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Puff The Magic Dragon

5.10a, Trad, 200 ft,  Avg: 3 from 3 votes
FA: Nathan Brown - rope solo
N Carolina > Laurel Knob

Description

The name is a reference to the random wandering nature of the more heavily bolted line in which it crosses... not to mention the creative "bong" left behind at the base of the route. This pitch is a great way to get to "OK Corral", which is a great pitch in itself. Or you can just climb this into the end of "Wild Wild West" and either climb to the top, or rap from a single bolt anchor.

Fun climbing on excellent rock lead past 4 bolts and into a right trending crack system. Follow this to the end and move across the face and over to the cool left facing dihedral (this was already a variation of WWW). Take this to the 2 bolt anchor at the base of "OK Corral".

Location

Start about 30 feet right (and uphill) of the "Annie Get Your Guns" flake system. Look for the bolt about 30' up.

Protection

Normal rack for the crack sections at the end.

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Photo credit: JoFo
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Route is in red.  Annie Get Your Guns and Wild Wild West (both var. finishes) are in blue.  OK Corral is in orange.
[Hide Photo] Route is in red. Annie Get Your Guns and Wild Wild West (both var. finishes) are in blue. OK Corral is in orange.