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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Blackhappy (5.12b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 23, 2014

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Comments: BETA-SPRAY.

I have seen numerous people whip off of the top of this climb. It's really not harder than 5.10 once you have the beta below.

After you clip the last bolt you can pull back under the roof and get a good lefthand hand jam rest in the horizontal. From here I switch around my hands, and reach up over the lip to a good horizontal and then match. Throw a left heel up and reach up to an incut left hand side pull. Turn your heel into a toe, stand up and hand foot match your right foot th... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Mutiny (5.11c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 11, 2014

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Comments: Pretty soft for 11c, just saying.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Long Point : Big Bang (5.11b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 10, 2014

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Comments: There is very little crack climbing on Big Bang. I did all of one hand-jam (flared through the crux), and one finger lock after the crux. Don't be as intimidated on this thing as I once was.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : International Incident (5.11+ PG13)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Oct 5, 2014

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Comments: The tree has been removed and with an offset 00-0 tcu you can protect the crux pretty well.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Sacrilege (5.12b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: The face climbing up to the crux of this route feels like something that was chiseled out by the hands of a god. While the crux is low percentage and hard as nails while doing it I found myself saying, "this move isn't that bad...". However I still couldn't do it the next go.

To add to Fred's description IMO this route consists of 3 distinct sections, 11+ face climbing to a low percentage v5/6 (depending on height), and then 11+ slab climbing that has some tenuous balance moves on slopers and s... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : As Surely as the Flower Blo... (5.11a R)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Sep 6, 2014

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Comments: From your pictures it looks like this climbs skull in the stone but skips the crux since the water is up. I'm going to walk this cliff line with your pictures when the water comes down in the next few weeks and if this is in fact a new route then I will contact you about coming to bolt/lead it. Otherwise it's coming down.

The same goes for all of your other DWS routes.

On another note do you know what R actually stands for in climbing? And why is this route marked as trad if you didn't do it ... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Tainted Love (5.12d)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: It's not that hard to get up to the crux, however that crux is hard as balls.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : The Glory Hole : Skull Fuck (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Jun 26, 2014

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Comments: The dyno through the second roof is definitely the way to go. I feel like it's a lot easier than it's neighbor yowsah.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Super Mario Boulder
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 29, 2014

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Comments: While it is part of endless wall, the parking and approach for this is the same as beauty.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : Hardcore Female Rash (5.10a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Once you climb all of the climbs at sandstonia and then climb anywhere else in the gorge you will wonder why you ever climbed at sandstonia. :)


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : End of Innocence (5.11c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: May 7, 2014

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Comments: Feels easier than the 11b neighbor.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Psycho Wrangler (5.12a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: There are TWO no hand rests on this thing. The first one is right at the second bolt. You can jam your right leg in the huge horizontal and lay back. The second one is right at the fourth? bolt after the traverse. Clip the bolt and then look to the left about a foot or two over. You can get a double knee-bar. Boom, now this climb is 5.11b.

Adding to this.

A friend of mine was able to completely LAY DOWN where I got the knee bar. 5.10d


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Narcissus Cave : ... : Photo
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: Much easier to go left if you have't already tried.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Long Point : Hell Hound (5.11b PG13)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Mar 15, 2014

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Comments: I have seen two people, both solid 5.12 climbers, fall on this thing between the first and second bolt because of the rock breaking. Be CAREFUL going to the second bolt. If you blow up you will more than likely hit the ground. It could really use another bolt between 1 and 2.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: Don't forget that bolts cost money and without organizations like NRAC we wouldn't have all of those awesome new lines. Make sure to donate some money to them on there website here, newriverclimbing.net/.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Long Point : Blood Trail (5.12)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: This thing is soooo hard.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Hasta La Vista (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: This thing boils down to 2 big moves and then pretty easy climbing. The roof looks intimidating, but like Fred said in the description it's way easier than you think.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Superstition (5.12d)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Everyone goes left after the boulder problem and continues up another 3 or 4 bolts to the anchors and then lowers from there. Also the bolt at the top of the boulder problem is now a permy. Before the ledge where you traverse over to clip the anchors on the first pitch is some pretty fun climbing involving some technical undercling moves and big moves on big holds.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Whippoorwill : Java (5.9)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: I have updated the information for this route. If you have any additional information purchase the new guidebooks that were just released by Michael Williams. Check out the link to them here. This route is in the Summersville Lake and Meadow River Volume 2.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Narcissus Cave : Narcissus (5.12a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Dec 27, 2013

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Comments: The first bolt was just recently re-added.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Graffiti (5.12a/b)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: The first 3 bolts were just replaced with new half inch stainless ones.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Ingrate (5.9)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 27, 2013

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Comments: I don't see this in the NRG guidebook. Where exactly is this?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Harbinger Scarab (5.12c)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 23, 2013

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Comments: Was just re-bolted thanks to NRAC.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 23, 2013

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Comments: Because it's private property, and the owner's insurance company told them to tighten down on the trespassing. We are hoping that something can be worked out in the future.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : The Magnificent Pudcasso (5.12a)
By: Chris Whisenhunt When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: The tree branch has been cleared.


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