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FA: Jay Young, Kenny Parker 2007
> New River Gorge
> Summersville &…
Writing in chalk
Please stop putting the dreaded "X", "Bees" or "Snake" on the rock faces. Please be smart and conscious of others.
Stop putting tick marks on the rock unless you are going to brush them off when you are done on the route. This goes against the ethic of the area and in the eyes of the locals is the same as graffiti. Rock climbing is an outdoor sport and guess what lives outdoors? That's right, bees, wasps, snakes, and even bears! We all know they exist, no reason to write it on the walls.
This is a very nice trad route and on a busy day might be one of the few routes without a line on it, a good reason to bring a rack down to whippoorwill.
Start in the corner near the cave, climb up the very enjoyable corner with some good moves. At the roof, traverse right to some very good holds out on the face. Finish up the face and crack, aiming for the bolted anchors.
Obvious corner left of "Straight Outta Lockmont"
Good mix of pro, a #4 can be helpful to protect the roof moves.
Bolted anchor at the top. When toproping this, be mindful of the rope getting stuck in the crack.