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Location: Maryland : Annapolis Rock : Photo
By: Andrew G When: 4 days ago

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Comments: These are nice overview photos! Sunset wall is a bit further down than where you have it marked, about halfway between the marking for Faint's Roof and the Fin. It's a little more obvious as a separate outcropping in the satellite photo you also posted.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Miller Fork Recreational Pr... : Fruit Wall : Hourglass Crack (5.10d)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: This thing could definitely use some more traffic. There was a thick coat of sand on a lot of the large edges I grabbed and some general mank that made it difficult to trust the smears in the first 1/3. I also knocked a VHS-sized block off about 50 ft up. There's at least one other loose jug that's going to get ripped out soon, and probably a good bit more. Definitely don't be hanging out under this route if someone is on it. The belaye... more >>


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : Starry Night (5.12a)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: I thought the start actually had the hardest moves, especially pulling up onto the ledge. (BETA ALERT: there's a crucial hidden pocket on the right side of the pedestal.) From there's it's pumpy and awesome hero climbing.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : The Gallery : Gold Rush (5.11d)
By: Andrew G When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: This route is so good. Sustained and flowy 11- to the 7th bolt, a crimpy boulder problem to the next bolt, a bit of a rest, then another crimpy boulder problem culminating in a throw to the finishing the jug. Avoid the big sucker jug flake out left at the top and commit to the big move.


Location: Maryland : Harper's Ferry : Maryland Heights, MD : The Gully
By: Andrew G When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: As of Feb 17, 2017, the Gully is temporarily closed for raptor nesting.

nps.gov/hafe/learn/management/...


Location: Maryland : Harper's Ferry : Maryland Heights, MD : ABC Ramps
By: Andrew G When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: As of Feb 17, 2017, the ABC Ramps are temporarily closed for raptor nesting.

nps.gov/hafe/learn/management/...


Location: Maryland : Harper's Ferry : Maryland Heights, MD : Sign Wall
By: Andrew G When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: As of Feb 17, 2017, Sign Wall is temporarily closed for raptor nesting.

nps.gov/hafe/learn/management/...


Location: Maryland : Harper's Ferry : Maryland Heights, MD
By: Andrew G When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: Sign Wall, the Ramps, and the Gully are closed for raptor nesting, effective Feb 17, 2017.

nps.gov/hafe/learn/management/...

I was hoping to finally hop on Hard Up, but was 2 days late, apparently. Found a fun climb on the tunnel wall instead.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Andrew G When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: This photo is probably a panoramic, because it will not look this short or low angle at the top when you see it!


Location: Maryland : Annapolis Rock : The South End : Cynosure (5.10b R)
By: Andrew G When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: For what it's worth, the guidebook describes this line as finishing to the right of the overhangs at the top, not joining Black Crack to the left.


Location: Maryland : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof
By: Andrew G When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: The order of the routes from L to R is:

Cell Phones and Fast Food
Faints Roof
Cracked Earth
Blood and Pus
Ounce of Perception
Pound of Obscure
Face the Roof
Face the Notch
In Your Face

The Dragon is on Sunset Wall, not in the Faint's Roof area


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Second Pullout : Sweet Pain Wall : The Gambler (5.11-)
By: Andrew G When: Jan 17, 2017

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Comments: Fun movement and a nice change of style from the other 11's on the wall. Gave me a couple of those "what the... maybe... OHHH... how cool!" sequences.


Location: Nevada : 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: Nevada : 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: Nevada : 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: Nevada : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Cannibal Crag : What's Eating You (5.10a)
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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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 right. Getting back into the crack from it is a bitch.


Location: Maryland : 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: West Virginia : 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: California : 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: Kentucky : 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


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