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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.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall : Calypso II (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Fun warm up. Awkward placement for the anchors.


Location: PA : Breakneck : Main Wall : (10) Grab Your Balls (5.9)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: Fun route. I didn't find the bottom to be particularly daunting; the holds are all good. Crux is definitely at the top and well protected.


Location: PA : Breakneck : Main Wall : (2) Mosquito (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 13, 2013

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Comments: Kind of a sketchy route. The move up to the first ledge is 5.10 (unless you use the boulders behind you) and probably a ground fall if you don't get it. The crux is after the last bolt and has horrible ledging potential if you fall. The crux movement is great, but otherwise it's a pretty meh route.


Location: MI : Grand Ledge : Mossy Gully (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: This would be a fantastic route if only it kept going. Unfortunately, the dihedral/crack widens out to a 4th class gully about halfway up.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : The Trauma (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: May 25, 2013

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Comments: I think the best word to describe this climb is 'gross'. The climbing is either easy or awkward, but never challenging in a good way. Most of it is up polished Mission marble. And finally you, reach for a chalked up hold, only to discover there's no hold, and that chalk is actually just bird poop. There are many better lines to be had at the Gorge.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Beautiful (5.4)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: Great first trad route. Easy stances to place gear from. Crux is near the top and easily protected. Everyone seem to try and work out left though and then they just get stuck...


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Jaws Boulder Area : Baby Robbins (5.9 V0-)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: There's no reason to rope up for this climb, even without a pad. The crux comes early, then it widens into perfect hands and low angle, and the landing is clean. You can scoot down to an easy walk-off on the right.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mount Woodson : Rockwork Orange Boulder : Rockwork Orange (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 14, 2013

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Comments: The 4th picture is probably the best in terms of showing the angle; the right wall is fairly overhung. I think the best word to describe this route would be burly. Lot of fun though and easy to set a top-rope on if you're not up for leading it.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Pullout : The Hamlet : Frailty Thy Name is Sandsto... (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: Crux is definitely the small blank looking section ~2/3 of the way up, though finding the great slot at the top of it makes it easy. Would make a great first lead and always a nice warm-up.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : The Ramp (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: One of my favorite lines at the Gorge. Feels pretty stout for a 5.7 to me. Easy climbing for the first ~20 ft before the crack thins out and you've got to commit to a few slabs moves with less than stellar protection. Once you reach the dihedral, the protection gets a little better, but it's pretty sustained climbing without a really good rest until just before the roof. Double up on small stoppers if you can; you'll want them. I also like a #3 C4 for just over the roof.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Mission Control (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: Not a huge fan of Mission Control. I suppose it's good for the budding leader because it eases you in at the bottom and is well protected. But I don't find the climbing to be particularly fun or interesting. The cruxy top ~10 feet is just a matter of figuring out which crappy hand hold you want to use to work your feet up.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Limbo Area : Craig's Crack (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 25, 2013

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Comments: Great line, great jams. I'm not a particularly strong crack climber, but I had no problem sending Craig's Crack. Plenty of micro-ledges to the left make for good feet. Although the route is sadly short, it's worth the trek up. Amazing views for an added bonus.

A #3 C4 is nice for the top, otherwise you can sew it up nicely with 0.75-2