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Member Since: Jan 20, 2010
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Total Points: 799
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Areas = 15
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Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Team Jesus (5.10a PG13)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 21, 2011

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Comments: Gray DMM Peenut protects the highest part of the crack before the "crux".


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Lower Meadow : Sunkist Wall : Arachniphobia (5.9)
By: Sam Stephens When: Mar 21, 2011

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Comments: Rap slings on trees at the top. Please inspect all webbing and cord before trusting it though, rats have been suspected of chewing some webbing in the area.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Head Wall : Skinhead Grin (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: Keep it together after the roof and tricky corner. It isn't over until you're well into the slab at the top.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : Zeitgeist (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: Worth doing, but easier than the Crescendo by a long shot if you climb smart.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Doce Doe (5.9)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 31, 2011

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Comments: This is a good route to set up a TR on for beginners. Don't hog it on the weekends though because a lot of people use it for a warm up before Fantasy.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Thunder Buttress : Super Crack (5.9+)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 21, 2011

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Comments: Brian and Ryan are right on about this route. The top is only hard because all of a sudden it's in your face unlike the rest of the route. People get to it and freak out, but if you climb smart it's just as chill as the rest of the route.

And FWIW, I've found plenty of stances that aren't "strenuous" to place gear.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : The Other Place : Flaming Pellets (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: There's a much better way to do the crux rather than using the two crimpers. Just saying.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : South Side Crags : The Other Place : Low Brow (5.12a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: Great line, I might even venture to call it brilliant.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Rod Serling Crack (5.10b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jun 30, 2010

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Comments: Good luck keeping the rope out of the crack as you pull the roof. If you're ballsy enough to not place any pro until after the roof you'll be fine. Great climbing, but not what you'd expect when you first look at it.


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 : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Burning Calves (5.10b)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 10, 2010

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Comments: I could climb this all day. Spectacular locks, great moves, and a fun cruiser top.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : Summersville and Gauley Riv... : Summersville Lake : The Long Wall : Under the Milky Way (5.11d)
By: Sam Stephens When: May 3, 2010

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Comments: Bouldery start, technical (and thin) face and arete climbing, and a slightly pumpy finish that will catch you off guard if this is your limit. Great climbing.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Orchard Wall : Grand Space (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: Awesome route. I agree with the 3 stars at least comment. If this thing got cleaned up at all it would be 4 stars without question. Could benefit from anchors at the top, but as it is you need a second to follow and rap or you have to leave something and lower on it to clean.

This was phenomenal.


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.


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