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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... (5.9) : 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.


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 : 'Shimer Down (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?


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