Hardest pitch in each state?


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Kris Fiore · Feb 12, 2016 · Burlington, Vermont · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 1,243
NY/VT climber here just curious...I searched but didn't see this posted anywhere else or in Google...How close can we get to all 50 states?

So strictly by rating (Sorry, Dawn Wall) and regardless of trad/sport, what's the hardest pitch in your state? If a state is particularly sad we can throw in a V-grade boulder here and there. :)

I'll update as people go and please feel free to clarify if I got it wrong or add one if there is a tie.

AL: Southern Comfort ( 14a), Blue Rhino (13d)
AK
AZ: Necessary Evil (14c)
AR: The Prophet aka "Paying the Rent" (14a)
CA: Jumbo Love (15b)
CO: Flex Luther (15a)
CT: DesparĂȘte (13c)
DE: Rambo (12a/V4)
FL: One From None (V12)
GA: Ebola (12b/c), The Matriarch (V15)
HI: Immortal's Path (13c), Mission Impossible (13a) (Unconfirmed, No FA)
ID: Algorithm (14d)
IL: Dynasty (13d), East of East St. Louis (13c), Manhattan Project? (?)
IN
IA
KS:
KY: Southern Smoke Direct (14d), Golden Ticket (14c/d?)
LA: lol
ME: Sour Diesel (13d)
MD: Captain's Crunch (13a), Interzone (12d/13a)
MA: Unknown on cliff below Courthouse? (14-) Anyone know more?, Diatribe (13c/d)
MI: Resistance (5.13?) Franks Climb (5.13?)
MN: Insectaphobe (14-)
MS: Jean's Overhang (11a)
MO: Unknown (13a)
MT: Relativity (13d)
NE
NV: Le RĂȘve (14d/15a), Arrested Development (14d)
NH: Jaws II (15a)
NJ: Final Impact 5.12c
NM: "POS" (14d), Derby Della Madonnina (14c)
NY: Planet Claire (14a/b), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (14a), III Fire (14a), Ozone (14a)
NC: The Bad (14b)
ND
OH: Nichols is a Weenie (12d)
OK: Merlin (13-), Tied to the Whipping Post (13a)
OR: Assassin (14d)
PA: Visionaire? (13c), Romania* (Broken but mentioned) (14a)
RI: Halloween (12c), The Rattlesnake (12/12+), The Chelsea Smile V13-14.
SC
SD: Lizzy Beams Desire (14a), Divinations (14a)
TN: The Jackal (14a), Cookie Monster (14-)
TX: I, Me, Mine Linkup (14d)
UT: Psychedelic (14c/d)
VT: Stoning the Facist (14b)
VA: Nebula (13d/14a, The The (13a)
WA: New World Order (14c)
WV: Super Pod (14d)
WI: Cain (14c)
WY: Moonshine at Wild Iris (14d), Orange for Anguish (14c)

Jake Jones · Feb 12, 2016 · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 763
VA: The The 5.13a finger crack Old Rag Mountain.

sharyl · Feb 12, 2016 · Chattanooga, TN · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0
AR: The Prophet (paying the rent) 14a

not 100% sure on this one.

Ken Noyce · Feb 12, 2016 · Layton, UT · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 2,007
Not sure on UT, but could be Psychedelic, 5.14c/d or maybe Maquina Muerte, 5.14+.

Arizona could possibly be Necessary Evil, 5.14c, but I don't know AZ very well.

Emmett Wynn · Feb 12, 2016 · Albuquerque · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0
New Mexico's might be Event Horizon, 14-
not completely sure

M Sprague · Feb 12, 2016 · New England · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 4,750
RI is mostly a bouldering state, the hardest being The Chelsea Smile V13-14. The roped climbing is mostly TRing on some little craglets, the hardest that I know of being Halloween at only 12c (originally graded 13a)

Micah Klesick · Feb 12, 2016 · Vancouver, WA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 3,989
OR is Just Do It (14c) I think.

Kevin MP · Feb 12, 2016 · Redmond, OR · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 158
ID Algorithm 5.14d, The Fins
OR Shock and Awe 5.14C, Smith Rock

Andy Million · Feb 12, 2016 · Murfreesboro TN · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 60
TN - The Jackal 14a at Laurel Falls.

James Ellis · Feb 12, 2016 · Seattle, Washington · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 45
WA: New World Order 5.14c

AndyMac · Feb 12, 2016 · Center, CO · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 560
WY - moonshine at wild iris 14d

TX - I, Me, Mine 14d link

Mike Stearns · Feb 12, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2007 · Points: 1,445
WY: Moonshine 14D put up by BJ Tilden

Edit: haha, funny timing Andy.

Chase Bowman · Feb 12, 2016 · Baton Rouge, LA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 400
Jimmy Webb put up a V15 Boulder problem in Georgia called the Matriarch like two months.

Just This Guy You Know · Feb 12, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 10
WY - Home on the range is 5.14- in the Voo, and there is a 5.14a in ten sleep, the name of which I can't remember, maybe effed in the a?

Chase Bowman · Feb 12, 2016 · Baton Rouge, LA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 400
Also you might as well put "N/a" for Louisiana, as there is no climbing in the whole state, besides a muddy, wet V1 Boulder problem in the middle of the state. Same thing for Mississippi if I'm not mistaken.

Derrick W · Feb 12, 2016 · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 60
The hardest thing I know of in MD is Evan's Bolt Ladder (12d) at Carderock.

M Sprague · Feb 12, 2016 · New England · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 4,750
Just This Guy You Know wrote:WY - Home on the range is 5.14- in the Voo, and there is a 5.14a in ten sleep, the name of which I can't remember, maybe effed in the a?
There is a 14c at Baldwin Creek listed here on MP
Orange For Anguish

Brian Abram · Feb 12, 2016 · Celo, NC · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 208
NC: The Bad (.14b) at Ghost Town?

Jake Jones · Feb 12, 2016 · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 763
Kris, it looks like a typo, but the 13a finger crack is actually named "The The".

Kris Fiore · Feb 12, 2016 · Burlington, Vermont · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 1,243
Jake Jones wrote:Kris, it looks like a typo, but the 13a finger crack is actually named "The The".
Who names this stuff?? Haha

Eric8 · Feb 12, 2016 · Maynard, MA · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 200
WI: Cain-14c
ME: unless there is something harder at Great head, since Maniac got downgraded I think it is Sour Diesel 13d

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