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Member Since: May 12, 2008
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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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 >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : Game Theory (5.12c)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Aug 30, 2012

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Comments: This route is excellent and probably the best warm up for the steep cave routes to the left. Bottom 10 feet is pretty rotten rock.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Orange Wall : Tatanka (5.11c)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Mar 29, 2012

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Comments: One of the best mixed routes anywhere!!! This wall is amazing.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : The Cirque : Skylore Engine (5.13a)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: Apr 28, 2011

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Comments: This route had fixed draws all the way to the anchors as of 4/26/2011. Such a good route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Whimsical Dreams (5.11-)
By: Joseph DeGaetano When: May 27, 2008

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Comments: For me the crux is the mini offwidth roof 2/3 of the way up. I'm curious: Did you use squeeze and jam through it or use the sport weenie method and crimp and pimp through it. Being a East Coast, sport weenie I had to do the latter-no way was I figuring out the squeeze and jamming beta on that one.