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Point Rank: # 200
Total Points: 2,750

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Hpa-An : Bayin Nyi : ... : Wonderland (5.12a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jul 2, 2017

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Comments: Loved putting this thing up! It could be hard for the grade or maybe it should be 12b, would love any comments or inputs on grade opinions. I thought it was harder than Burma Bros (contested 11d), but easier than Mad Hatter (12b?)


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Afternoon : Origano (5.8)
By: Andrew Riley When: Apr 13, 2017

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Comments: Origano only needs about 8-10 draws, and it's only about 70 feet tall, not 90. Also the guidebook has it at 5.7, but I there's some thinker moves that felt more difficult than that.


Location: Europe : Greece : Santorini : Area 1 - Kamari : Sector 1 : SAN 1-1-5 (5.12d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: 7C according to the guidebook and others online, but seems a grade or two soft to me. Thoughts?


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Hpa-An : Bayin Nyi : ... : King Crockett (5.13a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Feb 12, 2017

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Comments: Finally put this thing down after a crux hold broke and I found some new, awesomer, and perhaps slightly easier beta. It's likely the hardest thing I've climbed, and tentatively grading it at 5.13a, but with limited experience at that grade, I'm looking forward to other opinions and establishing a consensus grade.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Hpa-An : Bayin Nyi : ... : Monet's Rising Sun (5.10d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: Might be a little soft at 11a, interested to hear opinions


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : White Hot Hernias (5.10d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Dec 10, 2016

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Comments: Guidebook has this at 11a, it's all subjective and could go either 10+ or 11- in my opinion


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Laem Phra Nang (Railey and ... : Tonsai Bay : ... : Bhet Mak Mak (5.13a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Dec 10, 2016

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Comments: Didn't send this thing, but it's one of the best lines I've ever been on


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Namphapayai Camp Saraburi : Phasak River Wall : Local Solution for Global C... (5.10d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 2, 2016

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Comments: Enter your suggested grade, it will be reflected in the consensus grade.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Laos : Thakhek : Hilton : Potatohead (5.12c/d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: Fun and cruxy at the end. I'd agree at 12c if not even a little softer.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : American Outlaw (5.12d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Apr 2, 2016

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Comments: This route finally went down today, around 4 years after Tyler bolted it. Such an amazing line, what a beast. I really wanted it to be Myanmar's first 5.13, but we'll have to settle for Myanmar's first 7C? It's essentially the first 70 feet that go at 12b and the last 70-80 feet that go at 12c/d?, with several rests thrown in there. I've only climbed a few other routes of this difficulty, and none... more >>


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Best Route in Kansas (5.11a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: I've only climbed it once, and it was dirty and a little loose. I'm sure it will clean up as others climb it.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Mar 30, 2016

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Comments: The finish is so rad, made me want to pee my pants every time I climbed up that last panel to the anchor.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Chiang Mai : Crazy Horse General Area : ... : The Tree Surgeon (5.11b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: They might have added a bolt but the start didn't seem runnout.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Hpa-An : Bayin Nyi : ... : Tomahawk (5.12b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Feb 15, 2016

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Comments: Just bolted this line in Hpa-An, one of my favorites in Myanmar. I am really interested in hearing opinions on the grade. From my estimation it's 5.10+ climbing with a well-protected V5ish boulder problem thrown in the middle.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : The Mack Down (5.7)
By: Andrew Riley When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: Led this route on trad this weekend, good way to spice things up a little.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Hot Season (5.11c PG13)
By: Andrew Riley When: Feb 8, 2016

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Comments: Knocked a couple of big blocks off of this route on lead this weekend. I'm not convinced that this route is one that will really clean up, the loose sections feel more like compacted dirt than rock. My honest advice is to avoid it unless you have nothing left to climb.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Thailand : Chiang Mai : Crazy Horse General Area : Heart Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Jan 5, 2016

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Comments: Respectfully disagree about the quality of the new routes. Two of the 5.11s to the far left were my favorite at Crazy Horse. Also, the utility of the Heart Wall page would be greatly improved if the routes were listed in order from left to right with expanded descriptions and photos.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Slingshot Monkey (5.12b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: It's about 70 feet to the first anchor.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Slingshot Monkey (5.12b)
By: Andrew Riley When: Dec 27, 2015

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Comments: Spent some time trying the moves and scrubbing the dust, grime, and loose rock off of this route yesterday, ended up getting the surprise send today for the FA. Great climb and great addition, now that there is chalk on the holds and hangers on the bolts. Several bouldery sequences on the route. I can't wait to start trying the extension.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Saya Steve Wall
By: Andrew Riley When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Saya means teacher in Myanmar language. Saya Steve means teacher Steve. It's named after Steve Brian who catalyzed the first bolting/climbing effort in Myanmar, as mentioned above.


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Twitch Rock : Twitch (5.12d)
By: Andrew Riley When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: I didn't see them, but we were just climbing by headlamp. It's possible they are laying around somewhere at the base. Also, just to clarify, the bolt and hanger were completely missing. It's not like the bolt was chopped or broken off, there is a completely clean hole where the old bolt was.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Steve. I think you're right, and I would also love to see more of the harder climbs at WFH getting a little bit more love in general.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Best Route in Kansas (5.11a)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Tyler told me that he bolted this, but never climbed it. I don't think anyone from TCCM has climbed it in the interim, so my climb today was probably the FA. If it's not let me know and I'll update the info. Overall, I don't think I would climb it again, but it was okay. "I am Made of Rice" is much more enjoyable.


Location: Asia : Southeast Asia : Myanmar : Mandalay : Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : ... : Firefly Engagement (5.12c)
By: Andrew Riley When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Finally got the FA of this line today! After getting completely rained out on our last trip up to Mandalay, I sent it on my 8th day on. Named it the Firefly Engagement to honor Tyler Hoffart's original name Firefly and also because I was projecting this route when I proposed to my fiance at the monastery at the top of Waterfall Hill.

As for the grade, I think it's harder than any other 5.12c I've sent; however, I think the FA process of finding the beta, cleaning and chalking the hol... more >>


Location: Asia : East Asia : China : Hong Kong : Monkey Buttress
By: Andrew Riley When: Jul 5, 2015

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Comments: First of all take the first right turn you see when you're heading up the trail. When we were there, there were climbing ropes tied along the trail. This takes you to the base of the crag. It shouldn't be much more than a 5 minute approach. Secondly, we went to Monkey Buttress on a trip to HK in June/July. During this time of year there are a bunch of HUGE spiders (as big as your face) that make webs across the trail. I'm not sure if they're poisonous, but just an FYI. Also take a lot of mosquit... more >>


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