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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Bradley Mountain : 2 Sunrise Rock
By: T Roper When: Aug 9, 2017

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Comments: Are you entering these routes from memory or strait from the book? IMO Mtn Proj is better when its done from recent experience of the route, not from the worst guidebook author North America has ever known. When I started leading trad I tended to put almost all of my trust in the authors of the guide that got me there. If one was to see these ratings and go hop on a line blindly thinking its a safe 5.? they could end up on the ground, especially at a crag that hasnt seen traffic for a long long ... more >>


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Bradley Mountain : 1 Sunset Rock
By: T Roper When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: Take note that these descriptions are completely sandbagged and have nothing to do with modern understanding of "standard trad rack". Most of the routes have almost no gear that will hold.


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Bradley Mountain : 2 Sunrise Rock
By: T Roper When: Aug 6, 2017

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Comments: Take note that these descriptions are completely sandbagged and have nothing to do with modern understanding of "standard trad rack". Most of the routes have almost no gear that will hold.


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : Big Gay Al's Supercrack of ... (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Jul 13, 2017

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Comments: That is a good crack, just a month and a half ago I spent some time opening the gear placements back up with a nut tool. The crack fills in with dirt and vegetation pretty fast.


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : East Peak : Fall Wall : Trial and Triumph (5.11+)
By: T Roper When: May 30, 2017

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Comments: someday things will come around to modern stewardship standards


Location: Colorado : Boulder : Flatirons : South : The Matron : ... : Photo
By: T Roper When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: That's a nice, exposed looking route.


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : That 70 Show (5.9)
By: T Roper When: May 12, 2017

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Comments: This route should be avoided until July of 2017 for Peregrine Falcon nesting. They have nested here in the past and keep coming back.


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Short Mountain : Winter Wall : Canopy (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: to be exact a #5 cam could make it a less heady lead


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : Wedding route (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: A route is a route. Its now open for others to climb on and know what to expect instead of some old CT guidebook that guides people to climbs that really suck. I also believe in heckling people that enter sucky routes. I'd love to see some more people try it.


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By: T Roper When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: Madonnas little pet monkey flinging turds as usual


Location: Utah : Uinta Mountains : Stone Garden : Sessions (5.12a) : Photo
By: T Roper When: Feb 21, 2017

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Comments: the first 12 I ever had success on, steep jugs galore!


Location: California : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Hidden Valley Campground Bo... : HVCG Bouldering Circuit : ... : Photo
By: T Roper When: Feb 20, 2017

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Comments: backside of the campground right? you only see chalk in one spot


Location: Connecticut : Comment : Photo
By: T Roper When: Feb 7, 2017

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Comments: where is this quarried choss pile?


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : El Capitan Base Routes : Sacherer Cracker (5.10a) : Photo
By: T Roper When: Jan 31, 2017

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Comments: That would be a great place to have a pic of all the faces that made it to the top, especially the ones who had no idea what that beautiful crack was going to turn into at the top!


Location: Connecticut : Eastern Coastal Slope : High Ledge : Main Wall : The Roof (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Jan 22, 2017

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Comments: "Can someone please describe the location better please having a hard time finding it"

strange, it must have some access issues is my guess


Location: Connecticut : CT Bouldering : Hurd Park : Welcome Boulders : Photo
By: T Roper When: Jan 17, 2017

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Comments: thats what she said


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Ragged Mountain : Main Cliff : Subline (5.11a)
By: T Roper When: Dec 9, 2016

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Comments: Jeremy, was this a true onsight or a CT "TR flash" onsight?I have to ask since most folks who grew up around here TR the shit out of the crags for years before leading 5.8. Personally I find Forearm Frenzy to be much easier of a climb all while having a true modern grade.


Location: Connecticut : CT Bouldering : Westwoods (Cockaponset Stat... : Granite Road area : High Energy Area : AC/DC (V5)
By: T Roper When: Nov 12, 2016

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Comments: Nice work. Great little spot and taller than the pics make it look.


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls : Happiness Is a Warm Drill (5.9)
By: T Roper When: Nov 7, 2016

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Comments: "20 feet tall 10 feet wide and several feet thick."
Sounds like half the climbs in this area to me.

Very few West Rock climbs are without death blocks, it is not a typical sport crag.


Location: Connecticut : Western Highlands : Mile of Ledges : Raven's Roost : Photo
By: T Roper When: Nov 1, 2016

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Comments: any ratings on these Kurt?


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge
By: T Roper When: Oct 26, 2016

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Comments: At least the kids are outside playing in the woods instead of inside a car shooting up after robbing some old lady and breaking into a few cars right?

Is this place worth a visit some day or is it mainly a local crag?


Location: Connecticut : Central Valley : Pinnacle Rock : A-Frame Wall : Double Crutch (5.2)
By: T Roper When: Oct 6, 2016

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Comments: Clint Cummins , yes!


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : Wedding route (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Sep 27, 2016

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Comments: All the TR/bouldering butt-shots I get on social media these days have twisted my brain to the point of possible no return. Personally I leave the FA line to the squirrels,lizards and birds that surely beat me to the FA.

We climbed just to the right of this route one day, I believe Morgan led the first part of this climb to get to the tree we TRed on. It did not look like a natural line or one worthy of finishing so I'm surprised to see it.

Mtn Proj is good for this obscur... more >>


Location: Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : West Rock State Park : South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs : Wedding route (5.8)
By: T Roper When: Sep 26, 2016

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Comments: Ken already dropped a little pee on just about every piece of rock within 100 miles, FA claims are sensitive around here with that crowd. More routes for the database I say. Plus all the "old timers" all say west rock is a choss pile not worthy of climbing.


Location: Connecticut : Western Highlands : Whitestone Cliffs : Main Slab : Route "19b" (5.7+)
By: T Roper When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: the FA box on mtn proj has always been a tough place to go, especially in CT


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