Gunks

On the lead of "Sixish" (5.4) placing some gear.
Photo by Loooweeegie

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rpc

rpc - Nov 6, 2007 8:44 pm - Voted 10/10

5.4 eh?

f..k -- why even pretend to have a common rating scale for whole country :) nice shot.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Nov 6, 2007 8:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 5.4 eh?

Aint ya ever climbed the Gunks? This place is where I learned and continue to learn (sometimes painfully) how to climb!

Thanks Bro!

Ralph

rpc

rpc - Nov 6, 2007 9:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: 5.4 eh?

No - wish I had. Hopefully someday. Nice series from there.take care.

Rob A

Rob A - Nov 7, 2007 12:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: 5.4 eh?

keep in mind when the gunks were climbed the highest rating was 5.10 with none of the a,b,c,d bullsh*t

gotta love the gunks.... 5.4 means overhangs hahaha


oh nice shots rasgoat!

rasgoat

rasgoat - Nov 8, 2007 5:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 5.4 eh?

Thanks Rob, Excellent profile photo to you!

Rob A

Rob A - Nov 10, 2007 8:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: 5.4 eh?

thanks rasgoat!

eric b

eric b - Nov 13, 2007 5:21 pm - Voted 10/10

I agree with the rating system

5.4 gunks is 5.5 (at least, elsewhere) The place is awesome, direct lines, exposure, verticle, pure fluid climbing moves abound. The only thing I dont like is that you have to pay to play. I'd be interested to hear your philosophy on fee for use areas. Great shot have you done Shockley's Ceiling or Froghead or N Exposure?

rasgoat

rasgoat - Nov 13, 2007 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I agree with the rating system

My view on the pay to play is I support it somewhat. Some of the money goes towards preserving the area FOR climbers and also towards fighting development and other environmental stuff, so it is not a waste PLUS I'm sure it keeps the crowds down somewhat, Imagine if it was free??????

Some of my Favorites are Ants line, Katzenjammer, Rhododendron, Walter Mitty, Clover, Baby, Arch, Ursula, Tequila Mockingbird, Beginners Delight, Raunchy, Wild Horses, and Gory Thumb.

eric b

eric b - Nov 14, 2007 7:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I agree with the rating system

Yeah I see your point. but for me I wonder how much of that actually goes where they say. One of the things I love about climbing, hiking and mountaineering is that you don't (usually have to pay) it seems to me that the access to the outdoors should be. But like everyone says if you don't like it you don't have to climb there. But being one of my favorite areas thats not really an option.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 15, 2008 3:27 pm - Voted 10/10

I think...

the 'rating system' is in need of changing.
But then ... I'm not a rock climber! I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express a couple nights ago. Gotta love those glorious slabs of rock! Have fun in those mountains! - LARRY :)))

rasgoat

rasgoat - Mar 17, 2008 6:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I think...

Your intellegence level has risen significantly since you stayed in the HIE, therefore you are pobably correct about the rating system regardless of your rock climbing experience.

Ralph

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