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Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : East Face/Guides Wall (Lef...
By: nbrown When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: This wall isn't a terrible option while the gates are closed to the main areas. Just go on a dry day and maybe consider bringing a brush along.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : East Face/Guides Wall (Lef... : Moonwalk (5.10+)
By: nbrown When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: This is a fun short route. It had become overgrown with grunge in the 10 years since the FA but I spent a good bit of time cleaning it the other day. Super grippy rock now, go get at it!


Location: NC : Cathey's Creek Crag
By: nbrown When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: A few days ago there was a report of two bolts pulling out at Catheys Creek Crag. Today I had a chance to go inspect and here’s what I found: ALL hardware intact and accounted for. I did not climb every route, but could easily count each bolt on every route, and they were all there. Short of someone putting the two pulled bolts back into the bolt hole and re-setting them (highly unlikely), or perhaps an undocumented obscure line off to the side (also highly unlikely), I found no issues of conce... more >>


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff - Upper Wall : Blue Nude (5.11c/d) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 9, 2015

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Comments: Okay, thanks for the clarification.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff - Upper Wall : Going for Baroque (5.10)
By: nbrown When: Feb 8, 2015

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Comments: The pin on the original start fell out in my hand today. However, I managed to excavate enough rock from that crack to open up a bomber .75 camelot slot instead. Regardless, it's probably better and safer to climb the left start anyway.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff - Upper Wall : Stiff Upper Lip (5.11+)
By: nbrown When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, got it.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff - Upper Wall : Blue Nude (5.11c/d) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 7, 2015

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Comments: Bruce, isn't matisse down on the far right side of the main wall? If I got them wrong I'll change it.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall
By: nbrown When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Just a note: I recently changed out the rap hangers above Irish Jig with a set of my own (quicklink-ring combo) to facilitate a better rope pull, as well as to keep the hangers from getting all wonky (like they have been).
The new set that should pull easier.
The new set that should pull easier.



Location: NC : Cathey's Creek Crag : The Cave : Old Crow (5.11-)
By: nbrown When: Dec 22, 2014

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Comments: The missing first bolt hanger has been replaced. Please be kind and don't take the shiny-clippy things home as souvenirs!


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Main Face : Peelin' Feelin' (5.10c/d PG13)
By: nbrown When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: There is a harder 2 bolt variation just left of the wide corner. It goes at about 11b or so and is a good alternative if the crack is wet or if you don't have big cams. Also, there is an un-named 11b/c route that climbs straight off the anchor (right of Peelin's second pitch) to a separate anchor -- This is fun but not as good as Peelin'.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - Main Wall : Sibling Revelry (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: The second pitch of this thing is super cool!

Sean, here's the plaque:

The Plaque
The Plaque



Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Route of Northern Aggressio... (5.11 A1)
By: nbrown When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: I did the first 2 pitches a couple weeks ago, and I think that short of two moves on pitch 2, the route is very doable in the 11 range. However, getting into the dihedral is probably 12+, and there is a blank face move up high that would likely be harder. It's an awesome feature and someone should go free this thing! Pitch 3 looks fun but I haven't gotten to it yet.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Annie Get Your Guns (5.10)
By: nbrown When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: T, that was a project of Andrew's that I don't think ever went free.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Bayne's Corner (5.9)
By: nbrown When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: FYI, I recently spent some time cleaning this one up a bit and it's a lot better now. A fun albeit short pitch. Actually if it were longer it'd be every bit as good as many a North Side (Looking Glass) pitches. Also, there is now a free second pitch through the roof dihedral above, it's called "The Route of Passive Aggression" ~ 12a.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Guillotine (5.11d)
By: nbrown When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: Rout was recently extended all the way to the Peregrine roof in 2 pitches. The upper pitch is way fun if you're into thin edging high off the ground. See updated description for details.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : North Carolina Wall : Southeast arete (of the Cam... (5.11-)
By: nbrown When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: Admins, I'd like to move this route under the new area The Camel if possible please. I can't delete it or move it myself. Thanks!


Location: NC : Big Green : Welcome to Emerald City (5.10c)
By: nbrown When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: Hey Drew, I think the routes is good just as it is. Was just wondering if there was a story behind the old hardware. And I agree, that move off the belay is definitely tricky, as is the 2nd pitch crux near the top (can't imagine that move without any pro).


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Route Of The Living Dead (5.10+) : Photo
By: nbrown When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Cool shot! A route I still need to do...


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Un Named (5.10+)
By: nbrown When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Fun route that deserves some traffic! Will definitely do this one again. Good, well featured climbing on mostly big holds.


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Watergroove Wall : Dry Line (5.9 PG13)
By: nbrown When: Apr 6, 2014

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Comments: Tyler, despite the bolts, these routes are about as trad as it gets -- they are all pretty serious ground-up affairs that should be approached with caution (ie, not sport routes). The bolts tend to be well-spaced at Table Rock. Don't let that dissuade you though, the routes at TR are worth the effort.


Location: NC : Pickens Nose
By: nbrown When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Mark for the link. The FS tends to not do very well with updating their info around here -- which was the main reason I was wondering. Thanks again.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall : Mettle Detector (5.10 PG13)
By: nbrown When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Damn people. Gonna have to start bolting those things down....


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
By: nbrown When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: The hike in to the north face just got a whole lot easier due to some much-needed trail re-working. This wall gets a lot of afternoon sun this time of year, so go get you some!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Built to Tilt (5.10a) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Classic shot of a classic route! Gotta love this place.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Supercrack (5.11d)
By: nbrown When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned up the ridiculous amount of tat at the top of pitch 1 today and left 2 bomber stainless cabled hex-like chocks instead. Much safer and much less of a visual impact.


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