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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Workmen's Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: Just got on this thing this past weekend. The layback/squeeze chimney (I laid it back) was the hardest and headiest part. I can see how the moves off the ledge could be considered R but they're really not. There's a bomber .4 at your feet, and you crimp a few times to a jug from which you can place a bomber cam in a horizontal. I agree with hitting the ledge though- if you mean the smaller ledge (the one that the pictured climber is standing on), not the one that is formed by the detached bl... more >>


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 : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Smooth Operator (5.9+)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 21, 2014

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Comments: 'Twasn't me! Can't say I'm disappointed though.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Fantasy (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: I disagree with the last sentence. There are several good 5.9 gear routes along that particular section (from Snake Buttress to Undeserved) of Endless Wall. Just off the top of my head, The Grafenberg Crack is decent, What a Jam is good, and Roy's Lament is also good. Two Step Arete is ok, not classic but definitely worth climbing if you dig that range (I do). Also, don't miss Black and Tan. It's .10a, but it's super good, worth doing, secure stances and small but bomber gear. I'm sure if ... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Burning Calves (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: Facing the correct direction coming out of the "pod" will make the thin move inconsequential. After that, you're rewarded with great pro of almost any size and much easier moves on good holds to the top. Crux is definitely down low on this one. Fantastic route, maybe the best at Beauty in the 5.10 range.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Kline Wall : The New Reed Route (5.11b)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: Slabaneering he says. I might infringe on your copyright on this word from time to time.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : Flight of the Gumbie (5.9+)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: I've heard that often about the start of this route. It's a pullup on good holds to either a heel or a high step. I don't think it's a V2 move though. If it was, this route would garner at least a 5.10a- a difficulty that's just not there. It feels a bit heady because it is a move that requires some effort, and you're still below the first bolt which is a bit high. It's not V2 though. Most people, if they're at all sketched, will stick that somewhat high first bolt. Do that, have your bel... more >>


Location: VA : 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: WV : Franklin Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: As of April 2014, most if not all of those routes are equipped completely with hardware and have solid hangers and anchors. I looked at/climbed most of the ones you mention on that list. A friend and I personally tightened hangers on Belly of the Whale and Super Amazing Sea Monkeys. The state of the crag is, as far as I know, open and climbable. Please be kind to the area and if you see something that needs to be packed out, please do so. Thanks in advance, and have fun. It's a cool little... more >>


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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: I was deceived by both the route and the party that got on before me. They were clearly stronger. The bottom was very insecure (for me). I got exactly one good fist in that entire ~20 feet. I did the Wham Bam variation. Once you hit the traverse jugs, it's as if you've been pleasantly rewarded for the grovelfest below it. I love this route.


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 : 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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Smooth Operator (5.9+)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: I'd give this rig 4 stars if it wasn't for the slimy OW finish. Slick fists at the bottom are rewarded by jugs and good horizontals right when you need them. Great rests, variety of movement and all around fun. Superb route. Bolted anchors on this one would be justified, but on the other hand, I can see why they haven't been installed on an easily top-accessible and high quality 5.9.


Location: VA : 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 : 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: VA : Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall) : unnamed highball (V4-5 PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Not the crack. Left of the crack.


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