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



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All 43 | Routes | Areas | Photos 6 | Page Improvements | Comments 7 | Posts 8 | Stars 18 | Ratings 4
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Face summit

Monkey Face summit

Oregon : Smith Rock

Feb 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Face aid pitch

Monkey Face aid pitch

Oregon : Smith Rock

Feb 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Monkey Face in the afternoon

Monkey Face in the afternoon

Oregon : Smith Rock

Feb 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Again, if you follow the glisade line from the bas...

Again, if you follow the glisade line from the base camp, you cant miss which opening to take when you reach the Red Banks.

California : Northeast California : ... : Avalanche Gulch

Jan 14, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: From the Helen Lake base camp you shoot straight u...

From the Helen Lake base camp you shoot straight up the center following the glisade line. If you traverse right or left of the glisade line, you are off route.

California : Northeast California : ... : Avalanche Gulch

Jan 14, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Headed up the Avalanche Gulch Route at day break. ...

Headed up the Avalanche Gulch Route at day break. Started around 4am.

California : Northeast California : ... : Avalanche Gulch

Jan 14, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Indian Creek : Crack Attack (5.9+)
By: Grant Gibson When: Apr 7, 2017

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Comments: Beautiful splitter. Didn't rack or need any #4s. Got about 3/4 the way up and a jam slipped out. Took about a 20 ft whipper on a #1. As mentioned above placement are bomber.


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob
By: Grant Gibson When: Jan 29, 2017

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Comments: Hats off to the FA folks who have developed LK over the years. We climbed Seconds via direct and it was awesome! LK will for sure see me again.

On a side note, my buddy left his blue scarpa approach shoes at the Salt Rock Trailhead. If anyone finds them message me please. Will gladly pay for shipping.


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob
By: Grant Gibson When: Jan 25, 2017

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Comments: Thanks, nbrown. Greatly appreciated. I read a post about the ice bombs. A little more forgiving that having a party above kicking down rocks but still something to keep an eye on. Last question for the locals. Best place to camp nearby? We are planning on leaving Cinci early Friday morning, arriving about noon. Climb a few single pitches (first pitch of a few lines) to scope things out and then hammer it with an alpine start Saturday morning. Super pumped to say the least. LK has been o... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob
By: Grant Gibson When: Jan 24, 2017

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Comments: Anyone climb when temps hit mid to low 20s at night and a high of 40 during the day? Considering LK this weekend. Not concerned about cold air just if the rock will be seeping more than usual and/or the grooves might be frozen which would make things a little spicy.

Just noticed on Mike's topo where it states dangerous rappels when grooves are wet in cold weather so my guess that includes the FF rap as well.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Tower Rock : Africa (5.9)
By: Grant Gibson When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments: Climbed it for the first time in 2009 and then again this past weekend. Great line. I forgot about the awesomeness of Tower Rock and felt good to visit. Just wish some folks would go a little lighter on the chalk (or use none). Takes away from the guessing game. Bottom line, can't go wrong with old classics like Africa.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Fraser Valley Area : Yak Peak : SOMWOW - Seven One Move Won... (5.6)
By: Grant Gibson When: Oct 4, 2016

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Comments: Climbed SOMWOW Oct 1 2016

Trip Report:

Very fun climb and be prepared for your typical ever changing mountain weather. The approach trail took us a few minutes to find so I stacked a few rocks on the edge of tbe road berm but the trail is well marked with orange tagged trees to the base of the slab once you enter the woods.

The views are fantastic and the rock was clean with a few wet streaks near pitch 8 and 9. Was very surprised someone had tied orange tape to most of the belay stations... more >>


Location: New York : The Gunks : The Trapps : i. High E : High Exposure (5.6)
By: Grant Gibson When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: Fun route. If you've never climbed a route with exposure then sure you might be a little nervous making the "move" on lead and finishing the rest of the second pitch. Since I was the "guide" and had to manage 3 ropes and three followers on the climb the most entertaining part of the climb was running into "Ben" the local soloist and hearing him talk about soloing. Let me tell you, good times. Not sure if it was the wind or what but his hair looked like he had stuck his finger in a light sock... more >>


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: NC / SE partner Dec weekdays and weekendsEastern and Southern StatesGrant GibsonNov 30, 2016
re: Climbing in Big South ForkSouthern StatesGrant GibsonSep 26, 2016
re: Climbing in Big South ForkSouthern StatesGrant GibsonSep 24, 2016
re: Climbing in Big South ForkSouthern StatesGrant GibsonSep 23, 2016
re: Partner at RRG 5/14 and/or 5/15Southern StatesGrant GibsonMay 13, 2016
re: RRG looking for a partner 5/10-5/19Southern StatesGrant GibsonMay 13, 2016
Partner at RRG 5/14 and/or 5/15Southern StatesGrant GibsonMay 13, 2016
re: RRG looking for a partner 5/10-5/19Southern StatesGrant GibsonMay 12, 2016

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Headstone Surfer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Funk Rock City

Up Swift Creek Without A Paddle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Funk Rock City

Super Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Oregon : Smith Rock : (u) Red Wall

Crack Attack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Indian Creek

Seconds 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North Carolina : Laurel Knob

Ye Gods & Little Fishes 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South End

Good Times 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge

Slot Machine 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North America : Canada : ... : Bulletheads South

SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

North America : Canada : ... : Yak Peak

Klahanie Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

North America : Canada : ... : Shannon Falls

Skywalker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

North America : Canada : ... : Shannon Falls

The Shining 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Emerald City

The Great Arch 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face

High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

New York : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Emerald City

Pioneer Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0

Oregon : Smith Rock : (s) Monkey Face

Avalanche Gulch

California : Northeast California : Mt. Shasta

Coogee Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

North America : Canada : ... : Bulletheads South

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Crack Attack

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Indian Creek

Up Swift Creek Without A Paddle

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Funk Rock City

Casual Viewing

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Global Village

SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

North America : Canada : ... : Yak Peak

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