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Gunks Springtime Climbing

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Brendan Mealia following Double Crack 5.8

It’s early springtime in the Gunks again.  Time to dust off the rock shoes and get back outside.  The cliffs are quiet right now during the week.  This is a great time to go out and enjoy all the classics without the weekend crowds.  With the cliffs southeastern orientation it’s easy to stay warm even on chilly days.  We hit up Double Crack 5.8, Boldville 5.8, and the Seasons yesterday.  Double Crack was amazing and sustained for the grade.  The intermediate anchor in the middle is not to trust worthy in my book so it’s better to just finish to the top.  Bring a good amount of medium to large gear for this long pitch.  Boldville allows people to set up the harder routes of the Seasons.  Have at it.

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