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Location: Alabama
By: BirminghamBen When: Apr 18, 2017

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Comments: Marty. PM me through the site concerning YCF. FYI, it is on private property and should not be posted anywhere in the public domain.


Location: Alabama : Hurricane Creek Park
By: BirminghamBen When: Mar 30, 2017

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Comments: Current website: cullmanrecreation.org/faciltie...


Location: BirminghamBen : Things. : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Feb 13, 2017

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Comments: Must have been all the beer I was drinking....


Location: Alabama : Little River Canyon
By: BirminghamBen When: Dec 21, 2016

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Comments: I don't disagree, but that was the excuse the last three times LRC was posted (and deleted) off of MP. Let's see if you get some nasty private messages or if the page goes away quietly. If not, in 90 days, I'll edit this post to free up room for usable content.

Little River Canyon is an awesome place with fantastic sport climbing. There even may be some harrowing trad routes down in the canyon. In that it is now published and as the p... more >>


Location: Alabama : Little River Canyon
By: BirminghamBen When: Dec 19, 2016

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Comments: Oh no....here we go again. Maybe this page will be allowed to stand this time.


Location: Alabama : Steele : SCC Property : Divine Wind (5.8+ PG13)
By: BirminghamBen When: Oct 3, 2016

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Comments: Not my name.....check the DCA.


Location: California : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Wheeler Gorge : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Apr 13, 2016

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Comments: I like this picture.


Location: Tennessee : Big South Fork : Wild Wall : What Madness (5.12a) : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Nice.


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock
By: BirminghamBen When: Feb 10, 2016

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Comments: The park is a profit center...they should foot the bill. Otherwise, look to none other than The Duke if you want to talk about SR bolting practices.


Location: Tennessee : Castle Rock
By: BirminghamBen When: Jan 13, 2016

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Comments: No dogs allowed.
SCC FB post

Castle Rock Update: Due to the sensitive nature of the drinking water source running through the crag, the lower landowners at Castle Rock have asked that we no longer allow dogs in an effort to protect their drinking water. It is very important that we get this message out to the climbing community so as not to create a further access issue.
This rule is effective IMMEDIATELY. We will be posting new signage at C... more >>


Location: Alabama : Horse Pens 40
By: BirminghamBen When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: Unscientifically, I get "full coverage", I.E. full-bars, most everywhere on Chandler Mountain with AT&T. No help on speed tests.

Edited to add, based on the update below, that I drive from the front side to the rear side of Chandler Mountain everyday. Only until I am on the far side, headed down the hill into the valley, do I drop coverage. I wouldn't say AT&T is "horrible"... Certainly pulls enough for phone, Pandora, and email...same if I head up the mountain and towards the l... more >>


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : Holiday Block : Cinco de Mayo (5.10c/d)
By: BirminghamBen When: Nov 25, 2015

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Comments: Re-tro-bolt. Listed as trad for sympathy towards history. Reality is a pained existence at Cherokee Rock Village. All hail the sport climber.


Location: Alabama : Jamestown
By: BirminghamBen When: Nov 6, 2015

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Comments: @ATX

Rest assured, the owner of the road will clear the branches soon. Not to worry.

You can always park at the top, one road up the mountain, about three miles down, under the power lines. Walk back up the road a tad, then down the hill to the prominent pine tree with rappel slings. Rappel here, over the Winter Wall....Wild Iris vicinity.

This is the easier way to get in, anyway. And, it avoids the farm below.

EDITED TO ADD: Thanks, Scott. Y'all do a good job keeping up with JT. Keep up t... more >>


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : Jaws Block/West Side Rock : Heave Ho (5.11a) : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Oct 30, 2015

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Comments: Squeeze job....
Retro bolt?
Both?
Ding ding ding....Winner!

But who cares, right?
It's Sandrock.


Location: Southern States : New Route Ethics : Post : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Oct 14, 2015

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Comments: #GTFO!!! HPSC.


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob : Groover (Gaskin Finish) (5.8)
By: BirminghamBen When: Oct 9, 2015

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Comments: Freddie....if the direct P1 of the OR is no problem, you will not have any issue on the "runout" section of Groover....especially with the new bolts.


Location: Alabama : Steele : SCC Property : Skydiver (5.9-)
By: BirminghamBen When: Sep 25, 2015

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Comments: Don't tread on the Wolfe Wall gully. Approach from above.


Location: Alabama : Steele : SCC Property : Banana Republic (5.9+)
By: BirminghamBen When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Pin pulled and replaced with a bolt just before the roof. Deletes PG13 rating.... *** short route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rope is attached to anchors, bolt is below the lip...
Rope is attached to anchors, bolt is below the lip of the roof. Ge ta 0.5 once established on the horn, then pull into the top looking for small gear.



Location: BirminghamBen : Things. : Photo : Comment : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Sep 12, 2015

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Comments: Loves beer.


Location: BirminghamBen : Things. : Photo
By: BirminghamBen When: Sep 12, 2015

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Better now.
Better now.



Rock Climbing Photo: Mmm.
Mmm.



Location: Alabama : Jamestown
By: BirminghamBen When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: Yes, the DCA covers Jamestown.
PM me through the site for information about Jamestown.
Or contact MP user Jeff Mekolites.


Location: Tennessee : Stone Door @ Savage Gulf St... : Whiskey Religion (5.8)
By: BirminghamBen When: Aug 31, 2015

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Comments: Fantastic name. Drunk on Saturday. Church on Sunday. Cheers.


Location: Alabama : Steele
By: BirminghamBen When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: For information concerning Steele's history, SCC access achievement, and SCCLT regulations, click this link: SCC/Steele

As always, leave no trace.


Location: Alabama : Moss Rock Preserve : Lost Roof Area
By: BirminghamBen When: Jul 30, 2015

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Comments: The name escapes me, but it has always been a popular little problem.


Location: Alabama : Lake Smith
By: BirminghamBen When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: It's called "Smith Lake". Not, Lake Smith. And if you are gonna post DWS on Smith Lake, you ought to identify a cove or nearby landmark.


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