Melissa Kelley

enjoys sport and trad @ 5.7 — has visited and listed 3 crags in 1 country — is a member of Red River Gorge Climbers Confederation and Saint George area

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Grade Total On-sight Flash Red point Top rope Diagram
5.13c 0 0 0 0 0
5.13b 4 0 0 4 0
5.13a 18 0 1 17 0
5.12d 18 1 1 16 0
5.12c 48 3 3 42 0
5.12b 54 8 19 27 0
5.12a 84 23 30 31 0
5.11d 63 20 27 16 0
5.11c 83 28 34 21 0
5.11b 85 32 39 11 3
5.11a 82 39 28 14 1
5.10d 44 19 13 10 2
5.10c 63 25 26 12 0
5.10b 62 27 30 3 2
5.10a 32 19 7 5 1
5.9 51 18 23 8 2
5.8 25 15 5 5 0
5.7 23 8 8 7 0
5.6 8 4 2 1 1
5.5 8 4 4 0 0
Yearly top 10 averages
On-sight,
Flash,
Red point,
Top rope
Ascent summary chart
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▼ Ascent date Route name Crag name Genre Grade Opinion Rating FA Ascent type Details
2015-08-30 56 The Fins Sport 5.11c
Flash seems like a good pitch, but my feet hurt so bad that it was hard for me to enjoy.
2015-08-29 Two Hitter Quitter The Fins Sport 5.12c
Red point super good! Some try hard at the bottom leads to glory jug climbing in the end! 2g.
2015-08-29 Time will tell The Fins Sport 5.12a
Flash Nice variation that joins the top of Bean Fiddler, offering an easier, good route.
2015-08-23 James Brown's Wild Ride Rifle Sport 5.11d
On-sight James Brown's Pleasant Stroll. Glad to have the bolts in all the right places!
2015-08-21 Modest Mouse Rifle Sport 5.12c
Red point variation off of Defenseless Betty is awesome! Would make a really nice warm-up! Thanks to Pawel for the secret foot beta which made the moves up high feel easy.
2015-08-21 Squeel to Stihl Rifle Sport 5.13b
Red point Nice varied route - a bit sharp on the hands to the crux which felt impossible the first few tries - great headwall climbing with some slippery slopers!
2015-08-18 The Eighth Day Rifle Sport 5.13a
Red point As Pawel would say, this is the Dawn wall of Rifle; and I'm happy to have climbed the most eye catching route in the canyon...8g. (4totop).
2015-08-11 Do the Mashed Potato Rifle Sport 5.7
On-sight
2015-08-11 Spuds in space Rifle Sport 5.9
On-sight
2015-08-11 Merry Maids Rifle Sport 5.10a
On-sight Really cool for the grade, kind of a pain to clean
2015-08-07 The Anti-phil Rifle Sport 5.13b
Red point Brilliant! Absolutely loved this route and am happy to have had the pleasure to climb it. Surprised to do it so fast! ~9g.
2015-08-04 Mousetrap Rifle Sport 5.12c
Red point Unique movement and stemmy. Very nice. Did not hand jam (like everyone says you have to), but also did not enjoy one section and had to grovel through it...probably because I refused to hand jam. 2g.
2015-07-27 Super Best Friends Muir Valley Sport 5.12b
Red point SBF is the new BFF! Seemed pretty fitting that Haleigh was belaying me for this one. Thanks for the fun, sweat-filled trip. I reached a new level that I didn't even know possible to sweat so much!
2015-07-26 Ro Shampo Roadside Crag Sport 5.12a
Red point Wow, been on this once probably back in 2008. Pretty intimidated to get back on it now, but had good beta from Ian and Haleigh. Pretty fun, but kind of sharp with good, incut flakes.
2015-07-26 Way Up Yonder Red River Gorge Sport 5.12a
On-sight Typical RRG route that's steep, juggy, and fun! This is technically a RP/OS, since I've done the first pitch (11b) before (2008), but with the lovely huge ledge above the first pitch anchors, I took it as a OS. Stone me. It's nice that Roadside is reopened, so take the opportunity and do all these stellar pitches here!
2015-07-21 49 Maple Canyon Sport 5.12a
Flash nice route - a little scary with some choss that will break soon-ish :/
2015-07-11 Poetic Justice Rifle Sport 5.13a
Red point Poetic justice will be served. Give this route at least 3 tries before you decide whether you like it or not. The top is fun, sporty and physical - plug the kneebar and gooo! Never clipped the last draw until the send go, it was always too tempting to grab :) 6g. 3d.
2015-07-11 Tijuana Crack Whore Rifle Sport 5.10d
On-sight Climbs pretty well for a two-star route.
2015-07-11 Cool world  Rifle Sport 5.11d
On-sight This route is awesome (2.5/3 stars)! Not sure why it only gets two stars in the book. Maybe a little contrived if you climb straight up to get the grade. But ride the jugs slightly left of the bolt line and it's easier and more enjoyable. One of my favorite warm-ups in Rifle so far. Must only get two stars in the book, to keep it a local's secret. Secret's out yah!
2015-07-09 Squawk Box Rifle Sport 5.10b
On-sight had to fight for this one. I thought 10b would have holds...even in Rifle.
2015-07-09 PMS Rifle Sport 5.10d 5.10c
Red point easier than the route to the right, because has it has incut holds! Climbs very nice too.
2015-07-08 Primer Rifle Sport 5.11b
On-sight yup.
2015-07-06 I am Not a Philistine Rifle Sport 5.12c
Red point A little sporty at the top! but definitely worth the journey! 3g.
2015-07-06 Borat Rifle Sport 5.11a
On-sight I made glorious ass-cent for Kazakhstan! Get ready for some funk.
2015-07-06 Carlin Rifle Sport 5.10b
On-sight ahhh, verrrry nice!
2015-07-06 Feline Rifle Sport 5.11a 5.11b
On-sight meow meow meow meow meow. Kitty at my foot and I want to touch it. Puurrrrrr....
2015-07-05 Pellet Gun Rifle Sport 5.10d 5.10c
On-sight even the two star routes here are great! Do this one!
2015-07-05 Extended Family Rifle Sport 5.12d
Red point Should contain a warning: slippery when wet. Very nice long route, did in the rain and only the two finishing crimps were a little moist. Get on it!
2015-07-03 Choss Family Robinson Rifle Sport 5.11c
On-sight This route has JUGS! P.S. do the extension
2015-07-03 Silver Surfer Hawaiian Wall, Rifle Sport 5.11d
On-sight Some heinous crimping at the bottom leads to interesting, good climbing. definitely harder than it's counterpart on the wall.
2015-07-03 Surf Boy Hawaiian Wall, Rifle Sport 5.12c
Red point Surfin' USA. Hard, thin crimpy crux - really cool top half on bullet stone. Maybe a little low in the grade? 2.5g.
2015-07-03 Hawaii Five-O Hawaiian Wall, Rifle Sport 5.11d
Flash Flash/RP - shares the last few bolts of Surf Boy. Very nice, better of the two 11d's on the wall (and maybe a little easier). Interesting climbing leads to bullet mix of sand and limestone at the top, making RRG-esk holds! Rad top!
2015-07-02 Beer Run Rifle Sport 5.13a
Red point B, double E, double R-U-N. Such a good pitch! Came together faster than I thought it would, based on the way I felt my first go. Thanks to Rosie for beta-belaying. 10g. 5d.
2015-06-29 Rumor Has It Rifle Sport 5.11b
On-sight Rumor has it....it's good. And Rifle never disappoints! Hard crimp crux at the start.
2015-06-28 Butterfly Effect Rifle Sport 5.12c
Red point glad I gave this one a second chance, I really didn't enjoy the boulder problem near the top, but then I had a butterfly effect moment and everything changed and it all came together very nicely. 3g.
2015-06-26 Crime and Punishment Rifle Sport 5.12a
Flash os/flash. Awesome route steep climbing at the top. Enjoyable warm-up too.
2015-06-09 Super Spunk Maple Canyon Sport 5.13a 5.12d
Red point The top of this is so fun! Big move at the roof, with some slappy compression moves to the anchor. Wish it was longer and more sustained
2015-05-31 Cracker Boy Maple Canyon Sport 5.10b
Flash very cool. Being a year older does not mean you're a year wiser. Almost there, but wondering if this was a good idea. Pitch #27.
2015-05-31 Key Lime Sky Maple Canyon Sport 5.8
On-sight 28 pitches bitches!! And this route was the best way to finish all of them! Beautiful, long easy route. Big thanks to my Pawel for sticking it through all the belayer fatigue, dehydration,and starvation. There was limited short roping, limited stick clipping of wrong routes, and lots of rope pulling. I owe you a beer babe!
2015-05-31 Mini Meditation Maple Canyon Sport 5.10c
On-sight nice nice
2015-05-31 245 North Maple Canyon Sport 5.10b
On-sight my feet might bleed. pitch #25
2015-05-31 Ted Maple Canyon Sport 5.10b
On-sight getting close. this isn't much fun anymore. pitch #26
2015-05-31 Zen Master Maple Canyon Sport 5.11a 5.10d
On-sight very nice sequential climbing
2015-05-31 Meet The Buddha Maple Canyon Sport 5.10b 5.10a
On-sight my feet hurt really bad. Pitch #21
2015-05-31 Tits on a Buddha Maple Canyon Sport 5.11a 5.10d
On-sight not sure what the name means. hard start though leads to easier terrain.
2015-05-31 Zen Fen Maple Canyon Sport 5.10a 5.8
On-sight who the hell is entering these grades? 5.8.
2015-05-31 The Minister Maple Canyon Sport 5.11b 5.11a
On-sight really hard start leads to jugs!
2015-05-31 Blind in the Water Maple Canyon Sport 5.11a
On-sight another hard start. yikes!
2015-05-31 Lunchables Maple Canyon Sport 5.12a 5.11d
On-sight so fun! pitch #17 of the day. 11c/d?
2015-05-31 Groundwork Maple Canyon Sport 5.12a 5.11c
On-sight 11c. pitch #18. learned some interesting belay techniques here...when you're a little girl belaying a big guy the best way to belay is to allow the rope to feed through the gri gri to the ground and begin to coil up on itself. sure fire way to give a soft DECK.
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