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Photo Caption Location Date
1st bolt is out of frame, the crux section is betw...

1st bolt is out of frame, the crux section is between the 4th and 5th (last bolt marked) bolts

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : J Rat's Back (5.12a)

Oct 29, 2014

Chris leading the final pitch

Chris leading the final pitch

OR : Smith Rock : ... : Wherever I May Roam (5.9)

Oct 20, 2014

Unsealed rope end

Unsealed rope end

Climbing Gear Discussion : How to fix a rope end?

Sep 30, 2014

Poop (bat, I assume?) literally spilling out from ...

Poop (bat, I assume?) literally spilling out from the bottom of Robbins. Mmmm...

CA : San Diego County : ... : Robbins Crack (5.10a)

Aug 22, 2014

The sweetest jams...

The sweetest jams...

CA : San Diego County : ... : Robbins Crack (5.10a)

Aug 22, 2014

An alpine start is mandatory for a climb this long

An alpine start is mandatory for a climb this long

CA : San Diego County : ... : Robbins Crack (5.10a)

Aug 22, 2014

Rapping Good Day to Die; Firefly ends before the b...

Rapping Good Day to Die; Firefly ends before the bulging roof.

PA : Southwestern Highlands : ... : Good Day to Die (5.11-)

Jul 14, 2014

Cleaning Good Day to Die; Firefly ends before the ...

Cleaning Good Day to Die; Firefly ends before the bulging roof.

PA : Southwestern Highlands : ... : Good Day to Die (5.11-)

Jul 14, 2014

Amazing climb, very aesthetic movement

Amazing climb, very aesthetic movement

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Barfing Butterflies (5.11a/b)

Jul 7, 2014

Climbers top-roping Wild Wind and Sail Away

Climbers top-roping Wild Wind and Sail Away

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Tower

May 20, 2013

Just starting out on Sail Away

Just starting out on Sail Away

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sail Away (5.8-)

May 20, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Chocolate Factory : J Rat's Back (5.12a)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Really fun movement on great pockets. I don't have a lot of basis for this, but seems like it might be a bit soft for the grade.

Update on the location-- there are two bolted lines to the left of J Rat's Back on this section of wall.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northwest Face : Wherever I May Roam (5.9)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: Most of pitch 3 seems hollow, a few head-scratcher bolt placements, and uninspiring climbing movement left me wondering why I climbed this route. Views of the Smith formations lit up by the setting sun answered my question. In summary: less than impressive climbing to very impressive views.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Chouinard's Crack (1st Half... (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: If only this climb were twice as long, it would be a clear cut 4 star classic. Still good fun though.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : The Brain : Journey to the Center of th... (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 15, 2014

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Comments: Pro might be a little less than straight-forward, but it's all there. I didn't bring anything bigger than a #3 and sewed it up with cams and nuts. Hexes and tri-cams would be useful for sure. I was able to protect the low crux with a cam in the flared crack on the left just fine.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Thais (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Full value 5.6, for sure. Great variety on this climb. I ran the 3rd pitch to the gully just below the summit for a ~120' pitch and that worked out fine for me. Rope drag was a little bit of an issue, but not too bad. As Mike mentions, the rock quality takes a decided turn toward chossy for the last 20' or so before the summit gully, but the climbing also dials backs to 5.easy and you can work left to better rock.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof : The Dragon (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: The horizontals through the roof provide ample opportunity to place protection... if you can fight the pump long enough to do so. The crux protects pretty well too lower on the route. Plenty of cracks on the ledge above the route to build a gear anchor with if you don't have long webbing.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Banana (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Shouldn't the flakes be described as right-facing? Fun route, regardless, and tougher than it looks.

And the loose blocks on the upper part of the route are still there.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall : Mercy Miss Percy (5.9)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: I did this as a warmup while waiting to get on Fuzzy. The bolt placement is far less than stellar and the climbing movement is not particularly interesting. My partner agreed and so did the two people who hopped on to TR it afterwards.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall : Another Doug Reed Route (5.11-)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: I thought this was a really fun line and a perfect alternative if there's a line for Fuzzy. If you work right at the crux, it definitely eases a letter or two off the 11b grade given in the book.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall : Fuzzy Undercling (5.11-)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: If you're tall enough to reach the pinch from the start stone, this route probably goes at ~5.10+. Otherwise, I think it earns its listed grade of 11b. Once you're past the second bolt, it just turns into a pumpy and fun jug haul on mostly huge holds.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : Ralph & Bob's (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: I did the first pitch as a warm-up while I was waiting to get on Autumn. It was not an enjoyable climb. My follower agreed.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Sandstone Quarry : Stratocaster Area : Marshall Amp (5.11b) : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Feb 5, 2014

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Comments: It's over his shoulder, not around his neck. Some people prefer carrying the rope up to the first bolt like that because it can make it easier/quicker to clip if your plan it out properly.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Bruise Brothers Wall : The Offering (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Short and not particularly interesting except for the final overhung move (or two) to the anchors. The (new-ish?) 5.8 around the corner to the right is a better warmup.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Bruise Brothers Wall : Critters on the Cliff (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Fun route, but nowhere near an 11. The crux looks reachy and difficult, but turns out not to be.


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