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Member Since: Jan 20, 2010
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Point Rank: # 780
Total Points: 828
Last Year: 201
Last 30 Days: 0
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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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.


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: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Bubba Buttress : Face it Bubba (5.11a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Feb 15, 2010

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Comments: Great mixed route. Fun relaxed crack climbing down low with a few really fun moves and a tricky top section. Very clean line for Bubba City. One of my favorite 11's at Bubba.


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 : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Junkyard Area : Junkyard Wall : Stuck In Another Dimension (5.11a PG13)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: I wanted to puke when I got down from this one. Great route though. Really lives up to its name.

EDIT 3/21/11:

Finally sent this thing this weekend.

Don't need anything bigger than a #3 for the bottom (#4 if you're shorter maybe). A single rack will get you up it just fine, I wound up slamming a #1 high and deep at the offwidth section towards the top, it's out of the way unlike placing a bigger cam there.

And FWIW, this route is not PG13, you can get gear everywhere you n... more >>


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : The Prowess (5.9 R)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Very cool route. Found some good nut placements in the weird lower section and just ran it out on easy ground. Crux is definitely down low and it's definitely worth topping this one out to the cliff top. Keep the rope tight for your second though.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : Raging Waters (5.11a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Very cool route with a bouldery crux at the bottom and fun climbing to the top. Don't get scared on the slopers.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : Homer Erectus (5.11b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Great route and pretty sustained. If you screw up the moves to the shuts you're gonna go for a hell of a ride. Here's a tip, don't grab the slopey rail.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Fern Buttress : Monolith Wall : Spiderwalk (5.10c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: The top packs a punch in comparison to the rest.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Beauty Mountain : Burning Buttress : Spiderwand (5.10b)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Little bit burly down low with some fist size stuff but phe-freaking-nominal if you like goofy dihedrals and perfect splitters for the rest of it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Scream Seam Area : What a Jam (5.9)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: This route would be classic if it wasn't for the top. Chossy top with a sketchy rap off a tree. Perfect hand jams in a flake.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Hellbound Area : Voyeur Variation (5.10a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Great route, tons of fun, and a gorgeous dihedral. Bring a number three for under the roof but you really don't need anything bigger than maybe a #1 C4 the rest of the way. Mainly .4-.75 size gear.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Idol Point : Spectre (5.11c)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 26, 2010

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Comments: Glad everyone resonates my thoughts. Did this route at the end of the day one day and just did it on bolts not realizing how much gear it would take. Gonna go back again and do it on gear.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fern Point : Mellifluous (5.11a)
By: Sam Stephens When: Jan 24, 2010

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Comments: Great route. If you want some great pictures get someone to take them from the cliff top about 100 feet to the left. You get some really cool exposed photos of the upper section and the wall is gorgeous.


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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