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Routes = 10
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Location: North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Boardwalk (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jul 10, 2017

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Comments: If you have a 70 meter rope you can get down with one single rope rappel without any real 5th class downclimbing by swinging far left to a ledge system that offers an easy walk/scramble down. But make sure you knot those ends since it takes every bit of a 70m.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Mcgrady's route (5.11a) : Photo
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: Nice pic that shows just how unusual this route is for Stone Mountain.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Fantastic (5.9 PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: Gee Double do you mean the leftward extension? If you continue following the crack out left instead of heading up over the bulge to the first bolt the climb is called Last Dance 5.11c/X.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Crystal Lizard (5.8+ R)
By: Emil Briggs When: Oct 23, 2016

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Comments: The direct start directly below the bolt goes at 10a or so and is a better line even though a good bit more runout.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Shannon Falls : Klahanie Crack (5.7)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jul 28, 2016

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Comments: While this was an OK route I have to confess I thought it was a little boring. Pretty much the same move over and over again for a hundred feet. I know a lot of people love it and I'm not knocking their feelings but I like a little more variety.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Bastille : The Bastille - N Face : The Bastille Crack (5.7)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Super fun route. The last time I climbed it around 15 years ago I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have, since it started pouring rain on the 4th pitch, and we topped out with lightning snapping all around. A much more pleasant day today.


Location: Arizona : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Lime Kiln Canyon : The Sacred Trust : Simple Truths (5.10c)
By: Emil Briggs When: Mar 10, 2016

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Comments: First pitch is stellar with one slightly exciting clip. Second pitch is 5.9 at the most not 10b.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Rice Krispies (5.10c R)
By: Emil Briggs When: Sep 8, 2015

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Comments: Adding a surreal note to Mr. Singletarys lead a bagpiper started playing a funeral dirge in the field below as he was finishing the pitch.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Prospect Mountain : The Thumb
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 4, 2015

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Comments: Decent climbing but some loose friable rock on these still. I broke a small hold off Thumbs Up and the obvious clipping hold below the crux bolt flexes enough so that it's probably not going to last much longer.


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : Big Ass Slab? : Critical Morass (5.10c)
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: I led this a couple of years ago on a cool day and thought it was really soft for 10d. Led it again yesterday on a hot and sunny day and thought 10d was reasonable.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Rice Krispies (5.10c R) : Photo
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 9, 2015

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Comments: That's actually the first bolt on Captain Crunch not Rice Krispies.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Circus Wall : Bimbo's Bulge (5.10+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: A key hold at the crux broke off a little while ago. I have not been up it since then but a friend of mine has and thinks it's probably a 5.11 move now.


Location: Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak : West Ridge (5.7)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 6, 2015

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Comments: Awesome climb in an a beautiful setting. The description is mistaken though. The crux was not the 5.7 slab. It was surviving the hordes of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Circus Wall : Zoo View (5.7+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: There was a minor accident on this route recently. Because of the traverse the force on the belayer after the leader has clipped the bolt will be horizontal if the leader falls. The belayer was not properly anchored and was pulled into the rock face and suffered a cut on the head. Fortunately they did not drop the climber and while the cut bled profusely the injury did not seem especially severe otherwise. It's probably a good idea to use your own anchor instead of the rap station which is meant... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Pilot Mountain : The Beach : Hawaii 5-O (5.11a/b)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 3, 2015

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Comments: Definitely the best trad line at Pilot.


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Lone Pine Area : Whitney Portal : The Whale : Bony Fingers (5.11b R)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 30, 2015

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Comments: I did the 10c variation on the first pitch. Really enjoyed it but I like friction climbing. The second pitch was a bit scary as I did not have enough of the right sized gear and had to run it out quite a bit.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Gingerbread Man (5.11c/d PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this on TR this weekend. Crux is fun but it's quite runout above that. No worthwhile gear after that first bolt and I didn't see the old anchor bolt mentioned in the description. Maybe a 70 foot runout to the new anchors up top.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Family Feud (5.8)
By: Emil Briggs When: Dec 18, 2014

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Comments: Easier for taller climbers but unless something has broken off since the route was put up it's sandbagged at 5.8.


Location: North Carolina : Pilot Mountain : Amphitheater : Pump Street (5.10-)
By: Emil Briggs When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: Difficulty can vary quite a bit depending on the line you take.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : East Slab (5.6)
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: I'm not exactly sure how the route finishes. It seemed like there were multiple ways you could climb the top part. All of them looked pretty easy but some a bit more runout than others for a new leader.


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : Mine Hole Crag : Sofa Kingdom (5.9+)
By: Emil Briggs When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: I suspect that the folks calling this 5.7 or barely 5.8 are either on the tall side or climbed off to the left or right of the bolt line. That being said, I don't think it's 5.10, and my daughter who is 5'1" agrees. Would have been a lot more interesting as a mixed line and quite safe with 1 or 2 bolts.


Location: North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Borrowed Time (5.9)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: I think the rating on this is height dependent. I'm 5'8" and 5.9 feels about right. If you're tall the boulder problem start won't feel like much at all. But if you're really short it will feel more like a V2 move.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Nuclear Crayon (5.10c PG13)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Have to agree with Neal. Quaker State is a lot more sustained but no really hard moves compared to the crux on Nuclear Crayon.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Whipping Post (5.10a)
By: Emil Briggs When: Apr 14, 2014

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Comments: This is an overlooked climb. A nice line with interesting moves and probably the longest single pitch at Moore's. Some lichen in spots but would clean up nicely if it saw more traffic.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Face Value (5.11d X)
By: Emil Briggs When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: It's because of that upward pointing flake below the start of the route. I think even a short fall onto it before reaching the potential pro would be pretty bad. A few bouldering pads might make it more reasonable.


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