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Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Manky Alcove
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Great place to escape the crowds.


Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Manky Alcove : Essence of Manky (5.9)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: Would get two stars if it was fully dry and clean. Route will still be short, rock will still be friable near the top.


Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Manky Alcove : Hungry Wolf (5.11a/b)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: I'm assuming something broke. Fingery doesn't begin to describe the heinous razors one would have to deal with to actually pull off the center section of this route, and I don't know how to apply a grade to holds that your brain won't hold onto. Then there's the top which might be doable if you go around and finish by climbing Slug Man but there appear to be no holds to stay on the right side of the arete.


Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Snakes Roof : Feathered Serpent (5.12c)
By: Kris S When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: I'll go with Mr. Carrier on this one. Not much harder than .12b which is the grade in the guide. First time on it was really rough but the sequence is there. That angle is just unforgiving! Definitely a reach dependent route (I'm 5'9" +3 reach) and don't feel I could have pulled off the initial reach out the roof without every bit of my span. Deserves more traffic, perfectly bolted.


Location: Europe : Greece : Santorini
By: Kris S When: Mar 1, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Mr Lawyer! I've updated the pages and included your link in the descriptions.


Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Railroad Area : Wild at Heart (5.10d) : Photo
By: Kris S When: Sep 15, 2016

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Comments: This is Wild at Heart, not Drifter. Nice photo.


Location: Europe : Greece : Athens : Mt. Parnitha
By: Kris S When: Aug 17, 2016

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Comments: This area should be listed under the Athens section for continuity.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Bald Rock Recreational Pres... : The Motherlode : Buckeye Buttress
By: Kris S When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: I was at this crag last week and spied two new(?) bolt lines. One is between The Reacharound and Stain in a desperately thin looking water streak, the other is between Golden Touch and Heart Shaped Box in another desperately thin looking water streak. Anyone have a clue what these are, who put them in, if they have gone, and at what grade they went? For the record, I could not see any holds on either route, nor was there any chalk where a hold might have been.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Drive-By Crag : Kaleidescope (5.13c)
By: Kris S When: Jun 2, 2016

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Comments: I heard that an extension had been added to this line. Anyone have more info?


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Shadow of a Man Area : Comfortably Numb (V3)
By: Kris S When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Cool holds, good movement, committing finish. Bring a couple pads for the uneven, rocky landing and a cool head for the thin, slopey topout.


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Red Sea Boulder : The Red Sea (V6)
By: Kris S When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: Quick reminder of the first rule of bouldering: Know your downclimb. There is no straightforward-easy way off the top of this block. I did a tenuous shuffle across a foot ledge with lichen-y slopey hands to a point where I could jump to a pad on a detached boulder around the back. There also appeared to be some trees that could be shimmied down. Good luck!


Location: Colorado
By: Kris S When: May 15, 2016

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Comments: What's a "fell length" book? Is that a climbing reference?


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Open Gates Boulder : Flugelhorn (V6)
By: Kris S When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: Start: LH sidepull, RH pocket/pinch. Enjoy that flexing hold; if it held me, you'll [probably] be fine. ;)


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Brown Cow Area : Sukha Sit (V5)
By: Kris S When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: Sit start on jug. Angle up and right using a crimp and a bad sloper to gain the start of Sukha. Don't go to the very top of the boulder, jump back down from first ledge.


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Brown Cow Area : Brown Cow (V6)
By: Kris S When: Apr 11, 2016

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Comments: What does "Holies V6" mean?


Location: Colorado : Golden : Clear Creek Canyon : Wall of Justice : Child's Play.... for now (5.14 PG13)
By: Kris S When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Did this still not see an ascent? I got on it to play back when I was working the .12s on this wall, and it didn't seem that infeasible, maybe V8 crux (based purely on my imagination). Did any of the strong guys mentioned above end up trying it?


Location: Illinois : The Holy Boulders : Vultures Nest Boulders : Embryo Stasis (V4)
By: Kris S When: Nov 12, 2015

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Comments: PG13? Me thinks not. Totally fun and safe.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Purgatory : Photo
By: Kris S When: Apr 25, 2015

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Comments: Are there any routes out this amphitheater yet?


Location: Illinois : Jackson Falls : Big Star Wall : Manufacturer's Consent (5.13a)
By: Kris S When: Oct 6, 2014

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Comments: Yes, please add info and history about Working Class. Another great line at JF


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cathedral Spires Area : Higher Cathedral Rock : ... : Photo
By: Kris S When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: No, it doesn't look like Braille Book. No water sculpted jugs on the face.


Location: Europe : Greece
By: Kris S When: Jul 10, 2013

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Comments: This is a valuable resource if you want climbing info for any of the crags around the country. Plenty right in and around Athens to enjoy! routes.gr/?Page=en/Main


Location: California : San Diego County : South San Diego County : Santee Boulders : Dog Pile Area : ... : Kung Pao (5.12+)
By: Kris S When: Jun 30, 2013

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Comments: Looks like an undercling broke off at the top *recently??* right next to the third bolt. There's no obvious way to move up and right to where the TR anchors are located but there appears to be a sequence that would top out going left (pretty reachy/hard). Has this seen a recent ascent to verify the grade? Flake out left just after first bolt is also very flexible! For all these warnings I will add that the movement is pretty incredible for a 3 bolt problem :)


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon : Main Island : ... : Driller Instinct (5.10d)
By: Kris S When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: AMAZING! Best route of my visit!
Alternative descent is to belay up your second, top out the climb, walk back into the chimney, boulder out, and scramble/hike down (the portion of the 'walkoff' that navigates the summit is nearly technical and a bit heady). I didn't see any two bolt anchor in the dihedral (But maybe I didn't look close enough).


Location: California : Sierra Eastside : Mammoth Lakes Area : Clark Canyon : Main Island : ... : Tickled Pink (5.11a)
By: Kris S When: Jun 7, 2013

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Comments: Couldn't be sure of where this line actually went. Tried locating it based on the description here and the picture in the actual guidebook. Perhaps the third bolt requires an awkward/contrived series of moves out to the right and then back?? Otherwise this is a .10a R that climbs straight up on good pockets.


Location: Colorado : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : Homestake Road Crag
By: Kris S When: Aug 20, 2012

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Comments: Thanks for the effort on Homespank directions everybody :P If this is in fact the big wall that runs for a 1/4 mile uphill above the gigantic talus field, then comers beware: The approach trail is several hundred yards down the road from where the "flat parking" is described (there are a couple 1-2 car pullouts in the vicinity) and it's nearly impossible to find if you don't know what you're looking for. The trail is difficult to follow through the talus and is completely unmarked. The rock at t... more >>


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