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Me on the Prow (my first multi-pitch trad climb!)


Member Since: Jan 28, 2012
Last Visit: Aug 3, 2014
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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

Metamorphosis

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Armed and Dangerous Area (M...

Led w/ ED. Soft for 5.8+ but good warmup.

May 8, 2014

Clip a Dee Doo Dah

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (2 p) 

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

May 8, 2014

Junco

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Good route, a bit reachy for the short folks. Led w/ ED.

May 8, 2014

Lonesome Dove

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Awesome route! Thought provoking moves but good rests. Led w/ ED.

May 8, 2014

Registration (The Arch)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Jamestown : Winter Wall

Great climb, offwidth at the bottom worked me a bit.

Mar 8, 2014

Medusa Tree

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

AL : Jamestown : White Wall

Fun climb. Gear isn't intuitive in a few places but it's all there. Felt softer than 5.9

Mar 2, 2014

Truth or Consequences

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Jamestown : Harvest Wall

Roof is a total jug haul but lots of fun with great gear. Soft for the grade but a great lead.

Mar 2, 2014

Yum Yum Tree

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

AL : Jamestown : Harvest Wall

Fun climbing with an interesting crux in the middle

Mar 2, 2014

Golden Locks

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Led w/ a hang. Awesome jams and gear which I placed too much of. w/ AT, CN

Nov 16, 2013

Love Handle

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

TR. Fun variety.

Nov 16, 2013

Multiple Use Area

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

TR. Face on this one felt harder than Love Handle even though it's a grade easier. Fun.

Nov 16, 2013

Friday the Thirteenth

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North

Followed / didn't lead but seemed like a one move wonder and a bit soft for 5.9

Nov 3, 2013

Slip Stream

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North

Having a take on a 5.6 to start the day is always demoralizing... w/ RB and AT

Nov 3, 2013

Righthand Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North

Great stems and awesome gear. Good for a novice leader and very fun all around.

Nov 3, 2013

More Fun with Dick and Jane

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (1 p) 

TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North

Hollow flake at the bottom broke and put me on the deck. YMMV.

Nov 3, 2013

Stan's Crack

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

TN : Sunset Park : Sunset North

Awesome climb, beautiful position, and a great view from the top. Lead P1 and rapped -- no P2.

Nov 2, 2013

Seconds

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (7 p) 

NC : Laurel Knob

Again w/ RB, swapped pitches -- led 1,3,5. Pitch 1 really got to my head but smooth sailing after

Sep 14, 2013

No Alternative

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 (3 p) 

NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face

Awesome climb. Pitch 2 protects well with some small wires and cams along with the bolt.

May 3, 2013

Monopoly

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Traverse is tough/heady, but the arete cruises once you get there. Awesome views/exposure.

Dec 19, 2012

Seconds

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (7 p) 

NC : Laurel Knob

Led 2,4,6 -- with RB. Sustained NC slab climbing with pretty good pro and a couple heady runouts.

Dec 15, 2012

Bird's Nest Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Led. Tough down low, cruises higher up.

Dec 9, 2012

Laser

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Short but fun.

Dec 8, 2012

Pin Chimney

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : The Pinnacle

Awesome climb and my favorite trad lead thus far at SR.

Dec 2, 2012

Comfortably Numb

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : The Pinnacle

TR

Dec 2, 2012

Vineland

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Trad section is very easy (~5.6), rest is bolted. Good climb and great views.

Nov 25, 2012

Stepping Out

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Some fun moves down low, cruises toward the top. Protect well at the top to avoid a ledge fall.

Nov 25, 2012

Graham's Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Steele

Great climb. Protects surprisingly well with stoppers.

Nov 25, 2012

Sundial Crack

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (4 p) 

NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area

Cold but fun. Led 1 and 2 -- 2 was harder than I remembered.

Nov 17, 2012

The Nose

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4 p) 

NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area

Cold but great climb. Led 1, 2, 3.

Nov 17, 2012

The Prow

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (4 p) 

NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater

Done in 2 pitches in 52 minutes as it was getting dark. Fun!

Oct 14, 2012

The Mummy

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 (3 p) 

NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater

Accidentally linked pitches 2 and 3 on my lead. Great climb, but shorter pitches than I expected.

Oct 14, 2012

The Daddy

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (5 p) 

NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater

Led 1, 3, 5 -- did the 5.8 direct variation on pitch 3, which was awesome but PG-13.

Oct 14, 2012

The Nose

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4 p) 

NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area

Led pitches 2 and 4. Absolutely classic! One of the most fun climbs I've done.

Oct 13, 2012

Sundial Crack

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (4 p) 

NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area

Led pitches 1 and 3 as it was getting dark. Awesome climb!

Oct 13, 2012

Jay Walker

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Definitely a class in hand/foot jamming. Fun lead!

Oct 7, 2012

Passages

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Led after one of our party bailed on it. Great climb! Crux at the top surprised me.

Oct 7, 2012

Nappy

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Easier lead the 2nd go. Nothing special, but a fun climb.

Oct 6, 2012

Plastic Toys

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Good, easy warmup to get started in the morning.

Oct 6, 2012

Prerequisite for Excellence

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

One of my favorite T wall moderates and an awesome lead!

Oct 6, 2012

The Daddy

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (5 p) 

NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater

absolutely amazing, classic climb. done w Matt and Anne

Sep 2, 2012

R&D

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

Aug 19, 2012

Elephant Crack

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

Aug 19, 2012

Nappy

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

Tough lead for me -- the lieback moves are pretty committing for a newbie trad leader.

Jun 23, 2012

Plastic Toys

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East

My first T-wall lead. Hot as hell but lots of fun.

Jun 23, 2012

The Flake

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

May 31, 2012

Buckets

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

Sean's first trad lead -- great intro to trad climbing

May 31, 2012

Boobs

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

TR -- fun climb. Very positive holds to pull the crux.

May 25, 2012

Tim's Route

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

TR -- awesome climb with lots of balancy moves on thin holds.

May 25, 2012

Cashmere

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

TR

May 25, 2012

Pillar

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

May 25, 2012

Box Lunch

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

TR. Fun moves in the vertical crack just below the finish.

May 25, 2012

Mickey's Mantle

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Palisades Park

TR

May 25, 2012

The Prow

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (4 p) 

NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater

Absolutely amazing climb with great exposure. The scariest part is the scramble down from the ridge

May 10, 2012

The Great Arch

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (3 p) 

NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face

First multi-pitch trad lead. Great climb and great pro. Watch for water!

May 10, 2012

Misty

5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Sun Wall

Everything I'd hoped -- definitely a classic. Amazing exposure and great views.

Mar 11, 2012

My Dog Has Fleas

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Mar 4, 2012

That Eight (aka Kennel Club)

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Mar 4, 2012

Oyster

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Mar 4, 2012

General Lee

V3 6A (1 p) 

AL : Moss Rock Preserve : Ozzy Area

Feb 26, 2012

The Gill Problem (AKA Vast Understatement)

V1 5 (1 p) 

AL : Moss Rock Preserve : Ozzy Area

Feb 25, 2012

Cheese is Good

V2 5+ (1 p) 

AL : Moss Rock Preserve : Ozzy Area

Feb 25, 2012

That Eight (aka Kennel Club)

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Jan 29, 2012

Oyster

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Great winter climb since it gets a lot of sun in the late afternoon.

Jan 28, 2012

My Dog Has Fleas

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

AL : Sand Rock : Holiday Block

Short but very pumpy in the middle -- crux is between the second and third bolt.

Jan 28, 2012