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Member Since: Mar 30, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 4, 2014
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Total Points: 918
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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

Wild Yet Tasty

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Left Flank

Flash. Easy low section to a crimp boulder problem. I definitely thought 12a.

Apr 26, 2014

Primus Noctum

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Drive-By Crag

Super easy bottom section to a few crimp moves at the top.

Apr 26, 2014

Phantasia

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Phantasia

Flash. Pumpy climbing with a burly crux on crimp-pinches. Miguels muffin and sleep deprivation.

Apr 26, 2014

Chainsaw

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : The Motherlode

Onsight. Screaming Barfies.

Apr 26, 2014

Ale-8-One

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : The Motherlode

Onsight. Like chainsaw but with crimps!

Apr 26, 2014

Gung Ho

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall

Onsight. My favorite route on the wall. Relaxed pocket climbing to a crimp crux at the top.

Apr 26, 2014

Tissue Tiger

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall

Flash. Easy climbing to some tricky crimps on the 'India' feature.

Apr 26, 2014

The Reliquary

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall

Flash. Hardest of the three, and just as stellar.

Apr 26, 2014

Tin Monkeys

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Orange Crush

2nd Go. The linkup is way better than both of its constituents! Pumpy climbing with multiple cruxes.

Jun 19, 2013

Kundalini

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Bonsai

Onsight. Technical kneebar with a super crimpy boulder problem. Extremely brutal and fun.

Jun 18, 2013

Tin Man

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Orange Crush

2nd Go. Hard V6 to a super pumpy and weird sequence up the ramp. Got very pumped.

Jun 18, 2013

Cold War

5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

1 year of effort. Extremely high volume of difficult movement with marginal kneebar rests. Amazing.

Jun 17, 2013

Good Earth

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Apocalypse Walls

Flash. Pumpy crimping the whole way...

Jun 4, 2013

Flying Monkeys

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Orange Crush

Super fun enduro climbing with a tough mantle. I'll be coming back to this one...

May 1, 2013

Luau

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Technical delicate face climbing. Tried it 5-6 years ago, first go today. 'alzheimers flash.'

Nov 22, 2012

Venus on a Halfshell

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Venus Wall

A handful of tries over a handful of years. Amazing movement- straight enduro crimping. Thanks Guda!

Nov 9, 2012

Urban Surfer

5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

My most rewarding send to date! Not a single conscious thought- just let my body climb. Surreal.

Sep 10, 2011

Suburban

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

About 25 times now :). So much fun!

Jul 8, 2011

Tsunami

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

One of the best routes EVER. Bouldery sequences separated by rests= heaven. Fourth go. Thanks Lee

Jun 26, 2011

Cote d'Azure

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Sent in 90 degree heat- so sweaty! 7th try overall. Thanks Lily

May 31, 2011

Peanut Man

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Main Cliff

Onsight- both versions.

Nov 24, 2010

Arete Style Dysfunction

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NY : Little Falls : The Dihedrals

FA 10/08/10. Ultra crimpy and technical. What a psychological battle. Thanks SO MUCH to Eric

Oct 8, 2010

Hot Compress

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Lost Hunters

Amazing line- pretty sustained up near the top. FA 9/26/10. Thanks Bill!

Sep 26, 2010

Butt Bongo Fiesta

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Finally sent after about 10 days of effort. SUPER fun power endurance. Thanks Jakob.

Aug 6, 2010

Whip Tide

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Third try over two years. Techy for sure. Pretty damn fun, but I still like Techno more. Thanks Lee

Aug 2, 2010

Curl Up and Fly

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Fell on onsight due to a wet crux hold. First go after that. Thanks Jakob

Jul 5, 2010

Aquarius

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Sixth try over 2 years. The best route I've touched at Waimea. Thanks Jane

Jun 23, 2010

Big Kahuna

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Sixth go. Awesomely bouldery- this one doesn't get enough credit. Thanks Lee

Jun 22, 2010

Static Cling

5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Pulse Wall

Third go after figuring out beta and taking a crap. Thanks Jane.

Jun 21, 2010

Jedi Mind Tricks

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Darth Vader

Third try. First try after figuring out topout beta- thanks Jane

Jun 20, 2010

Space...Madness

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Starship Enterprise

Third try over as many days. First try with good beta- aka Lee's. Second Ascent. Thanks Jakob.

Jun 7, 2010

Technosurfing

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

Fourth try over as many years-thanks Cliff

Jul 21, 2009

Way Up Yonder

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (2 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED)

Second go. Hung draws then sent- thanks Cliff

Jul 12, 2009

Kick Me In The Jimmie

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : The Motherlode

Onsight- thanks Cliff

Jul 9, 2009

Check Your Grip

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Drive-By Crag

Onsight- thanks Cliff

Jul 8, 2009

Thin Man

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Main Cliff

Nine times on the route, 5th redpoint attempt. Technical and beautiful- thanks Lee

Jul 5, 2009

Shock Therapy

5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Pulse Wall

Second go. Bouldery and surprisingly sustained- thanks Rachel.

May 26, 2009

Tic-Tac-Toe

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED)

Third Go- jug haul to boulder problem- thanks Lee

Mar 20, 2009

Ro Shampo

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED)

Flash/ twice in a row -Thanks Jason. Wicked soft but wicked fun.

Mar 19, 2009

Twinkie

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : Phantasia

Flash- thanks Jason

Mar 18, 2009

Social Distortion

5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Bonsai

First try after checking out the moves...bouldery- thanks Jason

Oct 18, 2008

Freddie Kreuger

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NY : Little Falls : Moss Island

Onsight on TR. Gotta lead it.

Oct 18, 2008

Get It On

5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Main Cliff Right

Fifth Go. Crimpy and sustained- thanks Mom

Aug 10, 2008

Orangahang

5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Orange Crush

Third go over two years...pumpy- thanks Nadya

Jul 7, 2008

Social Outcast

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Bonsai

Third try over two days. Big moves and big holds...awesome- Thanks Mom

Jul 6, 2008

Weevil Knevil

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : New Wave

Second go. Crux isn't bad with good beta- thanks Rachel

Jun 28, 2008

Pretzel Logic

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Bonsai

Second Go- tricky pulling over the roof- didn't use kneebar- thanks Lee

Jun 17, 2008

Cosmic Monsters

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Monsters from the Id

Second Go- fell clipping the chains on flash attempt- thanks Mike

Jun 12, 2007

Things As They Are Now

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Second Go- awesome movement- thanks Mike

Jun 12, 2007

Bottom Feeder

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : Waimea

About 10 tries over 5 days- awesome movement despite its short length- first 13- thanks Mike

Jun 10, 2007