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What Else Is There To Do?
5.7+, Trad, 100 ft,
Avg: 2.4 from 12 votes
FA: Shane Cobourn, Wes Love, Sean Cobourn (1980's)
N Carolina > Crowders Mountain > Main Climbing A… > David's Castle Wall
A fun corner towards right end of David's Castle Wall. Climb the short face to the dihedral, then follow it to the top, where you pull a small roof to a tree. Walk off to right.
50 feet right of Caterpillar, 30 feet right of Energy Czar.
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Davids Castle Wall What Else Is There To Do(5.7) Trad Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Shane Cobourn on FA
Davids Castle Wall What Else Is There To Do (5.7)trad Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Shane Cobourn on FA
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Two different starts before the 5.6 slab.
1) The crack on the left is suppose to be 5.7 and looked harder than the direct on the right. I didn't have the topo on me when I choosing my start so I picked what looked easier to me. I finally climbed this alt. start and it felt harder than 5.7 but I also don't climb a lot of finger cracks. Protecting the start was probably the hardest part of this small feature.
2) The crack on the right(direct) is 5.8 CRACK climbing! Great hand jams through this short feature. Climbing mellows out to some easy slab but make sure to bring your micro-cams or small nuts.
Jul 2, 2012
Climbed the direct start this weekend. First 15 feet felt more like 5.9 to me. Protects very well though.
Mar 12, 2013
I agree with Medina - left crack (alt 1) felt much harder than 5.7 and felt more like 5.9. Perhaps a hold is missing now that used to be in the crux?? Not sure but it's stout and overhanging. Once you manage the overhung finger crack you'll arrive at a large ledge that is full of briars -- had to traverse high and to the right to avoid the thorns which makes the move into the dihedral interesting. Use long slings to control rope drag through the traverse.
The slab/dihedral is fun and interesting. A few rotten pieces (on par with Crowders) but sufficiently solid with good pro. Pulling the roof seemed easier going right. Protects well with 0.3 BD cam.
Feb 23, 2014