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Location: North Carolina > East Slate Rock
By: Mike Reardon When: Nov 20, 2017

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Comments: Get a copy of Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs for full topos, maps, etc. at grounduppublishing.com


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Comatose Area > Conception (5.8)
By: Mike Reardon When: Nov 13, 2017

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Comments: Take corner to top and rap from a tree above the corner of you have two ropes. If you only have one rope, go left to rap Beeline/ Praying Mantis. If there's a run out up there it is 3rd class.


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 14, 2017

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Comments: Jacob P; I'm doing more shameless advertising but try Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs guidebook at grounduppublishing.com. Rumbling Bald is huge place with a ton of climbs, even a handful of purely bolted ones.... but the routes that require gear are so good, why limit yourself? 400 climbs in the area.... one visit is a drop in the bucket.


Location: North Carolina > East Slate Rock > Dibs (5.10c R)
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 14, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Nathan!! Hope more people are getting out to this groovy little Crag.


Location: North Carolina > Photo
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 14, 2017

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Comments: There's a difference between an FA and an FFA.


Location: North Carolina > Cedar Rock > Cedar Rock - North > Lightning Flake (5.9-)
By: Mike Reardon When: Sep 28, 2017

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Comments: I have not climbed this since the completing the FA, but would be happy to downgrade to a 5.8 in the upcoming Southern Pisgah Rock and Ice guidebook, if that's the consensus. FA was myself and Jeff Heveron about 2011.

Side note: we put up this route up and Fish Bowl the day after a literal monsoon... they are some of the only climbable lines in the area a day after a heavy rain.


Location: North Carolina > Bradley Falls > Bat Hook Crazy (5.10c)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jul 29, 2017

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Comments: Psyched you guys are adding routes over there! When creating the guide book, I had hoped to get in a few lines on that side of the river and never got to it. The wall is reminiscent of the New. Better looking rock than the more traveled side of the river. Thanks for the work!!


Location: North Carolina > Victory Wall > Welcome to War (5.8 PG13)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jul 17, 2017

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Comments: Anyone know if the briers have been knocked back a bit on the starting ledge?


Location: North America > Canada > Alberta > Banff National Park > Mt. Rundle > ... > Rundlehorn (5.5)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jun 25, 2017

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Comments: Climbs a cool but choss filled feature that you can see from downtown Banff. Recommend starting on the right hand start, which is the rap line. Overall, the route leaves a lot to be desired in terms of interesting climbing or quality rock. There were some nice patina edges up high at least. Also, the rap stations were placed in thoughtful areas to minimize rock fall hazard. That said, it felt safer to down climb the whole thing then it did to pull ropes due to loose rock above.

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Location: North Carolina > Stone Depot > North by Northwest variatio... (5.7)
By: Mike Reardon When: May 29, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Chuck!


Location: North Carolina > Cathey's Creek Crag > Warm Up Wall > Bushwick Bil (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: May 3, 2017

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Comments: This route is called Bushwick Bill. Another shorty. I thought it had 2 bolts but maybe three. Bring a brush.


Location: North Carolina > Cathey's Creek Crag > Warm Up Wall > Spudd Webb (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: May 3, 2017

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Comments: This route is called "Spud Webb".... short but not to be underestimated.


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Family Wall > Cooter Bug (5.7)
By: Mike Reardon When: Mar 28, 2017

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Comments: No need to edit at all- sounds like you found a fun way to link the two climbs! Thanks for the update on the stripped anchor.


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Family Wall > Cooter Bug (5.7)
By: Mike Reardon When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the lack of anchor update- must have been yanked in the last year. Updates of Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs are here : grounduppublishing.com/?p=851 I will add thelack of anchor. You can start this climb in either corner or on the green slab (takes RPs). Slab is scary regardless. If there is no anchor on this then the climbing above is 8X. Right hand corner is the start to a different climb but likely a more fun way to start ( see guidebook).


Location: North Carolina > Cedar Rock > South Side > Foothold Fetish (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: Mar 15, 2017

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Comments: Its confusing up in groove land. I like that stretch of rock- you pretty much can't go wrong up there.


Location: North Carolina > Cedar Rock > South Side > Foothold Fetish (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: This is Foothold Fetish


Location: North Carolina > Rumbling Bald > Cereal Buttress > Fruit Loops (5.7+) > Photo
By: Mike Reardon When: Dec 27, 2016

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Comments: Looks correct. Photographer of that photo you used is also the author of the guide book to the area. Support his efforts and get a comprehensive quality resource called Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs at grounduppublishing.com.


Location: North Carolina > Cedar Rock > Cedar Rock - North > Sex Is A Chore (5.9+)
By: Mike Reardon When: Nov 18, 2016

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Comments: Best description ever.


Location: North Carolina > Linville Gorge > The Camel > Southeast Arete (5.11) > Photo
By: Mike Reardon When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: One hell of a shot


Location: North Carolina > Looking Glass Rock > Nose Area > Hyperbola (5.10a R)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Fun route! Replaced the bolt on P2 today. There was not a second bolt on this pitch as the guidebooks suggested.


Location: Virginia > Southwest Virginia Region > Breaks Interstate Park
By: Mike Reardon When: Jun 15, 2016

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Comments: Excited about this area. Thanks for those who worked hard to get it open! Here is a map that has been re-created, with permission, based on the original Gus Glitch topo. He and Koma were some of the first climbers here in 1992. Find the map here: grounduppublishing.com/?p=1081


Location: North Carolina > Looking Glass Rock > East Face/Guides Wall (Lef... > Questionable Hummus (5.8-)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jun 7, 2016

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Comments: Just a heads up, this is a left hand variation finish to "unknown 5.9 PG-13", not "unknown face right". It's confusing, I know. The 5.6 entrance crack pictured was likely one of the first starts for climbers here in the 80's/90's but I think most break right at the top of it to gain the anchors.


Location: North Carolina > Snake's Den
By: Mike Reardon When: May 28, 2016

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Comments: Scrambled Brains was recently retro bolted. If you respect the past present and future of NC climbing, you will not retro bolt routes. It's simple respect.


Location: North Carolina > Looking Glass Rock > South Side > Southender (5.8-)
By: Mike Reardon When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: A 60 meter full rope length runs about 10 feet shy of the tree island if doing the mega pitch. You have to set a gear belay in the dihedral, then do a sloppy mini second pitch.
Alternatively, if dry, climb on the black streak above and right of the tree island and continue for three more long pitches, then rap the same as The Enigma. Mostly easy climbing with a few 5.8 moves.


Location: North Carolina > Looking Glass Rock > North Side > The Seal (5.10-)
By: Mike Reardon When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: I've always only done the first pitch but interested in the next 3. Anyone bring this to the top lately?


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