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Areas = 15
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Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Parking Lot > Unknown (5.7) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Jan 8, 2018

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Comments: hahaha. Gonna be great weather. Wish i could join.


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Parking Lot > Unknown (5.7) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Jan 8, 2018

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Comments: You forgot to type "Jordan Angus Gay sending this unknown route on big holds with a nice view." Didn't you know that its standard procedure to post a picture of yourself and type in the 3rd person these days? :)


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Hanging Chain > Hanging Chain (5.12b)
By: Austin Goff When: Dec 19, 2017

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Comments: One of the best of the grade in NC. Lots of pump and lots of exposure. Brown pants required.


Location: North Carolina > Cooks Wall > West Walls > 'Tang area > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Dec 18, 2017

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Comments: I believe that is Sleeping Above the Kitchen but it has been a long time since i was out there.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall > Zoo View (5.7+)
By: Austin Goff When: Oct 24, 2017

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Comments: A solo speed attempt of a 2 pitch 5.7... I thought I had heard it all.

I wouldn't suggest going climbers right via the Hanging Garden unless you want to do two exposed sections of 5th class down scrambling. Down via the Meat Puppet decent is probably about as fast and all dirt trail.


Location: Utah > Price Canyon > Balanced Rock
By: Austin Goff When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: Some interesting history on Balanced Rock: sunad.com/news/climbing-balanc...


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain
By: Austin Goff When: Sep 14, 2017

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Comments: Poor bolting and variety of bolts is mostly due to the fact that the work was done by someone who does not have a clear understanding of proper technique and does not know the difference between bolt types. It's unfortunate.

Glue-ins should have been standard at Pilot a few years ago when it was retro'd. Lots of issues to be solved in the near future.


Location: North Carolina > Ship Rock
By: Austin Goff When: Jun 15, 2017

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Comments: This was my understanding, as well. It always seemed strange to me that climbers were held to a special parking standard that no other group on the parkway was required to obey. That being said. I am all for parking in a paved area where it makes sense.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > The Amphitheater > Do or Dive (5.10a) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Jun 12, 2017

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Comments: There is actually a really bomber nut that can be placed about 2-3 feet above the horizontal. You can reach up and place it from the good hold then shake out before rolling through.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Hanging Garden > Double Ought (5.8)
By: Austin Goff When: Jun 7, 2017

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Comments: A high quality romp that would be as popular as the circus area routes if not for the location. Location/exposure is great, just out of the way.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Last Wall > Gizmosis (5.11+ R)
By: Austin Goff When: Feb 28, 2017

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Comments: Wear your brown underwear for the finish on this one. That way no one will know...


Location: North Carolina > Climbing Gyms > Progression Climbing > Bouldering > V0 Problem (V0)
By: Austin Goff When: Jan 5, 2017

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Comments: Is a page dedicated to a bouldering gym really necessary? I suggest removing this.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Sentinel Buttress > Center Buttress > Super Direct (5.9)
By: Austin Goff When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: There is no way this is a V3. Especially when comparing this to the V3s in the boulderfield. Hard 5.9 moves lead to easier climbing. Backing off is quite easy.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall > Air Show (5.8+) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Aug 16, 2016

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Comments: It is definitely the crux of the route and imo more like 5.9. Gotta love the "+" ratings in NC. You make a difficult move to a somewhat hidden jug to the right of the dihedral, at least that's how i do it.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall > Air Show (5.8+) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Aug 14, 2016

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Comments: Looks like you missed the crux of the route. You should be in the black right facing dihedral... by the looks of it you went you about 5-7ft left of this.
Rock Climbing Photo: Airshow
Airshow



Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Rumbling Bald Bouldering > West Side Boulders > The Terraces > Patio Roof (V8)
By: Austin Goff When: Jul 18, 2016

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Comments: I bet it was really greasy after all the spray.


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Amphitheater > Henar Lite (5.10c)
By: Austin Goff When: Nov 1, 2015

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Comments: Not a new breed of crying... the new breed is people wanting to make routes more accessible to the masses with zero barrier to entry. Everything is not supposed to be easy and tamed down so that everyone can do it. Climbing is a process that we all go through and there should be routes that inspire people to get better. Your argument insinuates that all routes should have a middle anchor above the easier climbing; is this a new standard that we should put in place on every climb? Did you even th... more >>


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Rock Canyon > Black Rose > Yuji Feet (5.11c)
By: Austin Goff When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: Fa Boone Speed... Boone watched yuji climbing in Smith and bolted this route naming it after him.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > Hanging Garden > Stars and Bars (5.12b)
By: Austin Goff When: Jun 21, 2015

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Comments: Nathan,

You have the route right. we replaced the first manky bolt and the pin with just one bolt. Either way the route required a stick clip so we figured it made more sense just to move the bolt up a bit and get rid of the junk pin. The route going out right is Aries. Its seth's route.


Location: North Carolina > Cooks Wall > The Cookbook > Emla area > Theater Of Pain (5.13b)
By: Austin Goff When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: SOFT. Probably no move harder than v4 or v5.


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Amphitheater > Born to Crimp (5.10b)
By: Austin Goff When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: Haven't been up there recently but are these new bolts within arm's length of Crackin' Up?


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Amphitheater > Henar Lite (5.10c)
By: Austin Goff When: Apr 5, 2015

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Comments: The middle anchors are an abomination to rock climbing and should be removed. The chains dangling all over the place were bad enough but this is a new breed of retro bolting that has been cropping up at Pilot.


Location: North Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Amphitheater > Blind Prophet (5.12b PG13)
By: Austin Goff When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: The bolts were perfectly safe and not very hard to clean. There is no reason for the permadraws.


Location: North Carolina > Moore's Wall > North End > Enduro Man Rides Again (5.11d)
By: Austin Goff When: Apr 28, 2014

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Comments: Definitely another north end classic. Certainly under appreciated. While not as sustained as filet it does contain a more defined and perhaps more difficult crux and the same great gear trickery.


Location: Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall > Lowe Route (5.8) > Photo
By: Austin Goff When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Block the the climbers left is on was no longer there as of 7/30/13


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