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Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Orange Crush > Black Mamba (5.11c)
By: Ming When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: For anyone who is considering this route you have to do the "whole" route - the first part is fine but it isn't that memorable but what makes this line a super classic is the whole line all the up through the V-slot and topping out of Orange Crush. As for projecting it - since I just finish projecting it I would say it's safe as long as the 3rd bolt is clipped - right before the first crux.

I have tried harder lines at Rumney but so far in the 11s only Buried Treasure and this route bring a ... more >>

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Main Cliff > Rock Du Jours Direct (5.9+)
By: Ming When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: I can't imagine a more exposed climb at Rumney at the grade. Definitely amazing and one of the best 5.9's at Rumney! Sooo airy. The undercling block move is not to be under estimated and I think is now the crux of the rout (not the overhand jug haul of a start). Must do in the fall!

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > The Parking Lot Wall > Egg McMeadows (5.9+)
By: Ming When: Oct 14, 2013

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Comments: Definitely not 10A. The reachy move can be skipped by going left - which is what almost everybody does these days. Traverse back to a blind reach above the bolt isn't even that bad if one is calm because the feet is there and can lean into the wall pretty well.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > The Hinterlands > Jolt (5.10a) > Photo
By: Ming When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: Well, it's a lot easier to get to now :)

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > The Northwest Territories > B-B-Buttress (5.9)
By: Ming When: May 19, 2013

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Comments: With that block gone the start is significantly harder - and that is if you use the dead tree's root as a foot on the left of the bolt - and that thing is rotting and flexing so it won't be there for long. The 1st bolt does NOT protect the move - which is now the crux of the route. I would say it's a solid 5.10A now at the start w/using root as a foot, solid 10+ (my guess) without the root. I tried going right and the great crimp that would've kept the grade reasonable broke as I tried - th... more >>

Location: Connecticut > Eastern Highlands > Ross Rocks > Parking Lot Wall > Fancy Footwork (5.10)
By: Ming When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: Crux move is definitely in the 10 range. Thin and delicate about 10 feet off deck. Obviously much easier if using the crack on the left.

Location: Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (m) Smith Rock Group > (1) Northeast Face > Lost in Space (5.10b/c)
By: Ming When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: I would like the FA for putting up such a nice route - it went across the best possible rock you can find on that face (we went to that area as a party of 4 - the other two people did Season's Change and was cleaning off plate size flakes).

Here's what I thought of the route:

1st pitch - 5.7 easy to miss the bolts next to your feet at the traverse. Rock look solid but I still manage to pull a mug-size hold off right at the beginning of the traverse and took a fall when I was following. I... more >>

Location: Oregon > Central Oregon > Smith Rock > (g) Morning Glory Wall > Zion (5.10a/b)
By: Ming When: Oct 26, 2012

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Comments: Pitch 2 is a heady lead and solid R - it's not just an ankle breaker - it's a solid hip breaker with that swing if you fall on the traverse for sure. I know 5.8 to 5.5/6 slab sounds easy but it is a very serious lead with harsh consequences for failure. The 5.5/6 slab part has very poor protection with shallow protection of poor quality rock so you are essentially soloing at the 15 feet point of the traverse.

We did Lion Zion (5.10c/d) as our first pitch - and I must say my toes are mad at ... more >>

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Orange Crush > Buried Treasure (5.11b)
By: Ming When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Fantastic climb for sure. Great for breaking into the mid 11s at Rumney. It is like 3 different routes stacked on top of each other. First part is basic 5.9 face climbing. Pull the roof then up to the crack. Short people like me lay back on the sidepull while taller people can get decent feet on out right. The second crux is a hard pull up from the crimp up the slab and get established. It finishes with an easy 10ish crack that you can jam securely while having enough features on the... more >>

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > New Wave > Night Crawler (5.9)
By: Ming When: Oct 9, 2012

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Comments: Quick route description - scramble up to the first bolt (4th class). Easy 5.6 ish climbing to the 2nd bolt. Cut up to the left now and there is one good jug above the 3rd bolt which will be your only respite from the crimpers. Slowly work up the edges for the next 2 bolts and a pull over a ledge to finish. Decent intro 5.9 for people just getting into 5.9 climbing.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > New Wave > The Daytripper (5.8+)
By: Ming When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Climbs much better than it looks. Start up easy mossy slab (5.4) for 4 bolts. Some gardening maybe be needed. Get to the overlap where the business begins. Clip the bolt protect the move pulling over the overlap and down climb a little bit into the corner of the overlap. Good hold and fancy footwork will get you over and a high left foot will get you stabilized again. A few more stemming moves and you'll be at the chains. Don't discount this route - it's more fun than it looks.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > New Wave > Schist Another Sport Climb (5.8+)
By: Ming When: Oct 8, 2012

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Comments: Can we say not even close to a 5.7? I don't think it's a 5.7 even if you are 6+ feet tall. I put my wife up on it because it's suppose to be a "5.7" and I watch her struggle on the crux move while she had little trouble on the 5.9 next to it. She is 5 ft 2 in. I got on it and being 5ft 2in w/-3 ape index and I had to use my power to pull onto the non-bucket ledge. I saw the easier holds to my left that would've dropped the move dow to 5.9 ish but I did a 10ish thuggish move that is upper... more >>

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > The Meadows > Holderness Corner > Holderness School Corner (5.8)
By: Ming When: Aug 10, 2012

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Comments: With doubles on C1s & 2s and a 3 it felt like a sport climb - just plug and go and the pro was real solid. I think I also placed a .75 for a total of 6 pieces. We pulled the rope and people led it like a sport climb afterwards and one guy even hung his way up. Overall I really enjoyed the climb.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Triple Corners > Triple Corners Center > Skunks in the Gym (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Jul 23, 2012

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Comments: Climbed it again on July 14 2012. Without the hold at around the 6th bolt it's definitely harder for short people like me. What use to be a delicate move up from the hold is now a desperate smear to get to the next good crimp. I have a 5 ft 2 in span and I couldn't reach by my second at 5 ft 9 in had no problems and popped his hand right on the next crimper.

Still love it though. Great climb.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > New Wave > Smokestack (5.9+)
By: Ming When: Jul 2, 2012

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Comments: No way I can squeeze in the chimney at the top! I had to do the layback move and it is pretty rad. Loved it!

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Armed and Dangerous Area (M... > The Maltese Falcon (5.8)
By: Ming When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Tricky feet - harder than the 5.8 slabs at the Meadows I think.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Armed and Dangerous Area (M... > Far From Feral (5.10a)
By: Ming When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: Fun roof pull - feels 10A when the draws are hung. Cool roof pull that feels easier than the 2nd crux of Armed & Dangerous - the hand is better than it looks when laid back and the feet is pretty solid if you spot it in advance. It was a bit reachy for short people like me (I have a reach of a 5.2 person) to hang the crux draw. We did this + M. Falcon linkup but getting to the belay bolt at Millennium Falcon was really dirty at this point - but it seems like a logical 1st pitch to it.

Location: California > San Diego County > South San Diego County > El Cajon Mountain > Left Wall > Leonids (5.9)
By: Ming When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: Climbed it on 5/4/2012. Absolutely loved it! Rock is clean and very well bolted! A slabby technical start immediately wakes you up after the first 2 bolts, and then it steepens to some very nice face climbing. This continues up the seconds pitch and just as I was getting comfy and use to the climbing style the 3rd traverse pitch totally switched it up! I love the exposure as I used the undercling on the slab and then stepped out to the good foot before getting to the ledge - it was soo... more >>

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Kennel Wall > I'm Talking to The Dog (5.9+)
By: Ming When: Mar 19, 2012

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Comments: The reach to the jug at the top height dependent even with the right foot - I had to do a fairly insecure bump. For that reason I give it a 5.9+/10A. I can totally see why Lee says it's a 9 but having to do the bump pushes it up a notch for short people. Sometimes I wish people can shrink for a day so they can see how much harder it is :)

Location: Asia > Thailand > South - Islands & Beaches > Laem Phra Nang (Railay & To... > Railay West > ... > Monkey Love (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Mar 16, 2012

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Comments: The traverse from stalactite to stalactite is awesome. Cool and airy with big and secure holds. The anchor is bomber. There is a pitch that goes above it that I did that goes at about 10b ish. Delicate face climbing (and route finding) ending on an airy traverse out onto a small stalactite that finishes at a huge ledge with a solid anchor. Does anyone know what it is? There is also a 3rd pitch but that is solidly in the 11+ territory from the looks of it so I rapped down from there.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > The Parking Lot Wall > Chloe's Breakfast Special (5.8)
By: Ming When: Feb 27, 2012

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Comments: Great 5.8 lead for a 5.8 leader. It's progressive, safe, and just technical enough to keep the new leader on his or her toes. Fun route when it's dry enough to run up on it.

Location: Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > Calico Basin > Cannibal Crag > Caliban (5.8+ R)
By: Ming When: Feb 24, 2012

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Comments: I did this back in 2007 and it was the most gut wrench thing I have ever done at that point. Solid R for sure even thought it's easy 5th class once you get past the steep part that lasts only about 10 or so feet past the second bolt (thought ground fall is very likely at that point - and you will deck past that point). I did this when I was barely a 5.9 - 5.10a lead in the gym so it was one of my proudest leads.

Location: Asia > Thailand > South - Islands & Beaches > Laem Phra Nang (Railay & To... > Railay West > ... > Equatorial (5.11b)
By: Ming When: Nov 17, 2011

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Comments: In the King Climber Book they have it as a 10D. I agree with the rating as none of the moves felt 11ish to me. Best part is that none of the moves are reachy at all (I'm 5ft 5in w/-3 ape index) . There were no one crux per se but a series of bulges that that the climber have to figure out how to pull. Super, super fun and I found it to be really enjoyable cruise.

Location: New Hampshire > *Rumney > Main Cliff Right > Toady Dreams (5.10c)
By: Ming When: Nov 14, 2011

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Comments: I did this route back in June by accident thinking it was Charity Case. I kept thinking it was Charity Case because every time things got hard a little traverse to the right (about a body length on ledges) of the bolt line seem to make it significantly easier. I never thought I was doing a 10 at all. My second, on the other hand, had all kinds of troubles as he tried a few moves straight up.

Location: Asia > Thailand > South - Islands & Beaches > Laem Phra Nang (Railay & To... > Tonsai Bay > ... > Pahn Taa Lod aka Schlingel ... (5.10a)
By: Ming When: Nov 2, 2011

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Comments: So I found the need to to a campus move to start the route (I'm 5ft 5in) to some polished holds brings it up to solid V1+/V2/10B territory for the first move, then 5.9/5.8 afterwards. My wife doesn't have the upper body strength to make the pull and she's 5ft 2in and needed a boost for the first move. I let a 20 yr old swedish kid who's about 6ft 2in top roping the route and he had problem w/the first move.

Afterwards it's a very nice climb! Nice blind search for a hand hold above an overhan... more >>

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