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Location: NC : 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: NC : 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: NC : 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: VA : Southwest Virginia : 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: NC : 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: NC : 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: NC : 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: NC : 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?


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Sly Truths (5.10d)
By: Mike Reardon When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Original name was Sly Hooks but the name was changed... Great route either way! Same with Sly Corner.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : East Face/Guides Wall (Lef...
By: Mike Reardon When: Apr 7, 2016

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Comments: Charles;
We had started on the crack and gone left to anchors on the 5.9 unknown (Central part of the main wall), but never worked right. Nathan may have or you may have been the first? I've been working on topos of the area for an upcoming guide to the entire Southern Pisgah region and likely have pics. Nice climbing up there!


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Test Pilots Buttress : Rocket Science (5.10c PG13)
By: Mike Reardon When: Nov 9, 2015

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Comments: Great forearm pumper. After the third bolt, don't get sucked in to going too far left on the ledge for gear like I did- the horizontal rail does not offer great gear. Instead head straight up for a crimpy jug surrounded by white rock taking a blue TCU.


Location: NC : Bradley Falls
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 2, 2015

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Comments: Overlook Area is especially filled with old bolts and Poison Ivy. Try the Magnum PI Wall for stainless bolts and better climbs.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Black Swan (5.10b)
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 2, 2015

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Comments: P1 is 150 feet and has anchors
P2 is 150-175 feet and goes to a tree instead of anchors (the single bolt was drawn in the guide book mistakenly as a two bolt anchor- this is where Operant Conditioning's second pitch meets Black Swan's second pitch- we finished that route after the book was released). Most of P2 is very easy.

Also, updates and corrections on the Cedar guide are posted here if needed: grounduppublishing.com/?p=836

Either way, thanks for posting Jeff!


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Southern Hospitality (5.9+)
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 2, 2015

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Comments: Once you top out the ledge, anchors are up and left


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : The Enigma (5.8+)
By: Mike Reardon When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: B. T. That looks like it. Protects well with 2 small nuts. It's dry in the photo there just left of the wet streak and maybe 15 ft right of Southender. Climbing the first 200 feet of Southender then continuing in the black streak straight up is super fun too. Must have dry conditions. We called it southend vimicolor due to the blackness. The final pitch of it is pictured and a bit dirty but a fun crack nonetheless.
I would love to know if someone had been up there before us. No one se... more >>


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : East Face/Guides Wall (Lef... : Photo
By: Mike Reardon When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Tempting....


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock
By: Mike Reardon When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: For a detailed first hand account by Steve Longenecker of early ascents of the Nose, the Womb, and other great NC classics, take a look here:
grounduppublishing.com/?p=978


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : The Nose (5.8)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: For a detailed history by Steve Longenecker, take a look here: grounduppublishing.com/?p=978


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Invisible Airwaves (5.10c A2)
By: Mike Reardon When: May 20, 2015

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Comments: Got most of the way up P2 and found nothing fixed below the bolt. Things get thin just below that first bolt- reading the descriptions, it looks like tomahawks are the key!
Also, what is the consensus on the aid rating of this climb? TK guide suggests A4 and the Shull Lambert states A2.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Huffin Cedar (5.10a PG13)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jan 20, 2015

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Comments: Thanks for posting on it Mike and Bruce. I added your updates on the Ground Up website, hopefully that sums them up?
grounduppublishing.com/?p=851


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : Two Legged Snake (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Cool first pitch. Upper pitches look like fun!


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : Mettle Detector (5.12c)
By: Mike Reardon When: Dec 15, 2014

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Comments: Danger Dog is about 15 feet right of this route.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : The Slug (5.9)
By: Mike Reardon When: Nov 1, 2014

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Comments: I started on the left lower angle crack on the face of the buttress, keeping that tree island about 5-10 feet to my left. I am sure you could start on the Fly By crack as well.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Shrimp Cocktail (5.10d R)
By: Mike Reardon When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: This is likely better as a TR from the P1 Seal anchors than a lead...as least it was for me!


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - Main Wall : unknown 5.9- (5.9-)
By: Mike Reardon When: May 22, 2014

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Comments: Hey Pilsner Prophet, thanks for all the comments. That sounds like it. The bolts were upgraded to SS a few years ago. Fun route with many little crystals, it deserves a name!


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