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By Nick-R
From Woodbridge, Va
Nov 25, 2013

Hey guys, I'll be in Raleigh for Thanksgiving weekend looking for some easy trad routes close by, any suggestions? 5.4 - 5.10 would be ideal.


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By Jake Jones
From The Eastern Flatlands
Nov 25, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

Moore's Wall. Dress warm.


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By SinRopa
From parts unknown
Nov 25, 2013

Stone Mountain, it's about 90 min away but there are tons of routes and you'll have the place to yourself.


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By SinRopa
From parts unknown
Nov 25, 2013

Just noticed the "single pitch" part. Moore's Wall is probably better...


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By Meme Guy
From Land of Runout Slab
Nov 26, 2013
Meme guy

SinRopa wrote:
Stone Mountain, it's about 90 min away but there are tons of routes and you'll have the place to yourself.


And bullshit about you'll have it to yourself...maybe in August hahahaha.

Moores is where gumbies go to die. Hit up pilot during the week and work your way up to moores.


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By Jonathan Dull
From NC High County
Nov 26, 2013
Edge of a Dream

SinRopa wrote:
Stone Mountain, it's about 90 min away but there are tons of routes and you'll have the place to yourself.


Thats not even close. Try more like 2:30-3 hours from Raleigh.

Stone Mountain is a lot of run out slab, however there are numerous great trad lines in the range you suggested.

Also maybe check out Pilot Mountain. It's at least an hour closer than Stone Mtn. You can pick up a free printed guide book at the visitors center when you enter the park.


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By Emil Briggs
Nov 26, 2013

Nick-R wrote:
Hey guys, I'll be in Raleigh for Thanksgiving weekend looking for some easy trad routes close by, any suggestions? 5.4 - 5.10 would be ideal.


Moores Wall has a northwestern orientation so given the weather forecast for the weekend it would be a lousy choice. Pilot is around a 2 hour drive from Raleigh but is mostly sport or TR but there are a few trad lines. As Jonathan noted Stone is a little bit further away and while it has some nice trad routes most options are multi pitch and involve some runout slab climbing. You could do Dirty Crack (5.8) to the Tree Ledge and then the Great Arch (5.5) to the top though which would be well protected all the way. It's easy to walk off from the top too using the hiking trail.


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By Jake Jones
From The Eastern Flatlands
Nov 26, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

Stone is 2.5 hours from Raleigh give or take. Both Moore's and Pilot are ~2 hours. I agree with going to either Moore's or Pilot as opposed to Stone if you're not into slab. However, there are plenty of single pitch easy-ish routes at Stone. Most of them require two ropes to get you back down to the ground though, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that if you don't have a partner, there is good bouldering at Moore's if you have a pad with you. I've bouldered there around New Years when the temp wasn't above 40. I've never been to Pilot so I can't help you there. I hear there's top access to a lot of the routes so if you're solo that might help to get some roped routes in.


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By SinRopa
From parts unknown
Nov 26, 2013

Jonathan Dull wrote:
Thats not even close. Try more like 2:30-3 hours from Raleigh.


All I know is that my wife and I wake up early (in Raleigh) and jump in the car, I take a quick nap, and a few minutes later we're there...


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By Nick-R
From Woodbridge, Va
Nov 26, 2013

Thanks guys! I was looking at Moores and Pilot... I'm going to try to get out to one this weekend. If not I have family down in Raleigh so I'll check em out sooner or later.


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By Scott O
From California
Nov 27, 2013
Batman Pinnacle

Moore's will be cold.


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By Ezra Ellis
Dec 1, 2013

For Stone;
The pulpit at 5.8 is well protected, just go strait up from the top of the pitch 2 belay for the corner rather then traversing right.

At pilot; Cracking up 5.7+ is the only route I'd trad lead there, every thing else is suspect rock IMO


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