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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : High Times (5.10c/d)
By: Jake Jones When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I cleaned one out of there before. If you hang just above it and take two nut tools and attach the sling to you and keep outward force on it while you're cleaning, it'll come out. Eventually. The one I cleaned out of there took about 20-30 minutes. But it was raining and the route was soaked so it was a good exercise.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: Ordinarily I wouldn't question a long time NRG veteran like you Dave, but this is definitely The Decameron. Pictured here is the 3rd and 4th bolts before the corner and traverse- lower on the route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Hippie Dreams (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: " if you're climbing this, get it done, enjoy it, and get out of the way. Some groups will setup hammocks and top rope on this route and tie it up for hours, which sucks when you have newish climbers who just hiked 4mi to climb. This crag is for everyone not just your youth group to use for 5 hours."

I agree except for one point: It's maybe 2 miles, not 4. I've made the hike in well under an hour before. Did you tactfully approach the group? What was their response? Did you ask if you coul... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: That route gets alot of people. Find a stance where you can jam below the big gap and plug a #3 just above it then paste your feet high with confidence.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Riverbend
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2016

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Comments: It's been a while since I've been there, but when I went, I drove down the potholed road and parked at the main spot by the river and then just walked around to it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: You're not wrong Zach. I think numbering walls to sort isn't the best option. I've suggested a sorting option for sub areas within larger areas to allow for L to R and R to L just like routes within a sub area.

For now though, I have fixed the Bubba City map and accurately marked each sub area (wall) in the correct location on the map. I also sent you a PM. Hope this helps.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Fantasy (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: It'll most likely be gone by spring. All it takes is someone that knows how to clean- or if it's buried, someone that knows how to use a couple extended nut tools. I dug a green Camalot out of this thing like that a while ago.


Location: VA : Richmond/Central VA : Manchester Wall
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: If you left gear at Manchester recently, please see here:

mountainproject.com/v/found-ra...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Fantasy (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Dec 15, 2015

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Comments: Let me guess... a green or purple Camalot in the finger sized crack in the corner below the roof...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Gun Club (5.12c)
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: Must be raining in Fayetteville.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 30, 2015

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Comments: Don't forget to donate to NRAC! They maintain route hardware and trails!


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Direct Start to Arch (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: This should be called "Alternate Start to U-Slot".


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Mutiny (5.11c)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Those last moves though- if you don't cheat and venture left to the arete...

Felt like .11c to me. Though, I'm no Chris Whisenhunt- and Mike gives it .11d.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Pockets of Resistance (5.12a)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Oh, we know. ;) Although technically I'm VA folk.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Wild Seed Area : The Chameleon (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Fixed! Thanks j.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: I second Chris's suggestion. A few years ago, being a NRG neophyte, I ponied up and bought the first edition of Mike Williams's guidebook. I was easily able to locate what I was looking for, and it got me hooked to come back season after season. If you are looking for a particular difficulty, type, or style of climbing (e.g. gear protected vs bolt protected, crack vs face, etc.) then shoot Chris or myself an email. If you're climbing higher end stuff, Chris would be a better choice. For out... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Whippoorwill
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: The above link makes you redirect elsewhere. Just use the one on the Summersville/Gauley home page. That one takes you directly to the Summersville Lake level. Here is the link:

lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wm/?basi...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : The Glory Hole : Against the Grain (5.13b)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Awesome Chris. Thanks for the NRAC mention. I also put a link on the NRG home page. If you climb with any regularity at the New, or if you just like giving a little back because you're grateful for fixed hardware and the hard work of development and maintenance, please consider donating.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Beer Wall : Daisy Cutter (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Except for really classic routes like King of Swing @ Kingfish and The Decameron @ Tattoo, I'd have to agree. One of the reasons is because it gets mobbed because of the quantity of moderates (at places like Tattoo and Beer Wall, etc). Generally speaking though, if you want to NOT have to pluck the gems out of a bunch of average or worse routes, don't go to Bubba City.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Bring on the Nubiles (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: I'm sure you're all good guys and good climbers. It's easy to misconstrue typed text and meaning/motivation behind it. Can't really find fault with anyone that wants accurate route info. Josh, thanks for posting it up in the first place. I'd be happy to knock a few back on Tom's deck with any of you any day.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Entrance Crack (5.4 R)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Looks like this is the go-to route for booty.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Bring on the Nubiles (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: Kevin,

Andy didn't say "summiteers" he said "submitter". The submitter is Josh Janes, not you and the others in the first ascent party. Please read his comment again. I don't know Andy personally, but he has always seemed to be a reasonable guy, and has great reverence and respect for the areas he climbs in and the FAists that put up bold routes like this one.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Workmen's Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 27, 2015

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Comments: There's a perfect .4 under the jug on the second ledge. This protects the stretch of crimps just before the huge horizontals before you turn the corner.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Head Wall : China Crisis (5.11a)
By: Jake Jones When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: While I agree with you Ed, this isn't the only place that this has occurred. I don't know how long the bolts have been there, or if the FA put them there. Other routes that are bolted cracks and can probably be protected with gear are Disturbance at Beauty, Beetle Byway at Meadow, and the list goes on. There are also routes that go the other way. Gear-protected but thin, requiring tiny gear and definitely R rated- the addition of bolts would be justified (with regard to safety), yet they rem... more >>


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: ***NOTICE***

This is the response that I received to the email that I sent to the State Park yesterday:

"Hi Jake –

I am the mountain region biologist for NC state parks (and a long time Stone climber), and your email got forwarded to me. First off – many thanks for reaching out to the park on this. I know that flake very well, and I really appreciate the heads up. I’ve told the guys at the park to post notices that the Arch is closed for the time being due to unsafe conditions... more >>


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