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Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Bat Shit Crazy (5.10+)
By: RadDawg When: Apr 16, 2013

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Comments: Nicely done.

Like the name.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Special Edition (5.9) : Photo
By: RadDawg When: Mar 22, 2013

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Comments: Cool. Looks like you used the Lucy in the Sky belay, its nicer to go up and right to the 30m point to a double ring anchor, just FYI.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Stegg, Roy Fathom ALT. (5.9 PG13)
By: RadDawg When: Jan 1, 2013

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Comments: Brad - the route described here isn't "cruising". CWTTD is just left of this route, starts at some broken features and moves up onto a nice face with a few bolts to an anchor station. It's a single pitch route that's rated 5.10 or so.


Location: NC : Big Green : Grand Delusion (5.11a) : Photo
By: RadDawg When: Nov 30, 2012

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Comments: S. you should check it out next time you're in the area. I had some better pic's of Shannon up in the corner, zoomed in images, accidentally deleted them from the camera, dangit!


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Photo
By: RadDawg When: Aug 2, 2012

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Comments: I added a route description but I'm not sure how to move this photo to go with it. The photo was added first.


Location: NC : Stone Depot : Pistol Pete (5.7)
By: RadDawg When: Feb 10, 2012

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Comments: So...where's this Trinacious route?


Location: NC : Stone Depot : North By Northwest (5.8-) : Photo
By: RadDawg When: Feb 10, 2012

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Comments: Unless I'm totally confused about this area, this photo isn't North by Northwest.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Slip and Slide (5.5)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: The start to this route is a 5.9 boulder problem. I don't know where the 5.6 rating comes from, except that it's listed that way in Dixie Craggers. The first bolt is old, rusty, and has two hangers on it. Dave Fortner used to call it the double headed bolt.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Stairway to Heaven (5.9+)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: JW is right. Following the original route without the Variations bolt offers 5.7R/X to the first bolt, then a 5.9 crux, then some gear out left, followed by another long runout to easier ground.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Afternoon Delight (5.11a)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: This was originally a one bolt route. Dave Buck did the FA ground up with a single hand drilled 1/4" bolt.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Dihedral (5.6)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: Like Saxfiend said, you can climb the slab to the right of the corner until you reach the undercling for gear. Belaying at the first big ledge is just a waste of time and rope, it's less than 30 meters total from the ground to the two bolt belay and there's some nice climbing in that upper section.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Edges to Ledges (5.7)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2011

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Comments: Edges to Ledges is more than 15' from Limited Edition. The last couple of guidebooks to the area call it about that close too, but its more like 25 yards to the right of Limited. You walk past the rock ledge underneath Limited Edition and go all the way over to a decent sized (~8" diameter) southern yellow pine that's growing next to the cliff. At the start, you can slab up and left under the pine branches to get established on the sloping ledge where the wall gets steeper. Wander up and right/l... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : White Wall : Think Pink (5.10b/c)
By: RadDawg When: May 13, 2011

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Comments: Late with my comment: Ben is the only person I've ever heard of who's onsighted this route ground up on lead. Impressive.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater : The Prow (5.4)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: For a longer version, you can keep going down the descent gully until you are about level with the start of the Daddy, then scramble over to the base of the Prow. This will give you two more pitches of climbing, depending on how you break it up.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Skip to My Lou (5.6)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: I know this route has long been rated 5.6, but I thought P1 was no harder than P1 of Jim Dandy. Both are fun.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Black Flag (5.9-)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2010

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Comments: I'd say 9+ for the first pitch on this one. Personal opinion.


Location: GA : Currahee Mountain : The Buzzard Wall : Buzzard Bait (5.7 R)
By: RadDawg When: Apr 17, 2010

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Comments: Buzzard Bait is actually a poorly protected trad route. It starts at the base of the gully that splilts the Buzzard and Slab walls. Step right onto the wall and climb the face up the right side of the blunt arete. Gear can be found near the start of the steep upper section.

There's a newer bolted route, rated 5.9+, that starts up and left of Buzzard Bait and they link up near the top. The newer bolted route starts on the left side of the blunt arete that forms the left end of the buzzard wall. ... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : White Wall
By: RadDawg When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: OK people, we've re-cleaned, rebolted, and added anchor stations. Here's a suggestion. You can buy a whisk broom at the dollar store for cheap. It's not exactly rocket science to operate one :). Most of the time, a little work on rappel with a whisk broom will accomplish all the cleaning that's needed. There's almost no need for wire brushes which can leave sharp little wire pieces stuck in cracks for someones fingers to find later (ouch). How about a little help in keeping these routes clean an... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : White Wall : Face to Face (5.10-)
By: RadDawg When: Apr 4, 2010

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Comments: This route was originally done (1991) with pre-placed marginal trad gear and a bolt. It's been re-cleaned and re-bolted by the first ascensionist.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Three Cam Party (5.8)
By: RadDawg When: Dec 4, 2009

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Comments: I've corresponded with the person that installed this bolt, they didn't see that TCU placement and intend to remove the bolt the next time they are in the area.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Three Cam Party (5.8)
By: RadDawg When: Oct 20, 2009

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Comments: OK, I'm sure this was just a mistake, but someone has retro bolted this route. If you look closely at that picture (cell phone camera, all I had at the time), you'll see the TCU below and left of the bolt in the white streak.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Patriot Wall
By: RadDawg When: Oct 18, 2009

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Comments: The Patriot Wall is the small crag above and to the climbers right of the White Wall. It's very overgrown since it hasn't had much use since the early 90's.

Edit to add: the Patriot Wall is considered a separate cliff from the Supercrack area, even though the Supercrack area does happen to be listed on MC's Patriot Wall topo.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Special Edition (5.9)
By: RadDawg When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: Just to clarify things, this is the next bolted route to the right of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Its also the right most line featuring two bolts on this section of the wall.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Limited Edition (5.8)
By: RadDawg When: Jun 5, 2009

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Comments: There are a couple of alternate starts to this route. For the start thats shared with Special Edition, belay at the lone pine on the rock ledge the same as you would for Lucy or Afternoon. The route goes up to the right of those routes, past some strange hidden cracks that can provide fingerlocks. For the right hand start that Paul described, belay over to the right at the right end of the rock ledge. Head up and then left along some small ramp like features to a point where you can step left an... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face : Latest Edition (5.8)
By: RadDawg When: Jun 3, 2009

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Comments: This is the first bolted route to the left of the cable, at the right side of the friction slab. It's quite worthwhile if you're in the area. The friction slab is the clean slab between the Dihedral route and the Army cable.


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