Tag Archives: Gunks

Route Profile: Son of Easy O, 5.8, 35m, Gunks, NY

Son of Easy O is likely the best 5.8 in the Gunks.  Both pitches (sometimes linked as one super pitch) offer fantastic and reasonable climbing at the grade.  The exposure is just right, and you have to walk about 45 … Continue reading

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Leon & Joe, Gunks Bound in Rocktober

Joe and his father Leon visited us at the Gunks this week.  They’ve climbed in Acadia National Park previously with a colleague of mine, and that set us up well. We spent the morning reviewing skills at the Guide’s Wall, … Continue reading

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Rocktober

October continues to deliver.  I’ve had a number of great days out with the Coast Guard, building anchors, rappelling, and doing some climbing.  I’ve also had some great days out at the Gunks and here in Connecticut on the Traprock. … Continue reading

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Lead Climbing Skills Seminar

Robert and I had been planning a 2 day leader skills seminar for a few months.  Given his extensive experience, advanced knowledge of climbing technical skills, and fitness/ability, we came up with a structured and progressional program to get him … Continue reading

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Concepts in Anchoring 201

(Warning:  this article is for informational and entertainment purposes only.  This is not and will not be a suitable substitute for formal training from an AMGA Certified Rock  Instructor or Guide.  Seek out qualified instruction prior to attempting these techniques.  … Continue reading

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