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Routes in Flakeview Area

Bear Cub S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bear Hunt T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dirty Girl T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Drivin' and Cryin' S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fickle Finger of Fate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fine Line T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flakeview T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gift Certificate T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gift, The T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gunboat Diplomacy S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Out Left T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pillar Of Faith T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scream like a Boy T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Seven Year Itch S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Silent Treatment T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Apr 17, 2012 with updates
Admins: Ryan Williams, 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.


Blake Madden
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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
Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
I believe this is "Unknown 5.9+" in the NC Select book. Apr 17, 2012