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Armatron

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (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

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 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

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

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (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 HVS 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

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 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

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (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

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Followed Tom.

Oct 11, 2015

Lost Souls

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (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

Amber Waves of Pain

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

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

OS lead. Felt pretty hard. Pumpy first crux and more technical stemming roof crux near the end.

Sep 7, 2015

Grand Central

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

OS the route in 1 pitch. Really nice. A bit hard to protect for 2 seconds on doubles but it worked.

Sep 6, 2015

Bird Cage

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

Redpoint. Whipped at the roof during OS attempt last year. This felt much better. Great route.

Sep 6, 2015

Snooky's Return

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Followed Tom on P1.

Sep 6, 2015

Friends and Lovers

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

OS. Ran P1 into whatever is straight above to the GTL. Bear hug was memorable. Felt PG to PG13.

Sep 6, 2015

10,000 Restless Virgins

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : l. Sleepy Hollow

Got the redpoint!

Sep 5, 2015

Directissima

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

Did it in 2 pitches, following Tom on both. His first time on it.

Sep 5, 2015

Directississima

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

OS led the final pitch only (from GTL). First time on that part of the climb.

Sep 5, 2015

Absurdland

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

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

Followed Tom.

Sep 5, 2015

Drunkard's Delight

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13 (2 p) 

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

Followed Tom. Did it as 1 pitch.

Sep 5, 2015

War and Peace

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Bonsai

Led and toproped as a warmup.

Aug 29, 2015

Social Outcast

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Bonsai

Hung during OS attempt. Fell at last bolt on second go. Moves felt good but was pumped.

Aug 29, 2015

Pretzel Logic

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (1 p) 

NH : *Rumney : Bonsai

Followed Alissa to work out moves.

Aug 29, 2015

Frosted Mug

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls

OS

Aug 23, 2015

Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls

Followed Alissa.

Aug 23, 2015

Labatt-Ami

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls

Followed Alissa.

Aug 23, 2015

Radioactive

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Beer Walls

OS. With Alissa. Really great climb.

Aug 23, 2015

Esthesia

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Foot popped off at the end of layback during OS attempt. Doh! Fell on a bomber #5. Great route!

Aug 22, 2015

Drop, Fly, or Die

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Had no problem with the crux but just ran out of gas at the final large horizontal ledge. 1 hang.

Aug 22, 2015

On The Loose

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Onsighted. Wow, great jams on steep rock. Really fun. Pumpy at times.

Aug 22, 2015

Try Again

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

Followed Alissa cleanly. Super hot outside!

Aug 16, 2015

Simple Suff

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

Seconded Alissa cleanly.

Aug 16, 2015

Blistered Toe

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

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

Followed Emmett. Did the direct.

Aug 16, 2015

Torture Garden

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

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

Led P2 cleanly. Confusing, run-out, and licheny .

Aug 16, 2015

The Blackout

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (3 p) 

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

Led P1 and P3 with Gary. RP both.

Aug 15, 2015

P38

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

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

Led for the first time. Took a hang at the end of the crack. Pumped from awkward gear placements.

Aug 15, 2015

Wasp

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

Led P1 onsight. With Emmett. Really good climbing down low. Fun easy stuff above.

Aug 15, 2015

Bonnie's Roof

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

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

Followed Emmett. His first lead on it.

Aug 15, 2015

Ants' Line

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

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

Led cleanly (and quickly) while waiting for Bonnies.

Aug 15, 2015

Falled on Account of Strain

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

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

Led clean, felt good. With Emmett. Did as 1 pitch.

Aug 15, 2015

Ridicullissima

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 (1 p) 

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

Got it clean on my first redpoint attempt! With Emmett and Rob. Such a great route.

Aug 9, 2015

Simple Suff

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

Hung once.

Aug 9, 2015

Apoplexy

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

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

Followed Rob B. Warmup.

Aug 9, 2015

Lakatakissima

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

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

OS

Aug 9, 2015

Stirrup Trouble

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

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

OS lead. Didn't feel R, more like PG. Just make sure the first 2 placements are solid. Really fun!

Aug 8, 2015

Try Again

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

Lead OS. No blue cam placement by the pin. Tricky!

Aug 8, 2015

Never Never Land

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

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

Clean RP. Felt hard in the humid conditions. With Emmett.

Aug 8, 2015

Dis-Mantel

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

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

OS; with Emmett. First crux is reachy. Second is real crux. Okay route; short,easy for the grade.

Aug 8, 2015

Le Teton

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Clean RP; with Emmett. Had some gear issues at the crux but got through. Still felt hard!

Aug 8, 2015

Son of Easy O

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

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

Followed Emmett as a warm-up.

Aug 8, 2015

Women in Love

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (3 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area

Stellar climbing and position! Combined with Wild Women. w/ Till. He lead these pitches cleanly.

Aug 2, 2015

Rapid Transit

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

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Led P1, popped off on crux (left of bolt). Finished right of bolt. Good times!

Aug 2, 2015

Camber

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (2 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress

Followed Till. Hung at crux but figured out beta that worked. Great route! Did as 1 pitch.

Aug 2, 2015

The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a (6 p) 

NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Mordor Wall

Swapped leads with Alissa. Both had a shot at crux (yoyo). Neither of us got clean, i finished it.

Aug 1, 2015

Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 (4 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Hurricane Crag

Led the first 3 pitches. Fun climb. With Rachel.

Jul 26, 2015

New Route

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Hurricane Crag

Led OS. With Rachel for Summer Rendezvous while waiting for Quad.

Jul 26, 2015

Bozeman Bullet

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

Clean OS. Great route for the grade!

Jul 25, 2015

Reach For The Sky

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Right End

OS. Was tired and almost popped off, but got it clean.

Jul 25, 2015

Tombstone

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

Led clean OS in a single pitch. End of the day at Summer Rendezvous. Hard for the grade.

Jul 25, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

OS; direct start.

Jul 25, 2015

Geronimo

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

Took a lap on TR after doing Bozeman Bullet.

Jul 25, 2015

Space Cowboy

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

Followed Dan Hurwit on this one.

Jul 25, 2015

Time Bomb

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Cliff

Went with wrong beta at first bolt and fell. Sent on the second attempt after lowering.

Jul 25, 2015

Endeavour

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (7 p) 

NH : WM: Bartlett Area : White's Ledge

With Max, swung leads. Got lost on the approach. Fun climb.

Jul 18, 2015

TR

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

OS. Great route!

Jul 12, 2015

Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Such a great route...such a hot day! Didn't get the flash, fell on crux section.

Jul 12, 2015

The Fastest Gun

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (4 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face

Climbed it with Alissa on a hot day. Led P1 and P3 onsight. Followed 2 and 4 cleanly. Great route!

Jul 11, 2015

Casual Observer

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2 p) 

NY : Adirondacks : ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face

Led P1 OS. Really interesting and fun climbing. Didn't do P2 - next time.

Jul 11, 2015

Melba

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (2 p) 

ME : Acadia National Park : ... : Left wall

Followed Josh on P1. Led P2, not cleanly. Felt really hard!

Jul 5, 2015

Old Town

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South...

Led OS. Great climb, great movement for a 5.7.

Jul 5, 2015

Connecticut Crack

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South...

Flashed this with some gear beta and foot tick marks from Alissa's previous climb of it.

Jul 5, 2015

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