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Areas = 15
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Location: Baumer : J-Tree : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: Neat picture.

Location: Utah : Moab Area : Indian Creek : The Optimator : Mudslide (5.10+)
By: willeslinger When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: This route is super rad, don't let the name fool you, it isn't as dirty as it looks from the ground (lotta sand on the left hand wall though, keeps you honest and in the crack because your feet will skid off if you try to lie back). If you've got big hands, there's a phenomenal stretch of wide #3's that you can blast through to a nice shake out ledge. I honestly can't recommend this pitch enough, the location is stellar. You start on the wall of the cave opposite Annunaki and climb up as t... more >>

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Jun 2, 2012

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Comments: Great picture, really captures the essence of the pitch, definitely the best one on the route, love that #0.75 placement in the roof before you clip the bong.

Location: Colorado : South Platte : Cathedral Spires Area : Cynical Pinnacle : Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11) : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Aug 7, 2011

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Comments: ...because John Langston is a hard man.

Location: Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Coyote Rocks : Home on the Range Rock (tem... : Home on the Range (5.14-)
By: willeslinger When: Jun 12, 2011

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Comments: Punkencack. That is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Bravo.

I'm heading to Vedauwoo for the first time in a couple weeks and just stumbled onto this "discussion", now, my $0.02 isn't worth very much. But, it seems to me as if one can't disparage the grade on a route without having climbed it oneself. So really, there are only a few people in the world who could ever have anything meaningful to add to this discussion.

And in the end, stop bitchin' and start climbin'. I've found it ... more >>

Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Art (5.8)
By: willeslinger When: Oct 13, 2010

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Comments: Whoever got that nut stuck about 20 ft below the anchors, thanks. I really appreciated the bomber gear. Sorry you lost your stopper though.

Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall
By: willeslinger When: Oct 7, 2010

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Comments: Seriously? North/South works fine. If you want to drag your Spot up there and rename the place, hell, you could divide every climb up ("well,this one faces slightly south by east at blah de blah degrees"). Or you could just climb and not worry about it.

Out-of-towners can always ask if they're having trouble finding a route. It's not like the place is going to be lacking in experienced tradsters this fall.

Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Golden Locks (5.9) : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Oct 7, 2010

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Comments: "rest" in the Hueco? ha! I was too busy figuring out how to protect that crack with just stoppers, and a #2 and #3 Camalot.

Seriously though, nice photo.

Location: Colorado : Durango : East Animas : Apple Cider : Texas Sucks (5.9+)
By: willeslinger When: Oct 4, 2010

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Comments: We ran out of time before we got to this, but I really want to, I mean, I drove to Durango from the Southeast and the misery of the two hours I spent in the Texas panhandle were still fresh.

Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Cake Walk (5.10a) : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Sep 30, 2010

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Comments: hey, I work with that guy!

Location: Tennessee : Foster Falls : The Dihedrals : Narcissism (5.10b)
By: willeslinger When: Sep 24, 2010

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Comments: Second to last bolt before the anchors is almost rusted out, it's a spinner at this point. Makes the run-out up to the next bolt pretty sketchy. The bolt probably needs to be replaced.

Location: Tennessee : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Crack of doom (V4)
By: willeslinger When: Sep 13, 2010

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Comments: definitely v4-v5, I can climb 5.10 cracks, and this problem kicked my ass

Location: Colorado : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : Redgarden Wall : Redgarden - Tower One : ... : Photo
By: willeslinger When: Sep 9, 2010

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Comments: Wouldn't it be more comfortable to lean back into your harness and sit during the belay? That stance seems like a killer to the neck and lower back.

Location: Tennessee : Sunset Park : Sunset North : S'More (5.8+)
By: willeslinger When: Sep 5, 2010

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Comments: I'm going to replace that anchor. The bolt's still in there, so it's not going to be much to fix.

Location: Tennessee : Foster Falls : The Red Light District : Dutch Maiden (5.10a)
By: willeslinger When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: Does anyone know if a hold has been knocked off anywhere on the route? The space between the fist and second bolt is incredibly bare for a the grade, I climb typically climb 5.10 and I couldn't make it up to the second bolt without a few nasty whippers.

But, it could just be that the climbing isn't suited to my personal strengths on the rock, but man, it was stiff for the grade.

Location: Tennessee : Foster Falls : Jimmywood : Snake Charmer (5.11a)
By: willeslinger When: Aug 30, 2010

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Comments: Gave this sucker a try yesterday. The fist three bolts are really fun and pretty exposed, but the roof is KILLER. I couldn't get up and over it onsight, I'll go back and redpoint it sooner or later.

Be warned though, you have to use a loooooong runner on the first bolt if you want a to have any slack for clipping once you reach the roof, but, this pretty much makes the first bolt useless. Don't fall until you reach the second bolt if you can help it, have some spotters ready just in case too. I... more >>

Location: Tennessee : Foster Falls : Jimmywood : Bear Mountain Picnic (5.8+)
By: willeslinger When: Jul 25, 2010

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Comments: Great climb up an interesting rock formation with one of the those great views up top that only climbers can see... man.

I would suggest a crash for summer climbing. The first bit of climbing is really slippery when you're sweating, and the rock down below is nasty (not to mention the fall someone spotting you stands to take if you hit them too hard)

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