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NY/VT climber here just curious...I searched but didn't see this posted anywhere else or in Google...How close can we get to all 50 states?

So strictly by rating (Sorry, Dawn Wall) and regardless of trad/sport, what's the hardest pitch in your state? If a state is particularly sad we can throw in a V-grade boulder here and there. :)

I'll update as people go and please feel free to clarify if I got it wrong or add one if there is a tie.


AL: Southern Comfort ( 14a), Blue Rhino (13d)
AK
AZ: Necessary Evil (14c)
AR: The Prophet aka "Paying the Rent" (14a)
CA: Jumbo Love (15b)
CO: Flex Luther (15a)
CT: Desparête (13c)
DE: Rambo (12a/V4)
FL: One From None (V12)
GA: Ebola (12b/c), The Matriarch (V15)
HI: Immortal's Path (13c), Mission Impossible (13a) (Unconfirmed, No FA)
ID: Algorithm (14d)
IL: Dynasty (13d), East of East St. Louis (13c), Manhattan Project? (?)
IN
IA
KS:
KY: Southern Smoke Direct (14d), Golden Ticket (14c/d?)
LA: lol
ME: Sour Diesel (13d)
MD: Captain's Crunch (13a), Interzone (12d/13a)
MA: Unknown on cliff below Courthouse? (14-) Anyone know more?, Diatribe (13c/d)
MI: Resistance (5.13?) Franks Climb (5.13?)
MN: Insectaphobe (14-)
MS: Jean's Overhang (11a)
MO: Unknown (13a)
MT: Relativity (13d)
NE
NV: Le Rêve (14d/15a), Arrested Development (14d)
NH: Jaws II (15a)
NJ: Final Impact 5.12c
NM: "POS" (14d), Derby Della Madonnina (14c)
NY: Planet Claire (14a/b), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (14a), III Fire (14a), Ozone (14a)
NC: The Bad (14b)
ND
OH: Nichols is a Weenie (12d)
OK: Merlin (13-), Tied to the Whipping Post (13a)
OR: Assassin (14d)
PA: Visionaire? (13c), Romania* (Broken but mentioned) (14a)
RI: Halloween (12c), The Rattlesnake (12/12+), The Chelsea Smile V13-14.
SC
SD: Lizzy Beams Desire (14a), Divinations (14a)
TN: The Jackal (14a), Cookie Monster (14-)
TX: I, Me, Mine Linkup (14d)
UT: Psychedelic (14c/d)
VT: Stoning the Facist (14b)
VA: Nebula (13d/14a, The The (13a)
WA: New World Order (14c)
WV: Super Pod (14d)
WI: Cain (14c)
WY: Moonshine at Wild Iris (14d), Orange for Anguish (14c)
KrisFiore
From Burlington, Vermont
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VA: The The 5.13a finger crack Old Rag Mountain. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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AR: The Prophet (paying the rent) 14a

not 100% sure on this one.
sharyl
From Chattanooga, TN
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Feb 12, 2016
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Not sure on UT, but could be Psychedelic, 5.14c/d or maybe Maquina Muerte, 5.14+.

Arizona could possibly be Necessary Evil, 5.14c, but I don't know AZ very well.
kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Joined Aug 12, 2010
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Feb 12, 2016
New Mexico's might be Event Horizon, 14-
not completely sure
Emmett Wynn
From Albuquerque
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RI is mostly a bouldering state, the hardest being The Chelsea Smile V13-14. The roped climbing is mostly TRing on some little craglets, the hardest that I know of being Halloween at only 12c (originally graded 13a) M Sprague
From New England
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OR is Just Do It (14c) I think. Micah Klesick
From Vancouver, WA
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ID Algorithm 5.14d, The Fins
OR Shock and Awe 5.14C, Smith Rock
Kevin MP
From Redmond, OR
Joined Nov 9, 2013
223 points
Feb 12, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: RRG, Send me on my way 5.9-
TN - The Jackal 14a at Laurel Falls. Andy Million
From Murfreesboro TN
Joined Mar 25, 2012
91 points
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WA: New World Order 5.14c James Ellis
From Seattle, Washington
Joined Aug 26, 2008
68 points
Feb 12, 2016
WY - moonshine at wild iris 14d

TX - I, Me, Mine 14d link
AndyMac
From Center, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2008
591 points
Feb 12, 2016
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WY: Moonshine 14D put up by BJ Tilden

Edit: haha, funny timing Andy.
Mike Stearns
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Jimmy Webb put up a V15 Boulder problem in Georgia called the Matriarch like two months. Chase Bowman
From Baton Rouge
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WY - Home on the range is 5.14- in the Voo, and there is a 5.14a in ten sleep, the name of which I can't remember, maybe effed in the a? Just This Guy You Know
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Feb 12, 2016
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Also you might as well put "N/a" for Louisiana, as there is no climbing in the whole state, besides a muddy, wet V1 Boulder problem in the middle of the state. Same thing for Mississippi if I'm not mistaken. Chase Bowman
From Baton Rouge
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The hardest thing I know of in MD is Evan's Bolt Ladder (12d) at Carderock. Derrick W
From Salt Lake City, UT
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Just This Guy You Know wrote:
WY - Home on the range is 5.14- in the Voo, and there is a 5.14a in ten sleep, the name of which I can't remember, maybe effed in the a?

There is a 14c at Baldwin Creek listed here on MP
Orange For Anguish
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From New England
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NC: The Bad (.14b) at Ghost Town? Brian Abram
From Celo, NC
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Kris, it looks like a typo, but the 13a finger crack is actually named "The The". Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Jake Jones wrote:
Kris, it looks like a typo, but the 13a finger crack is actually named "The The".


Who names this stuff?? Haha
KrisFiore
From Burlington, Vermont
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WI: Cain-14c
ME: unless there is something harder at Great head, since Maniac got downgraded I think it is Sour Diesel 13d
Eric8
From Maynard, MA
Joined Nov 2, 2007
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KrisFiore wrote:
Who names this stuff?? Haha


John Bercaw, apparently haha.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Feb 12, 2016
Well, in NM Sick Man is 14b, & Snake Dance is right around there. Also, Cody had something down at the Tunnel. Is 14c or something? the schmuck
From Albuquerque, NM
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Feb 12, 2016
Wouldn't it be easier to pull this from 8a? As an added bonus you wouldn't have to wait for people who know about every "secret crag" to chime in(it may be secret, but sprayers gonna spray). Rob T
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Rob T wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier to pull this from 8a? As an added bonus you wouldn't have to wait for people who know about every "secret crag" to chime in(it may be secret, but sprayers gonna spray).


Could have. Honestly, I didn't think about it, but this is also fun and usually inspires cool conversation. Not to mention stuff that 8a doesn't have.
KrisFiore
From Burlington, Vermont
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Feb 12, 2016
For MI there's "Resistance" and "Franks Climb" that are suppposed to be 5.13 at Grand Ledge Nathanael
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