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Last Visit: May 7, 2017
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Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 08. Iceberg Area : Inflatable Forearms (5.11d)
By: P. Sully When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: This route was put up by Swiss Andy & friend in the late 90s with homemade hangers that he brought with him from Switzerland and carbon steel bolts. He also put up Silence (revelation of doom) on the Necro Wall with the same hardware, so beware of those bolts.


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 08. Iceberg Area : Photo
By: P. Sully When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: WTF Guide Rock?!

Go teach that in a gym

or maybe place some gear in a crack

FFS!


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 08. Iceberg Area : Phat Back (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: so this has been retro bolted? who got permission from the FA party to add bolts to this route?

Why add bolts to this short climb?

It was already a great lead - all you needed was a few stoppers to get to the first bolt. The climbing through this section is 5.5 at most. Weak and unnecessary retro bolting IMHO


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 04. Rigor Wall : In Need of Repair (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Original name is "Hokie Corner"


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South End : Ye Gods & Little Fishes (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: Mar 19, 2016

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Comments: Another great link-up is to combine pitch one and two.

then climb the route Easy Skankin (5.9 face mixed with some bolts). This route is on the left side of the Skyline chimney. mostly bolts if I recall and somewhat of a hidden gem.


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo
By: P. Sully When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: careful with that bolt gun Andy B.


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 09. White Wall : Embraceable You (5.10)
By: P. Sully When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: Embraceable You was led by British Mike in the mid 90s, and is not the line shown in the photo. That route starts on the Right side of the arete, climbs some cracks, then steps to the left side of the arete mid way. It was led "Hed Point" style and is likely R rated without inspection.

He also referred to the route as "Toe'd in Hole"

the line in the photo was top roped long ago and likely was also led by British Mike. It likely shares a few moves at the top.


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 09. White Wall : Superchunks (5.11b/c)
By: P. Sully When: Dec 3, 2015

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Comments: FA by Eric Angel
pins are old and suspect but maybe not needed
there are some thin nut placements


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Mungolian Wall : Blue Angel (5.10d)
By: P. Sully When: Jan 22, 2015

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Comments: For the record:

the original Blue Angel was a trad line that climbed to the right 5' about where the 2nd bolt is now, and then went straight up passing a single bolt just before the top.

Mike Roth; on the first ascent attempt, led all the way to the top of the route and fell on the finishing mantle move. He fell 39'; ripping his top two placements, and was caught by a funky TCU just before he hit the deck 40' below.

The next day we placed a single bolt where the gear rip... more >>


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 09. White Wall : Chunks (5.9+)
By: P. Sully When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: Chunks was 1st led by Marcus Juker (sp?) who was around Bburg at the time we found the wall. I got this info from Daniel Miller & the folks at Blue Ridge Outdoors.

It had already been put up before we visited Bozoo together, Dr. DeLapp, and likely Birth Canal was also done 1st by Marcus. Anyone know what ever happened to him to get confirmation?

Paul I think you are remembering your FA of Groove Machine, which I talked you into hand drilling the bolt for; and which I then felt co... more >>


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 09. White Wall : Unnamed (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: The actual name of this route is "White Lies"
FA Don Nathan & PS 1994


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 10. Savory Area : Piggies (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: Pretty sure this is Piggies put up by Ian Herring


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 10. Savory Area : Ode To Bugg (5.9)
By: P. Sully When: Jun 6, 2014

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Comments: The name of this route is Ode To Bugg
FA: PS/PD 1994


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 07. Necro Wall : Cruella De Vil (5.7)
By: P. Sully When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: as of may 2014 some one has removed the shuts from the top of this route.

bolt studs are still in place


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 05. Bovine Area : Tiers of Joy (5.12a/b)
By: P. Sully When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: I pretty much agree with you on your Take.

I think you misinterpreted my comment above if the think there is a double standard, because I more or less agree with everything you said.

The bigger issue with this area to me has always been future access. The main area cliffs are on private land. I would be very selective and careful about what new hardware is added to these cliffs.

Believe me, if there are a lot of new bolted routes put in; and a guide made, it will change this litt... more >>


Location: Virginia : Harrisonburg and NW VA : Hidden Rocks : Lower Hidden : Sky's the Limit (5.10b)
By: P. Sully When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: FA: Mitch Congdon/Paul Sullivan 1991

used a red lowe ball at the bouldery crux at bottom


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 02. Simpson Wall : Marge (5.11b) : Photo
By: P. Sully When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: short stout climbs with the crux near the ground...
don't blow it; good gear is waiting for your lead


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : North Peak, East Face : Great Impostor (5.9)
By: P. Sully When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: a fun and interesting 5.9 with a slightly run out but easy finish


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : North Peak, East Face : Finger Stinger (5.8 R)
By: P. Sully When: Sep 16, 2013

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Comments: the whole flake up to the roof is expando and has a history of pins and gear ripping out.

you can get gear in the flake for sure; and i surely remember a nice green or purple camolot before the roof that seemed bomber. I used to love scampering up this one. but don't fall on the lower flake section if you can help it!


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 10. Savory Area : Stinger Arete (5.9+)
By: P. Sully When: Jun 13, 2013

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Comments: FA: PS/PD 1995

Climbs nice 5.8 crack to a small ledge. From here, climb the exposed arete using the finger crack on the right side for pro and hand holds. Crux near the top as you leave finger crack and exit to the arete.

bring Pink Tri-Cam!

TR version using only the fingercrack goes at 5.11+


Location: North Carolina : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Electric Boobs (5.9+ PG13) : Photo
By: P. Sully When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: yes the knee pads were a ridiculous accessory to wear on this lead! G Money does what he wants to do.


Location: West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : North Peak - West Face : Madmen Only (5.10a)
By: P. Sully When: Feb 17, 2013

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Comments: this is a bad ass route


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 03. Double-Tier Wall : Rites of Spring (aka Led He... (5.9 R)
By: P. Sully When: Jan 30, 2013

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Comments: FA: Matt Findley
gear a bit thin on this one


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 09. White Wall : Groove Machine (5.9+)
By: P. Sully When: Jan 24, 2013

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Comments: If you go left & avoid the flakes it turns into 5.11 climbing with no/very little gear. You essentially end up on Bozooka. we TR'd this variation but never led it this way.

The classic "groove move" goes straight up till you hit the jugs. Kinda a heel-hook reach thing. I remember good yellow TCU here w/ a pink tricam back-up if you want it. hand traversing right to the jugs on Chunks Direct is only slightly easier and this route often gets led that way.

at the top you can also continue ... more >>


Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 05. Bovine Area : Mad Cow Disease (5.8)
By: P. Sully When: Jan 15, 2013

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Comments: FA: Paul Sullivan & Joel Maynard


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