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Alternate Reality T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blood, Sweat, and Tears T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Cave Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Center Stage T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Champ's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Consolation Prize S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cool-down route T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cornsnake Crack T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crackerjack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crushed Velvet T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Devil’s Cellar Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ellie Raynolds Memorial Buttress T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Excess Reality T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Field's Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fresh Garbage T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hanging High T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Helmet Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Helmet Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hidden Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hobble and Gobble T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hobbling Hobbit T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Honeymoon, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
ICU T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Indecent exposure T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Irish Stout T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Iron Maiden T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jim Dandy T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Junior's Last Laugh T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Just Say Moo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
K-Mart Special T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lateral Inhibition T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
My Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Peek-a-Boo T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Peterbuilt S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Refrain T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Rip Van Winkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Second Stanza T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sideshow T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Skip to My Lou T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slippin' into Darkness T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solar Plexus T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tall Climb to Be Good On T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tankslapper S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Trundler, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Two Pitch T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Warm Up Route T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Waste A Bit T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
What's Up Doc? T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
White Lightning T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wooly Aphid T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Mickey Craig, Tom Howard, Jim Dailey - 1973
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Shared By: Jacob Neathawk on Nov 3, 2006
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Climb the obvious right-facing dihedral using locks, crimps and stemming. Mantle onto a ledge to find fixed rappel anchors.

Protection

Small cams and stoppers, cams up to 2".
Josh Platt
SC
 
Josh Platt   SC
 
Maybe 5.9 at the very top if you stay in the corner. If you pull over the arete to the face, then I'd say 5.8. It is super fun though! Dec 6, 2017
Easiest 5.9 in the world. It's barely 5.8. Great climb, though. May 28, 2017
Curtis Baird
  5.9
Curtis Baird  
  5.9
This is a great route! The crack eats gear, very safe climb. Wish it was longer then it would rival White Lightning. May 12, 2015
Jed N
Raleigh, NC
  5.9
Jed N   Raleigh, NC
  5.9
First part of climb to ledge is fairly easy 5.6-7. From ledge, the corner to top of pitch has a move or two in the 5.9 range. Aug 6, 2014
Jonathan Dull
Boone, NC
  5.9
Jonathan Dull   Boone, NC
  5.9
I wasn't to keen on this route the first time I climbed it, mostly because it was wet. Racked up to give it another go and have to say this puppy is fun and totally worth the lead. The first wide section before the ledge is mellow and takes good pro, while the second thin section is engaging until the anchors. Very fun climb.

  • Does anybody think the anchors on the ledge could use replacing?
Mar 5, 2014
chris mcguigan
belmont, nc
  5.9
chris mcguigan   belmont, nc
  5.9
The upper part of this climb is killer and felt like great 5.9 moves to me. I saw no pitons not sure what people are talking about it being 5.6 Apr 14, 2013
Mike Holley
Boone, NC
 
Mike Holley   Boone, NC
 
Excellent crack climbing, as far as it goes here in NC! Quality climbing with superb gear! A must do at Table Rock! Mar 13, 2012
Rick Carpenter
Kenai, Alaska
  5.9-
Rick Carpenter   Kenai, Alaska
  5.9-
Great route! Finished the last few moves in the rain. Pretty mellow for a table rock 5.9 Jun 18, 2011
John Saunders
Cornelius, NC
  5.10a
John Saunders   Cornelius, NC
  5.10a
Was told that there were two variations and that I kept following the harder one. There's an easy escape to the face that is the soft 9 version, but was told that continuing to the very top of the crack to the crystal hold was more like 9+/10a Apr 26, 2011
Harrison Dreves
Denver, Colorado
 
Harrison Dreves   Denver, Colorado
 
Leaving the belay ledge to start the second pitch can be rather intimidating. It's only rated 5.6, but protection is minimal and unseen. Look straight up and slightly left to spot a rusted piton. That's your first good protection. Oct 28, 2010
Coz Teplitz
Watertown, MA
 
Coz Teplitz   Watertown, MA
 
I find Slippin' to be quite easy for the grade - I think it's more like 5.8. Still, good fun for a few moves. Oct 25, 2008
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
I did the 5.6 flake and continued to the big ledge. Didn't do any of the other variations. Dec 27, 2006
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Yes, there are three "Helmet Buttress" routes. I believe the standard is a 5.6 that starts in a right-facing corner on the left side of the helmet feature. "Helmet Variation" takes a runout 5.8 line more or less up the middle of the helmet, and "Slippin' Into Darkness" goes up the classic right-facing corner on the right side of the helmet. This one sounds like the one that's described in the description. Nov 15, 2006
Jacob Neathawk
Nederland, CO
 
Jacob Neathawk   Nederland, CO
 
I might be thinking of a different route....I think this one is also called Slipping Into Darkness? Or at least the one I tried to add to the database. It's only one pitch; are you familiar, Chris? Nov 8, 2006
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
I thought this was much easier and there is a second pitch that takes you to the big ledge. The actual crux (about 5.6) is right off the belay ledge.

All gear, except for the belays. Nov 6, 2006