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Guided Gunks Rock Climbing at the Trapps 05-03-09

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Asha and Adam on pitch 2 of Ribs 5.4 simu-climbing

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Asha and Adam nearing the top of pitch 2 Ribs 5.4

We had guided clients at the Gunks all weekend.  The weather managed to hold out for each day with the rains happening over the night time.  Saturday Wes and I both had half days with clients.  Wes guided two clients up Shockley’s Ceiling 5.6 at the Trapps and I had a top rope day with a father and two sons.   Sunday Wes took our long time client Noah out for his weekly tour of the cliff climbing Yellow Ridge 5.7 and Alphonse 5.8 at the Near Trapps before the nuisance rain ended the day short.  I guided Asha, Kei, and Adam on there first outdoor rock climbing trip.  We started the day on Ribs 5.4 and than did 2 pitches of Ribless 5.6 to the bolt anchors on the GT Ledge.  They all rappelled 180 feet off the ledge for the first time back to the backpacks.  It started to sprinkle so we opted to top rope routes in the Uberfall until 5:30pm.  I set up Ken’s Crack 5.7+, Laurel 5.7, and  lead Rhododendron 5.6 to end the day.

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