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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 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
I'm Gumbie Damn It T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 125 ft
FA: Steve Orthel, Neil Ofstun, Mike Stewart, Frank Orthel
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Nov 19, 2007
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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The guide book (NC Select) for this climb calls it a jug haul...I didn't see many jugs. It isn't hard but it isn't jugs either. I remember some "thin" 5.7 - 5.8 moves as the crux.


Located on the tree ledge above Bear Hunt. It is the second "bolted" line. Look for a slight roof to pull before clipping the first bolt.


Bolts and a "light" rack. Tree with slings, rap rings. You will also need TWO ropes to back to the tree ledge. The other option is an intermediate rap on a tree with slings, off to climber left, in a gully.


Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
When I led this a couple of years ago, I had it mixed up with Gift Certificate. This is left around a corner from Gift Certificate. It's definitely a decent line and a fun lead. Mar 10, 2008
Devin Armour
Asheville, NC
Devin Armour   Asheville, NC
The intermediate rap tree doesn't instill much confidence, should be suspect. Sep 1, 2008
Mike Flanagan
Redlands, CA
Mike Flanagan   Redlands, CA
Climbed this yesterday and was able to reach a block at the base on a 70 w/ rope-stretch. Nov 17, 2008
I couldn't reach the ledge with a seventy meter rope. So depending on brand and rope stretch, seventy meters may not be sufficient. I was almost lowered off through the ATC and dropped due to inexperience on my part and my partner's part. I would have taken a 15 foot fall to the ledge. It is another hundred or so feet to the base of the cliffline from the ledge. It could have been serious. Mar 29, 2010
John Saunders
Cornelius, NC
John Saunders   Cornelius, NC
You can absolutely reach bottom with a 70m. You rap down to the left where the water streak usually is and stop at the tree, untie then step down to the ledge. I've done it 6 times now with different ropes.. Always tie knots in the ends of rap ropes, but yes, this can be done on one 70m. Dec 30, 2010
Mike Nevko
Currently Charlotte
Mike Nevko   Currently Charlotte
Rapped it with a 70 from the Rap rings to the block start of the Gift. It was just enough. Dec 22, 2014
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
As stated in the new guidebook, this is a nice climb that is worthy of the traffic it must get (being a moderate). It's actually quite easy, with friendly bolts where you need them, horizontal holds, and in general just a nice flow up a beautiful buttress to a good belay ledge with a 2-bolt anchor. The view are outstanding. Fair to call it 5.7. Jul 9, 2016

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