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Member Since: Jan 20, 2010
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Total Points: 793
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Tip of the iceberg, entrance to the corridor

Tip of the iceberg, entrance to the corridor

WV : Bozoo : ... : Tip of the Iceberg (5.10b)

Mar 21, 2010

Marge on the Left, Homer on the Right

Marge on the Left, Homer on the Right

WV : Bozoo : ... : Marge (5.11b)

Mar 21, 2010

Marge on the Left, Homer on the Right

Marge on the Left, Homer on the Right

WV : Bozoo : ... : Homer (5.11c)

Mar 21, 2010

Staring at the next few moves

Staring at the next few moves

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Handsome and Well-Hung (5.11a)

Jan 26, 2010

Stuck and pushing my first piece way on up there. My belayer was giving me info on how the piece looked because my face was stuck in the crack to see it.

Stuck and pushing my first piece way on up there. My belayer was giving me info on how the piece looked because my face was stuck in the crack to see it.

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Stuck In Another Dimension (5.11a PG13)

Jan 26, 2010

Staring at the bottom of the route in the rain

Staring at the bottom of the route in the rain

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : New Fangled Dangle (5.11a)

Jan 26, 2010

Chillin out under one of the roofs on Triple Treat

Chillin out under one of the roofs on Triple Treat

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Triple Treat (5.10a)

Jan 26, 2010

My brother coming up third on Ritz

My brother coming up third on Ritz

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Ritz Cracker (5.9)

Jan 26, 2010

Top half of Melifluous

Top half of Melifluous

WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Mellifluous (5.11a)

Jan 24, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Third Buttress : Starry (5.12a)
By: Sam Stephens When: 5 days ago

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Comments: The sit/lay down rest above the 4th or 5th bolt is great. The climbing to that point isn't that difficult, but you can get almost everything back right there.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Ames Wall : Radial Rimmed (5.10c)
By: Sam Stephens When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Slicker than owl shit on a river rock...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Fifty Fifty (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Won't do this one ever again... Never should have been bolted.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : Linear Encounters (5.11a PG13)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 26, 2014

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Comments: Am I the only one who thought this was really hard for 11a? I mean it was just flat out tough.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : The Pulpit (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Dec 29, 2013

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Comments: Got off route and went up and right when we should have gone left on the second pitch. Wound up doing the sermon, which was pretty strung out to the Oasis, but really good too.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Third Buttress : Vanished (5.11c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Fun, engaging, and with you too the end. Good route, very solid 11c.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : Third Buttress : Half Mast (5.12b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: Tough off the bat with a not obvious start and fun roof climbing.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : Made in The Shade (5.12d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: I'll respectfully disagree with the criticism of this route. You come to area 51, you better know you're getting some glued on holds. That being said, the climbing is fun, continuous and yes fairly straight forward. Enjoy it for what it is and you'll have a great time on it. Leave your ethics at the door if you're planning on climbing here, or half the meadow for that matter


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Six Dollars (5.11d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 11, 2013

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Comments: The move to the top is definitely tough, but the placemen of the new anchors in relation to the original anchors (6" lower) makes me believe that if you can clip them from there, then do it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Rico Suave Buttress : Preparation H (5.12a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Aug 19, 2013

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Comments: Great rock, fun movement, good crux. Blows pockets out of the water for sure. If you're there and it's not raining, do this route.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : Area 51 : Instant Gratification (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: A geat route for sure, but no legacy. Worth the trip none the less. A great wam up for the harder routes or just a good ride any time.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Snake Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: Killbutt shot Joe! F yeah!


Location: WV : Bozoo : Double-Tier Wall : Bone Machine (5.11-)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: Fun climb, next time I'm in Blacksburg I really need to get back to Bozoo.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Flash Point Area : Flash Point (5.11d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 12, 2013

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Comments: The best route at the grade in the Gorge. Constant, varied, sustained but with a few good rests. Not 12a, definitely not compared to any 12a on Endless. Throw a shoulder length sling on the bolt after the leftward traverse and the rope will run fairly good, long runners down low would be nice but not necessary.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Upper Meadow : First Buttress : Black Crack (5.12c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 25, 2012

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Comments: To say I got my ass whooped may be an understatement, but this line is COOL!

Got on the other week and had some pump management issues followed by a dirty crack at the top that I couldn't lock into. Those are my excuses.

Really though, it's hard, but really good.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : Premarital Bliss (5.9+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Sep 21, 2012

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Comments: Have fun at the finish!


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