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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : Gift of Grace, The (5.12b)
By: GWB When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: Bolt at the upper crux is fine, held a big fall off the top without a problem. Fun route and definitely in your face all the way.

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Bibliothek : Everything That Rises Must ... (5.11d)
By: GWB When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: It seems like the bottom of this route is often wet. Tried it after a week+ of rain and it was dripping but still could move through the bottom; fun climbing.

Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Purgatory : Gluttony (5.12a)
By: GWB When: Oct 23, 2014

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Comments: I thought this was a fun route. Big holds and big moves. Nothing really difficult if you move back right after the 3rd bolt, just a matter of battling the pump.

Location: ID : City of Rocks : Bath Rock : Bath Rock - West : Loch Ness Monster (5.11b)
By: GWB When: Sep 1, 2014

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Comments: This would be a tricky on-sight but easy once you know the movement.

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Head Wall : So Freakin' Fun (5.10d)
By: GWB When: May 5, 2014

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Comments: The hardest part of this route is clipping the anchors. This is especially true if you are shorter. The holds aren't great at the top but the fall is safe. The bottom section was quite fun. A number of good jams lead to the face traverse. Enjoy!

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Unnamed 5.10a (5.10)
By: GWB When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: I thought the base was hard, harder than 5.10a but it eases considerably after the first 10 feet. Fun climb and worth a go if you're in the area with a rack.

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Unnamed SL 7 (5.10a)
By: GWB When: Mar 11, 2013

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Comments: This was a great climb! Got on it this past weekend after walking by and seeing the beautiful stemming crack. This climb could take a rack of 7 #2s and a set of nuts, but 2 #2s would be a minimum and 2 #1s are also nice. The jams up the first corner section are fantastic.

There is now an anchor at the very top of the route and worth going all the way up. The sport route anchors are a little more than half way up and out left a fair distance.

Location: NC : Pilot Mountain : Black Rain Wall : Black Rain (5.9)
By: GWB When: Feb 26, 2013

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Comments: An additional bolt has been placed below the first original bolt (now three on the first wall). This is now a much safer start without as much chance of breaking your ankles. Bill Webster is responsible for the addition of the bolt with the Parks approval.

Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Just Say Moo (5.10a/b)
By: GWB When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Thought this was an awkward climb pulling past the second roof. The route could use a bit more cleaning then the sequence may become a bit more obvious. Not too bad of a route and offers good exposure. The final 2 pitches of Ellie are supposed to be pretty good.

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Finger Love (5.10a)
By: GWB When: Jun 22, 2012

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Comments: Look here for a good route picture of Finger Love. It provides an excellent view of the route.

I would recommend leaving the helmet at the belay if you brought one up. The traverse is much simpler without the bulky plastic encompassing your head.

I just wish it went for a few more pitches!

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Wailing Wall (5.6)
By: GWB When: May 14, 2012

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Comments: I'm wondering if anyone has tried a variation finish that kicks the grade up a few grades. The finish I've done goes up the L shape weakness seen on the right side here in this photo. It is a lot of fun but would recommend doing the climb in 2 pitches due to the rope drag created when clearing the lip. Similar difficulty to Raise Hell IMO.

Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Excellent Adventure (5.7)
By: GWB When: May 7, 2012

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Comments: I did this route late last week and started more to the left than the description (directly under the crack). It was more like 5.7 but that was only the bottom section and not very well protected. It was pretty good and worth at least checking out if the area is crowded on a summer weekend. There is a bit of lichen on the route now but the rap station is well equipped now with 2 steels and a rap ring.

Location: NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Fire Point (5.9+ R)
By: GWB When: Apr 8, 2012

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Comments: Question for those having done this as a direct start to KB. Does this variation of the route trend right or left just below the belay on KB? I trended right and pulled the move and it felt harder than the crux section of KB. It was a sweet little variation but more like 10a/b. It protects well but there is a bit of drag. Definitely recommend it as the direct start to the second pitch.

Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Fathom Direct (5.10+ R)
By: GWB When: Jan 16, 2012

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Comments: The Have and Not Need 1st pitch makes a great entrance to Fathom Direct. 5 bolts and some gear if you need it lead to the first belay anchor. The traverse for the second pitch would be much easier if not covered with ice. Beware starting early in the winter. It didn't block the forward progress just made it more fun.

Third pitch has 3 bolts and some not so great gear placements. Quite a runout between the second and third bolt. Fourth pitch only had 1 bolt that we could find but it's in a great... more >>

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Standard Deviation (5.10b)
By: GWB When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: The slab moves are quite fun. When we climbed the route we weren't sure if it went straight up or to the right to meet with Infinite Pursuit. The bottom section is only mediocre but the top is worth checking out!

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Fill in the Blanks (5.10 PG13)
By: GWB When: Jan 2, 2012

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Comments: This was a full value route. I thought it was fun and spicy. Low angle crux allows careful consideration before delving into the final moves before it meets up with Razor Worm. Worth checking out if you've got a solid lead head.

Mostly small gear down low then red c4 when it meets with Razor.

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