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Body Surfin' TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Charlie and the Choss Factory T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Goofy Foot TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hawaii 5-O T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Right Break T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scarface TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Spin Drift TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wave, The T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: David Fontaine on Aug 8, 2012
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Spin Drift is the name Lloyd Ramsey gave this route. It has a challenging start which requires some careful balancing. Once past the overhang start, move right then up. The crux is towards the top where a brief overhang exists with some good jugs. There's an easier variation when you get to the crux by going right, although you will be swinging left a bit if you fall here.


This route is at The Beach. It's about 15 feet to the right of Hawaii Five-O. There are two bolts at the top for anchoring.


Top rope with two fixed bolts on a triangle-shaped rock.


Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
Make sure to drape the toprope anchors over the climber's right side of the wall. You will need to extend them a good bit. The easier setup to climber's left will have you swinging onto a 5.10b variation, a completely separate climb in the guidebook.

Also this climb is just right of Hawaii 5-0, not Body Surfin' like the route ordering has.

I would say the crux is the start. The jugs up higher are huge and easier to quickly swing up. Oct 4, 2016
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
This one is a little runout. There is a good pro at the bottom but it is technical and difficult to place, then up higher here is bad ledge fall potential. A nice route with mostly good rock but not for the intrepid 5.9 leader. Sep 30, 2016
Javier L
Asheville, NC
Javier L   Asheville, NC
Nice to see Lloyd being remembered where he spent so much time. Aug 9, 2012