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Keep on Struttin'

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Lead. Led pitches 2 and 3. With Alissa. Really fun route! Wild roof on P2.

5 days ago

Annie Oh!

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Led P1, followed Alissa on P2.

5 days ago

April Showers

5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : k. The Slime Wall

Lead / Onsight. Really hard bouldery high step first sequence. Fun after that and noticeably easier.

5 days ago

Coexistence

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Lead / Fell/Hung. Hung at the crux after trying different beta and down-climbing/resting a few times.

6 days ago

Sixish

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Follow. Followed Alissa. Did this because of her hamstring injurty. Decent for the grade.

6 days ago

Grim-Ace Face

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Lead / Onsight. With Alissa. Led all pitches. Pretty good route. Roof was fun on the last pitch. Not too hard.

6 days ago

Baby

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Lead / Onsight. Led P1, followed Alissa on P2. Offwidth was easier/shorter than I expected. P2 was quite good.

6 days ago

Traverse of the Clods

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Led P1, followed P2. Onsight. With Max.

Apr 18, 2016

Silhouette

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Follow. P1 only. With Max. Hidden Gem! Loved it.

Apr 18, 2016

Carbs and Caffeine

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar...

Follow. With Max. Hung twice in hopes of figuring out beta for the next RP attempt.

Apr 18, 2016

Son of Easy O

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Lead / Redpoint. At the end of the day, sneaking in one more lap on this gem.

Apr 18, 2016

Yellow Ridge

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Led P2 easy traverse, followed Max on P1,3. With Alissa as well. Fun and easy warmup.

Apr 17, 2016

Grand Central

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Follow. Followed Max, his first time on it. 1 pitch. Super fun.

Apr 17, 2016

As the cliff turns

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Moe (closure) to Harvest...

Lead / Onsight. Suggested to do this by a nearby local as a 4 star 5.10! Not that hard and not that good, but okay.

Apr 17, 2016

Transcontinental Nailway

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)

Lead / Onsight. Pumpy and a bit heady at times. Great climb though!

Apr 17, 2016

Dog Bite City

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

Lead / Onsight. Did at Zac's recommendation. Fun 10ft section and mantle move. Felt a bit contrived.

Apr 17, 2016

Alley Oop

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Follow. Warmup with Max

Apr 16, 2016

Welcome to the Gunks

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Lead / Onsight. Some runouts, but didn't feel too scary imo. Only dangerous up to the first roof.

Apr 16, 2016

Dry Heaves

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Follow. With Max

Apr 16, 2016

Nurse's Aid

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Lead / Onsight. OS pitch one. Followed max on P2 cleanly. So good! Protected runout on P1 w/ no issues.

Apr 16, 2016

Layback

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

MA : Quincy Quarries : J Wall (aka L Face)

Lead / Redpoint. Rock program.

Apr 10, 2016

Gary's Scramble

5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c (1 p) 

MA : Quincy Quarries : R Wall (aka P Face)

Lead / Onsight. Ran laps on this for the rock program.

Apr 9, 2016

Sidewinder

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face

Lead / Onsight. Very good. w/ Alissa.

Mar 27, 2016

Super Roof

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Super Roof Wall

Lead / Onsight. Short but sweet.

Mar 27, 2016

Right Baskerville Crack

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Baskerville Rock

Follow. Followed Alissa. Clean. Really good. Pretty sustained.

Mar 27, 2016

Mental Physics

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lenticular Dome

OS. Followed Alissa on P1. Led P2. Awesome summit view!

Mar 26, 2016

Dazed and Confused

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lenticular Dome

TR. Clean.

Mar 26, 2016

Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back)

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R (3 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Astro Dome - Northeas...

Lead / Onsight. Ohh man, so good! Led both pitches with Alissa. Very memorable and fun.

Mar 26, 2016

Pope's Crack

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - South Face

Lead / Onsight. w/ Alissa.

Mar 25, 2016

Heart and Sole

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - West Face

Lead / Onsight. Felt hard and a bit heady at the start. Fun! w/ Alissa.

Mar 25, 2016

Touch and Go

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Touch and Go Face

Follow. Clean, w/ Alissa.

Mar 25, 2016

Stichter Quits

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - West Face

Follow. clean w/ Alissa

Mar 25, 2016

If You see Crow, Bark!

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X (2 p) 

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

OS. Led pitches 1-2, followed Alissa P3. Scary stuff. Thought we were on walk on the wild side...

Mar 24, 2016

YMC Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Follow. With Alissa. Clean. Really fun moves at the crux (and throughout).

Mar 12, 2016

Vector

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Lead / Onsight. With Alissa. Single rack to 4' felt fine. Fun route. Smaller stuff for anchor.

Mar 12, 2016

Hemlock Groove

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Follow. With Alissa.

Mar 12, 2016

Broadway

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Lead / Onsight. With Alissa. First climb of the day. Cold hands/feet.

Mar 12, 2016

Bombay Direct

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Lead / Onsight. With Alissa

Mar 12, 2016

Repentance

WI5 M4-5 (2 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs

Lead / Onsight. Led P1-2 linked together w/ 70m. Follow Tom Miller on P3, left exit. So good!

Mar 6, 2016

Ragnarock

WI4+ M4 (3 p) 

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : 08E - Elephant's Head Area

Lead. With Alissa. Led P2 and part of P3 before lowering off due to cold conditions condition of pillar.

Feb 15, 2016

The Red Headwall

WI5- (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Newfound Lake

Lead / Onsight. With Alissa

Feb 13, 2016

Duofold

WI3-4 (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Newfound Lake

Follow. With Alissa.

Feb 13, 2016

Greens Chasm

WI3 M1-2 (2 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mt. Webster - Winter Ice &

Lead / Onsight. Ice Program weekend 2.

Feb 7, 2016

Standard Right

WI3-4 (2 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Standard Route Area

Lead / Onsight. Ice Program with Mike L. and Scott P.

Feb 6, 2016

Dracula

WI4+ (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Dropline Area

Lead. Ice Program with Mike L. and Scott P. Left Side.

Feb 6, 2016

The Penguin

WI4 (2 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Standard Route Area

Lead / Onsight. Ice Program with Mike L. and Scott P.

Feb 6, 2016

Waterfall

WI3 (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Standard Route Area

Lead. Ice Program with Mike L. and Scott P.

Feb 6, 2016

Black Dike

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI4-5 M3 (3 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Cannon Ice Climbs

Lead. With Tom. Led P2. Thin conditions.

Jan 31, 2016

Renormalization

WI4 (1 p) 

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah

Follow. With Tom. Did it in 1 pitch.

Jan 30, 2016

Twenty Below Zero gully

WI4+ (2 p) 

VT : * Vermont Ice Climbing : ... : Mount Pisgah

Lead. Led P1 w/ Tom.

Jan 30, 2016

Willey's Slide

WI2 (3 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mt. Willey

Lead. First time on it. Found lots of ice. W/ Sheel and Matt from ice program.

Jan 24, 2016

Walk in the Forest

WI3 (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : "In the Forest" Area

Lead. Put up a line with the ice program weekend 1.

Jan 23, 2016

Weeping Winds

WI3+ (3 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : North Face of Pitchoff

Lead / Onsight. Led all 4 pitches. With Pat. Really cold day out.

Jan 18, 2016

Chouinard's Gully

WI3 (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Lead. Led the far right side in a single, simul-pitch with Alissa.

Jan 17, 2016

Roaring Brook Falls

WI3+ (3 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Giant Mountain

Led P1, followed P2. With Alissa. Great day out.

Jan 17, 2016

Chouinard's Gully

WI3 (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Follow. With Alissa. First time on it.

Jan 16, 2016

Crystal Ice Tower

WI4 (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Follow. With Alissa.

Jan 16, 2016

Power Play

WI4+ (3 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Lead / Onsight. Did direct with Alissa. Super fun! Brought no rock pro for the start. Tough conditions, super fun!

Jan 16, 2016

White Line Fever

WI2-3 (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...

Lead. Led P1-2 in a single pitch. W/ Alissa.

Jan 16, 2016

Armatron

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (4 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : Brownstone Wall

With John T. Led pitches 2 and 4. OS. Did after Nightcrawler. Awesome route but 2nd best that day.

Jan 10, 2016

The Nightcrawler

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (5 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : Brownstone Wall

Led pitches 1,3, and 5. OS all pitches. Awesome climbing! Hard for Red Rock standards.

Jan 10, 2016

Gully 1

WI4 (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : South Face - Lower

Lead. With Tom.

Jan 2, 2016

Elephant Head Gully

WI3+ (1 p) 

NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : ... : Trestle Area

Lead. With Alissa. Hungover.

Jan 1, 2016

Junco

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Jimmy Cliff

Nov 27, 2015

Technosurfing

5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Waimea

Started to work the moves up to the crux.

Nov 27, 2015

Yoda

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Darth Vader

Warmup

Nov 27, 2015

Apocalypse Later

5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Apocalypse Walls

Got the redpoint on the first go at the end of the day! Stoked. With Alissa.

Nov 27, 2015

Ancient Way

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Led this during SPI Exam to retrieve some gear from one of Matt's guides.

Nov 22, 2015

Traverse of the Goddess

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Green Wall

Led this OS for the SPI Exam lead.

Nov 21, 2015

Stolen Chimney

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Ancient Art

Soloed P1; led p3-4 OS. Did P3 during sunrise! With Alissa before an afternoon flight in Denver.

Nov 2, 2015

Kor-Ingalls Route

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (4 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Castleton Tower

Good route up a great tower. Clean OS with Alissa. Led P3 w/o much off-width necessary.

Nov 1, 2015

Another Roadside Distraction

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Wall Street

Led with 1 hang during OS attempt. Led after Alissa for clean RP. Fun climb.

Nov 1, 2015

Fine Jade

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (5 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : The Rectory

What a route! High quality rock. Led all pitches, hung on P1-2. First real tower. With Alissa.

Oct 31, 2015

West Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

UT : Moab Area : ... : Owl Rock

Led OS. First tower in the area. Cool summit. Okay climbing - more awkward than hard.

Oct 30, 2015

Limelight

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Led P2.

Oct 18, 2015

Raunchy

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Did direct start and direct corner variations. Fun route. Clean OS.

Oct 18, 2015

Cold Turkeys

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Followed Josh.

Oct 18, 2015

Nosedive

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Followed Josh cleanly, which was tricky because of a burn on my left hand.

Oct 18, 2015

Never Never Land

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Followed Josh. Clean.

Oct 18, 2015

Bonnie's Roof

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Followed Josh on Bonnie's Direct (in one pitch). That's the way to do it!

Oct 17, 2015

Apoplexy

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Led clean.

Oct 17, 2015

No Man's Land

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar...

Followed Josh. Hung twice but figured out the beta.

Oct 17, 2015

Falled on Account of Strain

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : k. The Slime Wall

Followed Josh, clean.

Oct 17, 2015

Carbs and Caffeine

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar...

Second pitch got the bolted section clean. Wrong approach up high, pumped out and whipped! Fun!

Oct 17, 2015

Camber

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (2 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress

Led both pitches. Fell at crux but got everything in sequence eventually. RP on P2.

Oct 16, 2015

Intimidation

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R (4 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Central Wall

OS all pitches with Noah. Led P1 and P4. Nut on stick w/ tape is the beta that worked for me on P1.

Oct 12, 2015

Recluse

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The North End

Followed Noah. Got crux clean. Hung afterwards to clean a cam.

Oct 12, 2015

Retaliation

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (3 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

OS. With Tom. Led P1-2 as a single pitch. Surprised by crux and almost barn-doored. Good stuff!

Oct 11, 2015

Lichen Delight

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Redpoint! w/ Tom following. Cleaned Alissa's gear from the previous day.

Oct 11, 2015

Nutcracker

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Followed Tom.

Oct 11, 2015

Lost Souls

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (3 p) 

NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

Did P1-2 with Tom. Led P1 clean, followed Tom on P2 clean. Lots of water so we bailed after 2.

Oct 10, 2015

Rapid Transit

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 (3 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Led P1 clean - redpoint. Followed Tom on P2.

Oct 10, 2015

Duet Direct

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (2 p) 

NH : *Cannon Cliff : 2. Duet Area etc

Onsight P2. Alissa did P1. Fantastic! Had to battle but got it clean.

Sep 27, 2015

VMC Direct Direct

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (9 p) 

NH : *Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall

With Alissa. Took 1 fall at the P2 crux. Followed P3 clean. Awesome day! Rapped after 4.

Sep 27, 2015

Children's Crusade

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (4 p) 

NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 5. Children's Crusade Wall

With Alissa. Led P3 and the crux of P4 (clean). P4 is so good!

Sep 26, 2015

The Eliminate

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (6 p) 

NH : *Whitehorse Ledge : 5. Children's Crusade Wall

With Josh. Led pitches 1,3,5. Topped the cliff. Really sustained climbing. Very thoughtful pro.

Sep 14, 2015

The Saigons

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Led P1 in the rain. Made things quite interesting. I wouldn't recommend it! :)

Sep 13, 2015

Pink Laurel

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

OS lead both pitches, with Wes. Fun.

Sep 7, 2015

Son of Easy O

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Led (with Wes) at the end of the day for one last route.

Sep 7, 2015

Erect Direction

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

P1 only. Followed Wes. Linked with Amber Waves of Pain.

Sep 7, 2015

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