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Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Fear of Flying (5.10)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 25, 2017

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Comments: Excellent climb. Small stoppers and black-blue aliens sews up the crux really well. Be sure to save a finger-small hand size piece for the splitter!


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Dynamo Hum - (mid-cliff ST... (5.10d PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 17, 2017

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Comments: Found the crux to definitely be the moves after entering the crack. Good call not really needing to bring a bigger piece for the top, as you have a good stance to place in the smaller crack and then after a few awkward moves your on jugs. A stellar route that doesn't see nearly enough traffic. Also there is no fixed pin at the bottom.


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Beehive : The Beehive Direct (5.7)
By: Zak Munro When: May 1, 2017

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Comments: This is one of those routes where before you climb it you know its gonna be a dirty chossy mess but somehow convince yourself it will be funny afterwards. It really wasn't, just a dirty bush whack up the cliff. The only somewhat decent pitch was the last.


Location: Maine : Shagg Crag : The Great Escape (5.10b/c)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 10, 2017

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Comments: This climb is too much fun. Jug, jug, heel hook and clip.


Location: Maine : Shagg Crag : Short Bob (5.12a)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 9, 2017

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Comments: Got on this today and the first bolts quick link is dangerously worn thin.


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : Otter Cliffs : High Tide Girdle Traverse (5.10d)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 8, 2017

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Comments: Brian's comment sums it up nicely.


Location: North America : Canada : Quebec : Laurentians : Val-David
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 6, 2017

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Comments: Looking to go climbing up here within the next few weekends. Many places in New England are starting to dry up, so I was wondering if anyone had any recent info on conditions at the cliffs. Also free van camping within the area. Thanks


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall : Pancho Villa Rides Again (5.10c)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Excellent climb (last pitch was ok) with great variety. Rapped straight down from the chimney pitch, plenty of stations to choose from if parties are coming up the same route.


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Wonder Wall : Evil Shenanigans (5.11b)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: Burly little slab section


Location: North America : Mexico : Northern Mexico : El Potrero Chico : Plum Wall : Three Border Phatties (5.9+)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: No fixed line as of 1/15/17. The corner is pretty fun but the over all climb could use a good clean.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : A: Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Gamesmanship (5.8+)
By: Zak Munro When: Sep 28, 2016

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Comments: Best jamming on the east coast? Didn't find the 3rd pitch R rated, pro where you need it just take the path of least resistance. Doubles of #1-#2 Camelots is the ticket.


Location: Vermont : Smuggler's Notch : Elephant's Head Buttress : Elephants Head Crack (5.9+ PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Sep 21, 2016

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Comments: If only this were somewhat clean....Bit of an adventurous route , lots of moss, dirt jamming, loose blocks and vegetation. But overall really fun jamming and the chimney/off width on the second pitch was sick! Doubles from .5-2 would be handy. Made it down with 2 70m single rope raps stopping at the first station on Airivata.


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Star Face Mole (5.10c)
By: Zak Munro When: Sep 8, 2016

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Comments: Best of luck if your short! The moves at the bolt are super fun which basically involves making a one legged press while on crimps! Though I thought the move to the final crack to be the trickiest.


Location: Vermont : Smuggler's Notch : Quartz Crack Face : Quartz Crack (5.9)
By: Zak Munro When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: The amount of haggard pitons/cord/fixed gear on the route is hilarious. Pulling the corner bulge on the last pitch was sweet!


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : Great Head : Left wall : Head Arete (5.10+ PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Aug 25, 2016

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Comments: Finally stepped up to the plate and got on head arete today and it sure did not disappoint. Technical yet powerful, most likely the best 10+ in the park and what a position! The climb is safe enough that the falls at the crux are clean but it still stays exciting throughout!


Location: Maine : Katahdin : North Basin : the Big Corner Complete (5.7 A1 PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Aug 20, 2016

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Comments: Did this climb yesterday 8/19/16, this was also the first climb for myself on the Tabor Wall. Compare to the few routes I have done in the South Basin the rock quality was much better and also seemed to have much less loose blocks and flakes even up on the ridge above the route. Favorite pitches were the 1-2, fun mixture of slab and crack climbing. The route beta was pretty much spot on, but we found ourselves relaying to much on it therefore we never found the 5.8 crack and trying to take the ... more >>


Location: North America : Canada : Quebec : Quebec City, Charlevoix, Po... : Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivièr...
By: Zak Munro When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: Is there a decent guide book for this area or any leads on topo's? thanks


Location: Maine : Acadia National Park : The Precipice aka The South... : Sea Gypsy (5.9+ PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Thought the hardest moves to be heading up to the piton. The jamming out of the roof is solid!


Location: New Hampshire : *Whitehorse Ledge : 2. South Buttress : Atlantis Area : Surreal (5.10c PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Sorry John, I was just working off the information in the most recent N Conway guide book and my own experience from being on the route. Thanks for the route correction though, i'll change it!


Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall : Black Lung (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: Not that it hasn't already been mentioned but this is a GREAT climb! Definitely one of my top three favorites on the cliff. Great rests/ gear placements!


Location: Vermont : Bolton Area : 82 Crag : 82 Main Wall : The Politics of Dancing (5.10a PG13)
By: Zak Munro When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic route! Just when you think your out of options, high step, trust that rubber and another crimp appears! Green/yellow alien size is nice for protecting the bottom section as Trevor mentions but clipping the bolt from the ledge with the tree is pretty smooth. A single rap with a 70m will just barley allow you to skirt off right.


Location: Colorado : Grand Junction Area : Colorado National Monument : Independence Monument : Independence Chimney (5.8 C1)
By: Zak Munro When: Mar 26, 2016

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Comments: No, Mickey, at the time I had not and still don't have very much experience in the desert, but looking back at the climb, it still packed in a fair amount of excitement and was no doubt a memorable day.


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Unimpeachable Groping (5.10b)
By: Zak Munro When: Jan 16, 2016

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Comments: Having not done any other longer multi pitch bolted routes in RR this was a great intro. I thought the first three pitches to be so so with the second pitch being the crux, and then the upper pitches being absolutely stellar. No gear really needed for the route except to make some of the belays a bit less awkward and if so bringing a .4,.5,.75 would be a good idea. Also rapping power failure is the way to go, super easy and much less stuff to get your rope caught on!


Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The North End : The Roof aka The Corner (5.8)
By: Zak Munro When: Oct 23, 2015

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Comments: There's a bolted rap station as of 10/15/15


Location: New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area : Diedre (5.10a)
By: Zak Munro When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Definitely place something to keep the rope out of the crack on the last pitch, I got right to the final mantle and couldn't pull the rope up! Had to down climb and placed a blue alien out left and it worked great. Also wouldn't be a bad idea to place a piece high after the crux on pitch 2 so your second doesn't take a big swing if they blow the mantle after unclipping the piton.


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