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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : The Brain : Chunky Monkey (5.12b)
By: Drew Hayes When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: Sweet thanks bro. I recommend cleaning this route by following rather than lowering.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Lichen Worms (5.8+)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: I think I used one small cam between bolts one and two, and then for the long runout between 3 and 4 (I think this was the spot? maybe between 4 and 5) there's a flaring horizontal left of the line that takes a brown tricam (sling it long). Maybe one more small cam somewhere in there too.

If this grade is under your limit, the runout climbing is not hard at all and you can do it with just draws if you're willing to accept those risks. If you fuck up though, it would not be good.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Kraft Boulders : Burnout Boulder : Jones'n (V4+)
By: Drew Hayes When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: For such a short problem I felt like I did 1000 moves. Pretty fun.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Gun Club (5.12c)
By: Drew Hayes When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments: This is a route I've been wanting to get on sometime soon. So what's the deal with the line? Is it an eliminate? Or are there natural straight up features to climb? Can you clip the bolts from supercrack?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : New World Order (5.12a/b)
By: Drew Hayes When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Man up, grab a small hold, stand tall on an OK foot, and clip that bitch. The second time I got on it, I wised up and had a tall person put the draws in for me.

This is still the best route I've been on so far at Endless. Maybe at the New. Maybe ever.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : My Route (5.6)
By: Drew Hayes When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: You can rap with two ropes from the bolted anchor at the top of the last pitch down to the anchors at the top of pitch 1 of My Route, then rap down to the Lunch Ledge. From the bolt anchors on the left side of Lunch Ledge (which would be Jim Dandy's third pitch anchors), you can rap straight down to another set of bolt anchors, then from those to the ground.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : The Brain : Chunky Monkey (5.12b)
By: Drew Hayes When: Sep 1, 2015

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Comments: I left a biner on bolt 3 to help for cleaning on the lower, because that swing out sucks and I was too tired to TR it after climbing it. If anyone wants it, go for it, I bootied it in Italy on my honeymoon last year.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Thieves Area : Thieves in the Temple (5.12)
By: Drew Hayes When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: This climb is real. Aside from the one resting jug, the climbing is so sustained. The face climbing up top is perfect rock climbing on beautiful white rock. A tighter than normal belay keeps you out of the possible butthole impaling tree - but even the falling at bolts 5 and 6 I was still a good 8 to 10 feet above the tree.


Location: NC : The Dump : Voodoo Child (5.11a)
By: Drew Hayes When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: Equally as hard as Vermin.


Just kidding I haven't climbed Vermin in a long time. This route has really good movement though!!


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Red Wall : The Arborist (5.10)
By: Drew Hayes When: Jan 28, 2015

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Comments: You can get one solid piece after the first bolt before manteling on to the ledge and then another piece in a pocket, but I'm not sure how solid the rock is for that pocket. Either way, I'm cool with where the bolts are. The boulder start is really fun and the climbing up top is nice.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Rising Sun Wall : Tom Waits For No One (5.10)
By: Drew Hayes When: Jan 28, 2015

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Comments: Super chossy feet but it's still a fun route when everything else on Red Wall is taken. I do remember thinking the route would take gear when climbing it, so reading these comments about Ask Mr. Science makes sense. Thanks for updating the anchors Wade, last time I was on this the anchor bolts were looking a little uninspiring.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Straight and Narrow (5.10a)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: The first time I went out to climb at Shortoff, I saw this line and thought "man I need to climb that". We did the climb in two mega-pitches, but the drag is a son of a bitch once you pull around the final bulge. I brought doubles of the small stuff but aside from one small nut, everything I placed was .5 and up.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Manifest Destiny (5.12b)
By: Drew Hayes When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: This route is pretty fun! Three boulder problems that get progressively harder but separated by good rests. I wasn't able to link it last time but it feels possible!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain
By: Drew Hayes When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Can someone post the beta for rapping in (or PM it to me)? Is it possible with one 70m rope? Thank you!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Long Point : Chopping Bloc (5.12a)
By: Drew Hayes When: Apr 16, 2014

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Comments: The rock on this route is absolutely beautiful. The route gets progressively harder as you move up. I only gave this thing one burn to work out the beta, it will go down when the water level is down this fall.

Does this count as my first aid climb?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Cave Boulder : Photo
By: Drew Hayes When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Depends on which holds you started on, but it's probably black slab right. mountainproject.com/v/black-sl...


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : East Side Boulders : I Wanna New Drug (V6)
By: Drew Hayes When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: Good problem! Pretty much a one move wonder.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Gateway Boulders : St. Peter (V4) : Photo
By: Drew Hayes When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: I always go left hand here, does it go with this right hand beta?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Central Boulders : The Wishing Well : Reality Bites (V7)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 15, 2013

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Comments: After the sidepull, is the next hold way up and left? Do your feet cut or can you make them stay when you stick it?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Central Boulders : Slash And Burn Boulder : Tennis Shoe Mantle (V4)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: Hardest v1 in the guidebook!!!!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Hull Area : The Hull : Redneck Riviera (V5+)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: My favorite problem at the bald so far. Insanely fun, everyone should get on this thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Central Boulders : Slash And Burn Boulder : Bruces's Problem (V5)
By: Drew Hayes When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: Super fun problem with an exciting top out! I really dig it.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall : Carnivore (5.13a PG13)
By: Drew Hayes When: Jun 3, 2013

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Comments: Holy god that start is hard - I thought my fingers were going to snap in half.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Dopey Duck (5.9)
By: Drew Hayes When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: I find myself daydreaming about this route all of the time. The second pitch is absolutely perfect rock climbing.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Linville River Crag : Vaseline Machine Gun (5.12d)
By: Drew Hayes When: Jan 18, 2013

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Comments: Is this a Leo Kottke reference? That rules


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