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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : New Yosemite (5.9)
By: Andrew G When: Aug 18, 2016

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Comments: Great crack to learn jamming on. The bottom will be a little wide, especially if you've got smaller hands, but it quickly narrows down just a bit to pretty much perfect hands.

Also: beware the sucker jug out left. Getting back into the crack from it is a bitch.


Location: MD : Sugarloaf Mountain : Middle Earth : Seven Wishes (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Pulling that initial overhang sure felt a lot harder than 5.6 to me. Very fun climb though, nice and direct.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Hippie Dreams (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Popular because it's easy, not necessarily because the climbing is great


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Holenoid (aka The Grundle f... (V0+)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: there's a bomber fist jam to be had up there


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Miller Fork Recreational Pr... : Fruit Wall : Slice of Spice (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: would be a classic if it were just longer


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Glitter Gulch (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 14, 2016

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Comments: One more vote for 10d/11a. I can see the case for the 11a based on the crux move getting to the 2nd bolt, but as a whole, the route felt a lot more like 10d. 11b is a joke.

Regardless of grade though, this is an absolutely stellar line.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books : ... : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Dec 18, 2015

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Comments: ...and GoPros are for narcissistic fools


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 9. Sun Wall (Long Slabs) : The Enso (5.10)
By: Andrew G When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: This is not a good climb, but if you're into type 2 fun, you may find yourself remembering it fondly 5 minutes later.

And if by some unfortunate chance you find yourself belaying someone on this route, it might be a good time remember the helmet.


Location: MD : Carderock : Sterling's Crack (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: I'm intrigued by the claims that leading at Carderock is unsafe due to rock quality. Ever climbed in the desert? How about the Fisher Towers??


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Sunny and Steep : Sunny and Steep (5.11d) : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: hand jams near bolts, duh. that there's cheatin'!


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall : Gotta Be Smokin' (5.10-)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: i overcammed a placement, but my follower was able to clean it by wiggling the cam until the rock around it crumbled away. that's pretty representative of this climb.

definitely wear a helmet if you're belaying. or better yet, don't climb this route. unless you're feeling masochistic. then maybe climb this route-- the actual movement on it is pretty good.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : The South End : White Arete (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: first section is similar to black crack in terms of difficulty and good times, but then it backs off.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof : Faints roof (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: really cool through the roof, but too short for anything more than 2 stars


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof : Ounce of Perception (5.9 PG13)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: starts off with 3 successive roofs, each harder than the last, then an easy romp to the top. i thought it was a significant step up from black crack.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Ritz Cracker Area : Crescenta (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Really fun route! The crux comes about 30 feet up as the corner arches left and the feet get very thin for a few moves. Great gear the whole way though.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Star Trek Wall
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: A lot of work for very little payoff.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Star Trek Wall : Crack of the Klingons (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: This would be a really fun route if it were (at least) twice as long


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Zero Buttress : Berecik (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: climbs like a 5.8 gym climb, just with bolts spaced twice as far apart. jugs everywhere though! really fun warm up.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - East Face : Upper Broadway : Alcoa Presents (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: I had no intention of trying this route or any Seneca 5.8 for now, but just staring up at it from the anchors on Alcoa ledge, this line looked too good not to hop on. And it lived it up to expectations.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - East Face : Upper Broadway : Conn's East (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Really wandery route. It's got some fun moves in it, but there's just so much traversing it kinda detracts from the experience. Definitely do the 5.7 lieback variation on the first pitch, and if you're up for it, taking the direct line Alcoa Presents from the top of the second pitch straight to the summit is a fantastic way to finish the route.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Sunset Wall : The Dragon (5.10a PG13)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 19, 2015

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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: MD : Annapolis Rock : Sunset Wall : Trantor (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: Beta alert: see that maybe sloper maybe decent edge that you wish so badly were a jug while pulling the roof? just go for it.

While the roof isn't particularly hard, 5.6 is a bit of a sandbag in my opinion. A green c4 in the pod in the left roof crack protects the moves nicely though.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Hidden Tower : Sail Away (5.8-) : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: You haven't climbed until you've done it with The Duck on your back.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Petit Grepon : South Face Variation: La Po... (5.10 X)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 16, 2015

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Comments: Pretty sure he's just calling you out for a superfluous minor variation of a very popular route. Chances are, you are not the first to wander off route through this particular section.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Beer Wall : Celebration Ale (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 13, 2015

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Comments: If you want to avoid the rope drag, you can climb Cerveza Verde first and clip the second bolt on your way down. You may want to leave the first bolt clipped as well to avoid a big swing in case you fall of the (hard) opening moves and then unclip that one.


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