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Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset South : Fear and Whiskey (5.10a/b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: 1 day ago

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Comments: With traffic this will clean up nicely and add another great route to the Bell Buttress. Great assortment of crack climbing in the top half of this route!


Location: TN : Sunset Park : Sunset South : Agrippa (5.10c/d)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: 1 day ago

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Comments: Very good somewhat obscure route. Probably better for cooler temps. Pumpy and sustained at the grade...make sure you gotta good agrippa and don't fall!


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain : Slab Area : Deprived Child (5.6 PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments: Rap anchors have been replaced. Thanks to the SCC for the hardware.


Location: TN : Leda
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: It seems we are getting submissions for routes that are already in the database. I think its because some of the names that are used in the Chatt Steel book are different (for some reason) that the names that existed in the old PDF of Leda and the names listed in the DCA. We probably need to come up with a plan on which routes names to use so this doesn't continue to happen. Ideas/Suggestions? Thanks.


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain : Slab Area : Deprived Child (5.6 PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Harrison - thanks for the effort and the update. SCC has donated some hardware that will be used to replace a number of the anchor and protection bolts at Currahee in the near future.


Location: AL : Sand Rock : The New Wall. aka Kurt Russ...
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: So, having climbed here a couple of times I thought I would add some thoughts on the area. Pretty cool, although very short, climbing with closely spaced bolts. A good place to do a bunch of routes quick. Seems like its getting a good about of traffic. But the major problem with this is the precedence it will set for newer climbers. The single open shut at the top of each routes probably the worst way to put an anchor at the top of a climbing routes. Both times there, I have seen people TR... more >>


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Yes. Unless you like bugs, humidity, ticks, greasing off holds and sweaty your ass off. But you could potentially go super early and chase some shade around corners, etc. Good Luck!


Location: TN : Photo (Copy)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: The Tennessee Wall - No More Tiers.


Location: NC : Big Green : Whip-O-Will (5.10b PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: Guidebook calls this 10b...yeah right. I would call it 11 something for sure but I don't know. And pretty sustained climbing until bolt 3.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Friction Addiction (5.10+)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Very cool route. The second pitch will blow your mind or your pants. That mantel, damn. Third pitch very well protected very good harder climbing. Would be nice just rap back down the route. There is one rap ring up (and two bolts out left of that) and right ten feet of the tree island at the top...maybe part of the Girdle Traverse.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Black Swan (5.10b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: Thin climbing to the first (high) bolt...no anchors at the top of the second pitch (as book notes). Used the mentioned tree and longer than 100 feet...more like 175 to the tree. Also a single bolt was passed on the way...don't know if it's part of the second pitch on not (not noted in the book). First pitch is very good.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : Titties & Beer (aka "World... (5.9+) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: To find this feature, as you climb up the water groove pitch on T&B begin to angle right at about 120 feet up eventually going hard right for 50 feet or so. You will see this feature. Cross under this rock to a ledge. Anchors are on the right hand side of this ledge. One double rope rap gets you to the ground.


Location: AL : Sand Rock : The Pinnacle : Valdez, The (5.10c)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: This route might improve with a bit more traffic...and anchors at the top.


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 6, 2015

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Comments: They all have the same basic infomation. It may depend on if you are looking for just T Wall or other areas like you mentioned. You won't go wrong with any of the three.


Location: NC : Cashiers Area (Ice) : Whitesides (ice) : Mother Russia (WI5-)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jan 11, 2015

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Comments: Couple of notes...Pitch 1 - Climb thin and gradually steepening ice to a short vertical section. Pump past this to a ledge out left and belay. Belay off tree and screw if possible. Pitch 2 - May vary depending on conditions. We were able to place a bomber #1 cam in a horizontal crack just off the belay before reaching the ice pillar. Continue up right past the crux to a stance and a rest. Climb easier ice to a belay tree at the top.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Rock Eating Tree (5.11b PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jan 1, 2015

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Comments: Pitch 2 (or 1 - depending on where you start) clocks in at about 215 feet. At 200 feet the leader will clip the last bolt before the anchors...easy to simul-climb for about 15 feet. Great pitch!


Location: NC : Laurel Knob
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: I think if you plan for a week, you should be good. Rain could be bit hit or miss. But if you factor in Laurel, Whitesides, the Glass, Cedar, etc. you should be able to climb something, somewhere. The only problem would be a longer rain period. That might shut down some of those options. Fly fishing - not sure about. I think there are some good option around Brevard. Feel free to send me a message for more details.


Location: GA : Boat Rock
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: Would this area/page be better served if it was grouped into sub areas?


Location: GA : Boat Rock : Reach Mantle (V3)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 1, 2014

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Comments: see Reach Mantel...


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Groover Variation (Fischess... (5.8) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 19, 2014

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Comments: Awesome! Keep 'em coming!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Lakeview Area : Squeeze Job (5.10 PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 27, 2014

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Comments: If you sling the tree, all you need is 3 draws and a red tricam. Fun, balancy and a touch spicy.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : 'Shimer Down (5.9)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Joe...have updated the route with your details...if you can post a high resolution topo photo that would be great!


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : 'Shimer Down (5.9) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 7, 2014

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Comments: Cool pic...you got a higher resolution version?


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 1, 2014

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Comments: T Wall Fall Closure Dates: Sep 20-28, Oct 9-11, 25-26, Oct 31-Nov 2, Nov 29-Dec 4. From: tn.gov/agriculture/forestry/st...


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Canyons of Laurel (5.11b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 22, 2014

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Comments: Great sustained climbing, especially on p3. Bring your comfy shoes. Bolts are old and could use some updating..although I tested one on p3.


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