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Appalachian Spring T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bongo Fury S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Carpe Freeum T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Courageous Grace Greenlee, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Green Wall T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Wave, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hard Rock Cafe S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hemlock Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
If You Bolt It They Will Come S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jug Route T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lackey Vision S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lichen Inspector S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen Surprise S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lichen Worms T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Line of Fire S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Luciferin T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lunch at the Y S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Manifest Destiny S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
No Free Lunch T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Prepare to Qualify S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pseudo Hardmen S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Real Hard Men S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tips Ahoy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Triple Bypass T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tweakend (AKA Pascal's Route) T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Sport, 100 ft
FA: Mike Fischesser
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Shared By: Edward Medina on May 19, 2012
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


Pull over a small roof right at the start, then scramble up a featured face passing one bolt to a ledge. Climb the short left facing dihedral then zip on up the face to a two bolt anchor. The bolts are a little spaced out, but the climbing is never scary. Bring some small cams to eliminate run-outs.


A low roof extends for a good bit on the far right end of the crag. Start at the left end of this feature.


Mixed. Approx. 7-8 bolts. Full length rappell. Watch your ends! Skinny people may not be able to get enough stretch to reach the ground.


Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
A very nice line. Just pure fun. The second bolt is a little awkward to reach up to clip, with a run out up to it. There is a run out between bolts 3 and 4 but the climbing is easier than 5.8. Jul 29, 2017
Anne McLaughlin
Raleigh, North Carolina
Anne McLaughlin   Raleigh, North Carolina
I'm not super light, but I'm not heavy either. Got down just fine with a 60m rappel with knots tied in the ends. Apr 30, 2016
Matt Westlake
Durham, NC
Matt Westlake   Durham, NC
I don't remember what I used on this route precisely but the whole day I had a single rack of master cams tiny up to the red and that was enough selection to cover the options for most of the moderate routes in this area without weighing me down. I don't think you need anything bigger than a red C4/#1 unless you are tackling the roofs/2nd pitches on these, it's mostly just narrow horizontals. Dec 3, 2015
Drew Hayes
Charlotte, NC
Drew Hayes   Charlotte, NC
I think I used one small cam between bolts one and two, and then for the long runout between 3 and 4 (I think this was the spot? maybe between 4 and 5) there's a flaring horizontal left of the line that takes a brown tricam (sling it long). Maybe one more small cam somewhere in there too.

If this grade is under your limit, the runout climbing is not hard at all and you can do it with just draws if you're willing to accept those risks. If you fuck up though, it would not be good. Dec 3, 2015
Does anybody know what kind of gear this line takes? It says it's mixed, but also says it has 7-8 bolts. Dec 2, 2015
chris mcguigan
belmont, nc
chris mcguigan   belmont, nc
Great climbing and positioning overlooking a south western shot of the gorge. If you have a 60 make sure the second ties in before lowering the leader. Knot Your ends when rapping. Mar 24, 2014
youll need a 70m rope to to a rappel with only one rope Nov 19, 2012