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Routes in Big Arete

Anchors Away S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bet Ya Can't Eat Just One TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hunger Strike TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lloyd Would Have Liked It S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Man Overboard S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: A.J. Rimes on Feb 14, 2017
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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The name and grade comes from the Carolina Climbers Coalition guidebook.

Climb the left side of the 30 ft. tall buttress that lies left of the Big Arete area. Can be climbed different ways but you will end on the left face directly above the trail


Bolted Anchors. To set the anchors, scramble up the chimney behind the buttress to the top. On the top their is a surface big enough for 3-4 people to lay/sit. These anchors are fairly easy to set.


A.J. Rimes
Charlotte, NC
A.J. Rimes   Charlotte, NC
While I have not climbed in this specific area in about a year, as far as I know there are 3 sets of bolts on the buttress. Mar 1, 2017
Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
Are there three anchors up there? I thought there were two- one for each route. I can definitely give it a look next time I am at Pilot. Feb 20, 2017
A.J. Rimes
Charlotte, NC
A.J. Rimes   Charlotte, NC
Thank you for the comment Benandstuff. After looking over the guidebook again, I do agree that this climb is not Ibuprofen Junky. However, I still would say that there is a climb to the left of Hunger Strike because their is a set of bolts to the left of the bolts for Hunger strike.

I posted pictures for both this climb and Hunger Strike and while they do overlap a bit, they follow different paths(at least when I climbed them). I posted the best pic that I have from climbing it.

Thoughts? Feb 17, 2017
Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
Judging from the CCC guidebook description, the description on LLoyd's old site (…), and the description in the Carolina Rocks Piedmont guidebook, I don't think Ibuprofen Junky resides on the small buttress. The route actually goes up the face left of the buttress, to the top of the cliff.

I think there are only two routes on the buttress. The route described here is a variation of Hunger Strike. Feb 17, 2017