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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.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Family Feud (5.8)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: The Montreat Wall is downhill and left of the Comatose area (farther away), and downhill and right of the Testpilots area (much closer than Comatose).
The hardest moves are thin, slabby friction moves. It's not very fun unless you just like that kind of climbing. Once you get to the anchor, you could walk left to another double bolt anchor to Top Rope that long Off Width crack in the big Right Facing corner, or just that 5.6ish face just right of the ow (off width). About 6' to the left of tha... more >>


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Practice Wall : Mike's Crack (5.5)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: I think some holds have fallen off, which make it more of a 5.7. Not fun for a beginner trad leader.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Conception (5.8)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: I think P1 is the same route as 'Bunky's Rest Day (5.8)' in 'Selected Climbs in NC'. I would not recommend this route to someone new to leading 5.8 trad. The climbing itself is fun and easy, but the protection made it really not fun for me. If you've lead a lot of 5.9 trad in NC, and don't mind run-out, you'll totally enjoy it. I only did Pitch 1. If I had some TCU's (mini-cams) it would've felt safer. There are plenty of cracks to put pro in on the 1st half of P1, but nuts feel weak here. ... more >>


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