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Boulders in Birkhead Wilderness (Uhwarries)??
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By Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 22, 2014
After you get done climbing be sure to head up to the summit for sunset. Its only a 10 minute walk from the main wall. Don't forget your headlamp.

Does anyone know if any established boulders lie within the Birkhead Wilderness near Asheboro NC. We did a short Backpacking trip there and I stumbled on a good 15+ft boulder similar to the ones at Asheboro boulder field. Tempted to explore a bit more.

Adam


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By ViperScale
Apr 23, 2014

There is one notable boulder field in uwharrie. Not great, some of the taller boulders were even were bolted / some cut at one point. Known for having some of the boulders scared by people cutting holds into them.

I have heard of other scattered boulders throughout the park but not heard of any solid concentration of them besides the one area.


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By Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 23, 2014
After you get done climbing be sure to head up to the summit for sunset. Its only a 10 minute walk from the main wall. Don't forget your headlamp.

Interesting. Sounds like the southern Uwarries? Not Birkhead. Funny thing is one time, long ago, I was wandering around Badin Lake off a forest service road and found an overhanging "wall" about 15 high with an old bolt and glued on plastic holds.


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By Brian Payst
Apr 24, 2014
grayson highlands

There are boulders scattered around the Uwharries (Birkhead is the Northern Uwharries). If you drive 64 west from Asheboro you can see a few off in the woods. As far as I know the best concentration is at Ridge's Mountain (the Asheboro Boulders leased by the CCC). Wouldn't surprise me if there were decent boulders scattered around that region.


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