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Location: WV : Franklin Gorge : Main Wall : Impact Zone : 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: 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 : Franklin Gorge : Main Wall : Impact Zone : 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: 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 : Main Wall : Impact Zone : 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: 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.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left : Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: I would say so.


Location: VA : Old Rag : Middle God's Area-Left : Oh My God Dihedral (5.10c) : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 29, 2013

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Comments: Yeah dude! Sweet shot. Who took it? Gus or Dan? I've never seen this route from that angle.


Location: Tony B : Tanzania, Kenya, China, Egy... : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 15, 2013

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Comments: It does change you doesn't it? And you're right, not for the better in many cases. There's quite a bit of difference between seeing things in a Sally Struthers commercial and being there. I bet that trip was awesome.

Perhaps the reason people were willing to trade with us is because they knew we were military- and they associate much less wealth with military for some reason, although I'm sure the "rich and white" connotation was still there. Regardless, a great, and very telling picture.


Location: alison ryan : climbing : Photo
By: Jake Jones When: Mar 13, 2013

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Comments: I was thinking the same thing.


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