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Location: Georgia > Lost Wall > Hidden Precious (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 7, 2018

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Comments: I think this may have been done by Curtis (circa '01-'02, I seem to remember climbing it, but that was a period of inebriation) when he put up the bolted line to the left of Defoliator. The more I consider it, I think Rusty Harden did it early '90s. No matter, can't remember what anyone called it. Not the sort of thing we would have missed.

Location: Georgia > Lost Wall > Prevailing Winds (5.11c)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 5, 2018

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Comments: I'm pretty sure you've got Persistence and Prevailing Winds reversed. As I remember (dredging through the 20+ year old data), Persistence is the left crack, Prevailing the right.

Location: Georgia > Lost Wall > Netherworld Excavation (5.9)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 5, 2018

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Comments: Ha! The block. It's always looked dangerous, so Greg and Sporty actually took a car jack in there and tried to trundle it, succeeded in shifting it (!) but that's as far as it went. So, like the block on El Cap that people used as an anchor for decades and then nearly killed Skinner and Piana, it's probably fine until it isn't. That's why when they put up the variation where you stick strictly in the corner they called it Do You Want To Die.

Location: Georgia > Lost Wall > Back to the Future (5.10a PG13)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 5, 2018

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Comments: At first I was going to correct the name, as the face climb I put up was 'Revenge of the Jedi' (the original name of the movie, replaced at the last minute by 'Return'), but neither the photo, rating, or description match. Then I realized this is 'Back to the Future', which goes up the left wall of the big right facing corner where 'Netherworld Excavation' is, left of 'Revenge.' I was in the phase of trying to go as boltless as possible, so drilled three holes for 3/8" removable bolts on the cru... more >>

Location: North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Purcell Mountains > ... > Photo
By: Jim Corbett When: Apr 4, 2017

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Comments: We pulled into the lot in '89 and saw that most of the cars were wrapped in chicken wire. 'Hmmm..' sez we, 'there's something we should know.' While we were packing up a big fat porky waddles into the lot. I've had a poor relationship with porkies on the Long Trail and AT, where we developed the sport of porky bashing. Not as bad as it sounds, the quills pad them well, the only way you can actually damage them is to pop them square in the nose. So anyway, I chase it o... more >>

Location: North Carolina > Cashiers Area (Ice) > Whitesides (ice) > Three Stooges Gulley (WI3)
By: Jim Corbett When: Jan 13, 2017

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Comments: Ummm, yeah. The last pitch shown here was climbed many times by climbers going into Starshine in the '80s and I presume earlier. The 'Three Stooges gully' below there was climbed sometime in the early 2000s and is basically a walk up a frozen creek. Four of us had climbed the 2 pitch frozen waterfall down in the valley that you can see from the top of Starshine (worth doing, requires much cold weather) when someone suggested 'climbing' out by the creek. I declined, hiking dir... more >>

Location: North Carolina > Whiteside Mountain > Southwest Corner > Boulder Problem in the Sky (5.11-)
By: Jim Corbett When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Re: pic of old fixed gear. I fell on that shit, circa '90 or so. It held. I did scream.

Location: North Carolina > Whiteside Mountain > Photo
By: Jim Corbett When: Aug 15, 2015

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Comments: Pretty much.

Location: North Carolina > Whiteside Mountain > Southwest Corner > S.O.S. (5.10b)
By: Jim Corbett When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: yeah, Faber led the FA on P1 (and you never thanked me you little bast@rd--I did spot the line ;). And it's harder than 5.9). I went back later to make the first abortive attempt on P2 and that didn't work out either since I didn't have the bolt kit and wouldn't run it out on the tri cam you can fish in there. So I don't know how my name got on this other than I embarrassed myself on it early and often. For that matter, ML and I were the first to start up the vaporizer line in like '89, but that... more >>

Location: Georgia > Lost Wall > The Hobbler (5.9)
By: Jim Corbett When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: I think this is 'Stick Clip this, M***** F*****', which Steve Ritchie and I did way back in the day. I know we did it before Shannon. There actually is a placement for a weird looking but totally bomber 0.5 tricam (think upside down at a strange angle between a couple of knobs) about 15-20' up.

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