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Name Rating Type Location Date

Co-Pilots

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 (5)

Trad, 1 pitch, 75'

NC : Rumbling Bald : Test Pilots Buttress

Jan 22, 2016

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Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Into The Wild (5.10- R)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: I would have commented year ago, if I had any idea this was even posted. I don't need to look to MP to get beta for any routes I do at Moore's. I just happened to be bored and noticed it in the listing for the first time recently. If you look at my post history, you can tell that I have large gaps without posting anything, and most come in a flurry when I'm killing time traveling. Let's be honest, the meat of thi... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : World War Z (5.10+ R)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure I follow your logic. Why would you expect Tim to follow all the MP submissions or talk about a route done over 12 years ago when you talked to him recently? Tim has 12 comments posted to MP total, and his last one relating to a route was in 2012 and was for one of his own routes. I don't think he scours MP for new route information. I don't have any skin in the game on this route. As I mentioned, we gave it a quick look... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : A Walk in the Light (5.10-)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: Other than just to do something new, I don't understand why anyone capable of pulling the opening to this climb wouldn't just continue on much more classic Stab. The rest of the climbing isn't particularly clean or interesting, is much easier than the start. It is essentially like doing a boulder problem and then taking a bail option.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Into The Wild (5.10- R)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jul 21, 2016

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Comments: Hey Dennis, we climbed the crack a little left of Doan's Pills to access that dish feature. We took a different pitch (probably Stab) up to the ledge, but I've seen the chimney climbed by others. I had actually climbed the same crack back in the mid 90s, but this time we cut left into the described feature under Zombie. Perhaps on your ascent you climbed a slightly more direct path a few feet to the left of the crack I'm describing? ... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : High Wire (5.7+)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jun 30, 2016

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Comments: The loose block near the top has been removed. It's still wise to pay attention to the rock quality on this climb, but anyone used to solid 5.7/8 alpine should be able to deal with it. Very fun adventure climbing, even if the rock isn't standart Moore's quality.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Aloof Roof (5.8)
By: Robert Hutchins When: May 27, 2016

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Comments: Funny, I felt pulling around the roof was quite reasonable for the grade, so I guess it depends on climbing styles. However, I felt the boulder start was harder than any other move on either route. Pretty fun route if the rope is managed well, and nice to throw in on occasion for a change of pace. If the leader is fine on 5.8x, but not quite up to doing Stab In the Dark, this can also be used to access the beautiful arete on that climb. You probably would want to be a pretty solid 5.10 climb... more >>


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : World War Z (5.10+ R)
By: Robert Hutchins When: May 27, 2016

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Comments: Tim and I started this route about 12 years ago, but I don't think we finished it that first day. I believe Tim came back and finished it with another partner a few months later. We first did the lower, tricky traverse before giving this a shot.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Into The Wild (5.10- R)
By: Robert Hutchins When: May 27, 2016

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Comments: Though we took a little different start, Tim Fisher and I did this route about 12 years ago. I'll have to check on the name. The original grade was 5.8+, but I think that was a bit of a sandbag. Felt more like 5.9 PG13


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Trundlasaurus Wall : Dewey Used To Love It (5.10a)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: This is a difficult route for a fit climber to grade. While there are no moves harder than 9+/10-, a climber who's endurance limit is 10a will not red-point this route. However, if you have greater than 10+ endurance it will feel trivial (assuming you don't do the traditional finish left to the top). Considering the runouts a 10- climber should be a little wary, unless supplementing with gear (which even a fit climber will not list as a 10- endeavor.)


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Trundlasaurus Wall : Idiot Savant (5.10+)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Apr 15, 2016

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Comments: Boulder start may be closer to 11-, but certainly doesn't make the red-point difficulty harder than 10+. The more traditionaly done flake finish is probably not any harder than 10-, though not particularly secure in humid conditions. Not one of my favorite routes in the area, but worth trying if you've ticked everything else. Climbs more like a boulder problem in my opinion.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater : Wailing Wall (5.6)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: The anchor consists of at least three passive pieces on stainless steel cable, and is up on the wall above a notch. It was still there late Fall when I climbed it last. The anchor is not located where you top out. You have to step cliff right over the notch where you top-out and scramble back cliff-right over the little "hill" of rock and down the short slab. To locate it, just think of where the anchor would need to be to leave you 15'-25' uphill of the start of the climb when you rap. I... more >>


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Rawlhide Wall : Cro-Magnon Crack (5.5)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Feb 5, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, I would also recommend a gear anchor on this one. Shortly, that will be the second tree at the top of this climb that has died since I can remember. The other one has already long since fallen off the cliff. :( The original one made a nice anchor, though the pine needles were a pain to deal with.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : unknown (5.8 PG13)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Jan 20, 2016

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Comments: Sounds as if you are describing the bail option for the 5.9 that continues up throught the often dirty crack/bulge. This was the first route put up on the wall (can't remember the name at the moment). Much of the start of FSB is actually a retro of this route. If you can get someone to clean the crack, it is a very nice climb.


Location: NV : Red Rock : First Creek Canyon : Romper Room : Buzz Buzz (5.5)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Nov 22, 2015

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Comments: The low ratings for this route are baffling. The only thing I can figure is that people without that much exposure to a variety of climbing are upset that they got sandbagged. This is a very nice feature, and very fun. Is it 5.4... almost certainly not, but it is a quality climb. Not recommended for a beginning leader though. My only criticism, other than the slight sandbag, is that the anchor is poorly places. The quality climbing continues noticeably beyond this, and protects well. That seems ... more >>


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Trundlasaurus Wall : Passing Out Rox (5.10)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Oct 21, 2015

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Comments: If I had put up Passing Out Wolf Tickets this route wouldn't have lasted long. It is a horrible encroachment, with most people who climb POWT now clipping the 1st bolt of this because it is right in your face. Pretty much the same can be said for the rest of the route and Trundle.


Location: NC : Moore's Wall : North End : Windigo (5.11c PG13)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Aug 6, 2015

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Comments: Great climb, and has just the filters it needs to keep those not up to the task off of it. One of the wilder and more exposed climbs at Moores. I would disagree with one part of the recommendation though. After the opening, this should be done as one pitch. Far more satisfying, and no real reason to break it up.

Matt, I was told the opening corner was 5.8, but I would recommend treating it like a 5.9. I don't remember anything too "chossy", but I wouldn't take it lightly. It has slick f... more >>


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Trundlasaurus Wall : Overhung and Underrated (5.8)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: Someone's attempt to retro this route had been erased. The bolt was not only a retro, but it was right beside easy to get gear, a drop-hands to the left, and an escape of the route to the right. Worse still it was also a retro of Passing Out Wolf Tickets. Be sure to bring gear if you aren't comfortable going to the anchor. 2 or 3 pieces are available in this area.


Location: NC : Pickens Nose : Top Rope Wall
By: Robert Hutchins When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: A nice small area with a couple of fun and interesting easy/moderate climbs. Unfortunately, the anchors at the top are unsightly and of mind-bogglingly poor execution. Its a shame this kind of thing happens in such a nice wilderness setting.


Location: NC : Pickens Nose : Top Rope Wall : TR Warrior Right (5.5)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: I've seen this one listed as 5.7, but it felt pretty soft for that. Seemed like a 5.6 lead. Assuming I'm talking about he correct route, this one had a very nice vertical crack feature and interesting mellow (but reasonably steep) climbing. A fun, safe lead would be classic if it continued another 20'.


Location: NC : Pickens Nose : Top Rope Wall : TR Warrior Corner (5.7)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Apr 25, 2014

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Comments: I've seen this listed as 5.6 in other locations, and don't think it is any harder than that if you do the 5.4/5 traverse in from the right.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Full Tilt Boogie (5.11c/d) : Photo
By: Robert Hutchins When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: It's definately PW, and odds are good I'm holding the rope.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater : The Mummy (5.5 PG13)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: "PG13", really? For a climb of this nature, I'm not sure how much better gear you could wish for. Great climb, would be 4 stars if not for the relatively uninteresting final pitch. If pitches 1 and 2 are combined this makes one of the best moderate single pitches in the gorge.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge
By: Robert Hutchins When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: "typically low angle" is a pretty poor characterization of Linville Gorge. That is fine for Table Rock, but the vast majority of climbing in Linville Gorge is quite steep, regardless of the grade. I recommend updating the region description so that people do not get the wrong impression.


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Resurgence Walls : Rawlhide Wall : Cro-Magnon Crack (5.5)
By: Robert Hutchins When: Oct 29, 2013

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Comments: Reasonably fun climb. Shame R&B encroaches so much that it is virtually retro'ed.


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