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Member Since: Nov 22, 2010
Last Visit: Nov 27, 2016
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: Virginia : Harrisonburg and NW VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks : Raising Arizona (5.7)
By: GonnaBe When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: Flake at the top felt like its gonna go any day now. Wear your helmet when belaying this.

Location: Pennsylvania : South Central PA : Pond Bank : White Rocks : Photo
By: GonnaBe When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: I think it would be cool to give credit to the guidebook author who put that map together. Is that Stan Schoonover's book?

Location: Virginia : Harrisonburg and NW VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall : Continuance (5.7)
By: GonnaBe When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: I believe you're asking about Fat Bastard:
It has those last two bolts that are easily Z-clipped if you're not careful and a very awkward anchor at the top once you clear the roof.

Location: Virginia : DC and surrounding areas : Great Falls : Echo Rock : Unknown (5.8)
By: GonnaBe When: Jun 9, 2013

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Comments: There are a couple very comprehensive guides put out by the PATC-MS which are the result of contributions and work by local climbers for local climbers. At least for me it feels a little ungrateful to rip those routes and post them up here. Some of these authors feel they've been taken advantage of by other "big name" guide book authors before.

Location: Virginia : DC and surrounding areas : Great Falls : Echo Rock : Unknown (5.8)
By: GonnaBe When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: This is not an unknown climb. This is F.I.S.T. and goes at 5.9- when you finish on the finger crack at the top. This is not the Echo Rock area. This area is considered "Cow's Hoof." Check out "Climber's Guide to the Great Falls of the Potomac" Second Edition. It's pretty comprehensive.

Location: Maryland : Carderock : Trudie's Terror (5.6)
By: GonnaBe When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: The PATC guide rates this climb at 5.8 which may be a little inflated but it certainly isn't a 5.4. Do you agree with Horst's rating or were you just acknowledging your source to some extent?

Location: Jake Jones : Pictures of stuff. : Photo
By: GonnaBe When: Aug 3, 2012

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Comments: I think that's the nicest I've seen Talking Headwall look. It is Talking Headwall isn't it?

Location: Maryland : Carderock : Triple A (5.7)
By: GonnaBe When: Apr 12, 2012

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Comments: This route was first climbed by Arnold Wexler in 1943. It's original name was Arnold's Arduous Ascent.

Location: Maryland : Carderock : The Crack (5.3)
By: GonnaBe When: Mar 2, 2012

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Comments: Timmamok,
My understanding is that Golden Staircase uses the face to the left of the crack. The "grain" of the rock changes a couple times in a short distance up there and its a great climb-- just left of this crack.