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Location: NC : Rumbling Bald
By: Brad Caldwell When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: The bouldering guidebook is being finished up right now and should be in print around the beginning of spring, from what I've heard. You can always message Dan Brayack either on here or on Facebook and he'll get back to you with a more definite answer. The climbing guidebook has been out for a while now and is available from Ground Up Publishing at grounduppublishing.com/


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Short Crack Boulder : The Scoop (V5)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Oct 27, 2015

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Comments: Many names and grades changed when the first edition of the guidebook came out. Many of the original names of problems, and boulders, that locals used for many years were not used in favor of names used by those that were involved with writing the guidebook.


Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering
By: Brad Caldwell When: Oct 4, 2015

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Comments: Best overall may be Big Rock, followed closely (if not tied with) by the Bearfields, then Jedi and finally Lighthouse. The only one of those areas with a published guidebook is Big Rock. The new edition will be out before Halloween, a few copies of the old edition may still be available at Sunrift in Travelers Rest. Little Eastatoee and Beasley Gap both have a handful of really great routes in the V0-V5 range and Sassafras has some really great routes in the V4 and up range...these 3 are all sma... more >>


Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Hey Mitch...the spot you're referencing is called Little Eastatoee. It has nearly 100 established routes from Vb-V7/8 and it is covered in the Upstate Bouldering Guide in details. There is a lot of poison ivy there, so usually folks wait until it dies down to start bouldering there in the fall. There are some really good problems, along with really bad ones just like anywhere else, and there is still room for development of harder routes. There is a small trail that was built through the bou... more >>


Location: NC : Dixon School Boulders : Y-Axis Boulder : No pressure (V3+)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Aug 8, 2015

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Comments: This route has been climbed several times over the many years of Dixon. Never heard anyone else name it though.


Location: TN : Obed & Clear Creek : Lilly Bluff : Rolling Coal (5.12b)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: What a bunch of redneck douche bags!


Location: OR : Mt. Hood : Lost Lake Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: Not trying to pile on, but the chalk drawings are still excessive and obnoxious. If you need to draw a heart and initials (or any other drawings) on a rock, even with chalk, just stay in the gym. It's obvious outdoor climbing isn't right for you. Lost Lake is a magnificent bouldering area, in a pristine environment...please try to keep it that way!


Location: TN : King's Bluff
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Jer Alz, just curious if MP allows copies of guidebooks to be posted now...for years this was disallowed as it could be considered copyright infringement. I noticed you posted a lot of photo copies from a guidebook and was curious. I have written several guidebooks myself and would be a little upset to see my information and images posted on this site in this fashion.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : The Green Machine (V4)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jun 24, 2015

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Comments: Green Machine follows the slab just left of the chalk line shown on The Wave. Start on the hueco,but move right and follow the steepest part of the slab, I'm pretty sure its in the guide like that as well. Using anything positive out left has always been considered "off route" to my understanding. Its been a few years since I've been to LRC, but if I remember correctly, the line that moves left/straight up from the hueco and past the rails is rated a V1. Green Machine is a great steep slab probl... more >>


Location: NC : East Slate Rock
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: The driving directions say take a left onto 1206/Yellow Gap Road, but it's actually a right onto this gravel forest service road after the Pink Beds.


Location: OR : Portland & The Gorge : Cascade Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Apr 27, 2015

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Comments: I found a few quality routes up there last summer, one in particular I would go back to do again. But overall, this is a nice place to check out once or twice, not an area to come back to a few times a week to session on. I enjoyed the diversity of wildflowers and the convenience to be able to stop on the way to the Bridge of the Gods boulders or Beacon Rock area. Every little area helps to spread out impact and increase the volume and variety of bouldering opportunities available.


Location: South Carolina
By: Brad Caldwell When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: I haven't "officially" released that guidebook yet, and I think we want to consult the land manager before it gets announced on Mountain Project...for now. :) More info will be released very soon!


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain : Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Link to Roof Crack V5
mountainproject.com/v/roof-cra...


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain : Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Link to Bigfoot V5-6
mountainproject.com/v/big-foot...


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Looking Glass Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Some moron decided to detach a giant chunk of rock off of the left side of the Warm Up Boulder at the North Side Boulders, and permanently changed a few of the problems on that boulder. With fresh dirt revealed from this removal, and still there, leads me to think this happened very recently. Trundling a part of a boulder that has held up strong, despite sounding hollow, for at least the almost 20 years I've been bouldering there seems unnecessary and excessive! Destroying the small hemlock that... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Mid-Trail Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Mar 30, 2015

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Comments: I'd say they start after the switchback/Switchback Boulders and finish when you can start to see the Lowers and other shorter cliffs before the Lowers. There are some great problems in this area, for sure, but most boulders are on a slope with bad landings, making them less than stellar IMO.


Location: South Carolina
By: Brad Caldwell When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Schoolhouse Road Boulders??? Are you talking about Dixon School Road Boulders in NC? And Horse Pens 40 is in Alabama. There are plenty of boulders in SC, with most development taking place in the upper west corner, the Jocassee Gorges, along the hwy 11 corridor.


Location: South Carolina
By: Brad Caldwell When: Feb 12, 2015

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Comments: Hahahaha! They're there Sean, most locals just have tight lips ;) There are thousands of established boulder routes and hundreds of roped routes in the Upstate, if you need some beta, get in touch. Hopefully there will be some good news in SC climbing real soon..something is in the works...stay tuned!


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain
By: Brad Caldwell When: Feb 4, 2015

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Comments: Have you tried to organize it with the SCC or is this just an independent trail day? You may get more participation if its organized by the SCC and you lead the trail day? There have been trail days organized here in the past, but they always seem to fizzle out slowly.


Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 17, 2014

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Comments: Sorry to hear you came up empty handed! Which bouldering area in specific were you looking for? Many routes see little use at times and start to grow over with moss, lichen and weeds at the base. If anyone ever has problems finding areas or problems, please get in touch here on MP.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder : Leapin' Licón (V4-5)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Javier...I must apologize to you! I finally got around to the Bald this past weekend and saw this line, and it was NOT the line I was thinking about when I wrote my original post. My bad on my previous post!!! I was thinking of the route to the right of this one just a little, and when I saw the boulder and this route I realized I had mistaken the 2. Great send and hard work digging that thing out, a nice first FA for sure :)


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Nuke the Whales Wall : Free Willie (5.9)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Hasn't this been climbed on top rope for years and years? I know that whole wall used to get a lot of top rope action back 15 years ago...haven't been there in a while, but I distinctly remember climbing what I think was this route back in the day, along with many other climbers.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder : Leapin' Licón (V4-5)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: This route has been climbed since the early 2000's...at least I sent it along with a group of about 3 other boulderers back in 2000-2001. We never had a name for it, but it definitely isn't a new climb. Not meaning any sort of disrespect, in fact, thanks for all you've done to better the Bald Javier!!!


Location: NC : Thunder Hill Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Thanks!


Location: NC : Thunder Hill Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: There are many many Ravens Rocks in the Carolinas...is this at Raven Rock State Park? Directions are really lacking!


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