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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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All 377 | Routes 6 | Areas | Photos 2 | Page Improvements | Comments 21 | Posts 14 | Stars 326 | Ratings 8

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Location: VA : High Knob Area : Labyrinth : Photo
By: sean barb When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Neat! i climbed here one winter quite a few years back. had a friend who briefly lived in Wise; a small crew visited him and we spent a weekend exploring stuff up above the town of Norton.


Location: NC : Cooks Wall : 'Tang area : DC Crack (5.11)
By: sean barb When: Nov 28, 2012

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Comments: Marco Cornacchione should be added to the first ascent credit. a fun climb that gets good sun in the winter.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : The Big Arete (5.11)
By: sean barb When: Aug 15, 2011

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Comments: funky mantle move is right!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Potash Road : Wall Street : Dark Horse (5.12a)
By: sean barb When: Nov 4, 2009

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Comments: a nice crank. got on this thinking it was something else and thinking i had started up an 11-. came away thinking, damn this place is a sandbag.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Carpe Freeum (5.11a)
By: sean barb When: Aug 29, 2009

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Comments: that belay ledge and its spot in the gorge is 4 stars.


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : The Delicate Sound of Thund... (5.11a)
By: sean barb When: Aug 15, 2009

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Comments: way cool route with lots of "a-ha" sequences. do it.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bridge Area : Bridge Buttress : Handsome and Well-Hung (5.11a)
By: sean barb When: Aug 10, 2009

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Comments: ^ ladd, i took a surprise fall on this route a few years back. i think a .75 camalot was the piece that stopped me. i flew for a 15 footer when my foot just popped; it didn't dampen my enthusiasm for this classic route!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Flash Point Area : The Diving Swan (5.11a)
By: sean barb When: Jul 9, 2009

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Comments: an overlooked classic.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : Tips Ahoy (5.12d) : Photo
By: sean barb When: Jun 24, 2009

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Comments: sharp!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Hawksbill Mtn : Middle Hawksbill : No Free Lunch (5.10c/d)
By: sean barb When: May 10, 2009

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Comments: great line; do it in one pitch! was a fat rattler hanging out at the anchor... yikes!


Location: NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Whiskey Peak : Triassic Sands (5.10) : Photo
By: sean barb When: May 4, 2009

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Comments: that loose block freaked me out!


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Enduro Man Rides Again (5.11d)
By: sean barb When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: a good one for training your sloper form; doesn't get the traffic worthy of its quality.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Fire Wall : Wild Kingdom (5.11d PG13)
By: sean barb When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: one of the finest routes anywhere.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Fight or Flight (5.11)
By: sean barb When: Apr 30, 2009

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Comments: you'll likely experience a tad bit o' exposure once you pass the sloping rail. rigid stemmed friends are damn near necessary as flex cabled units would likely rip if you fell. this is one of those curious situations where the rigid stem 'levers' or 'pitons' to create reliable pro.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Honeymooner's Area : Jesus and Tequila (5.12b)
By: sean barb When: Apr 7, 2009

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Comments: classic! i repeated this one many times because it is that good. a good 'barometer' route to know if you're on form for the harder endless wall testpieces.


Location: NC : Photo
By: sean barb When: Feb 1, 2009

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Comments: pretty classic line of face climbing. this is what i envision climbing in a jungle would be like.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Nicotine (5.13a/b)
By: sean barb When: Feb 1, 2009

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Comments: back when i climbed it, nicotine had its own independent anchor. i racked up with a small tcu that protected some fun climbing between the pin and an anchor of equalized nuts. i'm relying on memories of at least 12y ago, but it seems that the anchor was roughly the same height as the mighty mouse anchor; higher than the middle road anchor ledge. the anchor just sorta rotted away and most ascents these days just traverse over to mighty mouse.


Location: International : North America : Virgin Islands : Virgin Gorda, BVI
By: sean barb When: Jan 28, 2009

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Comments: I honeymooned here and had a great time exploring the boulders. The limiting factors are heat and sand. I didn't take a pad and had no spotters, but the climbing was still fun. I preferred the boulders of Spring Bay and Devils Bay over the Baths proper... too many gawkers! Hopefully more folks will contribute beta; its a great little bouldering vacation paradise.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : The Folly : The Good Book (5.10d)
By: sean barb When: Dec 18, 2008

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Comments: Great route; although I climbed it before the major rockfall. The lieback corner pitch is really classic; bring doubles in the 1-1.5" stuff. Bring some big cams for the last pitch, its worth it!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Global Village : Disappearer (5.11b)
By: sean barb When: Dec 4, 2008

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Comments: neat route. watched several partners try in vain to static thru the crux; just jump!


Location: KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City : No Place Like Home (5.11c)
By: sean barb When: Dec 4, 2008

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Comments: standout route: one for the "best of the Red" lists