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Point Rank: # 752
Total Points: 930

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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All 868 | Routes 56 | Areas 16 | Photos 31 | Page Improvements | Comments 50 | Posts 164 | Stars 421 | Ratings 130
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Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Whippoorwill : Johnny Bravo (5.10a) : Photo
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: I probably assigned it to Jake to make changes to things with it. If I assign something to someone then it makes them the owner and looks like they submitted it.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Carnifex Ferry : Feast of a Finish (5.12a) : Photo
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Jan 31, 2017

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Comments: Hanger is rusted and the bolt looks fine. Bomber.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Zero Buttress : Nasty Wieners (5.9)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 10, 2016

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Comments: Do NOT hammer the threads as this can make it extremely difficult to remove the bolt in the future if it needs to be replaced, just tighten them with a wrench.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : The Other Place : B-52 (5.13a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 17, 2016

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Comments: I'm betting it's a 3/8 inch bolt in the roof without loctite on it. If so then it's not surprising. I'd think that half inchers or glueins would be a better choice. Maybe I'll get out there and fix them sometime.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Spice (5.11b/c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: How was the bolt not seated? What type of bolts were they?


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Boulders : ... : Citizen's Arete (V2)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 20, 2016

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Comments: Yes.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Bubba Buttress : Duck In A Noose (5.8)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: I appreciate both parties thoughts and opinions on the subject. I'm working with folks on ways to address this here at the New. I've added disclaimers on MP about chalk and have other areas about ethics, but in all reality few people probably read them. I'm going to take these comments down in a few days and copy them for future use during local meetings.

Thank you both for the input and thanks for the info about the loose hanger. Now... more >>


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Bubba Buttress : Duck In A Noose (5.8)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 17, 2016

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Comments: Then take a wrench out there and tighten it.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Narcissus Cave
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: There's a reason why none of the local strongmen have gone out and gotten on it. Choss.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: Both of you are right! That section is the "technical" crux, where as the red point crux is managing the pump through the roofs.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Coliseum : Reckless Abandon (5.12a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: It's always funny watching people climb completely left around the crux and say they sent a 12a.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : New World Order (5.12a/b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: You said it buddy, "...this is sport climbing at the New so maybe we should all suck it up...".


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : White Wall : Shang (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 6, 2016

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Comments: As I have notoriously weak closed hand strength...how does that even work? lol


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : White Wall : Shang (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 5, 2016

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Comments: I personally thought this route was easier than the other two on the wall. Easy 5.11 climbing to a short crux pulling over the roof.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : The Brain : Chunky Monkey (5.12b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: With the right tactics cleaning this on lower is just as easy as doing it on TR.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : The Brain : Chunky Monkey (5.12b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: I've removed the cleaning biner as fixed gear in the park is illegal.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : ... : Photo
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: Do not DWS this route. The water line is only about 6-8 feet at the base of this route and there are boulders around.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Gun Club (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 16, 2015

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Comments: Shut up Darlene. The only thing that takes away from this route is the fact that I just rap-freed it. Get on those dancing shoe and get on my level!


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 29, 2015

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Comments: Yeah man, follow Mikey's 4-star route suggestions and you will have a great time. Please remember though that if you are sport climbing that it's best to take a stick-clip with you everywhere.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: Yeah I was out there watching it, I think it was mostly hikers. You can park anywhere as long as your tires are not on the asphalt.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Third Buttress : The Prow (5.12b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 24, 2015

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Comments: Good to know, my 60m sterling 9.2 did reach, so it all depends on your rope brand and length. Sounds like a 70m would be best for this climb. Thanks!


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : New World Order (5.12a/b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: Yes, anything hanging on the rock for longer than 24 hours is technically not legal. Whoever leaves their draws on a route for longer than 24 hours takes the risk of having them poached by another climber or taken down by NPS, and this could cause more issues for the local climbing coalition with their dealings with NPS.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : New World Order (5.12a/b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 21, 2015

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Comments: First off, leaving any protection in the gorge for more than 24 hours is illegal without consent from NPS. Secondly this route was rebolted by NRAC using glue-ins and placing a fixed draw on any of the bolts is going to become one more thing that NRAC would have to maintain because then people would start lowering off of it if they couldn't do the move.

Sport climbing at the gorge almost always requires a stick clip, and without one of those you run into issues like you have. Either onsight it... more >>


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Have you tried New River Mountain Guides out of WaterStone? If you know how to climb safely and are experienced enough then just do what everyone else does and buy a guidebook, and head to the crag. Mikey does an amazing job with his guidebooks and they are extremely easy to use.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Narcissus Cave : Narcissus (5.12a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: The third bolt on this thing is fine. I just tightened it down with a wrench and added more goop.


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