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BOG Man 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Nov 16, 2006
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Ron Funderburke on BOG Man's first pitch.

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p1- Scramble up low angle, easy terrain about 20' to a spot where the wall blankens. Clip the bolt and crimp out right (cruxy) past another bolt to a good stance. Reach left and clip a fixed wire (other gear can be placed too). Pull a roof and follow great holds to the lip of the next roof. Place some small gear and fire the crux! End at some fixed stuff with fat rap rings. Either bring up your second and rap or do...

p2- Shoot for the very obvious splitter crack in a large roof. Climb through it and follow a horizontal out left, then move back right across low-angle terrain for the belay.


BOG Man is easy to spot due to the bolts that protect a cruxy traverse down low. It is on the left side of the main tier, left of Airlie Gardens and right of Welcome to Watauga.


On pitch one, nothing above a .5 Camalot is needed (or can even be placed, really).

Pitch two takes a similar range of gear, although definitely carry the .5. A #2 Camalot provides a directional for the second just past the crux.

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Ron Funderburke nearing the second crux of BOG Man.
Ron Funderburke nearing the second crux of BOG Man...
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By Jacob Neathawk
From: Nederland, CO
Nov 17, 2006

Can be done in one long enduro pitch. Make sure you put some long runners on the gear after the end of the "first" pitch, but before the splitter. I do remember placing a bomber #1 Camalot right after the belay where there's a bit of a ledge.

By markowen
May 29, 2008

in search of old timers what does b.o.g. stand for in bog man

By sam.f
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 29, 2009

Tim, isn't it "Bolts On Grandfather"?

By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
May 2, 2012

Sam is correct. I believe it was the first bolts placed (that were known) on Grandfather Mountain at the time of the FA.

By Be Esperanza
From: Asheville, NC
Jul 1, 2012

To me it makes a lot more sense to combine these two pitches into a single one hundred foot pitch.