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Rising Sun Wall

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This wall has long been mostly disregarded. In the Thomas Kelley guidebook the topo described an all traditional area with three (5.10's) and a (5.9+). I'm assuming the rebolting project in the 90's led to some of these routes getting the retro bolt face lift.

Either way not a lot of people climb this wall. I cleared out the briars from under the start of the two sport routes cliff left of The Arborist on Red Wall.

Getting There 

From Davids Castle Wall follow the trail leading cliff right. The easiest way is to find The Arborist(5.10) on Red Wall. Rising Sun Wall is cliff left.

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rising Sun Wall:
Tom Waits For No One   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
No Added Weight   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Rising Sun Wall <br /> <br />Buddha Bulge (5.10) trad <br /> <br />Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina

Buddha Bulge 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : Rising Sun Wall
Fun route. Hard onsight. Look for the graffiti "ROBERT" this is the start of Buddha Bulge. Three main bulges. Start right of the first bulge (on Robert) climb out left. Climb up the second bulge and here is where the 'meat and potatoes' of the climb is. Protection is micro sized on good rock ( by Crowders standards).Pull the last bulge out left before climbing up onto a ledge where you can easily escape left but climbing the seam cliff right with good but subtle protection is recommended for a b...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Cragmama
From: North Carolina
Jun 18, 2012

Ask Mr. Science actually starts closer to Red Wall, although it was lumped together with Rising Sun in the Kelley Guide. The 3 5.10's used to have a fixed anchor at the top, but I couldn't find it. Oringally they stopped on the ledge, but w/o the anchors it makes the most sense to continue to the top and then walk off left down the gully.

By Adam Drain
Feb 24, 2013

Great climbs on the Wall the anchor is at the top right above a roof. I have mentioned the climb no weight added to a couple of people is it also known as Flyby? Thanks!

By Cragmama
From: North Carolina
Feb 25, 2013

According to Gus, the FA on those sport routes, The Flyby is a link up of the dihedral of Doug's Ask Mr. Science, and then the bolt line of Tom Waits...but everything is squeezed in so tight in there that to me personally it's too close to call it a separate line.