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Comatose Area 

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The view from Comatose, 5.8 Rumbling Bald, NC
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Probably not the most popular area at Rumbling Bald, but the Comatose area offers a good selection of all types of climbing. From the classic arching crack of Comatose, to the thin edged face climbing of Rusty Redneck, with a few hard bolted routes and some longer gear routes all mixed in together. Although the number of climbs in this area isn't large, there is enough action to keep one busy for a day.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, follow the main approach trail (old jeep road) to where it meets and turns into a smaller trail. Follow the trail up past a boulder field near the base of the cliff. Continue up the trail then contour left along the cliff.

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comatose Area:
Lost Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Egg Hunt   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Comatose   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Resurrection Ramp   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Trick or Feet   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Rusty Redneck   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 100'   
Pull the Plug   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 125'   
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Comatose, 5.8, Rumbling Bald, NC follows the arching crack on the left.

Comatose 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area
Comatose is the classic climb is this area. The climb follows an arching and widening crack, using some jams and liebacks, until you step onto the face at a notch. Cruise the face climbing section to the anchors...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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