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The Meat Puppet crag is the place to go for some secluded low-key fun. It is visible during the drive in from Hooker Farm road as the chunk of rock sitting on top of the left end of Moore's. Look closely and you'll see the observation tower near the highest point of this area. Most of the climbing is located on the far left side of this feature, although some more obscure lines probably exist elsewhere. Routes are shady at the base and become quite exposed as you get out above the trees.
There are several ways to get to the Meat Puppet crag. It is located between the central wall area and the amphitheater. It is about 10-15 minutes hike off the main base cliff trail. NOTE: It is a LOT easier to do this the first time during winter months when the trees don't hide the crag.
The routes on the leftmost section of the meat puppet crag all top out at a low angle slab with a prow of rock sitting on top of it. It's possible to build a good trad anchor where these two come together and one can lower off of this easily with a 60m rope (probably a 50m would work) and TR.
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Beelzebubba 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
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Boulder up from starter crimps, moving left following a crack until you reach the "throne" just under the lip of the overhang about 20 feet up. Catch your breath, then finagle your way over. Then enjoy smooth sailing until near the top, where a bulge of rock presents a final challenge. Easiest "10" at Moore's (some say a 9), and kind of a one-move wonder but protects flawlessly and is fun, so just get on it. Good route for 5.8 leaders looking to safely up the ante a bit....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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