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I've heard tell of climbing on John Rock by Looking Glass. Anyone have any info on these routes? Aidan Stewart
From Richmond, VA
Joined Dec 4, 2013
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Dec 30, 2013
The "crack"
Ive heard rumors of some old boy scout routes with some bolts but never seen them or heard if its even worth getting on. I am interested to hear what others have to say too. photocodo
From Hendersonville, NC
Joined May 15, 2012
123 points
Dec 30, 2013
I hiked around the base around 10 years ago and saw a couple of bolted lines plus a few that might go on gear. Don't know any details about them though. Emil Briggs
Joined Sep 30, 2013
126 points
Dec 30, 2013
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Someone told me that a lot of the bolts got chopped, and the guy who put in a lot of the FA's there just left fixed webbing nests stuffed in the eyebrows for people to clip. Aidan Stewart
From Richmond, VA
Joined Dec 4, 2013
5 points
Dec 30, 2013
There is a great ice route Earl Redfern put up with Bob Ordner on 2nd, "Dorty Hamill's Dirty Pantie's", 180ft 3+/4-. courthouse
Joined Oct 22, 2013
150 points
Dec 30, 2013
Pano of Choas in the P2 crux. Undercling-high-step...
Check out Mike Reardon's Cedar Rock guide. There is at least one route in there, but it also has some beta for getting there. Consider it an adventure crag. Bring some bail 'biners a huge pair of huevos. TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
2,662 points
Dec 30, 2013
John Rock has several rock lines, but I've only done the most popular one. It's probably one of the better 5.9+ routes in the area. I've heard it called Rattlesnake Crack, but I don't know if that's the original name.

Park at the Fish Hatchery. Go past the gate and turn right to follow the trail along the fence line. Hike to the low spot/small flow of water and turn left without crossing it. Go to the rock face. Walk right until you see a small alcove up on the face at the base of a crack with a bolted belay. That is your line. Continue up and right (scrambling sort of) as high as possible on a dirt hill. Rack up at the top of the dirt.

Climb from the top of the dirt hill up and left in a rising traverse to the bolted belay station. 5.4ish runout.

Pull the crux right above the belay (5.9++) and climb for 180 feet of 5.7 hand crack and belay.

Move belay 20 feet left to below bolts.

Climb past bolts and to the left for another 80 feet of 5.8.

If Dorothy Hamill ever comes in, it is fantastic.
Brian Abram
From Celo, NC
Joined Oct 17, 2007
55 points
Dec 30, 2013
Stray dog found in rural Alabama w severe mange. T...
courthouse wrote:
There is a great ice route Earl Redfern put up with Bob Ordner on 2nd, "Dorty Hamill's Dirty Pantie's", 180ft 3+/4-.


Earl Redfern! On of the wildest Southern climbers/jumpers in recent history!

Check out the BASE into Tallulah Gorge at 1:26!


BHMBen
From The Briar Patch
Joined Jan 12, 2007
1,664 points
Dec 30, 2013
Yea, Earl was a badass! courthouse
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