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Member Since: Oct 28, 2011
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Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Father Knows Best (5.9+ R)
By: Jim Singletary When: Oct 29, 2011

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Comments: Gear before the first bolt can require some gardening, depending on how much detritus has fallen into the crack. Good tri-cams posslble. Steep for the grade, sustained.


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Rice Krispies (5.10c R)
By: Jim Singletary When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: A taped hook protects the first hole. You can back it up with notional TCUs, depending on the foliage in the hole. The crux is about ten feet above the hole. It looks like someone tried to retrobolt the crux, but the bolt was chopped. A #2 slider nut protects the downward facing flake at mid height on the pitch. It feels more solid than the little TCU you can futz beside it. Long, easier run to either an overlap with a hand size cam straight up, or the second bolt on Crystal Lizard a... more >>


Location: NC : Stone Mountain : Stone Mountain South Face : Crystal Lizard (5.8+ R)
By: Jim Singletary When: Oct 28, 2011

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Comments: I think the pitch is more fun starting below or right of the bolt instead of tree hugging. The crux becomes leaving the ground. Also, if instead of breaking left for the second bolt after crossing the overlap, you follow the dyke up to a second overlap, you can place a decent hand size piece and then get another spooky move pulling over. You end up right of the anchor and have to diagonal a bit left over green rock to finish, but the angle is low.

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Seek info on Champe, WVSouthern StatesJim SingletaryMar 18, 2012
Seek partner for day trips to Old Rag, VAEastern and Southern StatesJim SingletaryMar 18, 2012