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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Cockscomb Pine Tree

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1)

Trad, 2 pitches, 150'

WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face

5 days ago

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
leading up west wind with the brightest rope ever ...

leading up west wind with the brightest rope ever known

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Wild Wind (5.9)

Feb 11, 2015

opening moves, fun little problem

opening moves, fun little problem

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Voices Arete (V-easy)

Feb 11, 2015

The Duck thoroughly enjoyed following Sail Away

The Duck thoroughly enjoyed following Sail Away

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

Feb 10, 2015

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: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Le Gourmet (5.4)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: It seems like most parties skip the 2nd pitch in favor of Front C and the 4th pitch in favor of Critter Crack. Can't recommend both alternates (5.6) enough!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si... : Nuts and Cherries (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 10, 2015

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Comments: felt pretty true to 5.6 for me, but the moves were a bit awkward/bouldery. pro was a little funky on a lot of it. you can find it all though, just need to keep looking.


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 : (m) Smith Rock Group : (6) 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 : (u) 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 : 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.


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