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Location: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: West Virginia : 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: North Carolina : 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.


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Bring on the Nubiles (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: Kevin,

Andy didn't say "summiteers" he said "submitter". The submitter is Josh Janes, not you and the others in the first ascent party. Please read his comment again. I don't know Andy personally, but he has always seemed to be a reasonable guy, and has great reverence and respect for the areas he climbs in and the FAists that put up bold routes like this one.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Head Wall : China Crisis (5.11a)
By: Jake Jones When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: While I agree with you Ed, this isn't the only place that this has occurred. I don't know how long the bolts have been there, or if the FA put them there. Other routes that are bolted cracks and can probably be protected with gear are Disturbance at Beauty, Beetle Byway at Meadow, and the list goes on. There are also routes that go the other way. Gear-protected but thin, requiring tiny gear and definitely R rated- the addition of bolts would be justified (with regard to safety), yet they rem... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: ***NOTICE***

This is the response that I received to the email that I sent to the State Park yesterday:

"Hi Jake –

I am the mountain region biologist for NC state parks (and a long time Stone climber), and your email got forwarded to me. First off – many thanks for reaching out to the park on this. I know that flake very well, and I really appreciate the heads up. I’ve told the guys at the park to post notices that the Arch is closed for the time being due to unsafe conditions... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: Awesome Ross. Friends of mine were there last weekend. They are Stone veterans and were telling me about it yesterday. They said didn't touch it or place under it.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5) : Comment : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: WOW! That is definitely new, definitely huge, and definitely terrifying. Thanks for putting the picture up Ross.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Great Arch (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: I'll contact the State Park and see what they say. I would imagine they need to suspend access for a few hours and would want to oversee the trundling- in whatever way they deem necessary. If this is the block that I'm thinking of, that thing is gigantic and could very well change the character of a couple of routes below it when it comes off; to what degree- who knows.

Edit: Just sent an email to the .gov site of the state park. Will update if/when I hear anything. Please be car... more >>


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: I completely and wholeheartedly support this statement! Thank you Matt for saying publicly what everyone knows to be true. The last sentence is particularly pertinent, and is the most solid advice I have ever heard and should be adhered to strictly.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Supercrack (5.11d)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 27, 2015

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Comments: Never been, but it's awesome that you took the time to do a line that you've done before and upgrade fixed gear and clean up tat. So thanks.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Rico Suave (5.10a)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: It stays dry when there's a straight downpour- like in the late spring and summer. With misty, wind-driven rain, and with the added water of melting snow runoff, almost everything was wet- even routes like this one that are notoriously dry when everything else is wet. It is a sweet route though.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Big Gulp (5.9)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: I see someone else likes finding and climbing the obscurities at Mungolian. Nice addition Mike.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Blue Angel (5.10d)
By: Jake Jones When: Jan 22, 2015

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Comments: Cool! Thanks for the history!


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 26, 2014

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Comments: NRG aficionados will probably enjoy this Enormocast episode. Pretty entertaining. enormocast.com/episode-69-live...


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 22, 2014

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Comments: Yeah. Def. not Block Route because it's below the Arch, not beside it.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Mercury's Lead (5.9 R) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 30, 2014

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Comments: Pics can be deceiving. The first pitch of this thing is a pretty serious lead. I mean, the whole thing is, but especially the first pitch, and particularly up to the first bolt. I don't doubt that there are people that can "run all over it" but I think they would be few and far between.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Purring (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: Weird, when I looked at this yesterday, none of that info was there. It was blank. Apologies and thanks for the addition.


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Purring (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: Where's all the information?


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake (main) : Pirate's Cove : As Surely as the Flower Blo... (5.11a R)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: This is the second route with this "do it without a rope or it doesn't count" comment. Let's just drop trou and compare dicks and skip the nonsense. If you're a badass, then people will know, and there's no need for this type of personal hyperbole. There are a few badasses that live in the region, and they're all super humble guys and gals. You could learn a thing or two from them.


Location: Virginia : Southwest Virginia Region : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 17, 2014

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Comments: I was blown away by the quality of not only the rock and problems in this park, but the aesthetic quality, ambience and manicured nature of the park itself. Thanks for all your effort and hard work with regard to establishment, documentation and access, Aaron. This place is a gem.


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