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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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : Springer (5.10b)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 8, 2014

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Comments: The Williams guide lists this at 5.10b and Boing at 5.10d but I thought Springer felt quite a bit harder than Boing (which isn't 10d IMO).


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.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: I'm with P. Sully and cfuttner. The Great Arch is really boring. Worth doing once and for a new leader it's the safest way of topping out but not something I feel any desire to repeat.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : The Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: I led the first pitch before all these nice online guides were available so I naturally started directly below the crack which seemed to agree with what was shown in the Kelly guidebook. As Tom says it's pretty runout and the climbing is not easy. The crack is fun but rough inside so tape might be useful.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Great Escape (5.9)
By: Emil Briggs When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: The move is about the same difficulty as Super Direct but I agree the pro doesn't inspire the same confidence as that on Super Direct.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Captain Crunch (5.11a PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Best to save this one for cool crisp day. The climbing is hard all the way to the second bolt and you would come very close to hitting the ground if you fell near the bolt.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Fantastic (5.9 PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Beautiful climb. The first pitch is my favorite at Stone. Well protected nearly vertical crack and face at the bottom. Top gets a little spicy with a slab finish over gear in a flake that flexes enough to get your attention.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Shit Hook (5.9 PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: The gear at the start can be a little tricky. Saw a guy deck when he fell and pulled a piece. Fortunately he missed the block at the bottom and didn't get hurt too badly.