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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.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Old Times' Sake (5.10)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: WOW! That 3rd pitch will make ya proud. Definitely more spicy than it's neighbor. That move near the end of the very long 3rd pitch might make you pause for a moment.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Cruising with the Top Down (5.10)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jun 15, 2014

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Comments: Pretty good single pitch to warm up or wrap up on. Watch for bit of loose stuff around the bottom flakes.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Dandy Line (5.8+)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Nice route although a bit green and mossy...but it wasn't running water. Seemed more of fingers and thin hands than full hands for more. A must do in the area.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : No Sir (?) (5.9)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 3, 2014

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Comments: I am guessing this is the route listed here on this topo...the grade seems a bit harder than noted here...could be the breaking of holds...a small foot edge crumbled under my foot last time...
hand drawn topos of the sector (circa Nov 2011)
hand drawn topos of the sector (circa Nov 2011)



Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Prentice Cooper Hunt Dates - Spring 2014
Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area will be holding managed turkey hunts on the dates listed below. The area west of Highway 27 (Suck Creek Road) will be closed to visitors except hunters on these dates. The area east of Highway 27 including Edwards Point will remain open to the public on these dates: Apr 1-6, 9-12, 17-19, and 22-27.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Old Times' Sake (5.10)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Mar 10, 2014

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Comments: Climbed the first 2 pitches of this routes last summer and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to climbing the rest...or at least the third pitch. Thanks!


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Paradox Wall : Girly Man (5.11a/b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: I the description here is correct and the written description in ChattSteel is correct. The picture and the route number are incorrect in ChattSteel.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Route Of The Living Dead (5.10+)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Really liked the route...although I found myself doing a bit of wandering in places trying to find the correct (easiest) path. The second pitch holds some of the best climbing on the route. I also thought the climbing was very consistent/sustained...not alot of easy stuff with a move or two. Mostly the other way around...lots of sustained climbing with a few easy moves and some harder moves. Also...the foot bridge is gone..if you are looking for a point of reference. Light rack to #1 ... more >>


Location: TN : Foster Falls : Paradox Wall : Girly Man (5.11a/b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 17, 2014

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Comments: This route and a few others in the area are mislabeled in the Chatt Steel guidebook. I think they are one route off...Great route with really cool crimping through the crux on tiny feet.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Gingerbread Man (5.11c/d PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 13, 2014

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Comments: This is a fun TR after leading Animal Cracker (which has newer bolts) - throw a directional on the one old anchor bolt.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Big Corner (5.10c PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments:
Routes
Routes

Coming from the left...Big Corner (big corner), Lessons Learned (face) and Talk This Way (face).


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 7, 2014

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Comments: Nathan - I think I figured it out...Who's On First...we only had time to do the first pitch. Thanks!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 6, 2014

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Comments: Any idea of the route that is to the right of these? Two pitches, bolts, gear, bolted anchor. 1st pitch - slab up to roof, pull, face climb past some bolts to anchor?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Big Corner (5.10c PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 6, 2014

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Comments: Any idea of the mixed routes on the face to the right of Big Corner (before the flake)?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Spring Training (5.10a PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Feb 6, 2014

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Comments: You can protect this well with a set of double cams (small to C4 1 or 2) - I took a 3 and 4 and didn't use either. Agreed - second pitch is great!


Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall West : Hell or High Water (5.11b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: Alternatively, you can start on the face and climb up and left to the meat of the route. This would be a solid classic if the rock quality were a touch better.


Location: NC : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jan 11, 2014

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Comments: pretty cool looking...even sideways...


Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face : Save the Shrimp (5.8 PG13) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 28, 2013

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Comments: So, I think I heard or saw the comment about the sky hook, so my partner brought it in case he ended up with that pitch. I ended leading that pitch and found that the climbing was pretty easy as long as you eventually traversed and angled up. I noticed a bolt (that I started to head towards) with what looked a pretty hard move to gain. I went back and found a grassy ramp that angled up to the belay. On the photo topo, that bolt is marked off route. I guess a newer route climbs straight up, ... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall : Fair-Weather Friend (5.7)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 19, 2013

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Comments: Having just climb the route, it is similar to other routes in that area with a couple more bolts than the others. Probably would've went easily ground up but I digress. FWIW - the washers on the first three bolts are rusty. The bolts and hangers look fine.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall : Trophy Wife (5.10)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: One of the bolts at the first (shared) belay is loose and one of the hangers at the end of the pitch 2 is missing.


Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face : Save the Shrimp (5.8 PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Just a couple of notes...

Got a old topo of this route that was first done in 1980. The start might be a bit hard to find but you wanna be below and slighly right of the big overhanging SW arete feature (Gorilla's Face). Pitch 1 Slab and face climb up and left passing one bolt gear to 2 bolt belay (if you see a right facing dihedral with a right arching roof you are on route). Pitch 2 Climb mentioned dihedral then step left out roof to face climb to a ledge. Pitch 3 Short climbing up steep ... more >>


Location: AL : Jamestown : Winter Wall : Hairdressers on Fire (5.11c)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 22, 2013

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Comments: The tree that fell on the wall (blocking part of this route and The Arch) several years ago continues to be a problem. We pruned and trimmed as much as possible...next step is a chainsaw to take the whole thing out...during the next trail day.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Church Bowl : Black is Brown (5.9)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: Not much about this route matches the description here or in the ST book except the part about the little 5.7 move and 5.8 hand crack. After a short easy crack, I continued up a steep harder crack eventually ending at a tree with cord. Rap was more like 125 feet. Had to rap hard right and down climb.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Built to Tilt (5.10a) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: Nice picture!


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