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adatesman


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Anyone been to Delaware Water Gap / PA lately?  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Northeastern_Region: Delaware_Water_Gap__Mt__Minsi_)
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Subject says it all... Anyone been to the PA side of DWG since the raptor nesting ban was lifted? How's the trail? Should I plan on bringing a machete?

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Hmm.... Posting this in the middle of the night probably wasn't the best way to get a response. So...

BUMP.

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We were up there last week, on Teardrop Buttress and Hell & High Water before a storm chased us away. The trail was a little denser with some manageable blowdowns, just a tad rougher than it's normal nasty self.


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Was just up there today, as well as a few times last week. There is a new tree down on the trail up. No big deal though the pathway has been diverted under it. If you're heading out to Osprey a machette would be needed much has been overgrown and there is another downed tree. Not a big deal to scramble around it, but some maintenance would be useful. If you feel like doing some light maintenance let me know.


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Cool. Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll get up there in the next week or three and I'll likely bring along a bank blade to clear out some of the brush. I'm thinking midweek and not during a heat wave, and I'll likely be needing a partner in case anyone's interested.

-a.


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I normally climb on my days off.(Tuesday Wednesday) Live close in the area so anytime works for me.
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A Tuesday would work... I've got a couple projects to finish up before heading out to play, so I'll drop you a PM when I get an idea when I'd be able to head up that way (I'm outside Philly).

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thinking about heading up there this thursday (nov 11)... any locals interested?


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Area closed due to Peregrine Falcon nests until further notice. We were there on 4/25/11 and the cold cave and trail were plastered with notices. Tammany had no notices so we paid the .75 cents and went climbing.


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hoodlove wrote:
Area closed due to Peregrine Falcon nests until further notice. We were there on 4/25/11 and the cold cave and trail were plastered with notices. Tammany had no notices so we paid the .75 cents and went climbing.

1- you are 2 days too late on the thread resurrection- easter was sunday!

2- how were you able to pay 3/4 of a cent?


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Its because He lives that I could climb on Monday (I work at a church Wink ) EZ Pass paid the way ... let them figure out my 3/4 penny. Smile


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michael1245


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I was at Mount Minsi about a month ago. The "falcon" signs were up.

For those who climb there, what's your opinion on the rock quality for placing gear for protection?


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Extremely reliable, as long as you know how to evaluate it. Nothing is bomber in a loose block, nomatter how good the rock. The water gap has some extremely bulletproof quartzite though, that is usually as good as a bolt if you find a solid horizontal or vertical crack. The safer (cleaner) routes tend to be the moderate-harder stuff. A lot of the easy stuff is loose, which gives this place its bad rep. What kind of climbing do you enjoy? I can recommend some routes if you want.


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