Type: Trad, TR
FA: Cal Swoager, Wes Love
Page Views: 696 total · 8/month
Shared By: Eduardo Ramirez on Oct 31, 2011
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Find the small crack system leading to a small flake roof cliff left of Welcome To Crowders.

I tried to onsight this route but chunks of rock were falling out of the seam when I was trying to protect. I set up a top rope and had several people climb it. Much of the choss rock was removed and I cleaned the protection on a headpoint mock lead.

After cleaning off the protection spots on mock lead, I redpointed this route. Fun climbing, but still a bit of questionable rock. Great warm up for getting on Welcome To Crowders.

This route is seldom climbed but it has potential to be cleaned nicely since it has a bolted anchor. Access is somewhat easy if you climb Red Wall Chimney (cliff left).

Location

Right of 13)Red Wall Chimney.

Left of 15)Welcome to Crowders.

Protection

North Carolina Trad Rack - Small nuts, tcus, c3s, medium cams for the top section of climbing.

Bolted anchor - scramble Red Wall Chimney for 'easy Top Rope access'

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Jared Chrysostom
Charleston, SC
Jared Chrysostom   Charleston, SC
Regarding the "easy toprope access" - I climbed the chimney next door and found that the anchors for Kitty Litter are not easy to access from the top. Getting to them required climbing out onto the face of the cliff and would be a scary free solo; I slung a tree at the top of the chimney, but the rope drag was heinous and a fall might put you on the ledge below the anchors. Don't expect to just waltz up and clip some draws to the chains.

Maybe there is an easier way and I'm dumb? Jul 23, 2018
Eduardo Ramirez
Columbia, SC
  5.9+
Eduardo Ramirez   Columbia, SC
  5.9+
Could you rap off the tree to set up the top rope on the face anchor? Jul 23, 2018