Flappin' In the Breeze
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Start of Flappin' in the Breeze, Rumbling Bald, NC...
Three pitches of excellent Rumbling Bald face climbing.
P1> Climb up the left side of the giant flake or romp up the wide gash that forms the right side of the feature. Move left and climb up to the first bolt. Trend left on easier ground aiming for a double bolt belay. There are slight variations on this pitch making it feel easier or harder.
P2> Climb straight up to a bolt. Move left then up and traverse right. Climb up and left following a seam which changes into a nice crack/left facing feature(amazing). Follow this to another double bolt belay.
P3> Climb straight up discontinuous features aiming for a bolt. Move left then climb straight up to a right facing flake/roof. Rail right on great holds(steep) with great exposure. Gain a stance and step up to another double bolt belay.
Up the hill and left of Southern Boys. Starts on a pedastel beneath a huge flake, pasted to the wall.
bolts, nuts, tricams, tcu's, camalots to red.
Mary nearing the top of P2 on a cool summer day.
The final fun moves on P3.
|Comments on Flappin' In the Breeze
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Mar 10, 2010
Great route with a variety of climbing and a spectacular setting. Pitch 3 is Awesome.
From: Asheville, NC
Sep 16, 2010
The lower pitches go stiff at 5.9+, especially given the lack of bolts/gear/placements. Heady for sure, but a fun trip.
|By EVAN HAYS|
Jan 1, 2012
2 sets of small nuts will help with peace of mind on the second pitch. Excellent climb.