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Best Roofs of the SE?


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dbrizzle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 5

What are yall favorite roofs in the SE? @ RRG, NRG, obed, in NC.... Etc.

Moores -
Zoo View
Nutsweat

Pilot Mountain-
Arms control

Ship Rock-
Hindu Kush
Airlie Gardens

csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330

I'm not sure I'd call Nutsweat a roof, more like an overhanging traverse...but still awesome.
For other Moore's routes:
I think the roof move on Bimbo's Bulge is pretty good. Suspiciously Delicious and Break on Through too.

Other good NC roofs:
Built to Tilt at Shortoff
Lost in Space at Hawksbill
The end of No Free Lunch at Hawksbill

Steve86 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 10

Air show at Moore's. Not that I could free climb it but the roof on glass menagerie at looking glass should be included.

Darren in Vegas · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 2,175

Stephen King Library at the Obed has got to be up there with Rage (12c) and Maximum Overdrive (13a).

Darren on Rage. Photo by Micah Gentry. Never met you Micah but thanks for this photo. It is one of my favorites.
camhead · · Vandalia, Appalachia · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,240

NRG
Sport: Lactic Acid Bath, Puppy Chow, Depth Charge.

Trad: Greatest Show, Roof of Death, Let's Get Physical,

For the RRG, it is interesting, there are not a whole bunch of true roofs (as in, significant sections of horizontal climbing). Sustained walls in the 30-45 degrees overhang range are way more common. Still, there are a few good roof cracks (Dreamthiever, Country Luvin, Better Red Than Dead), and a fun section of Bob Marley Crag has some 5.12 pocket pulling 2-body-length roofs.

sanz · · Raleigh, NC · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 220

Break on Through at Moore's is probably my favorite that I have actually done. Just one move but so cool.

Lost in Space at Hawksbill and Yowsah at NRG both look awesome and are on my tick list.

There are tons of possibilities at the New if you get into the harder stuff... all of the Coliseum and the Glory Hole, for starters. I would guess most folks who crank hard would probably give Apollo Reed the gold medal for SE roofs.

Nick Stayner · · Wymont Kingdom · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 2,295

Yes! A climbing thread!

Lost in Space is a mega roof.

Also in NC, Shiprock has some kick-ass roof pitches: Hindu Kush, The Broach, both pitches of BOG Man (especially #2)...

PTZ · · Chicago/Colorado · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 500

Creature Feature.5.9+ maybe Cool roof at RRG.

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wes calkins · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 359

Southern Boys at the Bald...

Billy Danger · · Asheville, NC · Joined Mar 2005 · Points: 233

My partner fell while following the roof on Lost in Space and gave the rope a core shot, so that one's not too high on my list. I like this roof:

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It's not too far from there and is really steep.

Dr. Rocktopolus · · Chattanooga, TN · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 35

The Broach at ship is bad ass

NOFF · · Big South Fork, TN · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 15

Vertigo on O&W wall Big South Fork.

5.12 mixed roof
Mike Belu · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 135

Madness Cave in Motherlode @ RRG has long overhanging sport routes, mite not be a true roof; but it looks super cool. Beyond my level, just a fan of people that can climb it.

camhead · · Vandalia, Appalachia · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,240
NOFF wrote:Vertigo on O&W wall Big South Fork.
Wow. I gotta get down there sometime. Amazing.
American Dankster · · Chattanooga · Joined May 2010 · Points: 280

Wait.....you mean, no one yet mentioned....T Wall?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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