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Location: NH : Waterville Valley : Bald Knob : Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulderfield : ... : Skeksis General (V2+)
By: Phil S When: 2 days ago

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Comments: That move is also incredibly fun!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Solar Collector/Gold Coast : Rebar (5.11a) : Photo
By: Phil S When: 3 days ago

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Comments: You could say that about more than a few lines at this cliff....ah, gold coast!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : Solar Collector/Gold Coast : Rebar (5.11a) : Photo
By: Phil S When: Dec 8, 2013

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Comments: Correct, nice pic!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Fern Creek Falls : Fern Creek Direct (5.11a)
By: Phil S When: Oct 16, 2013

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Comments: I don't think there is a single "filler" move on the entire route. While it has a well-defined crux, the surrounding movement is consistently challenging.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Ambassador Buttress : Clumsy Club Crack (5.10b)
By: Phil S When: Oct 15, 2013

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Comments: While not run out in the least, a fall between the ledge and the first bolt has the potential to be pretty unpleasant. I thought this bit was the crux.


Location: Climbing Photos & Videos : Great climbing pictures you... : Post : Photo
By: Phil S When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: Thank you! That it is!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Workmen's Buttress : Two Bag Face (5.9 R)
By: Phil S When: Apr 28, 2013

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Comments: This route is a gem with some of the most fantastic exposure you'll experience at the New with extremely fun climbing and great rock, too!

I did this on the morning of a warm spring day and by the time I lowered off the top, the rock was sunny and hot and there were many wasps occupying the upper face to the right of the arete. I didn't see any nests but just a heads up.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Closer to the Heart (5.9 R)
By: Phil S When: Mar 24, 2013

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Comments: I was always curious about the existence of the 2nd pitch. I led off the first belay on what I thought was the 2nd pitch of Yardarm but I could only find 1 bolt above some overlaps and for the life of me, couldn't find the second. Looking back, I think I didn't go far enough left and the large amount of flaky rock I encountered seem to match up with some descriptions of the route from rockclimbing.com.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : Pirate's Cove : Mutiny (5.11c)
By: Phil S When: Mar 1, 2013

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Comments: The intended line goes straight up the slab to the anchors, which is 5.11c or d depending upon who you ask. Certainly not 12b. Skipping the crux makes the route quite a bit easier since it's pretty much fluff until you hit the slab.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Manute Bol (V5)
By: Phil S When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: I think the difficulty and overall experience of this problem are hugely dependent on body type. But to anyone who enjoys a boulder problem with truly cerebral movement, don't think twice- DO IT! (and figure out the beta for yourself, it makes the experience that much better)


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Hellbound Area : Voyeur Variation (5.10a)
By: Phil S When: Oct 15, 2012

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Comments: Technical face climbing, stemming/liebacking up a beautiful corner, a mini roof finale, bomber gear throughout, and a perfect view from the anchors to top it off...this thing is the full package! I'm surprised this route doesn't get the same 'classic' reputation as some of its peers at Endless.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Cottonhead (5.10d)
By: Phil S When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: Beware of climbing this after rain. Runoff from the top of the cliff conveniently seeps into the crux hold, while the lower rock may be completely dry. Very pretty line with some fun moves.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Cotton Top : Bio-Slab (5.7+)
By: Phil S When: Sep 7, 2012

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Comments: If you take length, rock quality, and aesthetics into account, this route should be pretty decent at the grade. What really astounded me, though, was that every move was awkward in some way; this route is the anti-flow! That said, it is still a great way to warm up for the steeper routes typically found in the area.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Party in My Mind (5.10b)
By: Phil S When: Aug 28, 2012

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Comments: The exposure and movement are phenomenal! Don't miss this one! I won't spoil anything but I found many of the holds on this to be quite out of character for Endless wall...


Location: WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : Downtown : The Cigar : The Gravy Train (5.12b)
By: Phil S When: Jul 30, 2012

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Comments: This route is incredible!!! It is an excellent AM summertime route because the Cigar provides ample shade in the morning while other sectors are too hot. The upper crux has some of the coolest moves I've ever done and doesn't let up until the chains are clipped (or in my case, even after- my clipping hold broke as soon as I clipped the anchors!). This route felt pretty tough for the grade but I don't have enough experience with routes of this difficulty so I can't say one way or another. Thanks ... more >>


Location: WV : Coopers Rock State Forest
By: Phil S When: Mar 8, 2012

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Comments: This is a fun video I put together from some days spent at Coopers this past summer. It's a great bouldering area with lots of variety and few crowds.




Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Muir Valley : Great Arch, The : Lip Service (5.11c) : Photo
By: Phil S When: Jun 11, 2011

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Comments: I love the move getting established on that rest, very unique for RRG


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Hellbound Area : Hellbound for Glory (5.12a)
By: Phil S When: Apr 27, 2011

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Comments: I didn't think the start took away from the appeal of this route at all. It's a really fun line with a good balance of tech and power and a very unique crux section.