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virginiapine


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God Crag on Old Rag Mtn, Virginia  (North_America: United_States: Virginia: North_Western: Old_Rag_Mountain: God_Crag)
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Hi folks,

I've put in detailed directions on how to reach the various sections of this crag, both from above and below - except for Patio Ledge, with which I am unfamiliar. Please review these directions and PM me for additions/corrections. And please do add the routes that you have climbed on this crag! It's quite incomplete as compared to the Reflector Oven, PATC Wall, Summit Wall, and Sunset Walls, and now (as of yesterday) the Lower Ridge Trail Slab.

I'll be working pretty steadily on the whole Old Rag section of the routes db, so have a look at it regularly.

Michael Doyle
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Charlottesville


dharmatreez


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Michael

thanks for the work you are putting in to update the database

Old Rag is on my tick list for VA next year

its greatly appreciated that you are contributing beta, big ups

you need any topos drawn, just check out my profile, if you like what you see, i'd be more than happy to contribute

long happy trails and safe climbing

jae


virginiapine


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dharmatreez, thanks for the note! You sound like the type who might really like Old Rag - a nice hike in (uncrowded when you start early - and the earlier, the more time for climbing!), and then getting well off-trail to a number of the crags. And nothing beats granite for climbing - just don't forget to tape up your hands for the cracks!!!

Your topos look very nice. Mine are much rougher (have a look at the Lower Ridge Trail Slab for the links to them). I've made them into PDFs to try making up for this - e.g., they'll at least print out nicely...

Cheers,
virginiapine


nnowinowski


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everyone should do alpenglow it is increeedible!


dharmatreez


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just what i like

long approaches and some solitude at the rock

plus i've been looking for some great granite

might have to get there sooner than i thought

i checked out the topos you put up, they are solid with beta, i'll have to take them with me.

again, thanks for working on the database

jae


virginiapine


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To all,

I've done more work on the God Crag section - added a few routes and re-ordered everything so that all routes are in a logical order within their areas.

Anybody been out there lately? It's been really beautiful with the fall foliage and perfect temperatures...

Cheers,
Michael Doyle
Charlottesville


ebsuku


Nov 5, 2007, 6:44 AM
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virginiapine wrote:
Anybody been out there lately? It's been really beautiful with the fall foliage and perfect temperatures...

We were out as well this weekend, it was great! For us it was more of a first time familiarization trip, got some good climbs in though. Awesome views!


LexnBirf


Nov 27, 2007, 3:15 PM
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We were out there weekend before last, perfect day.

Lex


munky


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Me too. Perfect climbing in a perfect setting. All I gotta say is thank god the approach is 3 miles it keeps the crowds away.


zealotnoob


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A buddy and I, for want of a lil epic, took off for Old Rag from DC after work a couple weeks ago, got to the north ridge lot at 830--well after dark--hiked, scrambled and bushwacked to the Oh My God Dihedral, climbed it and returned to the lot by 1230...was in bed by 230. It was kinda spooky by headlamp... Cool


zealotnoob


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We plan on going back next weekend to climb Bushwack Crack. Any recommendations for other climbs in that realm of difficulty?


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munky


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Strawberry Fields/tart as one pitch and Report to Sickbay as one pitch. Both are awesome lines. Sickbay is easier. Fields has a hard section right off the belay of pitch 1 that could result in a broken foot if you're not careful .


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