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Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Rip Van Winkle (5.7)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: Didn't read any of these posts before hopping on Rumple and it seems we had some similar adventures.

Our story: Standard first pitch was straight-forward, 5.7 move leaving the corner and heading toward the 1st bolt. Go move to the 2 bolt anchor.

2nd pitch: Here we took the books topo, and headed straight-up. (not sure if this is intended). It was heads up slab climbing directly above the bolt for a ways. Above the bulge, There was a big crack system that I followed to the top there were no ... more >>


Location: North America : Virgin Islands : Virgin Gorda, BVI : The Baths : Babar Boulder : Babar's Tusk aka Babars Cra... (V3)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: You can scramble off the top buy going back and to the right circling down on boulders or slide down the chimney to the left.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Psycho Wrangler (5.12a) : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: Nice Work!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : White Corner (5.10a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Re-iterating what Nbrown and TomCaldwell stated. If you are doing the “Sword of the Lord Variation” (which you should), Link it as 1 pitch with White Corner.

We took Early Times approach and it’s not bad. It is just some lichen gardening since it doesn't get much traffic. It'll get better as it would clean up, (there is 1 sketchy flake to be mindful of.)

At the top of the White corner, I didn't find the #3 spot before the bolt (Thinking back, I may have traverse below it), but the... more >>


Location: CO : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : ... : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Haha, thanks. I appreciate the love and hunger.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : The Underworld
By: Mike Nevko When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: I did a little exploratory hiking during the rain this weekend and wanted to second that the description on the Main Goldcoast for the "Drain Ditch" is spot on. Thanks Nbrown for all the necessary info.

You can follow the trail through the undergrowth pretty easily if you pay attention. It looked like it had be travel recently but the greenery grows back pretty quickly. Upon hitting the Rock Jock Trail, there is large stone at the intersection. Hiking on this took about about 10 min to reach ... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Vascular Disaster (5.11c PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Went for the onsite of this and brought too way to much gear, but that is half the fun right? The start is sketchiest part, especially with all the stacked/jagged cheater stones. (That the only pg-13 part of the route). The rest you can get nice gear pretty much whenever you need it and remember if you are at strenuous hold just keep moving.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Seven Eleven Wall : Fairtracer (5.10d)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: This thing is pure fun. Awesome moves that a protect by bomber smallish gear. Once you are through one crux, it sets you up for another different type of crux. Awesome View at the Top of the Cliff is your Reward for hanging on.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall : Spitter (5.12b PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: A route that is made up by 2 fun boulder problems. We made sure to stick clip the 1st bolt as the 1st problem guards the ledge.

#3 in the roof will take the sting out trying to clip the 2nd bolt, as blowing it equals ground fall. Its not critical though if you are confident.

Last large boulder problem through the roof and face guards the anchors. The rock where you need to grab is good, just avoid the chossy untraveled sections.

It can be linked to the top of fraulein. (Traverse bi... more >>


Location: NC : Little Wilson
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: 0.8 miles from the dump parking lot, if you cross the bridge/waterfall you have gone too far. From parking lot, walk down the road until you find the well beaten trail.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Big Gulp (5.9)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: haha yep, it's always fun to take the not so beaten paths.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Nine Lives (5.11a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: The Flake-Crack is memorable. That move to get into it had some sweet exposure. It just seems like that thing should topple over at some point. Also, glad we had a 70m


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Curiosity Corner (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: Didn't locate any of the old webbing. I added some new webbing and a quicklink on the big pine tree on the ledge 10ft above the bush in the crack.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Fresh Step (5.6 PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: Added Webbing and Quicklinks to Curiosity Corners Tree as it was too icy and wet to make it over to Cat Walk. We needed a 70m to lower, 60 might have worked with a Rap.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 21, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Mike, and great work with the book. The hand drawn topos are awesome. and the descriptions gave me a good push to get out to the further areas and do some wandering.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Bruce,

Okay that make lots of sense now. We decided to just go with the flow once we got out there to left field. It had a nice adventure feeling and didn't see another soul.

That top rope problem was really cool! That move getting of the flake system and getting established higher up was neat.

I couldn't quite figure out where that unknown crack list in the book was, maybe I was closer to the waterfall / streak?

Thanks for finding and putting these gems out there.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Sly Lie (aka Sly Corner) (5.11c)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: 1 of the carabiner anchors was a bit sketchy, look like it saw many top-ropes. I replaced it.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: I guess what is described here is different than what is pictured and shown in the new guide book. The guide book shows it going up the flake system maybe 6-8 feet left of blood route (12a). We did that flake system on TR and it didn't feel like 10a. It didn't have any bolts and the gear in the upper section would be questionable. We did find the 3 bolt line to the left of the 1p belay and directly above the left tree, this is probably the right line for Huffin Cedar and it had super fun mov... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Blood Root (5.12a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: This thing is really fun and technical. It also is not PG-13 in my opinion. Falls are super safe, but do bring a .75 for the traverse left on the ledge to anchors to take out the spice. Awesome foot work, mantels, lie-backs, and magic will get you up it.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : The Gift (5.7)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: Rapped it with a 70 from the Rap rings to the block start of the Gift. It was just enough.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10b/c)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: Do it as at mega pitch and top belay the follower. 70M or double ropes needed to get down by rapping straight down 7 year itch. You might be able to swing over to the intermediate wrap on Gun Boat With a single 60, we didn't.

Technical crux is definitely up high on the 2nd Pitch, You think you are smooth sailing, but tricky guard the exit. Rope drag is manageable, so do the super pitch.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Construction Job (5.9)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: Did in 3 pitches,
1st - 5.5ish to a large flat ledge. Traversed right on the ledge to set belay besides the Large Block.
2nd - 5.7 slab scramble to the base of the right facing corner. Here's the 5.9 section, fire up this into the flake, keep pulling on jugs, got below roof, traversed right to a big ledge. Belayed here due to rope drag.
3rd - Headed Straight up roof jugs and then 5.4 climbing to the top and anchor on a pine tree.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : Good Intentions (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: 70 meter rope is needed if you take it to the old TAT above the 1st tree. That was a nice surprise.

It's pretty un-natural to try and take this over to the Anchors of "Left-up", which is what I guess people are expected to do. I added a quick link to the tree with some tat (35M from the ground), since there was none. One would think this would have been fixed up differently since it is normally guided to death.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Four Sheets to the Wind (5.9+)
By: Mike Nevko When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: Choose your path carefully young grasshopper. (the whip is at 1:00 min)



Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Owens River Gorge : Inner Gorge : ... : Towering Inferno (5.11b)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jul 31, 2014

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Comments: Timelapse of the route. It super fun, just go for it.




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