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Total Points: 768
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Areas = 15
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Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : A.V.P. Boulders : A.V.P. Boulder : Pocket Shot (V1-2)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2011

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Comments: Toe hook drop knee out high and right off the start is silly fun.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Jackrabbit Buttress : Geronimo (5.6)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 28, 2011

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I topped this route out all the way to where there were anchors to rap off of. First pitch was straightforward up the crack to a huge ledge. Second pitch, up the face and crack to a ledge, then head off again bypassing that belay stance to another large ledge. For the third pitch we went up to a left facing corner where I got a belay in a flake with some .75-1 size pieces on a small ledge. After that I headed just a little off to the right from the belay and then straight up the ... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gift Certificate (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: As of 3/23 there's a purple TCU stuck on this pitch. Tried to get it out but no luck.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area : Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10c/d)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 24, 2011

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Comments: Wound up out left of the second to last bolt. Skipped it because I was afraid things were going to start breaking off if I stayed too long. Top is excitingly fragile...

Did it in one mega pitch. Rope got realllll heavy up at the top.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Fruit Loops (5.7+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 5, 2011

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Comments: I thought the second pitch was way more fun than the first pitch. It's definitely worth doing. I just ran the whole thing into one long pitch


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Obamanation (5.8)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 2, 2011

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Comments: Did the first pitch of this today. A bat flew out of the crack below the tree and almost hit my girlfriend in the face. Fun moves out the roof for sure.

Thought the roof moves felt like 5.9, only because there were no discernible feet when I came out the roof except for one dime edge.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Dixie Reality : Dixie Reality (5.12)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 21, 2011

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Comments: Any beta on finding this thing? Didn't notice it on my way to hanging chain yesterday.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : Pumping In Rhythm (5.11b/c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: We got a #2 in a pod right in the middle of the traverse. I'm curious though. Does the route stay in the overhanging face to the right of the arete or traverse around the arete and mosey up the pebbly face to the top just lefft of the arete?


Location: Trip Reports : August trip to the Winds, a... : Post : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 10, 2011

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Comments: Dude, I can't believe I'm looking at a picture from one of our bail rappel stations from the night my girlfriend and I had to rap Pingora in the dark. It's mind-blowing to see that again!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Granola (5.8+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 20, 2011

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Comments: Pitch 2 is worth doing. Watch the rope drag and string it out into one long pitch. Belay from the anchors up top and have fun getting back to the rings at the top of the first "pitch".


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : Mt. Evans : Mt. Evans Bouldering : Area A : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 21, 2010

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Comments: Get it, Jordan.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Pendergrass-Murray Recreati... : North 40 : Amarillo Sunset (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: One of the best 11's in the East possibly.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : No Place Like Home (5.11c)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: So good. This route deserves all of the stars it gets. Great exposure, fun moves, and one poorly placed bolt adds to the spice of the route. So, so, so good.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Global Village : Eureka (5.6)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 18, 2010

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Comments: I laughed the entire way up this. This was so much fun it was ridiculous.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point - Party Buttress : ... : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: I did this route about a year ago and wussed out and traversed to the anchors out left (extension of Exoduster.) Finally got on it again this weekend when I saw someone had bailed and left 2 nuts, a sling and 3 biners. I agree, the traverse is very spicy. I got rope burn pulling rope across my leg I was so sketched.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Photo
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 25, 2010

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Comments: Shipping for the one on the right to 24060?


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge : No Return (5.9+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 8, 2010

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Comments: Anchors were at the top of the dihedral.


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par...
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 20, 2010

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Comments: Aaron,

I was at the comp at the rock the other night. I'm president of VT's climbing club but won't be after this semester because I'm graduating. Anyway, I'm trying to head down there with COEveryman (Jordan) soon to check the area out. Hope it's as good as you say, the pictures look totally awesome.


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Phantasia : Overlord (5.10b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 3, 2010

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Comments: This route was a lot of fun for me. Not typical RRG, but very reminiscent of the New River Gorge. Thought it was a great line.


Location: WV : Bozoo
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 20, 2010

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Comments: Joe,

I just wanted to chime in here on the access thing. I'm president of VT's climbing club and Bozoo is super critical to us. It's a great destination to take beginners and teach people.

That being said, we went through the whole access ordeal when the signs were posted and after going through a few people, a local to the area who knows and has close contact with the new land owner informed us that those signs are to keep hunters out. Climbers are fine.

Like you said, access is a delicate t... more >>


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re: Which DrillSport ClimbingSam Stephens1 day ago
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re: How do you defend yourself against wildlife when hiking or approaching a climb?General ClimbingSam Stephens6 days ago
re: How do you defend yourself against wildlife when hiking or approaching a climb?General ClimbingSam StephensMay 21, 2015
re: How do you defend yourself against wildlife when hiking or approaching a climb?General ClimbingSam StephensMay 20, 2015
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