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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

New Route (a.k.a. Black Rib)

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall

RP with Sarah. Weird dyno from left undercling at 3rd bolt. Missed jug at 12:00 of 4th bolt.

Oct 10, 2016

The Opportunist

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall

RP with Sarah. Climbed mostly in the crack (Knothead), clipping bolts on the left.

Oct 10, 2016

Barney

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall

RP with Ryan. Bottom 3/4 is super fun and steep for the grade. Got mixed up with the bolt line on the last 2 bolts. Big zig zag in the rope.

Oct 9, 2016

Suburbia

5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall

With Ryo. One fall at last bolt. Mixed up my feet. Ryo got the RP. Pretty sure I climbed this route a few years ago with Jason.

Oct 9, 2016

Tinsel Town aka BR 2?

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall

RP with Ryo as it got dark. Super fun. I went right at roof. Should have gone straight up. Loved the alligator head.

Oct 9, 2016

Big Froggy

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Contest Wall

RP with Ryo. Fun, balancy moves on the arete. Not very pumpy.

Oct 9, 2016

Bourgeois Belay Slave aka Bourgeois Belay Dogs

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall

With Sarah. Made a mess of this climb. Lots of hanging and falling on 1st go. Lowered to ground from 2nd bolt. Got it clean from the ground with 1st and 2nd bolts clipped. Felt harder than the 10b to the left.

Oct 9, 2016

Karma Mechanic

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall

RP with Ryo. Very bouldery start. Clipped 1st bolt from tree. Then climbed rock from the ground.

Oct 9, 2016

Castrator

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Free Form Wall

RP with Sarah. Strenuous moves on the layback at the flake. Slippery feet.

Oct 9, 2016

Mother of Invention

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

With Sarah. Couple hangs. Hard to see holds to left of arete. Missed key jug 1/2 way up. Pumpy.

Oct 8, 2016

Protect the King

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

RP with Sarah. Traverse was strenuous. Got my feet too high.

Oct 8, 2016

Killer Queen

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

RP with Sarah. Fun stemming and roof at the top.

Oct 8, 2016

Soldier Without Faith

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

RP with Sarah.

Oct 8, 2016

Block Party

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

RP with Sarah. Crux is clipping the anchor. 5.9 to there.

Oct 8, 2016

Morrocan Roll

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

CO : Shelf Road : ... : Mural Wall

RP with Sarah. A bit runout. Slabby, not pumpy. Struggled to clip the anchors.

Oct 8, 2016

Bit By The Bit

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

OS with Sarah. Super fun. Felt like 5.9. Easier than Baby Disco Show; more fun than Busted by Dewey.

Sep 20, 2014

Pull the Mirrors Off Your Cadillac (So it Doesn't Look Like You Look Back)

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

TR with Sarah. Needed power belay at bottom. Top was super fun. Setup TR via Baby Disco Show.

Sep 20, 2014

Baby Disco Show

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

RP with Sarah. Slightly harder than Bit by the Bit.

Sep 20, 2014

Busted By Dewey

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

OSA with Sarah. Too tired. Fell twice getting to 2nd last bolt. Awesome climb!

Sep 20, 2014

Joy-Poppin’ with Bubble Gummers

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

OS with Sarah. Last climb of day. Tired, but felt harder than 5.8. Maybe I got off route.

Sep 20, 2014

Imitation Strawberry

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NM : El Rito : ... : Main Wall

OS with Sarah. Mostly 5.6 with a couple moves of 5.9. Really fun. Great warmup.

Sep 20, 2014

Post Moderate

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Winter Wall

Sunset climb with Sarah. Had Diablo to ourselves. Tarantula jumped out of Sarah's pack.

Sep 13, 2014

Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Runway (Lower Tier)

RP with Sarah. Really like this climb. Fun moves on the arete.

Sep 13, 2014

Shockley's Ceiling

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Afternoon climb with Sarah. Linked P1 and P2. Almost out of gear for belay. First roof on P3 was awkward but well protected. Used a knee to grunt through it. Second roof was ok once I decided to mantle it. Two raps with 60-m rope. Used bolts above roof on

Sep 4, 2014

Strictly From Nowhere

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : d. Strictly - Shockley's

Morning climb with Sarah. I linked P1 and P2, and Sarah took P3. Roof move was super fun. 2 raps to ground with 60-m rope via bolts above P2 roof.

Sep 4, 2014

Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Birthday climb with Sarah. 3 pitches. Probably wouldn't combine 2 & 3. Ran low on fist sized cams.

Sep 3, 2014

Gelsa

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Morning climb with Sarah. Sunny and hot. Dripping with sweat at 9AM. Last pitch was brilliant!

Sep 2, 2014

High Exposure

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Afternoon climb with Sarah. Did it in 2 pitches. Rope drag wasn't too terrible. The Move was insanely awesome!

Sep 2, 2014

Horseman

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Wow! What a fun intro to The Gunks. Sunset climb with Sarah after late arrival to New Paltz. Can't wait to come back for the rest of the week.

Sep 1, 2014