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Member Since: Jun 20, 2010
Last Visit: May 11, 2016
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Areas = 15
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Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Canyon Boulder... : Natasha's Highball (V2 PG13)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Crux is the first few moves, after that, you can sit back and enjoy the jugs and great movement.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock...
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 8, 2015

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Comments: Found a crashpad sitting next to Ribcage this evening. We waited around until dark to see if someone would come looking and no one ever did. Picked it up in case someone with less-honest intentions found it first. just hit me up with a description of the pad and you'll get it back.

303-880-8781


Location: GA : Rocktown : Campus Punks : Paint Can (V2)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Supposedly classic, though I did not find it that interesting


Location: GA : Rocktown : Back Street Boulders : Anti-Scoop (V3-4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Ther are two problems on this boulder(according to the guidebook). Starting left on the two good edges and going up and right is v3- Swatfalizer. Anti-scoop starts on the jugs directly beneath the bulge and climbs up to the good jug, v4


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : The Ewoker (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Are the underclings right beneath the lip off on this one?


Location: GA : Rocktown : The Croc Boulder : Croc Bloc (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: Big movement through fairly large(but somewhat slopey) holds. Top is mellow if you know what you're going for. Amazing line!!


Location: GA : Rocktown : Back Street Boulders : The Scoop (V3)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Dec 6, 2015

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Comments: If the conditions aren't good, this can feel impossible for shorter folk. With good temps, you stick to it like velcro


Location: GA : Rocktown : Police Brutality : Drug Test Policy (V7)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: The last jug is SHARP!! Don't go for it too wildly or you'll probably lose some skin...


Location: TN : Deep Creek : Tea Bag (5.11c)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Don't be fooled by the slab after the bulge, while easy terrain, the pump clock is still ticking. Excellent boulder problem at the start. Would probably be 11d/12a at a crag at the Red, but 11c seems good for the Deep


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Right Fork : Black and Tan : Milky Way (V3-4)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 23, 2015

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Comments: I think previous guidebooks have described the line as starting the same as Blue Eye, but I would have to double check. (Isaac's seems to have a handful of errors, though it's hard to blame due to the mass amount of boulders in Joe's...)

The line of pockets leads right into blue eye though, so to me, starting to the right felt too much like starting from halfway in. Either way, pretty fun moderate


Location: GA : Rocktown : Asphalt Boulders : Golden Shower (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: If you've never been to this boulder before, I found it easiest to go into Hueco Simulator, then walk past Dugout, Chex, and Scoop. You'll end up at the Blue boulder, and Golden will be on your left.

Alternatively, there's a trail that goes right off the main trail just before the big overhanging boulder near the Sherman Roof. Though it's best to just walk up from Golden once you've found it, to memorize where the trail is.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Lower Corridor : True Grit (V3)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: This problem starts a few feet right of the wide crack next to Gritstone Arete, on the taller part of the rock.
Climb in between the rock and skinny tree on easy terrain to a heady but chill topout.

I've climbed v0's harder than this one


Location: GA : Rocktown : The Comet Boulder : Contrail (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Start sitting on the left of the small cave, on iron brands about 3ft off the ground


Location: GA : Rocktown : The Comet Boulder : Contrail Variant (V6-) : Photo
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Contrail actually starts one move lower, just to the left of the cave


Location: GA : Rocktown : The Comet Boulder : Standard's Variation (V5)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Going straight to the top actually felt easier than pressing it out on slopers on Standard.


Location: GA : Rocktown : Campus Punks : El Classico (V0)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Slightly highball, but nice flat landing. This and the surrounding problems should not be missed


Location: GA : Rocktown : Chex Area : Candle Sticks (V2)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 19, 2015

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Comments: Start sitting in the big jugs for full value. Adds a few moves but keeps the same grade


Location: GA : Rocktown : Helicopter Area : The Helicopter (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: With a heel hook on a smaller diagonal sloping edge, I was able to make the first move without cutting feet. Short and fun, perhaps tougher for the taller folks


Location: GA : Rocktown : The Comet Boulder : Standard Deviation (V6)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 18, 2015

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Comments: This is an outstanding problem. Good movement throughout with a fun topout. Beautiful Boulder as well.


Location: TN : Deep Creek : Moderate Machine (5.10a)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: Rock seems pretty clean now. Perfect warmup route, super fun 10a!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : The Great Wall : Bitter Ray of Sunshine (5.10b)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: Finishing sequence through the jug underclings was quite fun, great route!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Indy Wall : Mid-Life Crisis (5.11c)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: beware- bolt on the shut has rusted and become quite loose


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : Guernica (To first anchor) (5.10d)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: Climbs like 3 individual boulder problems all separated by no-hands rests. The last bit up the sidepulls and plate jugs is a blast! Exciting finish


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : The Preacher's Daughter (5.11-)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Nov 5, 2015

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Comments: beautiful looking line up slightly suspect rock.
personally, I found this route to be harder than the other 11's along the wall- might be a little height dependent?


Location: NH : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : The Pound : Skip and Sandy Boulder : Skip and Sandy (V3)
By: Emerson Takahashi When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Did a variation of the route that from the bigger, blocky sidepull, I continued left to the ear and then worked up the left arete to finish. Hard to tell the grade, but hardest move felt v4/5(?)

Very cool features on the backside of this boulder


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