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Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face : Whippin' Boy (5.11d) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Yes. Two bolts after you pull over the roof/flake...you may have missed them depending on where you move through that section.


Location: Georgia : Metro-Atlanta Area : Long Island
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 24, 2017

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Comments: Susan, I think you're off by a few states...


Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Margin of Profit (5.9+)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 8, 2017

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Comments: An awesome and accurate description of a classic! But don't settle for reading about it, find out for yourself!


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : Holiday Block : Pump Handles (5.9)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 2, 2017

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Comments: Has anchors/rap rings currently.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 14, 2016

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Comments: Any particular reason!?


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : Sun Wall : Nick of Time (5.11b/c R)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: The bolts on this are in very bad shape. First one is a spinner.


Location: Alabama : Jamestown : White Wall : The King of Bling (5.10a)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Bomber yellow C3 between ledge and pins.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Sounds like the fire started above the cliff on "party rock"...


Location: Tennessee : Castle Rock : The Point Butress(Main Wall... : Streaker (5.11b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: If there is no chalk on this one it can be tricky to read and feel hard for the grade.


Location: Tennessee : Castle Rock : The Point Butress(Main Wall... : Fun Employed (5.10)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 6, 2016

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Comments: Pretty easy featured climbing to a thin arete crux.


Location: Alabama : Jamestown : Harvest Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 19, 2016

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Comments: Any way to work on getting these routes sorted?


Location: North Carolina : Bonas Defeat
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Yeah...still missing the point. These, as a number of bolted slab routes, are not sport routes and the information on the route and main page lists "blackened groove" or whatever your re-callling it as a sport route. Just because it has bolts doesn't make it a sport route.


Location: North Carolina : Bonas Defeat
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: I don't know if you would want to call these "sport" routes. Yes they have bolts, but they are not your typical sport routes. They are very traditional in character. Bolts used where protection is not available. Plus if you need a handful of cams - again probably not a sport route.


Location: Tennessee : Sunset Park : Sunset South : Fear and Whiskey (5.10a/b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: With traffic this will clean up nicely and add another great route to the Bell Buttress. Great assortment of crack climbing in the top half of this route!


Location: Tennessee : Sunset Park : Sunset South : Agrippa (5.10c/d)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jul 24, 2016

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Comments: Very good somewhat obscure route. Probably better for cooler temps. Pumpy and sustained at the grade...make sure you gotta good agrippa and don't fall!


Location: Georgia : Currahee Mountain : Slab Area : Deprived Child (5.6 PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments: Rap anchors have been replaced. Thanks to the SCC for the hardware.


Location: Tennessee : Leda
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: It seems we are getting submissions for routes that are already in the database. I think its because some of the names that are used in the Chatt Steel book are different (for some reason) that the names that existed in the old PDF of Leda and the names listed in the DCA. We probably need to come up with a plan on which routes names to use so this doesn't continue to happen. Ideas/Suggestions? Thanks.


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : New Wall (AKA Kurt Russell ...
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 24, 2016

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Comments: So, having climbed here a couple of times I thought I would add some thoughts on the area. Pretty cool, although very short, climbing with closely spaced bolts. A good place to do a bunch of routes quick. Seems like its getting a good about of traffic. But the major problem with this is the precedence it will set for newer climbers. The single open shut at the top of each routes probably the worst way to put an anchor at the top of a climbing routes. Both times there, I have seen people TR... more >>


Location: Tennessee : The Tennessee Wall
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Yes. Unless you like bugs, humidity, ticks, greasing off holds and sweaty your ass off. But you could potentially go super early and chase some shade around corners, etc. Good Luck!


Location: Tennessee : Photo (Copy)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Dec 26, 2015

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Comments: The Tennessee Wall - No More Tiers.


Location: North Carolina : Big Green : Whip-O-Will (5.10b PG13)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Nov 15, 2015

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Comments: Guidebook calls this 10b...yeah right. I would call it 11 something for sure but I don't know. And pretty sustained climbing until bolt 3.


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob : Friction Addiction (5.10+)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Very cool route. The second pitch will blow your mind or your pants. That mantel, damn. Third pitch very well protected very good harder climbing. Would be nice just rap back down the route. There is one rap ring up (and two bolts out left of that) and right ten feet of the tree island at the top...maybe part of the Girdle Traverse.


Location: North Carolina : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Black Swan (5.10b)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 24, 2015

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Comments: Thin climbing to the first (high) bolt...no anchors at the top of the second pitch (as book notes). Used the mentioned tree and longer than 100 feet...more like 175 to the tree. Also a single bolt was passed on the way...don't know if it's part of the second pitch on not (not noted in the book). First pitch is very good.


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : Titties & Beer (aka "World... (5.9+) : Photo
By: Jeff Mekolites When: Sep 21, 2015

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Comments: To find this feature, as you climb up the water groove pitch on T&B begin to angle right at about 120 feet up eventually going hard right for 50 feet or so. You will see this feature. Cross under this rock to a ledge. Anchors are on the right hand side of this ledge. One double rope rap gets you to the ground.


Location: Alabama : Sand Rock : The Pinnacle : Valdez, The (5.10c)
By: Jeff Mekolites When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: This route might improve with a bit more traffic...and anchors at the top.


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