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Member Since: Dec 27, 2011
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Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Neck Press (5.7)
By: Naz When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: In Tony Barnes 2006 book this is rated 7+. The cruxes are more sustained than other Seneca 5.7s. The second pitch could be done with a squeeze chimney variation instead of staying outside the corner. Easily can link pitch 2 & 3 or escape left after pitch 2 to access critter wall.


Location: WV : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face : Crispy Critter (5.7)
By: Naz When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: The guidebook (Tony Barnes 2006) gives it a 5.7+. I don't recommend this climb for a budding 5.7 trad leader who is unfamiliar with finger crack climbing. There is a way to escape the crux by moving left to another crack - more licheny and called Old Man's Escape variation.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Scream Seam Area : What a Jam (5.9)
By: Naz When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Has bolt anchors. Take a spider wand.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : Sky Chimney (5.7)
By: Naz When: May 28, 2012

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Comments: p1 has bolts, if you stay on the ramp atop of the large flake; otherwise chimney is a 25' awkward unprotectable grunt.

Pay heed to warning about the belay stance atop pitch 2, there was some tat when we did it, best to probably build anchor at the crack on the left of the belay. Lots of birds nest along this route.

Pitch 3 goes to a scary crumbly ledge, then it's a scramble to the top. This is adventure climbing, with great exposure. Two 70m ropes tied together will get you to the... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Kaymoor Slabs : The Upheaval (5.9)
By: Naz When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: I climbed this in fall of 2009, when I went back Dec 25th, noticed a couple of rock scars, particularly by the 2nd bolt (lets just say it's not a slab move anymore), and one further up by the 4th bolt (turned into a move over a bulge). Curious to know if anyone knew the history of the two scars, because I definitely don't remember them from 2009.