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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Workmen's Buttress : Two Bag Face (5.9 R)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 18, 2016

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Comments: If you want to climb the layback block and protect it, take a blue Big Bro with you. It is a bomber placement a little over halfway up the block, and can be placed from a solid stance.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Bubba Buttress : Duck In A Noose (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: I'm actually going to go the other way. Especially since this particular climber has visited the same route apparently and found the same loose hanger twice. If it was me, encountering loose hangers would be enough to make me carry a small crescent wrench, which I do because of such instances as the one described. It is as much the job of the climber as anyone else to know how the gear that is ultimately going to save their life works. That includes knowing something as s... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : Butterfly Flake (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: "Solid bouldering skills" is a bit of a stretch. It's barely 5th class to the first bolt.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Hippie Dreams (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: 1.8 miles from the lot off 19 to Hippie Dreams. Did it in 30 flat. Don't ask me why. It was hot out and everyone I was with wanted to go swimming. I almost slept in and went hiking instead. That's how much I can't stand it. Sadly, things are not going to change. They're just going to get worse. I know your point wasn't just to gripe, but the things that you'd like to ha... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 9, 2016

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Comments: A few new routes were developed there some time over the summer I believe. That's why they're still "rough" in comparison to neighboring routes. Look for them in the next volume of the NRG guidebook. With all new routes most people don't know much about them until they are published, so be safe, have fun, and use your own judgement.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Lower Meadow : Toxic Hueco Area : Chimpanzabubbas (5.10d)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Clearly both you guys have been up this thing and no pics to add to this fine route database we call Mountain Project? :D


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: Jesus.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : High Times (5.10c/d)
By: Jake Jones When: May 27, 2016

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Comments: I cleaned one out of there before. If you hang just above it and take two nut tools and attach the sling to you and keep outward force on it while you're cleaning, it'll come out. Eventually. The one I cleaned out of there took about 20-30 minutes. But it was raining and the route was soaked so it was a good exercise.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 3, 2016

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Comments: Ordinarily I wouldn't question a long time NRG veteran like you Dave, but this is definitely The Decameron. Pictured here is the 3rd and 4th bolts before the corner and traverse- lower on the route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Hippie Dreams (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: " if you're climbing this, get it done, enjoy it, and get out of the way. Some groups will setup hammocks and top rope on this route and tie it up for hours, which sucks when you have newish climbers who just hiked 4mi to climb. This crag is for everyone not just your youth group to use for 5 hours."

I agree except for one point: It's maybe 2 miles, not 4. I've made the hike in well under an hour before. Did you tactfully approach the group? What was their response? Did you ask if you coul... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: That route gets alot of people. Find a stance where you can jam below the big gap and plug a #3 just above it then paste your feet high with confidence.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Riverbend
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2016

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Comments: It's been a while since I've been there, but when I went, I drove down the potholed road and parked at the main spot by the river and then just walked around to it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: You're not wrong Zach. I think numbering walls to sort isn't the best option. I've suggested a sorting option for sub areas within larger areas to allow for L to R and R to L just like routes within a sub area.

For now though, I have fixed the Bubba City map and accurately marked each sub area (wall) in the correct location on the map. I also sent you a PM. Hope this helps.


Location: VA : Richmond/Central VA : Manchester Wall
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 18, 2016

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Comments: If you left gear at Manchester recently, please see here:

mountainproject.com/v/found-ra...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Gun Club (5.12c)
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 17, 2015

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Comments: Must be raining in Fayetteville.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Direct Start to Arch (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: This should be called "Alternate Start to U-Slot".


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Mutiny (5.11c)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Those last moves though- if you don't cheat and venture left to the arete...

Felt like .11c to me. Though, I'm no Chris Whisenhunt- and Mike gives it .11d.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Pockets of Resistance (5.12a)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2015

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Comments: Oh, we know. ;) Although technically I'm VA folk.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Wild Seed Area : The Chameleon (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Fixed! Thanks j.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: I second Chris's suggestion. A few years ago, being a NRG neophyte, I ponied up and bought the first edition of Mike Williams's guidebook. I was easily able to locate what I was looking for, and it got me hooked to come back season after season. If you are looking for a particular difficulty, type, or style of climbing (e.g. gear protected vs bolt protected, crack vs face, etc.) then shoot Chris or myself an email. If you're climbing higher end stuff, Chris would be a better choice. For out... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Whippoorwill
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: The above link makes you redirect elsewhere. Just use the one on the Summersville/Gauley home page. That one takes you directly to the Summersville Lake level. Here is the link:

lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wm/?basi...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : The Glory Hole : Against the Grain (5.13b)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 16, 2015

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Comments: Awesome Chris. Thanks for the NRAC mention. I also put a link on the NRG home page. If you climb with any regularity at the New, or if you just like giving a little back because you're grateful for fixed hardware and the hard work of development and maintenance, please consider donating.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Beer Wall : Daisy Cutter (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Except for really classic routes like King of Swing @ Kingfish and The Decameron @ Tattoo, I'd have to agree. One of the reasons is because it gets mobbed because of the quantity of moderates (at places like Tattoo and Beer Wall, etc). Generally speaking though, if you want to NOT have to pluck the gems out of a bunch of average or worse routes, don't go to Bubba City.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Bring on the Nubiles (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 1, 2015

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Comments: I'm sure you're all good guys and good climbers. It's easy to misconstrue typed text and meaning/motivation behind it. Can't really find fault with anyone that wants accurate route info. Josh, thanks for posting it up in the first place. I'd be happy to knock a few back on Tom's deck with any of you any day.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Entrance Crack (5.4 R)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 27, 2015

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Comments: Looks like this is the go-to route for booty.


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