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The start from the ground. People also start from ...

The start from the ground. People also start from the vegetated ledge about 10' directly above this. Souled Out 5.9.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Souled Out (5.9)

Jul 1, 2015

Chunko Goes Bowling 5.9

Chunko Goes Bowling 5.9

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Chunko Goes Bowling (5.9)

Jul 1, 2015

Fabulous Groupies 5.9+ on L. Hippie Dreams 5.7 on ...

Fabulous Groupies 5.9+ on L. Hippie Dreams 5.7 on R.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Fabulous Groupies (5.9+)

Jun 30, 2015

MAP of Summersville Lake area

MAP of Summersville Lake area

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Summersville Lake

Jun 30, 2015

Orange Oswald 5.10a

Orange Oswald 5.10a

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Orange Oswald (5.10a)

Jun 30, 2015

Lickty Split 5.9 on R. Make way for Dyklings 5.10d...

Lickty Split 5.9 on R. Make way for Dyklings 5.10d on L.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Lickty Split (5.9)

Jun 30, 2015

This view is the first thing you will see upon arr...

This view is the first thing you will see upon arrival to the "Satisfaction Wall"

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Satisfaction Wall

Jun 27, 2015

He is at the start of Peek-a-Boo. Scramble up the ...

He is at the start of Peek-a-Boo. Scramble up the roots. This pic taken from start of Jim Dandy.

NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)

Jun 17, 2015

Near base of Peek-a-Boo. It's to the left of him u...

Near base of Peek-a-Boo. It's to the left of him up a short scramble about 20 feet. He is standing right at the base of Jim Dandy. These 3 wooden steps are the only wooden steps on the trail for Tabl

NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)

Jun 17, 2015

Leading P1

Leading P1

NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)

Jul 2, 2013

Montreat Wall- Routes

Montreat Wall- Routes

NC : Rumbling Bald : ... : Family Feud (5.8)

Jun 15, 2013

Test Pilots Area, Montreat Wall, Comatose Area

Test Pilots Area, Montreat Wall, Comatose Area

NC : Rumbling Bald : ... : Family Feud (5.8)

Jun 15, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Satisfaction Wall : Make Way For Dyklings (5.10a)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: This route has some very tenuous, thin moves that are fun once you work them out. Pretty well protected.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: Getting There:
To the "Summersville lake parking lot".
If you search for this address it will get you kind of close:
205 Up Yonder Drv. Summersville WV 26651.

More specific directions:
from Fayetteville take Hwy 19 north for 21 miles.
Drive over the only big bridge over a big lake with a sign that says "Hughes Bridge - Summersville Lake".
Then immediately turn right on the first little side street; this is at mile marker 39.0.
Then you will see a big gravel lot on your r... more >>


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 17, 2015

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Comments: - APPROACH - From the parking lot, take the trail north (toward Table Rock: the big cliff you can see from the bathrooms). After about 5 min (0.25 mi), you will see a 3 foot high Rock wall on the right (made from really big rocks) turn right up this trail. Then after about 1 min (50 yards), you will see the first trail on your left; only take this to get to...
"The South End" routes ("Fresh Garbage" through "Two Pitch".
Keep going straight for...
"The East Face" routes ("Blood,... more >>


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : The Boneyard : Cindarella (5.9)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 8, 2015

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Comments: The first 2 moves are easily 5.11, or V3/V4. Bring a little steel brush to scrape the shoe rubber off the first 2 footholds; then stand up on your friends knee/shoulders to reach high for handholds; then you won't be so ticked off at the start.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : The Zoo : Chimp (5.10b)
By: Austin Harris When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: This route is low angle, wouldn't really call it near vertical. If you're used to climbing the steep juggy routes in Muir Valley, or indoor climbing, the tiny holds on this route might freak you out a little bit. But the holds are also very positive, and once you get your head in the game and trust your feet, it will be very fun.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : The Zoo : Put Me In The Zoo (5.9+)
By: Austin Harris When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: This route is low angle, wouldn't really call it near vertical. If you're used to climbing the steep juggy routes in Muir Valley, or indoor climbing, the tiny holds on this route might freak you out a little bit and make it feel more like 10a. But once you get your head in the game and trust your feet, it will be very fun, and "Chimp" to the left of it will not feel harder.
Tne start is quite thin, a stick clip will help.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : The Zoo
By: Austin Harris When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: The fallen tree crossing is not there anymore. You can rock hop across the stream though. Shortly after crossing the stream, when you come to a fork in the trail go right up a very steep hill.
We almost stepped on a rattlesnake right in the middle of the trail under the steepest and biggest overhang of the cliff in the climbing area. It was hiding in the sandy area amongst some boulders.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Harsh Reality (5.9)
By: Austin Harris When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: We made the mistake of bringin a 2nd rope up to rap in just one go from the very top. The rope drag was so intense we almost couldnt pull th rope after rappeling. I would advise rappeling in stages just to avoid this.


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall
By: Austin Harris When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: The campsites near the prophecy wall were not too trashed a few days ago. We bagged out a bunch of cigarette butts and broken glass today tho. I know climbers are better than to leave trash in the campsites or crags, but it would help a lot if we each bagged some trash out when we come. Lets keep this awesome crag in great shape!


Location: UT : Saint George
By: Austin Harris When: May 2, 2014

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Comments: The campsites near the prophecy wall were not too trashed a few days ago. We bagged out a bunch of cigarette butts and broken glass today tho. I know climbers are better than to leave trash in the campsites or crags, but it would help a lot if we each bagged some trash out when we come. Lets keep this awesome crag in great shape!


Location: UT : Saint George
By: Austin Harris When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: FREE CAMPING- several sites right by the parking lot of the Prophecy Wall cuz this is BLM land. obviously no bathrooms or water here tho.

FREE SHOWERS- fitness center at Dixie state University just north of football field in St. George. 225 South 700 E. (S University Ave.) 435-652-7989

COFFEE HOUSE- Perks Espresso in St. George has couches and free wi-fi. 1515 W Sunset Blvd. 435-628-8413. they have a few locations around St. G

The Prophecy Wall has a ton of great moderate, 1-3 pitch sport ro... more >>


Location: UT : Saint George : Prophesy Wall : Past Lives (5.9)
By: Austin Harris When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: very fun and safe. sustained 5.8 climin with a few good 5.9 moves


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)
By: Austin Harris When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: The long traverse of Pitch 2 is not ideally protected. On P2, right after the 1st big 'crossing the void' move, you have a long 15-20 foot traverse to the right. If you're an experienced trad climber in harder grades and have an experienced second, this will be easy. If you are new to leading trad or following, this traverse can be scary and dangerous (potentially leading to a huge swing out for you or your second). And you can't ideally rappel off P1 anchors to ground.


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