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Routes in Flakeview Area

Bear Cub S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bear Hunt T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dirty Girl T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Drivin' and Cryin' S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fickle Finger of Fate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fine Line T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flakeview T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gift Certificate T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gift, The T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gunboat Diplomacy S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Out Left T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pillar Of Faith T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scream like a Boy T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Seven Year Itch S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Silent Treatment T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Steve Orthel, Neil Ofstun, Mike Stewart, Frank Orthel
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Mar 27, 2007
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Climb a slabby corner beneath a bulge. Pull the bulge (crux) and continue up balancy moves to the top.

Location

Drivin' and Cryin' starts down and left from the ledge where Bear Hunt is located.

Protection

Bolts. Anchors at the top

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Brian Abram
Celo, NC
  5.10 PG13
Brian Abram   Celo, NC
  5.10 PG13
Led this today for the first time in years. What the shit, NC? 6 bolts in 110’. Getting past bolt one is solid 5.10. There’s another crimpy 5.10 move a bit higher. Yes, the cruxes have bolts at them, but folks should know you’re gonna be pulling 5.8 moves high above bolts on this. Some of the feet have gotten pretty polished over the years. Slip while clipping a bolt, and you might tumble 40' on dangerously low angle terrain. PG-13/R for anyone breaking into 5.10 Nov 24, 2017
Andy Lei
New York, NY
Andy Lei   New York, NY
60m isn't enough to top rope or rappel this, so if you don't have a 70m, your partner should follow you and then you can rap off the bear cub anchor to the right. Nov 24, 2015
Scott Gilliam
Raleigh, NC
 
Scott Gilliam   Raleigh, NC
 
The lower crux, passing the 1st bolt, goes to the left or right. I like passing to the right, and for the second, passing to the right is a far safer choice. Less barrel-rolling across the face in the case of a fall. Dec 28, 2014
Love this climb. Can get in a 0.4 or 0.5 camalot before the first bolt. Mar 6, 2011
John Saunders
Cornelius, NC
  5.10a
John Saunders   Cornelius, NC
  5.10a
I agree that the lower crux is tough. I'd top-roped this a couple of times before giving it a shot on lead. I placed 1 piece actually below the bulge at the bottom and just clipped bolts the rest of the way to the top. It is a little run out at the top but great fun! Feb 1, 2011
Great route. 2 cruxes in my opinion, depending on how straight you follow the bolt line. The crux following the lower bulge crux felt harder than 10a... more like a solid .10.

If you run this to the top and anchor off of the Bear Hunt/Cub tree, you can rap or lower off of a single 70m rope back to where you started from.

The top has about 20 foot runouts on 5.7ish climbing. I brought a set of Mastercams from 0-6 and was happy that I did. Aug 14, 2010