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Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Block Route (5.8- PG13) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 1, 2014

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Comments: Very cool shot. Much quicker to do as one long pitch, though.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Belly of the Whale (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Tightened 2 hangers on Belly and 1 on Sea Monkeys this past Saturday. Happy to do it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 19, 2014

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Comments: NRG "proper" refers to rock on both the north and south sides of the New River. This includes many crags and sub areas. It's huge. We're talking miles and miles of cliff line. Probably the most difficult place for access concerning dogs is Endless Wall. It can be accessed only by steel ladders bolted in place, or via rappel. Other areas like Fern, Beauty Mtn, Kaymoor, Bubba City, etc. can be accessed by foot trail. If you're going to be there for a few days, stop by Waterstone (the local ... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Smooth Operator (5.9+)
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 24, 2014

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Comments: I'd give this rig 4 stars if it wasn't for the slimy OW finish. Slick fists at the bottom are rewarded by jugs and good horizontals right when you need them. Great rests, variety of movement and all around fun. Superb route. Bolted anchors on this one would be justified, but on the other hand, I can see why they haven't been installed on an easily top-accessible and high quality 5.9.


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Don, you can order a copy of the GHSP guidebook here:
brayackmedia.com/publishing/in...


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: Don, dogs are ok at Stone. Leashed is probably best, but most climbers will be on the slab and not bouldering so use your best judgement. Climbers pass through the boulder field on the south face to get to roped routes though, so there's that. As far as the book, I try to support an area and all the establishment and documenting efforts when I can- one of the best ways to do that is to buy the guidebook. Aaron and Dan B. have put tons of work into it and it's a quality publication. Not to m... more >>


Location: VA : Old Rag : Skyline Wall (PATC Wall) : unnamed highball (V4-5 PG13)
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Not the crack. Left of the crack.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: Yes, it counts, and it is punishable by $5,000 fine. From the latest Williams guidebook for the area: "Cliff jumping is defined as entering the lake from a height greater than one's own." Please do not do this if you are a climber. If you want to be a badass, get on routes above your ability and take massive whips. Don't jeopardize things for the rest of us.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Sentinel Buttress : Center Buttress : Sentinel Buttress (5.5)
By: Jake Jones When: Dec 6, 2013

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Comments: Greg, take a look at Zoo View page under Circus Wall. The descent is described there. It is the same rappel station that you use to descend Sentinel Buttress.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 8, 2013

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Comments: There is a small alcove probably 50-75 yards before you reach this sign (coming from the Byrd's Nest direction) where you can take a left and get almost a bird's eye view of the Summit Crag. It's a good place to post someone up to take pics and also it allows a less "scrambly" approach to the base. Also, this approach alleviates creating more erosion and having to step over the "trail line" that you mention in one of your other pictures.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Dirty Crack (5.8)
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: I agree Emil. It's a shame too because it's really not needed for pro. The crack under the arete right there takes good pro and there is good pro just after the tree as well. I have a feeling though that the beating the tree is taking is as much from people resting on it and using it to hold onto as from slinging it.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Reflector Oven : Strawberry Fields (5.9+) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Nov 1, 2013

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Comments: And a smidge of laybacking. For me at least.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: The approach via Berry Hollow is pretty mild, but it is long. From the Summit downward to Bushwhack though... that's a bit of a slog- especially getting back up.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Rapscallion's Blues (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I'm with those that put this thing at ll-. I thought it was a bit tougher than 10.c. Stellar route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : The Entertainer (5.10a)
By: Jake Jones When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I really enjoyed this one. The bottom to me was not that much more difficult than NY, just more sequence dependent. I also used the "jug" to the right for a foot, not a hand. I found the diagonal crack leading to the left vertical crack to be just as challenging as gaining the ledge. From there, it backs off quite a bit with the exception of one thin move up high. A really great route, but it's more like 60ft, not 80.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Concertina (5.12a)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 18, 2013

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Comments: Fred, you are a wordsmith with your route descriptions. Keep up the good work.


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Belly of the Whale (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 12, 2013

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Comments: I'll bring a wrench and tighten it the next time I'm there. I think the second one on Sea Monkeys is loose as well. I'm aware that Franklin doesn't have a service department. I just didn't have a wrench when I was there, and thought someone may see the comment and do a good deed if they were in the area. I'll try that beta the next time I'm there.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Dr. Ruth's Big Buttress : The Grafenbeg Crack (5.9-)
By: Jake Jones When: Sep 3, 2013

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Comments: It's The GrafenBERG Crack I think. FA Tom Howard and Rick Thompson 1985. Once you pass the thin move at ~45ft. to gain the layback it's pretty much smooth sailing from there. There are two ways to finish this route. The better protected and easier way is to continue to follow the crack up and right, top out, then simply move climber's left to the anchors. The straight up variation is basically unprotectable- although you might get something small in a shallow horizontal. You will also be c... more >>


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Twin Cracks (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 26, 2013

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Comments: The slab I'm talking about is to climber's left of Pure Fun, so nowhere near Groovy. I misunderstood what you were saying and from the description you offered, it seemed like the same place/route. If you look at the route lines pic, the ledge with the horizontal undercling (left edge of the pic, left of PF) is where you end up if you climb the route I was referring to. It finishes either straight up, or you can traverse right and end up at the same place where you build an anchor for Pure Fun... more >>


Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Super Amazing Sea Monkeys (5.10d)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: This thing is a super amazing chosspile until you get past the first bolt. Watch what you pull on and step on until you're clipped in. Great roof climbing on incut jugs underneath. Seriously fun. The 10.d part is going to the anchors above the last bolt. Tightened the spinner this last Saturday. One of my faves at Franklin.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags : Twin Cracks (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: I think the slab you're referring to, with the wide crack that runs up a slabby dihedral, is one of the "Pedestal" variations. And for the record, I totally agree, except I don't think it's harder than 5.7. My buddy stole my 4 and 5 to do something else in the area, so the biggest I had was a 3. I placed it at the beginning of that slabby dihedral and when I got past it and looked at runout groundfall potential, I bailed. My buddy, having a solid runout lead head, moved past it and pasted sk... more >>


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall
By: Jake Jones When: Aug 7, 2013

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Comments: This place could use some TLC. I usually take a bag with me and pick up trash and large chunks of glass when I see them. Specifically though, there are very loose spinners on the anchors of Fat Bastard and Pure Energy (two of the most popular, and probably most climbed routes here). I would imagine there are more culprits as well. Idk my ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to bolting, but I'm more than willing to contribute some hardware and some elbow grease and gear if anyone's int... more >>


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks : Pulp Friction (5.9-)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: I agree. The "hard parts" can be circumvented pretty easily. If you follow the bolt line directly (I didn't see 5 bolts either) it's defintely 5.9 with the thinnest moves IMO between the 1st and 2nd bolts. Eases up significantly after that.


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Buzzard Rocks : Raising Arizona (5.7)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 15, 2013

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Comments: I second that. There are a couple flakes near the top. One is definitely loose. I wouldn't protect under any of them. The whole route is fairly easy with positive edges the whole way, but if you're feeling runout near the top, there is a textbook green C3 placement in a horzontal slot just before the loose flakes on your way to the ledge just below the tree. Fun route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Springboard (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Jul 3, 2013

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Comments: It takes small stuff pretty well. I didn't test it, but it seemed good. My buddy whose first crack lead and first .10 trad lead it was sewed the shit out of the bottom with green C3 and blue TCU sized pieces. That was the crux for me right off the ground with the finger laybacking. The bigger part in the middle was no picnic for me either. So good though. One of my favorites on the whole north side now.


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