Yellow Wall Climbing Competition, New Paltz, NY

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donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
I don't think an R climb has to be dangerous. Actually I think the 5.4's are the ones most people get hurt on because of all the ledges. How bad is it? I have not done it in over 30 years, but I do remember two bolts, the rest seemed OK.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
There has been competition going on in the Gunks for years.

But not many people posted it to the internet.

Gunks marathon: climb one 5.11, bottom to top, at each of the 5 major crags in one day.... Skytop, Trapps, Near Trapps, Millbrook, and Lost City.

I've done this, but at a much lower level. I started strong, but was groveling up Westward Ha (5.7) in the dark and still had to hike out. I screwed up the sequence. I should have started @ Millbrook.
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Did you use a bicycle?
StefanL

Trad climber
Jersey City, NJ
Mar 6, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Donald, why haven't you announced your competition on Gunks.com ?
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Suppertopo.com gives more control over my posts and threads. In Gunks.com you have to post to the moderator to help you delete your own posts. And in some cases, it appears he just can't do it. Maybe because it takes too much time. You don't have that problem over here.

Sometimes a post can say something people realize is causing problems with climbers and climbing. The post may not come off there for a month.

But ... I did post something, I put a link there.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 6, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Did you use a bicycle?

No, that was against the rules as was caching water or food. We carried all of our stuff for the day with us and tried to jog between the crags. Fun adventure.
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
what time did you start climbing?
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
what time did you start climbing?

Climbing... about 7:30 am on 'No Exit' @ Skytop (when all of Skytop was still open, but rumored to be closing)
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
I got my wrist stuck in there once. That's a really great climb, I think Ringwrath is the best 5.9 in the Gunks.
dickcilley

Social climber
Wisteria Ln.
Mar 7, 2013 - 07:34am PT
I havenŽt seen Donald since about Ž79.But at that time he was hanging out at the gunks with his biblical flash cards and not climbing.I would let him hang in my van when it got real cold.We took a long hike out to Millbrook and I think I remember him hanging off of one of the overhangs out there.Not a bad guy really.But quite different.
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Hi Dick,

What are you doing these days? Still climbing? We put up two new routes, remember?
dickcilley

Social climber
Wisteria Ln.
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Still climbing and nothing but climbing.IŽm in Spain now but IŽll be in the US this spring.
donald perry

Trad climber
kearny, NJ
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
got any pictures? it's raining here or overcast and cold
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