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Directississima

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Linked pitches to the GTL. Just barely squeaked out the onsight of this due to being super pumped!

Oct 13, 2014

Something Interesting

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Led cleanly. Fun but tricky for a 7.

Oct 13, 2014

The Dangler

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Followed Josh

Oct 13, 2014

Coexistence

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Followed Josh. Fell once at crux before figuring out beta.

Oct 13, 2014

MF

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Led P1 clean. Realized I did MF (normal) then traversed into the direct. Whoops!

Oct 13, 2014

10,000 Restless Virgins

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : l. Sleepy Hollow

Hung for a minute before trying the crux (doh!). Got all the moves clean on 1st attempt though.

Oct 12, 2014

Annie Oh!

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Followed Emmett on P2.

Oct 12, 2014

Three Doves

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Followed Emmett on P1.

Oct 12, 2014

Mother's Day Party

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Followed Josh on P1 with link-up to Bird Cage. Clean.

Oct 12, 2014

Birdie Party

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Followed Josh on P2 on link-up of P1 Mother's Day Party. Clean.

Oct 12, 2014

Cold Turkeys

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Led P1 with Emmett. Clean.

Oct 12, 2014

Frustration Syndrome

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : k. The Slime Wall

TR the direct (Josh's lead) cleanly.

Oct 11, 2014

Snooky's Return

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : f. The Guides' Wall (Madame...

Oct 11, 2014

Obstacle Delusion

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

On-sight. Roof was fun. Didn't feel that gear was PG13 at all, maybe PG.

Oct 11, 2014

Falled on Account of Strain

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : k. The Slime Wall

Onsight. Got pumped at the roof but pulled through. P1 was more engaging than expected.

Oct 11, 2014

Feast of Fools

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

OS P1&P2. Great route!

Oct 5, 2014

Rampage

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall

Had to dyno to get through the roof. Sandbagged!

Sep 28, 2014

Coyote Rain

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : Wonderland Wall

Followed both pitches.

Sep 28, 2014

Locals Only

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

NH : New Durham Area (South of ... : ... : The Big Wall

Led P1 onsight. Did variation for P2.

Sep 28, 2014

Children's Crusade

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (4 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 5. Children's Crusade Wall

Clean ascent with Josh S. Led P1 and P3. Got P4 clean - amazing climb!

Sep 14, 2014

Lost Souls

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (3 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

OS with Josh S. Led crux pitch.

Sep 14, 2014

Tranquility

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (2 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

OS. Led both pitches. Top pitch takes good gear before crux.

Sep 13, 2014

Inferno

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

Followed Matt on upper pitches.

Sep 13, 2014

Hotter Than Hell

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

Followed Matt.

Sep 13, 2014

Seventh Seal

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 6. Echo Roof

Fell once after screwing up the foot sequence halfway up crack. Fun climb.

Sep 13, 2014

Lichen Delight

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

yoyo'd. I finished lead.

Sep 7, 2014

Nutcracker

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Clean redpoint.

Sep 7, 2014

They Died Laughing

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End

Followed Alissa

Sep 6, 2014

The Slot

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End

OS lead.

Sep 6, 2014

Airation

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (2 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress

Hung a few times on my first attempt (gear in locks). Second attempt was clean TR.

Aug 31, 2014

Pine Tree Eliminate

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress

Followed Alissa.

Aug 31, 2014

Recompense

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (3 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area

With Alissa, Led P1.

Aug 30, 2014

The Beast Flake

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Prow Area

Followed Alissa.

Aug 30, 2014

Windfall

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

OS. With Alissa. Heady climb, especially after the overlap before getting to the pin.

Aug 30, 2014

Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

OS lead, with Alissa.

Aug 30, 2014

Vertigo

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A0 R (4 p) 

NH : Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area

Finished lead on half moon this time!

Aug 24, 2014

VMC Direct Direct

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (9 p) 

NH : Cannon Cliff : 3. Big Wall

Led even pitches. With Chris Drover. Topped out. Glad to do all pitches, would only do 1-4 again.

Aug 10, 2014

Pooh

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato...

Sandbag. Led P2; heady move above the ledge. Took a few jumps off before committing too it. :)

Aug 3, 2014

The Book of Solemnity

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Followed Alissa on P1. Clean.

Aug 3, 2014

Layton's Ascent

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Hung once mid-route because of a painful jam and pump. Good route.

Aug 3, 2014

Pine Tree Eliminate

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Airation Buttress

Clean lead with Matt at the end of the day.

Jul 27, 2014

Nutcracker

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Slipped off at the crux during OS attempt. Figured out beta and finished up w/o falling at the top.

Jul 27, 2014

Toe Crack

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Followed Matt.

Jul 27, 2014

Thin Air

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (4 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

Followed Matt on every pitch for his first time on this route.

Jul 27, 2014

Missing Link

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

OS. Felt Gunky and fun.

Jul 20, 2014

Turner's Flake

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face

OS. With Alissa. Great route!

Jul 19, 2014

Recluse

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End

Took a few attempts to get beta figured out. Redpoint with 1 piece of gear in.

Jul 19, 2014

Bird's Nest

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : The North End

Followed Alissa cleanly.

Jul 19, 2014

Double Vee

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

Followed Alissa cleanly. Tricky.

Jul 19, 2014

Nomad Crack

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Barber Wall

OS. Just got through the crux traverse before pumping out. Fun.

Jul 19, 2014

North Face Var. Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

WA : Northwest Region : ... : Concord Tower

Independence Day climb with Alissa.. Awesome views from the top! Good climbing. OS.

Jul 4, 2014

The Dog Ate My Topo

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Pearly Gates

Not that great. OS.

Jun 29, 2014

Milky Way

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (2 p) 

WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Pearly Gates

Hung placing gear at missing 1st bolt. Tough spot. Good climb.

Jun 29, 2014

Outer Space

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (6 p) 

WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Snow Creek Wall

Linked Remorse, to RPM, to Outer Space. Awesome! Led all pitches of Outer Space. OS. With Alissa.

Jun 28, 2014

Cold Day in Hell

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : ... : Atlantis Area

Fun! Had to stop at the tree because of rope drag, got it clean otherwise.

Jun 15, 2014

Short Order

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 6. Echo Roof

Linked with Avenger. Took going straight up at crux instead of right. A bit scary but fun.

Jun 15, 2014

Avenger

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R (2 p) 

NH : Whitehorse Ledge : 6. Echo Roof

Did first pitch only. Was wet and dirty but fun. Got it clean, then linked with Short Order P2.

Jun 15, 2014

Tang

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b (1 p) 

NH : Rumney : The Hinterlands

Didn't get it clean. Felt heady, but was a worthwhile climb.

Jun 8, 2014

October Sky

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Crossroads

Took a few whips but made it up this great line.

May 26, 2014

Banjolero

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Crossroads

Took one at the last bolt and ruined the OS. Should have went for it!

May 26, 2014

Boltergeist

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Hideout

OS. Great route, really enjoyed the length of the climb, variety, and top out view.

May 26, 2014

Dynabolt Gold

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Great Wall

OS.

May 25, 2014

Little T-Bone

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Great Wall

OS. Awesome!

May 25, 2014

Buccaneer

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Great Wall

Just followed this one.

May 25, 2014

Pre-emptive Strike

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Hideout

OS. Really fun route. Holds in the top section are pure, juggy fun.

May 25, 2014

Edge-a-Sketch

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Great Wall

One jung this for no good reason. Soft 11.

May 25, 2014

Bangers and Mash

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Boneyard

So hard! Definitely didn't get this clean.

May 24, 2014

Immodium AD

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

Did it to set a TR for a friend since all the other routes on the wall were taken and I had my rack.

May 24, 2014

Little Viper

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

OS. Good route, crux was just above the roof imo.

May 24, 2014

Hey There Fancy Pants

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

This felt on par with Jungle Trundler for difficulty (aside from the start of JT).

May 24, 2014

Jungle Trundler

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

hung once, shouldn't have. good route. start was the most fun part.

May 24, 2014

Flutterby Blue

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall

os

May 24, 2014

Darwin Loves You

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Volunteer Wall

Good holds, a bit pumpy for the grade.

May 23, 2014

Family Tradition

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b (1 p) 

KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Volunteer Wall

Good climb, but looked better from the ground than the climbing actually was.

May 23, 2014

Three Pines

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Led P1&P2 (linked) with Craig. Really easy fun climbing.

May 10, 2014

Gelsa

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge...

Finally did this. With Craig, in the rain. Still lots of fun!

May 9, 2014

Cemetary Vault

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Awesome climb! Under-rated. Best climb we did that day. OS.

Apr 19, 2014

Ancient Way

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Followed Zac up this. First Ragged main cliff climb. Felt a bit stiff for the grade.

Apr 19, 2014

Wiessner Slab

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Good for the grade. Cruzer.

Apr 19, 2014

Wiessner Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Short pitch, but good climbing the whole way. OS.

Apr 19, 2014

Wet Wall

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

CT : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff

Followed Zac up this. Good climbing throughout.

Apr 19, 2014

Pick o' the Vic

WI4 (1 p) 

CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Alcove/Pic of the Vic area ...

Led at the end of my first day in the park. No one else around. Really fun route!

Mar 2, 2014

The Coffin

WI4+ (2 p) 

NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Dropline Area

Lower part was thin and scratchy. Protected by slinging trees. Second pitch was fun.

Feb 2, 2014

Dracula

WI4+ (1 p) 

NH : *NH Ice and Alpine Climbing : ... : Dropline Area

Right Side

Feb 2, 2014

Unimpeachable Groping

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (7 p) 

NV : Red Rock : ... : Ginger Buttress

Awesome route! Sustained for the grade until the end of P6. OS: no gear, no tree.

Nov 12, 2013

Higher Stannard

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Onsight. Very good movement through the whole climb. Found rp helpful for crux 25ft up.

Oct 14, 2013

Alley Oop

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Followed Justin. Fun climb.

Oct 14, 2013

Double Crack

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar...

Happy to onsight this sustained line in 1 pitch. Fantastic!

Oct 14, 2013

Classic

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

With Justin.

Oct 14, 2013

Arch

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Followed Justin. His first time on this route.

Oct 14, 2013

Sente

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Led it cleanly after Alissa. Okay climb.

Oct 13, 2013

MF

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Onsight both pitches. Felt stiff!

Oct 13, 2013

Cascading Crystal Kaleidoscope (CCK)

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (3 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Led pitches 1 and 2. Followed Alissa on P3 at sunset.

Oct 13, 2013

Son of Easy O

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : c. Frog's Head - the Arch

Followed Alissa.

Oct 13, 2013

Bonnie's Roof

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Onsight of 2nd pitch direct. So good!

Oct 12, 2013

Ants' Line

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Oct 12, 2013

Wegetables I've Never Seen Before

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : l. Sleepy Hollow

Onsight

Oct 12, 2013

Apoplexy

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Onsight. Finished up the chimney. Great climb, wasn't bothered by runout.

Oct 12, 2013

Ken's Crack

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

Followed Wes.

Oct 12, 2013

Three Birches

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

NH : Cathedral Ledge : Lower Left Wall / Ventilato...

Followed. Feet sucked on first pitch layback. Second pitch was okay.

Oct 6, 2013

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