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A small bouldering area with several outcrops along Morgan creek near University Lake. Carrboro is the hipster foil to Chapel Hill's upscale college town atmosphere. This area is forested with some strong fine-grained monzonite granite. Not well known or exceptional but worth it for a little workout or quick jaunt from campus. Most of the boulders are located along Morgan Creek on land owned by Triangle Land Conservancy.
How to find Carrboro's little secret
Short approach and quick access to town could make Morgan Bluff your new huff 'n puff turf.
The easiest way to get there is from BPW Club Road off Smith Level Road going south from downtown Carrboro on South Greensboro Street. Parking can be found at the Highland Hills apartment office near the pool or in the apartments on Tar Hill drive (They don't tow as of 7/18/2011).
Alternatively, take the free J Bus from UNC campus; make sure to get the J bus going towards "Rock Haven Road" instead of the Jones Ferry Road bus. Get off at the Highland Hills bus stop at either the office or Tar Hill drive just ask the driver to point it out to you. Approach is <0.5 km down the trail below the office/pool or down past the dumpster on Tar Hill drive.
If coming from Tar Hill drive, walk down the hill and take the trail just to right of the dumpster. Heading left on the trail following the creek will take you to University Lake or bear straight and to the right for the other projects. Keep along the creek until you see the rocks.
From Highland Hills office: Follow the trail below the office and pool until it reaches Morgan creek. There will be a pipe across the stream as a landmark but you do not cross the creek. Follow the trail left (west) for a small traverse right at the creek ~25m away or continue to University Lake and the Spiderqueen. Go right (east) into the woods to find Jolly Green, Saxa Pawpaw, and the Playground Pool.
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