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Member Since: Jan 20, 2010
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Location: West Virginia : Bozoo : 03. Double-Tier Wall : Bone Machine (5.11-)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: Fun climb, next time I'm in Blacksburg I really need to get back to Bozoo.


Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Nautilus : Captain Nemo (5.10d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 22, 2011

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Comments: Did pitch one, nothing but awesome.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Long's Peak : The Diamond : Casual Route (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 20, 2011

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Comments: Did this with my buddy Jordan the other week. Had a blast. This was how we pitched it out:

From Broadway, Jordan climbed to the base of the 5.9 finger cracks.

I led the 5.7 traverse into the 5.8 squeeze and continued up to the base of the 5.8 corners. Some simul-climbing was involved.

I led the 5.8 corner to the base of the crux pitch (YWBL), some simul-climbing was involved there too, no big deal.

Jordan led the crux pitch to the base of Table Ledge extended

I led the traverse over to Tabl... more >>


Location: Montana : Paradise Valley : Allenspur : Main Crag : Climbing Club Route (5.8-)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: Climbed this today. There's 10 or 12 bolts and chains. There are new blue boundary signs up that are before you get to blood and bolts, this is right directly in line with those signs. Fun route, good movement, and well bolted.


Location: Montana : Paradise Valley : Allenspur : Main Crag : Sully's Route (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 22, 2011

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Comments: One of the absolute best at Allenspur.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Long Wall : B3 (5.11b PG13)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jun 20, 2011

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Comments: Gear spoiler for the top, plug a green alien size piece at the very bottom of the dihedral before you run to the chains.


Location: Virginia : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder : Front Man (V5)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jun 3, 2011

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Comments: Killer line. Absolutely great.


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : Hyperbola (5.10a R)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 6, 2011

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Comments: Did the direct start to this today. If you add in the fear factor I think it bumps up a few letter grades. Stellar route though, no two ways around that. Had an interesting time working out the moves from the second bolt up to the finger crack. Hard tenuous, and scary. Amazing route.


Location: Virginia : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Boneyard Area : Left Boneyard : ... : Presidents Problem (V2)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: Awkward and fun mantle


Location: Virginia : Southwest Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder : Pocket Shot (V1-2)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: Toe hook drop knee out high and right off the start is silly fun.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 28, 2011

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I topped this route out all the way to where there were anchors to rap off of. First pitch was straightforward up the crack to a huge ledge. Second pitch, up the face and crack to a ledge, then head off again bypassing that belay stance to another large ledge. For the third pitch we went up to a left facing corner where I got a belay in a flake with some .75-1 size pieces on a small ledge. After that I headed just a little off to the right from the belay and then straight up the ... more >>


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gift Certificate (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: As of 3/23 there's a purple TCU stuck on this pitch. Tried to get it out but no luck.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: Wound up out left of the second to last bolt. Skipped it because I was afraid things were going to start breaking off if I stayed too long. Top is excitingly fragile...

Did it in one mega pitch. Rope got realllll heavy up at the top.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Fruit Loops (5.7+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: I thought the second pitch was way more fun than the first pitch. It's definitely worth doing. I just ran the whole thing into one long pitch


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Obamanation (5.8+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 2, 2011

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Comments: Did the first pitch of this today. A bat flew out of the crack below the tree and almost hit my girlfriend in the face. Fun moves out the roof for sure.

Thought the roof moves felt like 5.9, only because there were no discernible feet when I came out the roof except for one dime edge.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Dixie Reality : Dixie Reality (5.12)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: Any beta on finding this thing? Didn't notice it on my way to hanging chain yesterday.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : Pumping In Rhythm (5.11b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: We got a #2 in a pod right in the middle of the traverse. I'm curious though. Does the route stay in the overhanging face to the right of the arete or traverse around the arete and mosey up the pebbly face to the top just lefft of the arete?


Location: Trip Reports : August trip to the Winds, a... : Post : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: Dude, I can't believe I'm looking at a picture from one of our bail rappel stations from the night my girlfriend and I had to rap Pingora in the dark. It's mind-blowing to see that again!


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Granola (5.8+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 20, 2011

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Comments: Pitch 2 is worth doing. Watch the rope drag and string it out into one long pitch. Belay from the anchors up top and have fun getting back to the rings at the top of the first "pitch".


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Mt. Evans Bouldering : Area A : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 21, 2010

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Comments: Get it, Jordan.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : North 40 : Amarillo Sunset (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: One of the best 11's in the East possibly.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : No Place Like Home (5.11c)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: So good. This route deserves all of the stars it gets. Great exposure, fun moves, and one poorly placed bolt adds to the spice of the route. So, so, so good.


Location: Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Global Village : Eureka (5.6)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: I laughed the entire way up this. This was so much fun it was ridiculous.


Location: West Virginia : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: I did this route about a year ago and wussed out and traversed to the anchors out left (extension of Exoduster.) Finally got on it again this weekend when I saw someone had bailed and left 2 nuts, a sling and 3 biners. I agree, the traverse is very spicy. I got rope burn pulling rope across my leg I was so sketched.


Location: Colorado : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 25, 2010

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Comments: Shipping for the one on the right to 24060?


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