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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : The Rabbit Almost Died (5.12a)
By: ---- When: Oct 30, 2013

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Comments: Take great care moving past the first bolt to the first gear placement. I will confirm the 5.10+ R rating for this section. Sure there are some other long runouts on the route, but realistically this is the only place where a fall would result in broken bones.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Concertina (5.12a)
By: ---- When: Sep 20, 2013

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Comments: Thanks. It's not hard to write a good description when the route is as inspiring as this one!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Funk Rock City
By: ---- When: Jul 29, 2013

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Comments: Does this wall catch any day time shade during the middle of the summer? If so what time? I'd like to climb here during early August, but not in full sun. Thanks.



Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Funk Rock City : Orange Juice (5.12c)
By: ---- When: Jul 29, 2013

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Comments: Does this route catch any day time shade during the middle of the summer? If so what time? I'd like to try to do it during early August, but I don't want to tangle with it in full sun. Thanks.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Chorus Line (5.12b/c)
By: ---- When: Jul 22, 2013

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Comments: This is surely one of the best of the grade at the NRG. There is one move that is decidely harder than the rest of the moves. At 6' even this fully dynamic move required the majority of my span length. I was just barely able to keep my left foot planted. I spent two days trying this move and had about a 5% success rate on the move. Then I tweaked my positioning a bit and I was able to hit the move easily. I haven't had to put this much work in on a 5.12b for years, but I enjoyed every minut... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : First Buttress : The Tantrum (5.12d)
By: ---- When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: This route would be a good one to try to flash. The moves are strange and you may need to put your body in some unfamiliar positions, but none of the moves are actually all that hard.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : First Buttress : The Haulage (5.12c)
By: ---- When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: This route is seriously fun and just a couple good moves away from being four stars. The holds are all skin friendly and the crux is short so it makes for the sort of route you can try many times in a day.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Gun Club (5.12c)
By: ---- When: Apr 18, 2013

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Comments: The crux is about a V5/6 slab boulder problem, but may feel impossible if you're unfamiliar with the technique of running your feet up on smears while your fingers are supporting nearly 100% of your weight on small edges. I know this sounds like bad technique, but it's the easiest way to do the sequence.

After the boulder problem you're looking at a long 12a to the chains. The bolts seem a bit more runout than your typical NRG route. Hard for the grade for sure.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : East Side Boulders : Photo
By: ---- When: Feb 15, 2013

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Comments: Big Bully V6


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Libertine (5.12d)
By: ---- When: Feb 10, 2013

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Comments: Thanks. Good to know that someone finds my descriptions useful. I'll be sure to write up a description for Oblivion once I get around to trying the route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Hellbound Area : Pulling on Porcelain (5.13a)
By: ---- When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: This route and the 12c (Maximum Leader) to the right are very similar. Maximum Leader climbs the true line of weakness and it has more memorable moves. If you don't mind a good sandbagging, Maximum Leader is definitely the route to do. Both these routes are steeper and more dynamic than your average endless wall routes.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Monolith Wall : My Stinking Brain (5.13a)
By: ---- When: Nov 6, 2012

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Comments: If anyone knows the story behind the name of this route I'd love to hear it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Trebuchet (5.14b)
By: ---- When: Oct 19, 2012

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Comments: Tall guy climbing Trebuchet:


Short guy climbing Trebuchet:


Route description by the first ascensionist:
mikesironcladbeta.blogspot.com...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Super Mario Boulder : Leap of Faith (5.13c)
By: ---- When: Jun 29, 2012

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Comments: The four move boulder problem at the third bolt is in the V7 range, but may feel harder until you get the body positions figured out. A small frame can actually be advantageous for this crux, but a shallow knee bar can be utilized by tall climbers to reduce the difficulty of the third move of the sequence. Cool air pours out of the corridor to the right of the route making it a decent route choice on hot summer days.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Grace Note (5.12b)
By: ---- When: Apr 23, 2012

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Comments: Sharp holds, reachy moves, and awkward in spots. Its not all bad though. Overall the pitch is decent, and probably worth doing if your skin is in good order. The route gets shade in the afternoon. Stick clip the first.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Loud Noise (5.12b)
By: ---- When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: The bolts are kind of rusty on this thing so you might want to avoid the route if this concerns you. I recommend lowering off of the anchors of the 11c to inspect and brush holds on Loud Noise. The route hardly ever gets climbed so it should need a good brushing by the time you get to it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Genocide Cave : Green Envy (5.12c)
By: ---- When: Apr 9, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for your additional comments on the route. I probably should have mentioned that there is some nasty fall potential on this one. I would also recommend stick clipping the second bolt. I lowered off of disturbance on to Green Envy, hung draws, brushed holds and pre clipped the first two before pulling the rope and leading it. This is probably the preferred method if you want your experience to be a little less stressful.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : The Project (5.13c)
By: ---- When: Apr 3, 2012

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Comments: The fifth bolt is a dogging bolt. It would be foolish to try to clip it on the go. It is wise to wear knee pads or thick pants for the sharp double knee bar rest. If there was one 13c that was "must do" at the NRG, this is probably it. Climbs like a gym route with steep slopers and dynamic moves.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : Pocket Route (5.13a)
By: ---- When: Nov 27, 2011

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Comments: This is a great Endless Wall entry level 13a. Its solid 13a, but not nearly as sandbagged as the nearby alternatives. All the hand holds are skin friendly.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Proper Soul (5.14a)
By: ---- When: Oct 21, 2011

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Comments: There is no shortage of accessible beta for Proper Soul. Videos of both Brent Perkins and Chris Sharma's ascents are available on vimeo and youtube respectively.

One important note about the climb is that the final 10 feet can get very wet during the rainy season. During the month of March 2010 the top was seeping the entire time. An ascent was basically impossible during this time.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Just Send It Wall : Welcome to Conditioning (5.12d)
By: ---- When: Oct 17, 2011

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Comments: This thing seems really hard for 12d. Its probably more like 13a unless you have the perfect body size for the two cruxes. Prepare to get shut down on the first crux if you're short. What you see is what you get. There are literally no intermediates for your hands and very limited footholds.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Skylore Engine (5.13a)
By: ---- When: Sep 26, 2011

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Comments: This route features 3-4 big dynos. The final dyno is a bit height dependent, but still goes if you're about 5'7" or taller. Beautiful rock, crazy moves, and 30 meters of climbing make this one of the best 5.13- pitches in the gorge. Here is a video of a really lanky guy climbing skylore



Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : The Glory Hole : Devil Doll (5.12d)
By: ---- When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: If you don't enjoy the insecure undercling section of LAB this route is a great alternative. It climbs more naturally and features some exciting footless monkey moves. It may be to your advantage to skip the second to last bolt and clip it at ankle height once you reach a good jug.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Preparation H (5.12a)
By: ---- When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: This thing must have the best anchor cleaning station in the Gorge. Take a seat on a two foot tall block facing the anchor while you thread your rope.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Seven Eleven Wall : Fuel Injector (5.13b)
By: ---- When: Sep 21, 2011

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Comments: Great rock and interesting bouldery moves make this a must do route. After dynoing to the hand-sized pocket at 2/3 height there are two options, move straight above the pocket through a couple long moves or stay slightly left and battle through tiny crimps and side pulls. Both ways are about equal in difficulty and your preferred sequence will likely depend on your style and height.


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