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Location: WY : Lander Area : Wild Iris : Gun Street : The Aspen Glade : Spurs Equal Velocity (5.12a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 7, 2016

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Comments: Soft. Roof crux is no harder than maybe V3, and you can get fully rested before it on jugs under the roof


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: One of the best pitches of the grade anywhere, absolutely amazing.


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : Little Clear Creek : The Hanger : The Rules of Engagement (5.12c)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 31, 2016

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Comments: Mega classic steep sandstone. Doesn't get much better.


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : Y- 12 : Barbwire and Lingerie (5.12b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 30, 2016

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Comments: Fun route, good climbing on good rock, but nowhere near any of the best 5.12s in the South. Definitely worth coming for though


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Modern Primitive (5.12b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: Fun bouldery rock climbing on bullet stone. Really fun, only overshadowed by its great neighbors.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Pulpit (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Dec 29, 2013

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Comments: Got off route and went up and right when we should have gone left on the second pitch. Wound up doing the sermon, which was pretty strung out to the Oasis, but really good too.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : Instant Gratification (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: A geat route for sure, but no legacy. Worth the trip none the less. A great wam up for the harder routes or just a good ride any time.


Location: WV : Bozoo : 03. Double-Tier Wall : Bone Machine (5.11-)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: Fun climb, next time I'm in Blacksburg I really need to get back to Bozoo.


Location: WY : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Captain Nemo (5.10d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: Did pitch one, nothing but awesome.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: Did this with my buddy Jordan the other week. Had a blast. This was how we pitched it out:

From Broadway, Jordan climbed to the base of the 5.9 finger cracks.

I led the 5.7 traverse into the 5.8 squeeze and continued up to the base of the 5.8 corners. Some simul-climbing was involved.

I led the 5.8 corner to the base of the crux pitch (YWBL), some simul-climbing was involved there too, no big deal.

Jordan led the crux pitch to the base of Table Ledge extended

I led the traverse over to Tabl... more >>


Location: MT : Paradise Valley : Allenspur : Main Crag : Climbing Club Route (5.8-)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this today. There's 10 or 12 bolts and chains. There are new blue boundary signs up that are before you get to blood and bolts, this is right directly in line with those signs. Fun route, good movement, and well bolted.


Location: MT : Paradise Valley : Allenspur : Main Crag : Sully's Route (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: One of the absolute best at Allenspur.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : B3 (5.11b PG13)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jun 20, 2011

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Comments: Gear spoiler for the top, plug a green alien size piece at the very bottom of the dihedral before you run to the chains.


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder : Front Man (V5)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jun 3, 2011

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Comments: Killer line. Absolutely great.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : Hyperbola (5.10a R)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 6, 2011

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Comments: Did the direct start to this today. If you add in the fear factor I think it bumps up a few letter grades. Stellar route though, no two ways around that. Had an interesting time working out the moves from the second bolt up to the finger crack. Hard tenuous, and scary. Amazing route.


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Boneyard Area : Left Boneyard : ... : Presidents Problem (V2)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: Awkward and fun mantle


Location: VA : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder : Pocket Shot (V1-2)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: Toe hook drop knee out high and right off the start is silly fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 28, 2011

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I topped this route out all the way to where there were anchors to rap off of. First pitch was straightforward up the crack to a huge ledge. Second pitch, up the face and crack to a ledge, then head off again bypassing that belay stance to another large ledge. For the third pitch we went up to a left facing corner where I got a belay in a flake with some .75-1 size pieces on a small ledge. After that I headed just a little off to the right from the belay and then straight up the ... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gift Certificate (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: As of 3/23 there's a purple TCU stuck on this pitch. Tried to get it out but no luck.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: Wound up out left of the second to last bolt. Skipped it because I was afraid things were going to start breaking off if I stayed too long. Top is excitingly fragile...

Did it in one mega pitch. Rope got realllll heavy up at the top.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Fruit Loops (5.7+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: I thought the second pitch was way more fun than the first pitch. It's definitely worth doing. I just ran the whole thing into one long pitch


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Obamanation (5.8+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 2, 2011

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Comments: Did the first pitch of this today. A bat flew out of the crack below the tree and almost hit my girlfriend in the face. Fun moves out the roof for sure.

Thought the roof moves felt like 5.9, only because there were no discernible feet when I came out the roof except for one dime edge.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Dixie Reality : Dixie Reality (5.12)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: Any beta on finding this thing? Didn't notice it on my way to hanging chain yesterday.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : Pumping In Rhythm (5.11b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: We got a #2 in a pod right in the middle of the traverse. I'm curious though. Does the route stay in the overhanging face to the right of the arete or traverse around the arete and mosey up the pebbly face to the top just lefft of the arete?


Location: Trip Reports : August trip to the Winds, a... : Post : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: Dude, I can't believe I'm looking at a picture from one of our bail rappel stations from the night my girlfriend and I had to rap Pingora in the dark. It's mind-blowing to see that again!


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