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Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Sweet Pain (5.11d)
By: Andrew G When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: i second james's comment above. probably earns at least soft 11d if you take it straight up. more important than the grade though, it's a fun sequence to work out. don't cheat yourself out of an interesting crux!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Sweet Pain (5.11d) : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: the big holds way out left (not right) are nice and all, but the moves getting back to the bolt line aren't much easier than the moves you're avoiding. taking the more natural line straight up flows so much nicer and doesn't put you into awkward fall zone.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : Have a Beer with Fear (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Felt harder than Caustic to me. Definitely wouldn't want to fall pulling the awkward (but fun!) move onto the pedestal after the first bolt. Enjoyable route that's basically two very different boulder problems.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : What's Eating You (5.10-)
By: Andrew G When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: First bolt is definitely high, but it's like 5.5 jugs getting there.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Rapscallion's Blues (5.10c)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Solid for the grade, takes good gear the whole way except the right trending rail before the first roof. (There may actually be good gear there but if this climb is anywhere near your limit like it was for me, good luck stopping to place it.) Really cool climb though that delivers a punch with each of the 4 cruxes.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : The Other Place : Flaming Pellets (5.11b)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Consistent, fun movement on this route. Belayer should be mindful as the climber makes the moves to get established on the crescent shaped rail at the second bolt. Felt a little soft for 11b at the New, but not enough to downgrade it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : Mellifluous (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Now available with with fixed pro just below the slab crux! #2 DMM Wallnut, I believe.

Incredibly fun route. Also the most approachable 11 I've found at the NRG for breaking into the grade. Not because it's easy necessarily, but you can at least get a little bit off the ground and get some pro in before it really comes at you. The crux protects well enough and the fall is as clean as can be for a slab. After that, it's probably n... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: disagree. i found that section to be the crux


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : New Yosemite (5.9)
By: Andrew G When: Aug 18, 2016

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Comments: Great crack to learn jamming on. The bottom will be a little wide, especially if you've got smaller hands, but it quickly narrows down just a bit to pretty much perfect hands.

Also: beware the sucker jug out left. Getting back into the crack from it is a bitch.


Location: MD : Sugarloaf Mountain : Middle Earth : Seven Wishes (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Pulling that initial overhang sure felt a lot harder than 5.6 to me. Very fun climb though, nice and direct.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Hippie Dreams (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: Popular because it's easy, not necessarily because the climbing is great


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Holenoid (aka The Grundle f... (V0+)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 27, 2016

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Comments: there's a bomber fist jam to be had up there


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Miller Fork Recreational Pr... : Fruit Wall : Slice of Spice (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: would be a classic if it were just longer


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : Glitter Gulch (5.11a)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 14, 2016

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Comments: One more vote for 10d/11a. I can see the case for the 11a based on the crux move getting to the 2nd bolt, but as a whole, the route felt a lot more like 10d. 11b is a joke.

Regardless of grade though, this is an absolutely stellar line.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Falls Area : Five Open Books Area : ... : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Dec 18, 2015

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Comments: ...and GoPros are for narcissistic fools


Location: PA : Southeastern Lowlands : Birdsboro Quarry : 9. Sun Wall (Long Slabs) : The Enso (5.10)
By: Andrew G When: Dec 5, 2015

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Comments: This is not a good climb, but if you're into type 2 fun, you may find yourself remembering it fondly 5 minutes later.

And if by some unfortunate chance you find yourself belaying someone on this route, it might be a good time remember the helmet.


Location: MD : Carderock : Sterling's Crack (5.7)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 26, 2015

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Comments: I'm intrigued by the claims that leading at Carderock is unsafe due to rock quality. Ever climbed in the desert? How about the Fisher Towers??


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Sunny and Steep : Sunny and Steep (5.11d) : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: hand jams near bolts, duh. that there's cheatin'!


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall : Gotta Be Smokin' (5.10-)
By: Andrew G When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: i overcammed a placement, but my follower was able to clean it by wiggling the cam until the rock around it crumbled away. that's pretty representative of this climb.

definitely wear a helmet if you're belaying. or better yet, don't climb this route. unless you're feeling masochistic. then maybe climb this route-- the actual movement on it is pretty good.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : The South End : White Arete (5.8)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: first section is similar to black crack in terms of difficulty and good times, but then it backs off.


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof : Faints roof (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: really cool through the roof, but too short for anything more than 2 stars


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof : Ounce of Perception (5.9 PG13)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: starts off with 3 successive roofs, each harder than the last, then an easy romp to the top. i thought it was a significant step up from black crack.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Ritz Cracker Area : Crescenta (5.10a)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: Really fun route! The crux comes about 30 feet up as the corner arches left and the feet get very thin for a few moves. Great gear the whole way though.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Star Trek Wall
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: A lot of work for very little payoff.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Star Trek Wall : Crack of the Klingons (5.6)
By: Andrew G When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: This would be a really fun route if it were (at least) twice as long


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