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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Big Gulp (5.9)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: I see someone else likes finding and climbing the obscurities at Mungolian. Nice addition Mike.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Blue Angel (5.10d)
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 22, 2015

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Comments: Cool! Thanks for the history!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 26, 2014

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Comments: NRG aficionados will probably enjoy this Enormocast episode. Pretty entertaining. enormocast.com/episode-69-live...


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2014

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Comments: Yeah. Def. not Block Route because it's below the Arch, not beside it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Workmen's Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 16, 2014

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Comments: I thought the R part was at the bottom.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Mercury's Lead (5.9 R) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Pics can be deceiving. The first pitch of this thing is a pretty serious lead. I mean, the whole thing is, but especially the first pitch, and particularly up to the first bolt. I don't doubt that there are people that can "run all over it" but I think they would be few and far between.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Purring (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: Weird, when I looked at this yesterday, none of that info was there. It was blank. Apologies and thanks for the addition.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Purring (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: Where's all the information?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : As Surely as the Flower Blo... (5.11a R)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: This is the second route with this "do it without a rope or it doesn't count" comment. Let's just drop trou and compare dicks and skip the nonsense. If you're a badass, then people will know, and there's no need for this type of personal hyperbole. There are a few badasses that live in the region, and they're all super humble guys and gals. You could learn a thing or two from them.


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Avalon : Third Tier : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 30, 2014

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Comments: This is the last time that necklace was ever seen. Lost, never to be found again.


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: I was blown away by the quality of not only the rock and problems in this park, but the aesthetic quality, ambience and manicured nature of the park itself. Thanks for all your effort and hard work with regard to establishment, documentation and access, Aaron. This place is a gem.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Middle Road (5.12+) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 5, 2014

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Comments: You can always ask Porter about his pink point. That should go well.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 5, 2014

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Comments: Jesus. A copperhead bite to the noggin. Is your friend ok?


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Block Route (5.8- PG13) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: Very cool shot. Much quicker to do as one long pitch, though.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Main Wall : Impact Zone : Belly of the Whale (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Tightened 2 hangers on Belly and 1 on Sea Monkeys this past Saturday. Happy to do it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: NRG "proper" refers to rock on both the north and south sides of the New River. This includes many crags and sub areas. It's huge. We're talking miles and miles of cliff line. Probably the most difficult place for access concerning dogs is Endless Wall. It can be accessed only by steel ladders bolted in place, or via rappel. Other areas like Fern, Beauty Mtn, Kaymoor, Bubba City, etc. can be accessed by foot trail. If you're going to be there for a few days, stop by Waterstone (the local ... more >>


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Don, you can order a copy of the GHSP guidebook here:
brayackmedia.com/publishing/in...


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: Don, dogs are ok at Stone. Leashed is probably best, but most climbers will be on the slab and not bouldering so use your best judgement. Climbers pass through the boulder field on the south face to get to roped routes though, so there's that. As far as the book, I try to support an area and all the establishment and documenting efforts when I can- one of the best ways to do that is to buy the guidebook. Aaron and Dan B. have put tons of work into it and it's a quality publication. Not to m... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Sentinel Buttress (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Greg, take a look at Zoo View page under Circus Wall. The descent is described there. It is the same rappel station that you use to descend Sentinel Buttress.


Location: VA : Shenandoah National Park : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: There is a small alcove probably 50-75 yards before you reach this sign (coming from the Byrd's Nest direction) where you can take a left and get almost a bird's eye view of the Summit Crag. It's a good place to post someone up to take pics and also it allows a less "scrambly" approach to the base. Also, this approach alleviates creating more erosion and having to step over the "trail line" that you mention in one of your other pictures.


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

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Comments: I agree Emil. It's a shame too because it's really not needed for pro. The crack under the arete right there takes good pro and there is good pro just after the tree as well. I have a feeling though that the beating the tree is taking is as much from people resting on it and using it to hold onto as from slinging it.


Location: VA : Shenandoah National Park : Old Rag : Reflector Oven : Strawberry Fields (5.9+) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: And a smidge of laybacking. For me at least.


Location: VA : Shenandoah National Park : Old Rag : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: The approach via Berry Hollow is pretty mild, but it is long. From the Summit downward to Bushwhack though... that's a bit of a slog- especially getting back up.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Main Wall : Impact Zone : Belly of the Whale (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: I'll bring a wrench and tighten it the next time I'm there. I think the second one on Sea Monkeys is loose as well. I'm aware that Franklin doesn't have a service department. I just didn't have a wrench when I was there, and thought someone may see the comment and do a good deed if they were in the area. I'll try that beta the next time I'm there.


Location: VA : Shenandoah National Park : 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 >>


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