Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Joe Lackey, Glen Ritter
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Shared By: gneiss pirate on Apr 9, 2009 with updates from Brian Abram
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Access Issue: All climbing routes between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed. Details


Follow the diagonal up and left passing a pin(crux). Move slightly left, then climb straight up passing 3 bolts on great holds with big moves. Belay on a nice ledge with a tree. An absolutely brilliant pitch of climbing!


This route is the 3rd pitch variation on Construction Job. At the top of the 2nd pitch belay, move up and left following a diagonal to its end. Blast straight up passing 3 bolts to easier ground and finally the summit.


Standard NC rack


Mike Nevko
Currently Charlotte
Mike Nevko   Currently Charlotte
Great pitch of climbing, that should be checked out more frequently. Take a 70m and do a single pitch from the base to the end of the 2nd pitch of Construction Job. Step left, get cam in the bottom of the crack, and keep it together. Pin protected 1st first crux, still looked in good condition. Each other bolt protects when you want it. (Treat other the way you want to be treated).

After the battle, the jugs start to appear and you weave yourself up through the lichen fields. Good holds are bountiful. I went for the onsite, and it was a good battle. It felt hard, but the follower found some beta that I missed.

Go take it for a spin and see, its very safe. Sep 25, 2016
Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
I agree with Mike. This pitch is superb!

The seam takes good small cams up to the pin. I placed a .5 in a horizontal at the start of the diagonal and then a couple more purple master cam size pieces before the pin. After that, you're on bolts making awesome lock-offs with high feet. Nov 22, 2016
Brian Abram
Celo, NC
Brian Abram   Celo, NC
Decent route, but really inconsistent quality. The first 200 feet of 5.7 has lots of options. The meat of the route is 40-50 feet of crack crimping and quality steep slopers and jugs. After that it’s 100+ feet of licheny easy jugs to the top.

Beta: there’s a good right crimp above the first bolt and sloper that’s not very obvious from below that allows easier passage to the second bolt. There’s a good .3-.4 cam placement between bolts 2 and 3. Nov 17, 2017