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Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.


Member Since: Jul 30, 2011
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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 : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Color Blind (5.13a R)
By: Jake Jones When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: Not too much resting on the rest jug haha. Sweet, sweet route. Nice vid. 3rd ascent?


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.


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:
www.brayackmedia.com/publishing/index2.html


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.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Yes, it counts, and it is punishable by $5,000 fine. From the latest Williams guidebook for the area: "Cliff jumping is defined as entering the lake from a height greater than one's own." Please do not do this if you are a climber. If you want to be a badass, get on routes above your ability and take massive whips. Don't jeopardize things for the rest of us.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Sentinel Buttress (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Greg, take a look at Zoo View page under Circus Wall. The descent is described there. It is the same rappel station that you use to descend Sentinel Buttress.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 26, 2013

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Comments: Good job with the updates Chris. It's looking more respectable all the time.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: There is a small alcove probably 50-75 yards before you reach this sign (coming from the Byrd's Nest direction) where you can take a left and get almost a bird's eye view of the Summit Crag. It's a good place to post someone up to take pics and also it allows a less "scrambly" approach to the base. Also, this approach alleviates creating more erosion and having to step over the "trail line" that you mention in one of your other pictures.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Dirty Crack (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: I agree Emil. It's a shame too because it's really not needed for pro. The crack under the arete right there takes good pro and there is good pro just after the tree as well. I have a feeling though that the beating the tree is taking is as much from people resting on it and using it to hold onto as from slinging it.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven : Strawberry Fields (5.9+) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: And a smidge of laybacking. For me at least.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: The approach via Berry Hollow is pretty mild, but it is long. From the Summit downward to Bushwhack though... that's a bit of a slog- especially getting back up.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Rapscallion's Blues (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I'm with those that put this thing at ll-. I thought it was a bit tougher than 10.c. Stellar route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : The Entertainer (5.10a)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I really enjoyed this one. The bottom to me was not that much more difficult than NY, just more sequence dependent. I also used the "jug" to the right for a foot, not a hand. I found the diagonal crack leading to the left vertical crack to be just as challenging as gaining the ledge. From there, it backs off quite a bit with the exception of one thin move up high. A really great route, but it's more like 60ft, not 80.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Concertina (5.12a)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: Fred, you are a wordsmith with your route descriptions. Keep up the good work.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Belly of the Whale (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: I'll bring a wrench and tighten it the next time I'm there. I think the second one on Sea Monkeys is loose as well. I'm aware that Franklin doesn't have a service department. I just didn't have a wrench when I was there, and thought someone may see the comment and do a good deed if they were in the area. I'll try that beta the next time I'm there.


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