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Routes in Laurel Knob
|'Shimer Down T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|A Second Way (Variation Finish to Seconds) T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Aloha slab T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Annie Get Your Guns T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Arrested Development T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Before the Settlers Arrive T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Better late than never T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Biopsy T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Black Flag T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Buried Treasure T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Canyons of Laurel T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Central Pillar Direct Finish T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Central Pillar of Laurel T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Clippidy Doodah... S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Clowns to the Left of me T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Cotton Pony T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Cruising with the Top Down T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Defective Sonar T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Dike hike - Monster Groove T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Dillard Arete T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Don't call me surely T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Dry streak T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Fathom T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Fathom Direct T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Fathom Escape Hatch T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A2|
|Finger Lickin' Good T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Friction Addiction T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Frolictown T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Fruit of the Poisonous Tree T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Funky Chicken, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Get it while it's hot T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Gibbet , The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Girl friend route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Groover (Gaskin Finish) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Groover Variation (Fischesser Finish) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Groovin' in the name of the Laurel T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Have and Not Need T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|High & Dry T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Hone Ranger T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X|
|Hypocrite's Corner T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Jokers to the right T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Keel Hauled T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Laurel's Girdle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Laurel's Snake Dike T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Legendary "F" Bomb, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Manatee Fluid T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Manatee Left T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Mechanical Bull T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Mirage T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13|
|Mirage Direct Finish T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Monster Groove Direct Start T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b A0|
|Monster Groove Reject Start T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Mutiny T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Nana's Bananas T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Nanna Gets Her Groove On T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|O.K. Corral T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Oasis T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Old Times' Sake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Permission Granite T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Pirate's Cove T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Pirate's Cove direct finish T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Pirate's cove Alt start T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Puff The Magic Dragon T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Quantum Mechanic's Arete T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Rejected Radar T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a A0|
|Rock Eating Tree T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Route Of The Living Dead T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Seconds T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Squirrely man T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Steep in the Teacups of Laurel T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Stegg, Roy Fathom ALT. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Stellar Sonar T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Stemming Laurel T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Stingray T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Two Rattlers in Your Face T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Unfathomable T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A1 PG13|
|Use It Express T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Use It Or Luge It T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Use it or Luge it Direct Start T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Walkin' Da Plank T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Wild Turkeys T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Wild Wild West T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Wormhole T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 1100 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Peter Young, John Whisnant, Jim Marshall - 1972|
|Page Views:||14,673 total, 110/month|
|Shared By:||BirminghamBen on Dec 19, 2006|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionThough not quite as well-known as routes like Fathom and Groover, Seconds is an excellent moderate with good protection and runouts maybe a little more generously bolted than you might expect of a typical North Carolina slab route. For most of its seven-pitch length, Seconds follows water grooves that steadily cut deeper into the face until you find yourself in what's practically a chimney near the top.
The route goes like this:
P1 - (Direct) Slab up to roof and pull it on good gear to the right or left then move up to bolted belay.
P1 - (Original) Climb up the hill to the climber's left of the clearingto the base of the rock, but directly left of the P1 anchors...traverse easy ground right and up to the anchors above the roof.
P2 - Head up water groove for the original Wild Turkey route (10PG13/R) or move left and up more featured, better protected, crack and slab climbing (5.8+) over a couple bolts and some good gear placements, regaining the groove above. Climb straight up to a bolted belay.
P3 - From the belay, climb straight up the groove past a bolt and upwards. Either continue up on the left following features and gear until possible to move right to the spacious belay...or up the groove and right over face and two bolts to the good belay ledge with bolted belay.
P4 - Climb striaght up the well protected rightmost flaring crack until possible to move right to the semi hanging belay at the top of P4.
P5 - From the semihanging belay at the top of P4, make some thin moves up and right to gain a slight scoop left of the water groove...streeeetch out left to clip the bolt...slab up and into the groove and follow this up to a prominent quartz dike on the right...move out of the groove along this dike and do one of two things...OPTION 1: before the next groove, slab straight up the face with no pro to the anchors. OPTION 2: follow the dike into the next grooove for a couple placements, move up then back left to anchors...this belay is pretty comfortable.
P6 - CRUX - move right from the belay and up following flaring cracks back into the water groove...follow this up to a bolt on the left. Clip this and prepare to pull the crux bulge. There is a good blue TCU placement above the bulge that can be placed from the stance below. Follow the groove on up to anchors on the left.
P7 - Follow the groove on up for one last semi-clean pitch to anchors out and right. Most rap from here.
P8 - Dirty. Head up the groove then out and right on the face to two old, manky bolts...rap.
Rappel the route with two ropes from belay anchor to belay anchor. Two ropes mandatory.
LocationThe direct start is just above the wooden footbridge. Take a number 4 for under the roof.
The original start is up and left 100'. From the upper right shoulder of the earthen bank, slab out and right to the first set of anchors. Short and easy.