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Bird Cage - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.54/5
  Rock Quality 4.15/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.08/5

Description:

Make fun stems up the obvious dihedral with good but small gear. Make a tricky traverse right 10-15 feet at the roof until under a small crack and a cleft in the overhang. Surmount the roof and continue up right to belay slings. Most folks only do p. 1 nowadays.

Descent Options:

Rap or continue up the obscure second pitch or (better) join Bird Land

Submitted by: jhwnewengland on 2007-04-17
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Route ID: 31915

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2015-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent

One of the best 10- routes I've done at the Gunks. Corner was pretty tricky on a warm day. I found the roof move kind of burly. I guess I need more practice on Gunks roofs.

Added: 2015-06-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2014-04-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 1 rest 1 fall

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Added: 2014-07-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2013-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars nice route

Great corner, fun traverse, awkward getting to the roof jug.

Added: 2013-09-30

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2010-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars uber tired=uber hard today

It was hot and humid today. Add that to my three prior days on the rock and I really had to thrash my way up this climb. Fortunately, the roof is one of the easier gunks roofs.

Added: 2010-05-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2009-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super fun stemming to traversey move to roof.

Yup, that about covers it. This was a lot of fun. I thought the traverse was harder than the roof.

Added: 2009-09-23

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