/09 02:51 AM

Yes. All 8 ft of it.
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/09 03:02 PM

Thanks for posting these, core! Sure brightens up my day.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/19/09 03:17 PM

Even though I totally suck at this, I absolutely enjoy trying and checking out the great pictures. Thanks so much.
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 12:25 AM

Thanks guys! Here's the last route to guess:

Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 03:16 AM

That's not Bloody Bush is it?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 03:28 AM

Nope.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 12:16 PM

Bird Cage?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 01:09 PM

no, not as hard.
Posted by: caver

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 02:03 PM

P2 of Disneyland?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 02:43 PM

no, but you're in the right neighborhood.
Posted by: Dana

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 03:53 PM

Alphonse?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 03:59 PM

Warmer.

This clue might make it too easy. It finishes here:




Edited to add: the entire route is in the frame.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 04:36 PM

Layback?
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 04:39 PM

Whoa, that last picture just popped up and I now have no clue. I really must suck at this, cause I think I've climbed everything ever put on this thread and can never recognise a single one.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 04:40 PM

That second pic looks like Yellow Ridge. But the first one doesn't.

Maybe Fat Stick?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 05:11 PM

Denis you got it. It's the link-up: Dog-Stick-Ridge. Plenty of excitement, and great climbing! Worth doing, for sure.

That's all I have for a little while.
Posted by: rg@ofmc

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 05:38 PM

The traverse out to the Yellow Ridge arete from the belay on Dogstick Ridge. The climber in Core's previous shot is just around to the right of my position here.


Photo: Myriam Bouchard
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 05:45 PM

Wonderful shot. Leaving that belay is exciting, and much easier than it first looks.
Posted by: chip

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 06:52 PM

That is a beautiful "hero" shot. I think I've gotta try coming in from that side. Looks stellar.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 09:16 PM

Is anyone else strangely attrracted to RG right now??
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 11/20/09 10:17 PM

Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Is anyone else strangely attrracted to RG right now??

Um...no.
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/21/09 01:13 AM

Originally Posted By: RangerRob
Is anyone else strangely attrracted to RG right now??


Now, THAT'S funny! laugh
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/21/09 02:28 AM

He DOES have a nice rack!

edit:

The belay. Photo taken from about where Rich's first piece is. (A little cramped!)
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 02:26 AM

Too easy?
Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 01:40 PM

Obstacle Delusion?
Posted by: GOclimb

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 03:38 PM

I really suck at this game, but I still enjoy playing. It's not Le Teton, is it?

GO
Posted by: AOR

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 03:41 PM

Directissima?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 04:36 PM

Directissima
Posted by: cfrac

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 04:57 PM

Yes Rob got it, it's Directissima without the question mark.

Here's the original...



Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 05:07 PM

Good one. My eyes were playing trick on me. I wasn't sure about the ramp, couldn't see the hand traverse very well, and didn't see the pin with the nasty ring on it. 2 of those 3 are more clear to me now. Nice job.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 05:16 PM

Nice shots, Christian. That's a great piece of rock.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 05:55 PM

I was confused by the climber wearing that big honkin' wrist watch while climbing.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 06:17 PM

Taken on Saturday:

Posted by: core

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 07:04 PM

The Spring?
Posted by: Julie

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 07:08 PM

Yes.
Posted by: deniso

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 07:08 PM

The Spring is correct.

Here's another one, taken in May:

Posted by: SethG

Re: Guess the route - 11/23/09 07:15 PM

Looks like Gelsa.
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