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Member Since: Jul 30, 2011
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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Dr. Ruth's Big Buttress : The Grafenbeg Crack (5.9-)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: It's The GrafenBERG Crack I think. FA Tom Howard and Rick Thompson 1985.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Twin Cracks (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The slab I'm talking about is to climber's left of Pure Fun, so nowhere near Groovy. I misunderstood what you were saying and from the description you offered, it seemed like the same place/route. If you look at the route lines pic, the ledge with the horizontal undercling (left edge of the pic, left of PF) is where you end up if you climb the route I was referring to. It finishes either straight up, or you can traverse right and end up at the same place where you build an anchor for Pure Fun... more >>


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Super Amazing Sea Monkeys (5.10d)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: This thing is a super amazing chosspile until you get past the first bolt. Watch what you pull on and step on until you're clipped in. Great roof climbing on incut jugs underneath. Seriously fun. The 10.d part is going to the anchors above the last bolt. Tightened the spinner this last Saturday. One of my faves at Franklin.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Twin Cracks (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: I think the slab you're referring to, with the wide crack that runs up a slabby dihedral, is one of the "Pedestal" variations. And for the record, I totally agree, except I don't think it's harder than 5.7. My buddy stole my 4 and 5 to do something else in the area, so the biggest I had was a 3. I placed it at the beginning of that slabby dihedral and when I got past it and looked at runout groundfall potential, I bailed. My buddy, having a solid runout lead head, moved past it and pasted sk... more >>


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 7, 2013

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Comments: This place could use some TLC. I usually take a bag with me and pick up trash and large chunks of glass when I see them. Specifically though, there are very loose spinners on the anchors of Fat Bastard and Pure Energy (two of the most popular, and probably most climbed routes here). I would imagine there are more culprits as well. Idk my ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to bolting, but I'm more than willing to contribute some hardware and some elbow grease and gear if anyone's int... more >>


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks : Pulp Friction (5.9-)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: I agree. The "hard parts" can be circumvented pretty easily. If you follow the bolt line directly (I didn't see 5 bolts either) it's defintely 5.9 with the thinnest moves IMO between the 1st and 2nd bolts. Eases up significantly after that.


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks : Raising Arizona (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: I second that. There are a couple flakes near the top. One is definitely loose. I wouldn't protect under any of them. The whole route is fairly easy with positive edges the whole way, but if you're feeling runout near the top, there is a textbook green C3 placement in a horzontal slot just before the loose flakes on your way to the ledge just below the tree. Fun route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Springboard (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: It takes small stuff pretty well. I didn't test it, but it seemed good. My buddy whose first crack lead and first .10 trad lead it was sewed the shit out of the bottom with green C3 and blue TCU sized pieces. That was the crux for me right off the ground with the finger laybacking. The bigger part in the middle was no picnic for me either. So good though. One of my favorites on the whole north side now.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Ritz Cracker Area : Ritz Cracker (5.9)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: The only time this tree should be used is if you HAVE to rap off. On the wall to the right of the tree, about 7 feet off the ledge is a bomber horizontal crack that takes small gear. I built an anchor with 3 solid pieces here to do the second short dihedral pitch. Do yourself a favor and do the second pitch. It's a minimal amount of effort with 20ft of work for a fantastic and exposed payoff at the top on great jugs. Highly recommend.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Bisect (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: 10b in the book, but I agree with Darren's 10c rating. It's basically a 2 move wonder out of the roof, but the feet suck and it's a powerful move to gain the jug. Fun, but short. Shares anchors with ACA.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Springboard (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Not a strictly jammable crack. Stellar nonetheless. The description of having to work the whole way is very accurate. Fantastic pro virtually anywhere you want it. A big piece is nice to have for the middle if this is at your limit if you want to bring one up, but you can certainly go without it. Rewarded with a small traverse on great jugs at the top to gain the anchors.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Anal Clenching Adventures (5.10a)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Really fun route. It's pretty basic until the gaston crimps and smearing at the top. The slab moves to gain the anchors were great and a nice relief after the thin crux. Small gear at the top followed by shiny bolts and rings. No more shuts.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: The shortest approach is actually to park at the Fern lot, follow the trail toward the falls (Fern Creek), and then take a right BEFORE the little foot bridge. Follow the rim for a few minutes and rap in just short of Star Trek Wall. There's usually an established station that's hard to miss. I left some new nylon and a locker there to augment what was already there. To get out without going downstream or having to go all the way to the ladders upstream, just climb out at Star Trek on any of... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Little Head Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Good work Bud! I may go get the 2nd ascent next month. Nice looking line dude.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Jumping Jack Flash (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Super secure jams for both hands and feet if you can't stem out to the right or layback. It is slippery, but if you just jam the beginning section it's a non issue, and there's good pro all the way pretty much anywhere you want it.


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: You may want to consider retiring that rope.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Le Gourmet Direct (5.6) : Comment : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: Got a little Captain in ya?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Nice pic. It captures Summersville well.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left : Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: I would say so.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left : Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: Yeah dude! Sweet shot. Who took it? Gus or Dan? I've never seen this route from that angle.


Location: Tony B : Tanzania, Kenya, China, Egy... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 15, 2013

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Comments: It does change you doesn't it? And you're right, not for the better in many cases. There's quite a bit of difference between seeing things in a Sally Struthers commercial and being there. I bet that trip was awesome.

Perhaps the reason people were willing to trade with us is because they knew we were military- and they associate much less wealth with military for some reason, although I'm sure the "rich and white" connotation was still there. Regardless, a great, and very telling picture.


Location: alison ryan : climbing : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 13, 2013

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Comments: I was thinking the same thing.


Location: Trad Climbing : Falling on gear success sto... : Post : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 22, 2013

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Comments: This placement screams offset cam. Either the orange/red or red/black mastercam.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall
By: Jake Jones When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: To get to the boulder field near SB, follow the approach trail. On the second leg of the trail towards SB, you'll see a "boulders ->" sign about 300-400 yards from the main wall, if that far. I haven't been to any of the other bouldering at or near Moore's- this is the only that I know of exactly, although I know that much more exists.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall) : The Dobie Gillis Route (5.8) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 21, 2012

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Comments: What happened?


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