Trip Report
Gunks TR - Oct 08'
Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:17pm
Hey Folks,

Finally doing a trip report from my trip to the Gunks for a few days in October. It was my first time there, and man, is that place awesome. I can't wait to go back. It was the perfect time of year, all the colors were just right. Just wish we coulda stayed longer.

My girlfriend and I did some of the easy classics such as Bunny, High E, Horseman, Belly Roll, Jackie, Classic, Baby, Easy overhang.

Here are the pics. Feel free to post up your Gunks pics if you like.

And by the way, if you like my photography, please vote for me in this photography contest. (link below)

This is my girlfriend, Jojo, on Bunny, 5.5

The Carriage Rd.

Jojo and I on the GT ledge

Horseman 5.5

Camp slime wasn't so slimy, and we practically had the whole place to ourselves in the middle of the week.

A big smile after topping out on High E.

Found this little guy on the trail

The rock beckons to us through the trees.

And oh yeah, while in New york city, check out Rat Rock in Central Park. Some really weird rock, and on the weekend it was a zoo with little kids climbing all over the place on top of you.
Not a very good picture, but it's pretty cool for being in the middle of the city.

Hope ya enjoyed!

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luquitos is a trad climber from santa cruz, ca.

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Mammoth Lakes, CA
  Mar 31, 2009 - 06:47pm PT
Very nice photos! Great colors, fall in the Gunks is beautiful.

  Mar 31, 2009 - 08:03pm PT
Looks like you nailed the perfect time of year for your first Gunks trip. Nice pics.

Oakland, CA
  Mar 31, 2009 - 08:08pm PT

The shot of you gal on the horseman is a great pic. Thanks for sharing.

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
  Mar 31, 2009 - 08:12pm PT
Nice report.

But Belly Roll?

I think this is classic only because somebody suggests it waiting for a chuckle at the climber's expense.

Great pictures.

Glad you had fun.

Three Pines and Beginner's Delight are deserving if slightly lower grade, if you get back.

Maria, and Shockley's rate a go. Also Wrist, which gives you a nice short dihedral as well as an exposed hand-traverse to a corner before a face climb finish.

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Mar 31, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
  Mar 31, 2009 - 11:22pm PT
I only live 6 hrs drive away. Those pics of fall colors will definitely lure me down there some fall season.



  Apr 1, 2009 - 01:48am PT
Looks like you had fun!

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Hustle City
  Apr 1, 2009 - 02:42am PT
Really nice photos.
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