Gunks Bouldering

While I wait for more pictures to come in from the Gunks trip, here are a couple of boulders that we came across in the shadows of the classic traditional lines.


Gill's Egg

Gill’s Egg (V4) is a classic John Gill problem that you can’t help but notice as you walk down the Carriage Road. It starts under the roof and moves up some small crimps on the prow that allow you to setup for a big move to a good hold just before the top. I was able to keep my feet on the start jug under the roof for what I think is normally more of a dyno to the big hold. Definitely a classic problem and it is always fun to climb a problem with a little history. I wish that I had pictures of me climbing it but it was basically pitch dark at the time.

Illustrious Buddha

From what I could tell, Illustrious Buddha (V8?) climbs out the prominent prow pictured. Looked like some really hard compression moves to stick to the small and very slick holds.

A Beautiful Day For Climbing...

Nice looking weather we had for the first day, thankfully it was actually better than it looked.

I’m not sure that I would ever make a trip to the Gunks solely for bouldering just because of how many other areas there are out there that I want to visit, but I definitely saw a lot of fun potential.

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3 Responses to Gunks Bouldering

  1. Sarah October 16, 2007 at 6:35 am #

    i will not be attending team tonight, but tony will.

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  2. colorado climbing guy October 16, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    Looks like you had a good time, I always enjoyed bouldering at the Gunks, but mostly we’d spend our time up on the cliffs, the climbing is just too fun!


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  3. Climbing Narcissist October 16, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    Agreed. Although I love bouldering basically above all else, it would be hard to go all the way to the Gunks just to play on the short stuff.

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