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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Trident

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 35'

WV : Franklin Gorge : ... : Impact Zone

May 26, 2015

In Your Face

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1)

Trad, TR, 50'

MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof

Sep 14, 2014

Face the Notch

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3)

Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55'

MD : Annapolis Rock : Faint's Roof

Jun 3, 2014

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
The final scramble to gain Upper Broadway

The final scramble to gain Upper Broadway

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Upper Broadway

May 27, 2015

Pitch 3 of Thais

Pitch 3 of Thais

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Thais (5.6)

May 27, 2015

Pitch 2 of Pleasant Overhangs

Pitch 2 of Pleasant Overhangs

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Pleasant Overhangs (5.7)

May 27, 2015

Near the end of pitch 1 of Conn's East

Near the end of pitch 1 of Conn's East

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Conn's East (5.6)

May 27, 2015

The start of pitch 2 of Soler

The start of pitch 2 of Soler

WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Soler (5.7)

May 27, 2015

X-ray showing bone chip on right ring finger

X-ray showing bone chip on right ring finger

Injuries and Accidents : A2 Pulley Surgery : Post

May 2, 2014

The start of the walk off to climbers' left. It's ...

The start of the walk off to climbers' left. It's a moderate 10-15 minute descent from here back to base of the climb.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Physical Graffiti (5.6)

Apr 14, 2014

The view of Las Vegas from the summit of Rose Towe...

The view of Las Vegas from the summit of Rose Tower

NV : Red Rock : ... : Olive Oil (5.7)

Apr 14, 2014

The start of pitch 2

The start of pitch 2

NV : Red Rock : ... : Olive Oil (5.7)

Apr 14, 2014

Rapping from top of pitch 4

Rapping from top of pitch 4

NV : Red Rock : ... : Dark Shadows (5.8)

Apr 14, 2014

JH leading P4, just after the right traverse acros...

JH leading P4, just after the right traverse across the shelf.

NV : Red Rock : ... : Geronimo (5.6)

Apr 8, 2014

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Fan Z. : Photos

Oct 24, 2013

Start of Strong Arming the Little Guy

Start of Strong Arming the Little Guy

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Strong Arming the Little Gu... (5.10b)

Jun 19, 2013

Strong Arming the Little Guy.  First bolt at botto...

Strong Arming the Little Guy. First bolt at bottom of photo.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Strong Arming the Little Gu... (5.10b)

Jun 18, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (u) Red Wall : Super Slab (5.6)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: I second Floyd Hayes comment above from 7/18/12. We climbed this with a single 60m and found the walk off sketchy. We chose to rope up for the down climb into the gully, belaying off a large boulder, because from up top it was hard to see the final sequences of the descent into the gully. We also roped up for the slab climb out of the gully, which is easy if you're comfortable leading 5.7 slab. The bolted anchor atop the slab can be hard to see as it is set into a small recessed area (~ 3 ft tal... more >>


Location: MD : Annapolis Rock : The South End : Black Crack (5.9+)
By: Fan Z. When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Great climb. I found it very tempting to get drawn into the easier terrain of White Arete to the left about 1/2-2/3 of the way up.

An easy anchor set up would be a couple of 20' cordelettes slung around the boulder at the top, with a couple of nylon runners for extension over the final roof with the hand crack.


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
By: Fan Z. When: May 15, 2014

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Comments: On Leading Should Feel This Way, the second bolt (under the roof) was spinning as of Feb 23, 2014 and has been for a long time now.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : The Fringe : Hippie Vest (5.9)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Did only the first pitch on 4/2/14 and found the tower scary. More loose flakes higher up on pitch one.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca : Valentine's Day (5.8+)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: This route is about 40 feet, not 100. Super easy approach, and fun while it lasts.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Second Pullout : The Black Corridor : Upper Level : Black Gold (5.10b)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Per above comments, consider stick clipping first bolt, which spun as of 4/6/14. Also make sure you have a solid belayer experienced with catching low falls, as the moves to gain the ledge below the second bolt are reachy, crimpy, and big. Opening sequence felt like 5.10d, but the rest of the route eases up a bit and was very fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Calico Basin : Riding Hood Wall : Physical Graffiti (5.6)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed on AM of 4/6/14 with JH. Windy and cold, but got sunburned. P1 is easy except for first 15'. P2 felt more secure after learning a little about crack climbing since last time I led it, but it still felt exposed at times and was super fun. And yes, a little stiff for 5.6. Almost all of the hand jams were with the left hand on P2 (at least for me), so I quickly ran out of gear on my right side and wished I had racked more gear on the right side.

Another vote for descending via the gully t... more >>


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: Fan Z. When: Apr 7, 2014

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Comments: Climbed with JH on 4/5/14. Moderate temps, but cold when cloudy. Fantastic exposure for the grade, especially P4, which was relatively harder to protect than the other pitches. Did a double rope rappel to top of P2, followed by seemingly infinite (4) single rope raps with a 70m down the gully/chimney. Pulled rope carefully each time and didn't have any stuck rope issues, but the endless raps detracted a little from what was otherwise a fantastic moderate climb.


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