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Leading Herculean Test 5.11, Pilot Mountain.  Photo courtesy of Lloyd Ramsey


Member Since: Jun 1, 2012
Last Visit: Sep 5, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 77 | Routes | Areas | Photos 2 | Page Improvements | Comments 14 | Posts | Stars 36 | Ratings 25

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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Gun Wall : Trigger Happy (5.10a)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Pumpy! Had to work a lot harder for the onsight than I was expecting.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Satisfaction Wall : Satisfaction Guaranteed (5.11c)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Wasn't prepared for the slab, but I meandered to find good holds/crimps. Watch the rope at the roof. I was expecting so sail to the top, but slopey chickenheads aren't the most confidence building thing to find when you're completely pumped. The holds up there aren't chalked - it gets washed by the rain - so you have to search out the good ones and find good body positions to make them work.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : For What? (5.10b)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Fun route. Spicy. The holds between 3 & 4 are good so keep going!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Personal Pronoun (5.9+)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Great warmup. A little pump makes it deserving of the +.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Chewy (5.10b)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Pretty good route, but enjoyed the other 9's and 10's on this wall more. The start was harder than it looked.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Spice (5.11b/c)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: This is a fun little route. There was indeed a rusty bail biner. The roof wasn't as hard as we were expecting.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Jesus is My License Plate (5.10d)
By: Brandy Walters When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: I wish I'd started on the left and gone right at the last bolt on the onsight attempt. I found the movement on the left start much more enjoyable. At the last bolt, the right side produces positive holds to prepare you for the dynamic move to the hold up and left of the anchors.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Moon Pie Deluxe (5.10d)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I don't consider myself particularly short - I'm 5'8", and I could not reach the second (or was it third?) clip. Stick clipping that bolt was an adventure. I thought the roof would be worth the clipping shenanigans below but it was just OK. After the roof was sloper hell. I have never had an Elvis leg like I did on Moon Pie. I wish I had tried Barfing Butterflies instead.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : Orange Oswald (5.10a)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I almost skipped this one based on the comments here, but a fellow climber recommended it. I enjoyed route - the crux and the jug haul at the top. The slightly runout section near the top is easy climbing.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Rico Sauve (5.10a)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I lead Rico Suave in the pouring rain which was a first and may have added to the experience. The route was varied and featured and the movements were thought provoking. It had a couple of nice rests to help secure the onsight. Highly recommend.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : Springer (5.10b)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: The route was fine until the just above the last bolt. I'd studied the last few holds, worked out the sequence, only to discover that the last 3 holds were wet, muddy, and very slick. It had rained heavily the day before and I didn't realize how shaded and wet the top would be. I matched on the first crimp which was muddy but slightly dry on the very edge, but when I moved my right to the next hold, it was a puddle at which point both hands slipped right off. Major bummer! I slipped off abou... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : The Green Piece (5.10b)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I checked MP before deciding between this and Low Voltage, and I chose Green Piece based on the comments. Our whole group loved this route. The climbing was featured, varied, and pumpy at times. Agree completely with just powering on to the anchors. The top holds were slightly slick (it rained the day before) but still very doable. Highly recommend!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : Flight of the Gumbie (5.9+)
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 21, 2012

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Comments: I wasn't as impressed with this route as I thought I'd be based on all the rave reviews and guidebook stars. There was a lot of clipping/downclimbing/unclipping shenanigans at the bottom because of the rope drag issue. Next time I think I'd just clip in normally and find out if rope drag really is an issue. I also toproped it again to see if I liked it any better on TR. It was definitely good, the arete is beautiful, but the climbing was just not particularly memorable to me. Enjoyed the jok... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress
By: Brandy Walters When: Jun 13, 2012

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Comments: I agree with the sub area comment. It wouldn't be as bad if they were in sequence instead of alphabetic order. I don't have my guidebook with me at the moment so I'm trying to figure out which routes are in my range and near each other.