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Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Little Corner (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Recommend experienced parties can do in 2 pitches with a 70m. P1 - to the large bush-ledge. Then a 60-65 meter run to the top to belay off the pines.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Julia (5.10b)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Harder than the other 10a's, and you need to have a bag of tricks as each part requires a different style to get through.
We did in 2 pitches (70M). P1 from ground, scrambled to base of finger crack. pushed up to the the large bush-ledge where little corner meets up. P2 from the ledge push up through the roofs and flakes to the top and belayed from large pine. Scrambled off to the left gulley that Ryan mentioned. (30ft of class 4)


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : The Dancing Outlaw (5.10c)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: Recommend doing it at 2 pitches (we had 70m). P1 from ground to broken crack system 20ft below the P2 Roof. P2 pull the roof and run it the whole way to the top and belay at large pine tree. Scrambled last step up to ridge.

Fun route, P1 very safe. Pulling on some crimps until you get established below the crux. I second the statement to use your head and eyes to find the way to make it to the last bolt. P2, gear before and right beside the old pin below the roof(I forgot to backup the pin). ... more >>


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : New Fangled Dangle (5.11a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: Welp, hot damn the start of this thing was like getting covered in honey then turning around to see a grizzly bear licking it lips. You get up to run away but you trip and fall into a fire-ant mound.

You might not be enjoying everything in the moment, but if you get out alive you have a story to tell and you wouldn't change a thing.

This is very protect-able, find the hidden number two in the back for the start. Fist-jam and levitate. I went left to the crimps and armbars,... more >>


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : ... : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: Correct,the aspect is all askew


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Just Send It Wall : Mud and Guts (5.10b)
By: Mike Nevko When: Nov 14, 2016

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Comments: Not a bad route, just gets some dirt on it from the run off. Good jams, lead up to a lieback and then a odd finger lock below the roof. Worth doing if it dry. Tree is healthy and large enough to rap from if there isn't webbing up there.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Golden Rule (5.11a/b)
By: Mike Nevko When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Great pitch of climbing, that should be checked out more frequently. Take a 70m and do a single pitch from the base to the end of the 2nd pitch of Construction Job. Step left, get cam in the bottom of the crack, and keep it together. Pin protected 1st first crux, still looked in good condition. Each other bolt protects when you want it. (Treat other the way you want to be treated).

After the battle, the jugs start to appear and you weave yourself up through the lichen fields. Good holds a... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Fire Point (5.9+ R)
By: Mike Nevko When: Aug 22, 2016

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Comments: Getting to the 1st piece isn't that bad. However, that flake below the crux roof pull isn't the most inspiring thing on the planet. It looked like it would take a nice cam, so I place one. 1 little tug and the whole thing flexed like hulk hogan on some white powder, after downing some redbull. I replaced it with a okay nut, and hope for the best. After that 1st roof, things get better, in my opinion.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : The Underworld : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Jul 19, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, added the second set to the topo. We hadfixed a single line from the top to the ground. The gully approach became the preferred method later on.

Also, I appreciate the work you guys put into this area.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Rip Van Winkle (5.7)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: Didn't read any of these posts before hopping on Rumple and it seems we had some similar adventures.

Our story: Standard first pitch was straight-forward, 5.7 move leaving the corner and heading toward the 1st bolt. Go move to the 2 bolt anchor.

2nd pitch: Here we took the books topo, and headed straight-up. (not sure if this is intended). It was heads up slab climbing directly above the bolt for a ways. Above the bulge, There was a big crack system that I followed to the top there were no ... more >>


Location: North America : Virgin Islands : Virgin Gorda, BVI : The Baths : Babar Boulder : Babar's Tusk aka Babars Cra... (V3)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: You can scramble off the top buy going back and to the right circling down on boulders or slide down the chimney to the left.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Psycho Wrangler (5.12a) : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Feb 19, 2016

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Comments: Nice Work!


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : White Corner (5.10a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Re-iterating what Nbrown and TomCaldwell stated. If you are doing the “Sword of the Lord Variation” (which you should), Link it as 1 pitch with White Corner.

We took Early Times approach and it’s not bad. It is just some lichen gardening since it doesn't get much traffic. It'll get better as it would clean up, (there is 1 sketchy flake to be mindful of.)

At the top of the White corner, I didn't find the #3 spot before the bolt (Thinking back, I may have traverse below it), but the... more >>


Location: Colorado : Estes Park Valley : CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries : Jurassic Park - Lily Lake : The Fin : ... : Photo
By: Mike Nevko When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Haha, thanks. I appreciate the love and hunger.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : The Underworld
By: Mike Nevko When: Aug 24, 2015

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Comments: I did a little exploratory hiking during the rain this weekend and wanted to second that the description on the Main Goldcoast for the "Drain Ditch" is spot on. Thanks Nbrown for all the necessary info.

You can follow the trail through the undergrowth pretty easily if you pay attention. It looked like it had be travel recently but the greenery grows back pretty quickly. Upon hitting the Rock Jock Trail, there is large stone at the intersection. Hiking on this took about about 10 min to reach ... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End : Vascular Disaster (5.11c PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Aug 17, 2015

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Comments: Went for the onsite of this and brought too way to much gear, but that is half the fun right? The start is sketchiest part, especially with all the stacked/jagged cheater stones. (That the only pg-13 part of the route). The rest you can get nice gear pretty much whenever you need it and remember if you are at strenuous hold just keep moving.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Seven Eleven Wall : Fairtracer (5.10d)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: This thing is pure fun. Awesome moves that a protect by bomber smallish gear. Once you are through one crux, it sets you up for another different type of crux. Awesome View at the Top of the Cliff is your Reward for hanging on.


Location: North Carolina : Crowders Mountain : Hidden Wall : Spitter (5.12b PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: May 17, 2015

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Comments: A route that is made up by 2 fun boulder problems. We made sure to stick clip the 1st bolt as the 1st problem guards the ledge.

#3 in the roof will take the sting out trying to clip the 2nd bolt, as blowing it equals ground fall. Its not critical though if you are confident.

Last large boulder problem through the roof and face guards the anchors. The rock where you need to grab is good, just avoid the chossy untraveled sections.

It can be linked to the top of fraulein. (Traverse bi... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Little Wilson
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: 0.8 miles from the dump parking lot, if you cross the bridge/waterfall you have gone too far. From parking lot, walk down the road until you find the well beaten trail.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Big Gulp (5.9)
By: Mike Nevko When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: haha yep, it's always fun to take the not so beaten paths.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Nine Lives (5.11a)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: The Flake-Crack is memorable. That move to get into it had some sweet exposure. It just seems like that thing should topple over at some point. Also, glad we had a 70m


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Curiosity Corner (5.6)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: Didn't locate any of the old webbing. I added some new webbing and a quicklink on the big pine tree on the ledge 10ft above the bush in the crack.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Tail of the Cat Area : Fresh Step (5.6 PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Mar 2, 2015

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Comments: Added Webbing and Quicklinks to Curiosity Corners Tree as it was too icy and wet to make it over to Cat Walk. We needed a 70m to lower, 60 might have worked with a Rap.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 21, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Mike, and great work with the book. The hand drawn topos are awesome. and the descriptions gave me a good push to get out to the further areas and do some wandering.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Nevko When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Bruce,

Okay that make lots of sense now. We decided to just go with the flow once we got out there to left field. It had a nice adventure feeling and didn't see another soul.

That top rope problem was really cool! That move getting of the flake system and getting established higher up was neat.

I couldn't quite figure out where that unknown crack list in the book was, maybe I was closer to the waterfall / streak?

Thanks for finding and putting these gems out there.


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