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Location: CT : Southwest : 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 : Southwest : 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 : Southwest : 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 : Southwest : 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 : Southwest : 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 : Southwest : 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

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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

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Reservoir Wall

Birdie Party 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Welcome to the Gunks 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

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

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Limelight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

Moby Grape 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NH : Cannon Cliff : 4. Moby Grape Area

Never Never Land 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

NY : The Gunks : ... : g. V3 - Middle Earth

Stirrup Trouble 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

NY : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

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

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

Late For Supper 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

CT : Southwest : ... : Main Face

Ground Effect 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

CT : Southwest : ... : Main Face

Return to Forever 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice

Chlitlin Corner 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice

Old Town 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice

Emigrant Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

ME : Acadia National Park : The Precipice

Graveyard Shift 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Star Action 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Mother's Day Party 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

NY : The Gunks : ... : e. The Mac Wall (Something ...

Modern Times 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

NY : The Gunks : ... : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Ancient Art

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Pistol Whipped

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

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

UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress

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