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Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Rice Krispies (5.10c R) : Photo
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: That's actually the first bolt on Captain Crunch not Rice Krispies.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Circus Wall : Bimbo's Bulge (5.11b)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: A key hold at the crux broke off a little while ago. I have not been up it since then but a friend of mine has and thinks it's probably a 5.11 move now.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Prusik Peak : West Ridge (5.7)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 6, 2015

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Comments: Awesome climb in an a beautiful setting. The description is mistaken though. The crux was not the 5.7 slab. It was surviving the hordes of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Circus Wall : Zoo View (5.7+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: There was a minor accident on this route recently. Because of the traverse the force on the belayer after the leader has clipped the bolt will be horizontal if the leader falls. The belayer was not properly anchored and was pulled into the rock face and suffered a cut on the head. Fortunately they did not drop the climber and while the cut bled profusely the injury did not seem especially severe otherwise. It's probably a good idea to use your own anchor instead of the rap station which is meant... more >>


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : The Beach : Hawaii 5-O (5.11a/b)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Definitely the best trad line at Pilot.


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Whitney/Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Bony Fingers (5.11b R)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: I did the 10c variation on the first pitch. Really enjoyed it but I like friction climbing. The second pitch was a bit scary as I did not have enough of the right sized gear and had to run it out quite a bit.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Gingerbread Man (5.11c/d PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this on TR this weekend. Crux is fun but it's quite runout above that. No worthwhile gear after that first bolt and I didn't see the old anchor bolt mentioned in the description. Maybe a 70 foot runout to the new anchors up top.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Family Feud (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: Easier for taller climbers but unless something has broken off since the route was put up it's sandbagged at 5.8.


Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Amphitheater : Pump Street (5.10-)
By: Emil Briggs When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Difficulty can vary quite a bit depending on the line you take.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : East Slab (5.6)
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: I'm not exactly sure how the route finishes. It seemed like there were multiple ways you could climb the top part. All of them looked pretty easy but some a bit more runout than others for a new leader.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Sofa Kingdom (5.10)
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: I suspect that the folks calling this 5.7 or barely 5.8 are either on the tall side or climbed off to the left or right of the bolt line. That being said, I don't think it's 5.10, and my daughter who is 5'1" agrees. Would have been a lot more interesting as a mixed line and quite safe with 1 or 2 bolts.


Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Borrowed Time (5.9)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: I think the rating on this is height dependent. I'm 5'8" and 5.9 feels about right. If you're tall the boulder problem start won't feel like much at all. But if you're really short it will feel more like a V2 move.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Nuclear Crayon (5.10b PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Have to agree with Neal. Quaker State is a lot more sustained but no really hard moves compared to the crux on Nuclear Crayon.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Whipping Post (5.10a)
By: Emil Briggs When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: This is an overlooked climb. A nice line with interesting moves and probably the longest single pitch at Moore's. Some lichen in spots but would clean up nicely if it saw more traffic.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Face Value (5.11d X)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: It's because of that upward pointing flake below the start of the route. I think even a short fall onto it before reaching the potential pro would be pretty bad. A few bouldering pads might make it more reasonable.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Face Value (5.11d X)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: I think the guides are wrong. The bolt on Face Value is directly below the Fleet Feet anchors not well to the right of it as shown in the books. Clipping the bolts on Fleet Feet would not make much sense.


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Somebody open my Dew (5.11a/b)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: Abel you might be right. The overlap is hard for me to judge. Pulling directly over it is very hard (at least for me) but there may be a better sequence.

Edit: After getting on this again and seeing other members of our party give it a go it looks to me like it's height dependent. For taller climbers the slab may be the hardest part and 11a is about right. For shorter folks the overlap is the crux and will probably feel harder than 11a.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Bombay Groove aka Yankee Go... (5.10a PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: The protection description for this climb is not quite right. You can use small to medium cams and/or nuts to protect the moves getting to the bolt on Great Brown Way. While not the technical crux of the route most people would probably want some pro for these moves.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Good Samaritans (5.9+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: Noah was it possible to climb around the ivy?


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Triple S (5.8+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: I loved the route and while it wasn't a gimme I didn't think it was particularly sandbagged. As long as you have decent stem technique that is. If you don't it's going to feel really hard.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Dirty Crack (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Looks like the first tree that people sling for pro has seen better days.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Little Amphitheater : Blueberries (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: The moves at the bottom are fun but harder than 5.7 and I have to agree that the upper part of the route could definitely use some cleaning up ...


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Super Direct (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: This route has been the site of more than one mini-epic when the second was unable to pull the roof. If you have any doubts you might want to setup a cheater sling for them since otherwise getting your gear back off the route is a PITA.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Almost Seven (aka Golden Ea... (5.7)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: The traverse can be exciting for the second too.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Shit Hook (5.9 PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: Matt the piece that pulled was lower down. There is good gear at the crux but the stuff before that is questionable. Landing on that block would be nasty too.


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