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Member Since: Apr 9, 2012
Last Visit: Aug 15, 2015
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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All 40 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos 5 | Page Improvements | Comments 6 | Posts 12 | Stars 9 | Ratings 7

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Location: TN : Foster Falls : Rocket Slab : Gravity Boots (5.7)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 20, 2013

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Comments: Went left of the bolts to keep it 5.7; good warmup. Going straight up the bolts is harder than a 7 IMO.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Plastic Toys (5.7)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: I really enjoyed this route! As someone said above, really relaxing for T-Wall. Crux may just be getting onto the boulder. Ends at 2 bolts/rap rings shared with New Beginnings.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : New Beginnings (5.5)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: My first lead climb, and in my opinion not the best for a new leader. Not too hard, but still more than I bargained for at 5.5 in the guide. Gear on the lower part is sparse; be sure to not get too far right. Ends at 2 bolts/rap rings.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Nappy (5.7)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Good corner for the beginning leader. Jamming helps but it can be done pretty easily without. Great gear. Anchors are set back from the top about 8' so bring something to extend them.


Location: TN : Starr Mountain : Flake Route (5.9-)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Fun route that protects very well and always seems to have good holds. No real crux. DCA lists it as 5.9, but it's VERY soft for that grade; 5.8 at best. By far the most dangerous part of the climb is crossing the chasm just before the climb starts. Be careful and consider anchoring in your belayer!


Location: TN : Starr Mountain : Pleasing to the Touch (5.6)
By: Alan Brock When: Oct 2, 2012

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Comments: Great warm up route and good for the new trad leader (such as myself). The route is a bit dirty, but the pro is pretty good and the holds are fantastic, especially the top half. The view is unbeatable as well!


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