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Post climb snack... <br /> <br />Photo is of Strappo Hughes, taken in the Yosemite Lodge parking lot in 1982 by Russ Walling.


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Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Groover (Fischesser Finish) (5.8- R)
By: BHMBen When: 4 days ago

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Comments: This will still be spicy to those for whom it should be.


Location: AL : Steele : Polar Express (5.9+ PG13)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 9, 2014

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Comments: Haha. Actually, as long as you know the '5.8 dihedral' is Wrangler, this is actually spot on. On the other hand, beware the sandbag.


Location: AL : Steele : Sugar Magnolia (5.8) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Good picture.

All three of these routes are fun and have quite a different flavor.


Location: AL : Steele
By: BHMBen When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Some updates concerning Steele....

PROPERTY

~ The SCC property has long been paid for with several traildays since SCC inception. Typically, help is needed in the Spring and the Fall with good turn outs commonplace....usually food and drink and/or climbing follow. Check the Southeastern Climber's Coallition site for updates and the next trailday.

~ Most of the road has been paved and, while a bit rough at the moment, I have seen as many as four Priuses (Prii?) parked on the lot at once, withi... more >>


Location: AL : Steele : Stories (5.7)
By: BHMBen When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: The route described above is the same as this one: unamed 5.7 arete

Perhaps they should be merged.


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Main Face
By: BHMBen When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: Doc Bayne was a bad man. Glad to see this area on MtnProject. Like the description says, hard, sometimes airish climbing, on some of the best granite anywhere.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Margin of Profit (5.9+)
By: BHMBen When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: One of the best routes in the SE. Double small wires protect to tippy top of the crack. Otherwise....just move.


Location: AL : Steele : Deborah (5.10d PG13) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Nov 21, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Andrew....Replaced the image. Deborah is just right of the corner. Rustler is right of that and pulls the roof at a notch.


Location: NC : Big Green : Joke the Chicken (5.9 R)
By: BHMBen When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Nathan, the recommendation for TCUs/small cams is for loading up the flake before you pull into the groove. I remember some really good yellow and orange TCUs there.


Location: NC : Big Green : Joke the Chicken (5.9 R)
By: BHMBen When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Nathan, I cede to your opinion on the grade and will revise....I don't mean to downplay this route, at all....it's a heads up route for sure.

We didn't place anything bigger than a #2 in the P1 belay either time I've been on this, but I can see a #3 working. Likewise, larger pieces up high might work, but we didn't use them and I definitely don't remember seeing any before the first bolt.... My friend Paul thought he was going to fall out of the groove onto me and my brother the fi... more >>


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Who Needs a Thnead? (5.10-)
By: BHMBen When: Oct 22, 2013

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Comments: I actually thought this was pretty good. Thoughtful face climbing over a shallow, broken crack for pro to the ledge. Stand up, clip the bolt, and now you're sport climbing on overhanging jugs through the headwall/bulge. Save one cam (0.75) for the top. Maybe 5.9+.


Location: NH : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Br'er Rabbit (5.10c)
By: BHMBen When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: How Br'er Rabbit was too sharp for Br'er Fox.


Location: AL : Palisades Park : Boobs (5.9) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Climber is on the gulley route. Also 5.9. Boobs is 25' to the right.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Jun 11, 2013

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Comments: Awesome.


Location: AL : Steele : Hot Steele (5.11b/c PG13)
By: BHMBen When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: H A R D.


Location: AL : Steele : The Oak (AKA Oak Tree Direc... (5.9+ PG13)
By: BHMBen When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: New anchors are for the 'middle way', 5.9/5.10- direct finish. Fire straight up an S shaped crack 15' left of the 5.8 flake finish. Small tricams and finger sized TCUs are good through the headwall. The new anchors take the sting out of a previously scratchy top out.


Location: AL : Steele : Aura (5.12- PG13)
By: BHMBen When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: How about new pins instead of bolts?
I'll donate the pins.


Location: AL : Steele
By: BHMBen When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: Brannen....If you can lead solo the 5.8 on the right end of the Wolfe Wall, Graham's Crack at 5.7, or 4th class up the gully in the vicinity of Dreadlock et al, you'll be able to rig something nearby that will be more challenging and fun. Wolfe Wall is the best spot to get a burn, solo. Generally, anchors are challenging to access without a lead and much more so if you are unfamiliar with the intermittent nature of the cliffline.


Location: AL : Steele : Aura (5.12- PG13)
By: BHMBen When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: Fixed pins are dubious, at best. Screamers and Offset Mastercams or TCUs might be advised.


Location: AL : Steele : Man Overboard (5.11 PG13)
By: BHMBen When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: I find getting into the scoop just as hard as the edges and sidepulls. 1980s 5.10+ = hard.


Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Bat Shit Crazy (5.10+)
By: BHMBen When: Apr 17, 2013

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Comments: Nice.....another good rainy day route!


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : Castleton Tower : Kor-Ingalls Route (5.9)
By: BHMBen When: Apr 9, 2013

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Comments: As of 4/6, the first new bolt had been pulled out of the rock a good ways....I clipped it anyway and walked my #6. Yes, my #6.

Also, we got down in two 70M rappels. From the top to the top of the 2nd pitch. From the top of the 2nd pitch to the ground.


Location: AL
By: BHMBen When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Because the locals would freak!
Shannon....you should add your knowledge to the database here, especially on the classics.
Jamestown, Sandrock, Tallulah, Laurel Knob, Whitesides...


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West : Open Casket (5.9) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: This one will get your attention.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Molly and Rocket (5.9-)
By: BHMBen When: Feb 5, 2013

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Comments: Ring anchors up and right.


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