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Location: North Carolina : The Dump : The Dump (Routes) : Homegrown (5.10a)
By: mattjohnson When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: The end is harder than 5.9+

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Flakes of Wrath (5.9+)
By: mattjohnson When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: No obvious gear for a ways beneath the crux. Maybe you could sling the pinch in the flakes? I found a blind #2 back behind the flakes but couldn't vouch for how good the placement was. Anyway, it is a decent place to stop and think, but be aware of the gear difficulty

Location: North Carolina : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Dandy Line (5.8)
By: mattjohnson When: Oct 17, 2015

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Comments: I don't think I used anything above .75

Location: Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton : Owen Spalding (5.4)
By: mattjohnson When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: the approach is tough

Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : Badass Tattoo (5.10b)
By: mattjohnson When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: Fun climb, but watch out for loose rock all over the bottom half.

Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Cornflake Crack (5.11-)
By: mattjohnson When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: Fun, beautiful, and awesome for the entire climb. Don't expect it to ease up in difficulty on pitch 3 though

Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Seal (5.10-)
By: mattjohnson When: Feb 9, 2015

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Comments: That fixed stopper at the undercling crux didn't seem to be there anymore, so make sure to bring something to protect it with

Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13) : Photo
By: mattjohnson When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: This route follows the (non-obvious) crack system that goes out left from the picture rather than the obvious flake up the middle, correct?

Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater : The Daddy (5.6)
By: mattjohnson When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Be careful when topping out on the last pitch, there is some loose rock up there

Location: Asia : East Asia : China : Guangxi Province : YangShuo : The Egg
By: mattjohnson When: May 25, 2014

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Comments: The right turn to go to the Egg is not obvious, but it is just before the more obvious road that veers right to go to White Mountain (maybe 50 yds?). There is a building very close to the right hand side of the road, then the concrete road turns to dirt and gravel after veering between a few ponds. The trail gradually turns to a small walking path and goes through some farm houses. Go toward the karst that looks most like it would be called "The Egg."
The path that we took up to the crag, which ... more >>

Location: Asia : East Asia : China : Guangxi Province : YangShuo : ... : Hanging in the Balance (5.11a)
By: mattjohnson When: May 25, 2014

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Comments: This route is (aptly) named "Hanging in the Balance" according to the Yangshuo Rock Climbs guidebook. It is high quality and very sustained from the middle to the last bolt. Having a long wingspan is definitely benificial.

Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10b/c)
By: mattjohnson When: Feb 21, 2013

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Comments: I found the hardest part to be a little over halfway up on the second pitch, right where you're starting to think its going to be smooth sailing to the top. Easily the hardest move on the route, and its a little ways above the previous bolt.

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