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rockandlice


Apr 4, 2009, 11:06 AM
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FA's, Bolting, Ethics, blah blah blah for Love?  (North_America: United_States: Virginia: Central: Love_Gap)
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Love is just down the road from me, and while it's nothing spectacular, there are a few decent lines scattered about. The one thing however is that there are few leadable lines. I've spotted some nice tougher looking lines that are roughly %50 protectable by gear. I'd like to have a few decent lead lines close by for after work, and was considering doing some ground up route establishment on a few mixed lines. Trouble is, I know nothing of this spots FA's and established lines. I'm guessing some of these lines have been climbed on TR, though seriously doubt they've gone on gear. I establish (rarely) ground up, hand drill only. Just wondering if there is anyone out there with objections, or if you may know any parties that should first be contacted.

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virginiapine


Nov 3, 2009, 6:44 AM
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Re: [rockandlice] FA's, Bolting, Ethics, blah blah blah for Love? [In reply to]
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PM'ed ya. Note that there are a dozen leadable lines at the main crag, all on trad gear, from 5.5 to 5.10. Nearly everything is 30m in height, with (currently) one line that is 60m (best to do 2 raps to get down). I've been going there for 7 or 8 years - nice solid gneiss. Yeah, there's lichen - welcome to the real world (just like Seneca & Yosemite were when folks first started climbing at those spots)...
Cheers,
Michael


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