Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Apr 17, 2012 with updates from Blake Madden
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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A shared hard start with Flakeview. Boulder up to a bolt. Then head left past a large hole heading for the left edge of a block. Continue up the vertical face on crimpy edges and horizontals past more bolts. A cam or two might fill in between bolts. Work left after last bolt to rap rings.


Flakeview Area - shares start with Flakeview. Look for bolt and block.


Bolts, couple of small cams, rap rings.


Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
I believe this is "Unknown 5.9+" in the NC Select book. Apr 17, 2012
Blake Madden
Black Mountain
Blake Madden   Black Mountain
A great addition to the climbs of similar difficulty at The Bald. A bouldery start many/most will want to stick clip, then moves up very nice edgy steep face moves on the first pitch. The rock quality is improving with age and was pretty good the last time I was there (Nov, 2014), but as someone else commented, belayers are advised to wear a helmet in this area. Bolted belay at top of P1. Pitch two (yeah- this route keeps going) is shorter and less interesting- it ends at two trees straight above for your anchor. Pitch three is definitely worth doing. It has an fun crux move 15 - 20 feet off the belay, then trends up and right to a bolt, then more sweet face moves to the top at a bolted belay. Two 60 meter ropes will get you down to the anchors on Seven Year Itch. Maybe an old school 5.9+, but compared to neighboring Seven Year Itch (11a ???) and Driv'n and Cry'n (10a) I would not consider Silent Treatment to be an easier route. Nov 18, 2014
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
Bottom problem off the deck is 10+ and very sketchy if no stick clip. Amazing start and cool climb overall. Kinda run out from the block to the bolt on the face. All in all pretty bad ass if you don't stick clip the start (kudos), otherwise
a nice 5.9 lead. Oct 30, 2018