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Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge : Main Face : Late For Supper (5.12)
By: Will Starks When: Oct 10, 2011

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Comments: Sent it last week, and climbed it two more times that day to see how I felt about its true difficulty. Really nice climbing after the hard start; I was surprised at how enjoyable a route it is. I don't boulder so I can't comment on the difficulty of the start on that scale, but I definitely recommend trying this route with a static rope (to avoid hitting the rocks below when attempting the opening moves).


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge
By: Will Starks When: Aug 1, 2011

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Comments: Well said, Will and Jack. The cliff has in the past month seen yet more [unnecessary] bolting and [unsightly] chopping, when all it really needs is cleaning. Thanks to those who have been working on removing the graffiti, and have left wire brushes and cleaning supplies hidden near the cliff for others to contribute to the effort to restore it to the condition that has made it an enjoyable, little travelled traditional and toprope climbing spot for fifty years. I pledge to do my part in ensuring... more >>


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge : Main Face : The Dihedral (5.11-)
By: Will Starks When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: I was introduced to this route as a 5.11- that moves right at the roof rather than pulling it (labelled as a variation in this route's picture). Not sure of its name; does anyone know?


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge : Main Face : Satan's Ceiling (5.11)
By: Will Starks When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: This route has been led and is named Satan's Ceiling. It has traditionally been rated 5.10d but I'll concede that pulling the roof feels harder than that.


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge : Main Face : Late For Supper (5.12)
By: Will Starks When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: Morgan, when did Matt Wilder climb this route? I am not sure who the first ascensionist is, but I know that it was repeated in 1991 and already had a name, Late For Supper. It was considered 5.11+/5.12- at the time.


Location: CT : Western Coastal Slope : Great Ledge : Main Face : Ground Effect (5.10d PG13)
By: Will Starks When: Jul 29, 2011

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Comments: This route has a name, Ground Effect. Not sure who first led it, but will do my best to find out. It's a stout lead at 5.10+, but the pro is there (I've led it and know several others who have). There is only one loose rock on the route, which someone has plastered with a large X. It is lodged, will bear weight, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. A beautiful route.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Red River Gorge 12/26 (or other days this week if weather changes)Eastern and Southern StatesWill StarksDec 23, 2014
Red River Gorge 12/26 (or other days this week if weather changes)Eastern and Southern StatesWill StarksDec 22, 2014
Ride to/from Yosemite from San Francisco October 10-12Northern California PartnersWill StarksOct 7, 2014
re: Yosemite Partner Nov. 9-11Northern CaliforniaWill StarksNov 7, 2013
re: Yosemite through Nov 19Northern California PartnersWill StarksNov 6, 2013
re: Yosemite Partner Nov. 9-11Northern CaliforniaWill StarksNov 6, 2013
Partner for Smith Rock Nov. 2-4Pacific Northwest PartnersWill StarksOct 19, 2010
re: Climbing Partner, weekend of 28/29 near portland...Maybe Smith???Pacific Northwest PartnersWill StarksMar 19, 2009
Smith Rock November 23 Pacific Northwest PartnersWill StarksNov 19, 2008
re: Oregon crack partner nov 2008Pacific Northwest PartnersWill StarksNov 8, 2008

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Fine Jade 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

UT : Moab Area : ... : The Rectory

TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Drop, Fly, or Die 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

Slim Pickins 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

On The Loose 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NY : Adirondacks : ... : The Spider's Web

The Original Route 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

NV : Red Rock : ... : The Rainbow Wall

Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Velvet Wall

Forget Me Knot 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R

NV : Red Rock : ... : Straight Shooter Wall

Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face

Positive Vibrations 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CA : High Sierra : ... : Incredible Hulk

Self Abuse 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Midway Rock

Orange Plasma 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : West Face

Direct Northwest Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face

Black Widow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Low Profile Dome

Darth Vader's Revenge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Low Profile Dome

Aja 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Left Side

Nosedive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NY : The Gunks : ... : a. The Uberfall

North Face 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

UT : Moab Area : ... : Castleton Tower

Supercrack of the Desert 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Incredible Hand Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Fingers In A Lightsocket 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

Jolly Rancher 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Spaghetti Western 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

Stolen Chimney 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

UT : Moab Area : ... : Ancient Art

Middle Crack 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

UT : Moab Area : ... : Reservoir Wall

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