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Asses & Elbows T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Big Greenie Weenie T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Campfire Girls T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Danger of Extinction T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Flushed Down the Toilet T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Grand Delusion T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ground Control T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Joke the Chicken T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Live At Leads T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
New Species T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Outta The Blank (and Into The Blue) T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Panthertown Knobs T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Paralleling T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Scars on a Landscape T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Valley Christians T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Way Out're T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Welcome to Emerald City T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Whip-O-Will T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Type: Trad, 350 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Drew Dekle, Shannon Stegg, Janet Merren
Page Views: 1,045 total, 17/month
Shared By: Drew Dekle on Dec 3, 2012
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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nbrown
western NC
 
nbrown   western NC
 
Hey Drew, I think the routes is good just as it is. Was just wondering if there was a story behind the old hardware. And I agree, that move off the belay is definitely tricky, as is the 2nd pitch crux near the top (can't imagine that move without any pro). May 28, 2014
Drew Dekle  
 
there was an old bolt on the first pitch with a bail sling - ancient tat. I climbed the pitch further using RBs - when I got to the obvious belay ledge, there were no bolts. I looked at the next move which I think is at least .10a and came to the conclusion (with Shannon) that the route hadn't been done. I was really surprised to find a bolt high on the second pitch. The route may have been done to there and then climbed out right to easier terrain. I'm sure the crux finish wasn't done free solo - it would be a death route. I just don't know Nathan - if someone wants me to go chop what I did, I will. I think the route is very true to the area traditions - there are 4 bolts on pitch one plus gear and about 5 on pitch two - plus natural gear - I placed everything on lead from a stance and feel that it was in reasonably bold style but so that someone who climbs at that grade could tackle the route with only moderate fear at times. Your suggestions are appreciated. For what it's worth, I climbed it with Jeep Gaskin and he thinks about the same thing I do (he really liked it as is). May 28, 2014
nbrown
western NC
 
nbrown   western NC
 
We did this route a few days ago and thought it was really fun. Mostly moderate terrain with a couple of crux moves on P-2. Cool features the whole way! We were a bit confused with finding several old bolts along the route though (both pitches), just curious - what's the story with that? Aug 27, 2013
Drew Dekle  
 
This is a stellar 2-pitch route that starts on a small ramp atop some boulders 50' right of campfire girls - a standard NC trad rack (with double tcus including a 00) should be fine.
Pitch one is 5.9 and super fun. Pitch two is mostly easy and super fun climbing. There is one 5.10a move off belay and a 5.10c exit move at the top. Find ring anchors up another 30' - rap the route. Hope you enjoy this "Welcome" to Big Green - one of the most doable routes on the mountain. Feb 5, 2013
Drew Dekle  
 
This is a stellar 2-pitch route that starts on a small ramp atop some boulders 50' right of campfire girls - a standard NC trad rack (with double tcus including a 00) should be fine.
Pitch one is 5.9 and super fun. Pitch two is mostly easy and super fun climbing. There is one 5.10a move off belay and a 5.10c exit move at the top. Find ring anchors up another 30' - rap the route. Hope you enjoy this "Welcome" to Big Green - one of the most doable routes on the mountain. Dec 3, 2012