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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.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Ritz Cracker Area : Ritz Cracker (5.9)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: The only time this tree should be used is if you HAVE to rap off. On the wall to the right of the tree, about 7 feet off the ledge is a bomber horizontal crack that takes small gear. I built an anchor with 3 solid pieces here to do the second short dihedral pitch. Do yourself a favor and do the second pitch. It's a minimal amount of effort with 20ft of work for a fantastic and exposed payoff at the top on great jugs. Highly recommend.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Bisect (5.10c)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: 10b in the book, but I agree with Darren's 10c rating. It's basically a 2 move wonder out of the roof, but the feet suck and it's a powerful move to gain the jug. Fun, but short. Shares anchors with ACA.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Springboard (5.10b)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Not a strictly jammable crack. Stellar nonetheless. The description of having to work the whole way is very accurate. Fantastic pro virtually anywhere you want it. A big piece is nice to have for the middle if this is at your limit if you want to bring one up, but you can certainly go without it. Rewarded with a small traverse on great jugs at the top to gain the anchors.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Anal Clenching Adventures (5.10a)
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 24, 2013

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Comments: Really fun route. It's pretty basic until the gaston crimps and smearing at the top. The slab moves to gain the anchors were great and a nice relief after the thin crux. Small gear at the top followed by shiny bolts and rings. No more shuts.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress
By: Jake Jones When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: The shortest approach is actually to park at the Fern lot, follow the trail toward the falls (Fern Creek), and then take a right BEFORE the little foot bridge. Follow the rim for a few minutes and rap in just short of Star Trek Wall. There's usually an established station that's hard to miss. I left some new nylon and a locker there to augment what was already there. To get out without going downstream or having to go all the way to the ladders upstream, just climb out at Star Trek on any of... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Little Head Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 31, 2013

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Comments: Good work Bud! I may go get the 2nd ascent next month. Nice looking line dude.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Jumping Jack Flash (5.7+)
By: Jake Jones When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: Super secure jams for both hands and feet if you can't stem out to the right or layback. It is slippery, but if you just jam the beginning section it's a non issue, and there's good pro all the way pretty much anywhere you want it.


Location: VA : Elizabeth Furnace : Talking Headwall : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: May 16, 2013

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Comments: You may want to consider retiring that rope.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Le Gourmet Direct (5.6) : Comment : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 23, 2013

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Comments: Got a little Captain in ya?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Orange Oswald Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Nice pic. It captures Summersville well.


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