What are your favorite 3 pitches?

Posted by: Spiderman

What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/14/07 02:42 AM




I will keep it short.
What are your favorite 3 pitches?
Posted by: caver

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/14/07 03:22 AM

Do I have to have only three?..........(two pitches in one on these)
Welcome to...
MF
Son of........
(and Snookys, and.............!)
Posted by: Spiderman

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/14/07 04:52 AM

son of a bitchy or son of easy O
I have a feeling you might say bolth
Posted by: caver

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/14/07 10:30 AM

O.........
Posted by: pazreal

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/14/07 11:59 PM

10k restless virgins
Birdcage
The Dangler
Posted by: Tom Fralich

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/15/07 06:16 PM

Best 3 Pitches:

Roseland P1 (P2 is great and not done very often)
Absurdland
High E (last pitch)

Best 3-pitch Routes:
Grand Central
Keep on Struttin'
Gelsa


Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 02:35 PM

Alpine Diversions P2
The Blackout P2
Three Doves P2
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 04:56 PM

Falled on Account of Strain(do the whole thing in one pitch)
Star Action
Arete Pitch of High E
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 04:58 PM

 Quote:
Star Action


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

 Quote:
Arete Pitch of High E


WHAT arete pitch? Unless you're talking about a variation...
Posted by: strat

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 04:58 PM

Final pitch of Yum Yum Yab Yum. Final pitch of Yellow Ridge. Black Dick's second pitch of MINTY!
Posted by: Jeff D.

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 06:08 PM

The sweet arete is the second pitch of Directissima... The aesthetically correct way to reach the High E ledge.
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 06:25 PM

 Originally Posted By: Jeff D.
The sweet arete is the second pitch of Directissima... The aesthetically correct way to reach the High E ledge.


But that's on Directissima, not High E ;\)
Posted by: Jeff D.

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 07:02 PM

Well in my own admittedly twisted and distorted view of this world...

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

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 07:55 PM

The arete pitch of Directissima...the single best pitch of 5.6 climbing in the Gunks

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

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

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

RR
Posted by: dalguard

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 07:58 PM

RangerRob took my answer. The next time I do Directissima I'm going to do it all in one pitch to the GT ledge, making that the single best pitch of climbing at the Gunks. Last time I did it I got to the belay at the end of the combo P1/P2 pitch (where you avoid the traverse) with very little rope drag, so I'm pretty sure it can be done.
Posted by: MarcC

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 08:39 PM

 Originally Posted By: RangerRob
All of Son of Easy Overhang in one pitch...you can't beat the mix of climbing you get

It's been a while and I forget the distances involved, but if your second blows that first thin crux, will rope stretch give them a sprained/broken ankle when they hit the ground, as has happened on Drunkard's? Same question for Directissima, if done in one pitch to the GT.
Posted by: dalguard

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 08:55 PM

I wouldn't do any of those with a second I thought might fall.
Posted by: Dana

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 08:59 PM

Last pitch of Erect Direction
Directississima
Nosedive
Posted by: MarcC

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/16/07 09:46 PM

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

Birdland p1
Single File
Mellow Yellow

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

Gee, I've run out of three - where can I put the second pitches of Limelight and Annie Oh! ? And Sound and Fury?
Posted by: Coppertone

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/17/07 12:38 AM

 Originally Posted By: pedestrian
 Quote:
Star Action


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

 Quote:
Arete Pitch of High E


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


Sorry meant Directissima Arete
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/17/07 01:38 PM

I'm sorta wondering if the third-pitch arete has been done...
Posted by: socialist1

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/17/07 02:20 PM

... and the race is on.
Posted by: mark

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 07/23/07 06:03 PM

From the ground to the top of the cliff, it's hard to top Jekyl & Hyde for quality & quantity at the grade.
Pitch 2 of Again and Again ( I love traverses ), and p-3 of CCK and the arete pitch of Directissima are a tie
Posted by: Steven Cherry

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 08/01/07 12:49 AM

I can't believe this thread is going to die at 22, when the photo thread is up to 800.

My 3 favorites might be CCK Direct, Nosedive, and Bonnie's pitch 1.

Hmm, maybe the thread should drift away because we're likely to repeat what's already been said. So I'll just mention some other great pitches no one has said.

Erect Direction p1 (maybe the best single pitch of 5.8 in the Gunks)
Double Crack (all in one pitch)
Layback (all in one pitch)
Posted by: chip

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 08/01/07 03:00 AM

Somewhat redundant, I vote Limelight, Son of Easy O, and Middle Earth tonight. Tomorrow I'll likely think more highly of others, as my usual favorite is whatever I'm on at the moment.
Posted by: socialist1

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 08/01/07 03:42 PM

Ive been hesitant to answer since there are so many...

I think a good contender for a top three would be:

Madame G's- In one pitch (or at least from the tree if you do it that way).

Keep On Struttin'- In one from the GT. Careful use of doubles needed.

10000 Restless Virgins- Shorter than the rest but SO good.

-Ross
Posted by: Kiteboarder123

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 08/03/07 04:13 AM

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Posted by: dalguard

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 08/07/07 02:45 PM

Having done Insuhlation this last weekend, I might have to change my answer. That's one super pitch.
Posted by: SethG

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/21/13 05:46 PM

Hey I just stumbled on this old thread and it is fun. I have a really hard time narrowing this down so I think I have to make 3 easier pitches and 3 harder ones.

Easier:

1. Horseman
2. Crux pitch of CCK
3. Snooky's P1

Harder:

1. Falled on Account of Strain in one pitch
2. Birdcage
3. Stannard's Roof

I'm in a place now where every 5.10 I try becomes my new favorite, there are so many good ones and I've still done so few.

Anyone else want to chime in?
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/23/13 12:20 PM

Jackie in one pitch to the top has got to be about the best 5.5 out there.

Birdland in one pitch to the top has a WHOLE lotta climbing

Doubleissima

Those are my three
Posted by: cfrac

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/23/13 03:04 PM

Betty (It might be easy, but it is interesting and varied the whole way)
Final pitch of Traverse of the Clods
DisneyLand

If we include Millbrook:
Square Meal
or
Lessons in History
Posted by: gunkette

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/23/13 09:19 PM

Oh man...

Going for no repeats from upthread (because otherwise Madame G's, Son of Easy O and Middle Earth would be here):

P1 of Mainline
Something Interesting to the GT
P1 of Cold Turkey
Posted by: fotovult

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/23/13 09:42 PM

easier:

miss bailey in 1P to top
son of easy 0 in 1P to top
Betty (Betty's always better in the dark with no protection)

harder:
welcome to the gunks
graveyard shift
fat city direct
Posted by: SethG

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/24/13 01:55 PM

P1 of Main Line, that's an interesting choice. I think most people prefer the second pitch.
Posted by: gunkette

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/28/13 05:14 PM

P2 is nice, but is sort of a one-move wonder, IMO. P1 has more climbing and is spicy enough to keep you on your toes!
Posted by: SethG

Re: What are your favorite 3 pitches? - 10/28/13 07:57 PM

Gunkette: Every word you say is true!