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All 103 | Routes 39 | Areas | Photos 7 | Page Improvements | Comments 8 | Posts 27 | Stars 22 | Ratings
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

The Travisty

5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Brain

Mar 24, 2013

Gun Club

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Thunder Buttress

Mar 20, 2013

Nine Lives

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Junkyard Wall

Feb 25, 2013

Arms Control

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 75'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Dr. Ruth's Big Buttress

Jan 19, 2013

Genocide

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 80'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Genocide Cave

Aug 27, 2012

Ectomorph Arete

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (0)

Sport, 1 pitch, 65'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Narcissus Cave

Jun 10, 2012

Caroline Crocker and the Tipple of Doom

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Fire and Ice Buttress

May 31, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Crag

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 80'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Fire and Ice Buttress

May 31, 2012

Brown Star

5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a (7)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Brilliant Pebble

Mar 30, 2012

Fruity Pants (AKA Porter's 12c)

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b (5)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Greatest Show Area

Mar 30, 2012

Cock Diesel

5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Toxic Hueco Area

Mar 30, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and The Boltless (High Plains Drifter variation)

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b (0)

Trad, 1 pitch, 75'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : The Coliseum

Mar 22, 2012

International Incident

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 70'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Bridge Buttress

Mar 22, 2012

Steve Martin's Face

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a (5)

Trad, 1 pitch, 65'

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Burning Buttress

Mar 22, 2012

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Children of the Sun, Whitesides NC

Children of the Sun, Whitesides NC

NC : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Children of the Sun (5.12+ A0-1 PG13)

Nov 15, 2013

The rating of this route is not indicative of the ...

The rating of this route is not indicative of the difficulties. When the climbing tips into the 5.10 range it is protected with a bolt but the true challenges of this climb are keeping it together on

NC : Laurel Knob : Fathom Direct (5.10+ R)

Sep 2, 2013

My son Jack looking up at the start of Are You Exp...

My son Jack looking up at the start of Are You Experienced? Fine pick son. Heady, hard trad climbing never goes out of style.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Are You Experienced? (5.12c)

Aug 16, 2013

STOP your bitching, NRG

STOP your bitching, NRG

Joseph DeGaetano : STOP your bitching

Mar 27, 2013

Jack climbing in a tree

Jack climbing in a tree

General Climbing : Take your kid's out climbin... : Post

Sep 28, 2012

Jack riding his balance bike practing his trials s...

Jack riding his balance bike practing his trials skills.

General Climbing : Take your kid's out climbin... : Post

Sep 28, 2012

Jack looking up at the heady trad climb "Are ...

Jack looking up at the heady trad climb "Are You Experienced" NRG

General Climbing : Take your kid's out climbin... : Post

Sep 28, 2012

Contributed Comments

 

Location: VA : Great Falls : Cow's Hoof : Hard Nut (C1)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Jun 16, 2014

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Comments: I worked on freeing this route back in 2009. After a few sessions I managed to do all the moves free but had to hang in the middle. Probably goes free at 5.13a/b or V5 into another V5


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : The Good Old Days (5.9)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Jun 9, 2014

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Comments: Brand new double bolt anchor as of 6/8/2014


Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face : Warriors Way (5.12c)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: Definitely one of the best routes on the east coast!!! Well protected and super steep make this rig a truly unique experience.

A few thoughts on the route:

The mantle on pitch 1 is probably no harder than 11+. Have no fear. Have some mid size pieces to protect the run outs above the mantle.

The 2nd pitch "11d" is awesome and no move is harder than 11a/b, just a lot of 10+/11- climbing.

Bring only quickdraws on the 5.8 pitch. If you are scared of falling on this back off now.

The second ... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : Are You Experienced? (5.12c)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Sep 8, 2013

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Comments: From the location of the bolt (which is too far right causing rope drag issues) I believe that the FA was done by climbing the initial corner to about 10 feet and instead of following the crack up and left (which seems like the most logical way to me and best protected way as well), he stepped right and moved up the delicate slab until he was able to drill the bolt (or perhaps he pre-placed the bolt on rappel). This method would be "R" rated and although it maybe not as physically tough, it is d... more >>


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