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Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Hypocrite's Corner (5.10+)
By: GWB When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Fun route but dirty and needs more traffic. 3rd pitch is short.

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : Did you Kiss? (5.11a)
By: GWB When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Fun route and the description states it best. Get over the tree you might graze when you fall and you'll enjoy this route. Big moves between great holds.

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : The Brilliant Pebble : Delta Star (5.10c)
By: GWB When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: This was a great route and, aside from the length, better than Machete Arete. A little tricky getting into the crack at the start but once in the climbing is straightforward and enjoyable. Not too much harder than its arete neighbor.

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : Gift of Grace, The (5.12b)
By: GWB When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Bolt at the upper crux is fine, held a big fall off the top without a problem. Fun route and definitely in your face all the way.

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Bibliothek : Everything That Rises Must ... (5.11d)
By: GWB When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: It seems like the bottom of this route is often wet. Tried it after a week+ of rain and it was dripping but still could move through the bottom; fun climbing.

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Purgatory : Gluttony (5.12a)
By: GWB When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: I thought this was a fun route. Big holds and big moves. Nothing really difficult if you move back right after the 3rd bolt, just a matter of battling the pump.

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Loch Ness Monster (5.11b)
By: GWB When: Sep 1, 2014

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Comments: This would be a tricky on-sight but easy once you know the movement.

Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Black Rain Wall : Black Rain (5.9)
By: GWB When: Feb 26, 2013

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Comments: An additional bolt has been placed below the first original bolt (now three on the first wall). This is now a much safer start without as much chance of breaking your ankles. Bill Webster is responsible for the addition of the bolt with the Parks approval.

Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Just Say Moo (5.10a/b)
By: GWB When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Thought this was an awkward climb pulling past the second roof. The route could use a bit more cleaning then the sequence may become a bit more obvious. Not too bad of a route and offers good exposure. The final 2 pitches of Ellie are supposed to be pretty good.

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Finger Love (5.10a)
By: GWB When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: Look here for a good route picture of Finger Love. It provides an excellent view of the route.

I would recommend leaving the helmet at the belay if you brought one up. The traverse is much simpler without the bulky plastic encompassing your head.

I just wish it went for a few more pitches!

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Wailing Wall (5.6)
By: GWB When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: I'm wondering if anyone has tried a variation finish that kicks the grade up a few grades. The finish I've done goes up the L shape weakness seen on the right side here in this photo. It is a lot of fun but would recommend doing the climb in 2 pitches due to the rope drag created when clearing the lip. Similar difficulty to Raise Hell IMO.

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Excellent Adventure (5.7)
By: GWB When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: I did this route late last week and started more to the left than the description (directly under the crack). It was more like 5.7 but that was only the bottom section and not very well protected. It was pretty good and worth at least checking out if the area is crowded on a summer weekend. There is a bit of lichen on the route now but the rap station is well equipped now with 2 steels and a rap ring.

Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Fire Point (5.9+ R)
By: GWB When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: Question for those having done this as a direct start to KB. Does this variation of the route trend right or left just below the belay on KB? I trended right and pulled the move and it felt harder than the crux section of KB. It was a sweet little variation but more like 10a/b. It protects well but there is a bit of drag. Definitely recommend it as the direct start to the second pitch.

Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Fathom Direct (5.10+ R)
By: GWB When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: The Have and Not Need 1st pitch makes a great entrance to Fathom Direct. 5 bolts and some gear if you need it lead to the first belay anchor. The traverse for the second pitch would be much easier if not covered with ice. Beware starting early in the winter. It didn't block the forward progress just made it more fun.

Third pitch has 3 bolts and some not so great gear placements. Quite a runout between the second and third bolt. Fourth pitch only had 1 bolt that we could find but it's in a great... more >>

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Standard Deviation (5.10b)
By: GWB When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: The slab moves are quite fun. When we climbed the route we weren't sure if it went straight up or to the right to meet with Infinite Pursuit. The bottom section is only mediocre but the top is worth checking out!

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Fill in the Blanks (5.10 PG13)
By: GWB When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: This was a full value route. I thought it was fun and spicy. Low angle crux allows careful consideration before delving into the final moves before it meets up with Razor Worm. Worth checking out if you've got a solid lead head.

Mostly small gear down low then red c4 when it meets with Razor.

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