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Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Shamoo Area : Shamoo (V5) : Photo
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: The crack to the left of the climber is Shamoo Dihedral (V4).


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Smiley Area : Smiley Slab (V0)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: This slab is a great option for a first time climber.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Smiley Area : Lemon Drop (V1) : Photo
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: The jutting roof of The Nose (V5) can be seen in the background.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Pulley Area : Tony Danza (V0+)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Joel Torretti had a V-hard project up the center of the tall and blank face. Start with feet on the sloping ledge, then try to work micro holds straight up (nowhere near the crack on the left). I doubt it has been sent. It could be V9, or V11, or impossible. Go give it a try. Please do not clean the rock looking for micro holds. All possibilities have been ferreted out long ago.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : 45 Area : Scarlet Lady (V4)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I have done the climb on the face to the left of the arete (Corporate Strategies). I do not remember the name of it, or even if it ever had a name. It was very tricky to get established on the face, then a fun long throw to the lip and mantel. V5 is right on for the grade. I did it with Chet in one day, and it took many tries to get on the rock. The throw isn't that difficult once you are on the boulder.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Shamoo Area : Overlord (V2)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: This problem is one of my favorite of the grade in all of Mt. Gretna. The holds are huge, and the movement is like that of a gym climb. It is possible to top out straight up with a heel hook rockover (V2), or out left on the arete (V1). In my opinion moving left is a tad bit easier. Back in the day, this climb was unnamed.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Shamoo Area : Bashista Yo Sista (V5)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Yes, I did make the first ascent of this climb in 2000. I started from a full sit start on the left arete before getting the sloping ledge, as I could not start sitting with a hand on it. Originally I did top out straight up which was difficult, then a month later I traversed right to an easier top out the way that everyone does it now and is described above. I think that V5 is spot on as to the grade, and is what I personally graded it when I did it. Or as we used to say, it is of a "modera... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Hang Ten Boulder : Maverick (V1)
By: skinny legs and all When: 3 days ago

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Comments: It is possible to start lower on the arete than the horizontal hold without adding difficulty.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Otherlands : Rollercoaster : Crimptonite (V4)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: The first ascent was by Michael Stewart aka Mac Daddy circa 2000-2002, he called it V3 if I remember correctly. There was a low start done the very strong lady of the old norope.com site (Julie?) around 2004, at V7. I think the lower start is closer to V6, that was when I did it just after. Foot holds on this crispy face may have broken in the time since.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : The Matrix Area : Lonely Boy (V4+ PG13)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: I am going to be completely honest here, Ben. I climbed this problem in the fall of 2000. And many other persons after did this climb. I am not sure if your post is tongue in cheek, but seriously, did you believe you had made a first ascent? Close but no cigar, my good man. I really am not trying to be mean, but this was an old classic problem. I think we called it Kryptonite. Almost all of the obvious boulders had been climbed between 1998 and 2003, and this is most certainly one of them... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : The Matrix Area : Spring Chicken (V5)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Rooobert! Hey, I did climb this funky thing after a couple of visits. I really did. It is solid 5.11, now that I have a rack and know how to JAM a crack. And just so you know, Chet and I had your spot on your first ascent, you crack maniac! I hope you are having fun in New Zealand! Honest to god, just today I found a VHS tape of your first ascent with Chet and myself spotting you. You were panting like a dog in heat, but you sent! This was way back in 2002 or 2003. I hope you and your f... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Beautiful Day : Finger Fun (V0)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: This is one of the best finger crack climbs at Gretna that requires one to actually jam to do it the easiest way.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Beautiful Day : Beautiful Day (V7)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Named by Chet Gross. Tony DiSanto may have gotten the first ascent around 2003.


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : 45 Area : Photo
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: The yellow line pictured is named Destroyer rated 5.13b/c or V8/9 by the first ascentionist Travis Gault sometime after 2005 and before 2008. He gave it a route grade due to the problems length and the fact that it is a traverse. In Font, they use a separate grading system for traverses. Also, I am not positive that Travis started on the far right, or on the Fabulous start. But knowing how Travis is a confirmed sport climb 5.14b and V12 boulder crusher, I as sure he chose to tack on the adde... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Smiley Area : Paula (V5)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: So I am gonna put it out there that I believe that I got the first ascent of this rig. When I sent it around 2002, I could not find any of the usual suspects that laid claim to it. Also the corner hold and especially the topout holds were covered in lichen, which is what laid the foundation of a first ascent in my mind. I think V5 or V5+ is what I graded it. I did not name it because I was not 100% sure that I was the first ascentionist. I did do the full on sit start. If the current gener... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Smiley Area : Multiple Personalities (V4)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Whoa, whoa. I am not trying to start a dick measuring contest here! I was merely saying that when we were doing in in the early 2000's, Joel was always the first one to jokingly tell us his story of onsighting the problem on his first ascent. I have always suspected it was a fair bit harder than V4. I am in no way discounting anyone's ascents of this problem. So V7 it is! Whatever the grade, this is a unique diabase problem. I will defer to the present consensus for the grade. Props to a... more >>


Location: PA : South Central PA : Mount Gretna : Shamoo Area : Balance or Power (V6)
By: skinny legs and all When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Sorry for the misleading information on locating the boulder. There was never a stick shelter when I was climbing at Mt. Gretna. I did my best to describe the directions to the problem.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : *Joshua Tree Bouldering* : Real Hidden Valley Boulderi... : Turtle Rock Circuit : ... : So High (V5 R)
By: skinny legs and all When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: Soo...I am miffed enough to feel obligated to defend my original comment. I never stated that I knew Rands' ascent as fact. I even doubted it at the time. I do not purchase North Face products or Urban Climber magazine because I do not believe they are core rock climbing supporters. I obtain most of this information from my library of over 400 magazines. I am just repeating things for other peoples benefit. I in no way, shape or form intend to perpetuate misinformation. And yes, I do pepp... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : The Pound : EDCL Boulder : EDCL (V2)
By: skinny legs and all When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: The landing may be flat, but it is exceptionally hard.


Location: Ross : Misc : Photo
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: That is a neat cairn!


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Virgin River Gorge
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: It is not recommended to leave any valuables in your car while climbing at the VRG. The meth heads who patrol this highway corridor will smash your window and nick your stuff without haste.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Virgin River Gorge : Planet Earth Wall : Joe Six Pack (5.13a)
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Damn Brayne, you left your draws? That must have been some fall...props to you, for real. I am scared just reading the description. I've seen two or three great photos of this climb in magazines over the years and have always wanted to try it, but now I am having second thoughts.


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall : Dark Boy (5.13b)
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: I have read many times in print and been told from other climbers that Dark Boy is one of the best 5.13b's is the United States. The only thing that could improve this climb would be the setting (imagine if the Blasphemy Wall were in a peaceful wilderness than right next to a busy interstate highway).

The way the sections and their difficulties are dispersed remind me of the route Cote d'Azure at Rumney, New Hampshire. Beginning easy, followed by the business, then capped by what would be the... more >>


Location: AZ : Northern Arizona : The Arizona Strip : Virgin River Gorge : Blasphemy Wall : Fall of Man (5.13b)
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Jake braking is the loud chattering exhaust noise sound you will inevitably be barraged with by the copious semi trucks driving on I-15. It is produced when truckers use the compression release engine brake on their diesel engines to decelerate. Many municipalities that have truck routes pass through residential or business areas prohibit jake braking.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Barker Dam Area : More Funky than Monkey Rock : More Monkey than Funky (5.11b)
By: skinny legs and all When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments: I read an article in an old Climbing or Rock and Ice rag of Bachar recounting his witness to a solo ascent of this climb by John Yablonski. Yabo made it through the roof, and pulling the lip he just freaked. He was super pumped. Bachar thought Yabo had no business being on the rig without a rope and told him so prior to booting up. So Yabo is panicking, maxing out on poor jams and his entire body starts quivering; no I mean violently shaking. Somehow between blood-curling screams ... more >>


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