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Member Since: Oct 15, 2010
Last Visit: Jan 8, 2018
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Point Rank: # 2,447
Total Points: 325

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

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All 119 | Routes 22 | Areas 2 | Approach Trails | Photos 15 | Page Improvements | Comments 8 | Posts 48 | Stars 23 | Ratings 1

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Location: West Virginia > The New River Gorge > Meadow River Gorge > Lower Meadow > Moon Wall
By: Matt Thomas When: Sep 27, 2017

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Comments: As of 9/25/17 there is a large hornets nest in a laurel tree at the moon wall, just past the 2nd (currently dry) waterfall. If you follow the cliffline, you can pass close by it without disturbing it.

Location: West Virginia > The New River Gorge > New River Gorge Proper > Endless Wall > Honeymooner's Area > Crescent Moon (5.7)
By: Matt Thomas When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: Great climb. I thought all the horizontal placements were pretty bad. If leading this again, I would take only a #3, two or three #4s, and two #5s. On lead 30' above your last pro it's comforting to wedge yourself in the crack but climbs easier if you stay on the edge.

Location: West Virginia > The New River Gorge > New River Gorge Proper > Endless Wall > Fern Point > Seventh Sign (5.7)
By: Matt Thomas When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: Fun, moderate alternative to the tenuous sport slabs that surround it. Starts with awkward moves up a corner without great gear. After the corner you gain a series of ledges with trees and good gear. Then you can layback right up the flake or go left up to the tree and large crack. Trees at the top for anchors.

Location: North Carolina > Crowders Mountain > Main Climbing Areas > David's Castle (backside) > Ooga Chocka (5.8)
By: Matt Thomas When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: This is a great route. Very different on lead.

Location: North Carolina > Linville Gorge > Hawksbill Mtn > Main Wall > Lost in Space (5.10b) > Photo
By: Matt Thomas When: Sep 26, 2014

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Comments: Stoked to see this picture on the front page. Kris and Jay, hope you guys doing well: I was on the Inner Peaks team when you were coaching. Thanks for introducing me to this sport!

Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Parking Lot > Chicken Bone (5.8)
By: Matt Thomas When: Mar 15, 2014

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Comments: Bring 12 draws and a 60 meter rope. Amazing climb.

Location: West Virginia > Bozoo
By: Matt Thomas When: Apr 28, 2012

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Comments: @Curt: You can camp really close to the rocks at the Shanklin's Ferry campground, it's $12 a night. For more info, go here.

Location: Ohio > Logtown
By: Matt Thomas When: Aug 18, 2011

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Comments: PDF Guidebook can be found here:

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