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Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : South Side : Unfinished Concerto (5.9+) : Photo
By: nbrown When: 3 days ago

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Comments: I'll bet someone fell on gear placed behond that thing. Bummer. But it might be fun to see how hard it is now.


Location: North Carolina : East Slate Rock : Better Slate Than Never (5.11)
By: nbrown When: Oct 12, 2017

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Comments: For a more groovy experience, you can also climb a direct start instead of the rail features out right. There's an additional bolt and some gear to protect this section.


Location: North Carolina : East Slate Rock : Dibs (5.10c R)
By: nbrown When: Oct 12, 2017

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Comments: Pulled the circlehead and replaced with a bolt today after moving bolt 1 on the handrail left -- with Mike's endorsement -- to fix the zig zag. The bolt re-spacing on the traverse (of this route) works out well.


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Flakeview Area
By: nbrown When: Oct 10, 2017

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Comments: Not sure, but I think the trail intersections have changed a bit since the park completed the new section (the large wide portion leading to the boulderfield) last year. Too bad you guys didn't get on "Lakeview" instead - it's one of the best routes at the Bald.


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Safari Jive (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: Sep 18, 2017

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Comments: The dead hemlock below the hex anchor on pitch 1 was trundled today. Took a few wiggles back and forth but broke pretty easily, leaving the base and roots intact in the crack. I cleaned much of the rotten material out of the crack, but the root ball will probably remain intact for some time.


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : Captain Kangaroo (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: Sep 14, 2017

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Comments: I upgraded the pins to a bolt today. I also added one above the roof to eliminate unwanted rope drag and/or the need for a ridiculously long sling. Should be much more fun (and safe) now, but it's still a helluva challenge for the grade. Go get it!


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Refrain (5.11- PG13)
By: nbrown When: Sep 11, 2017

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Comments: Finally had a chance to get more pics. Not great quality but maybe helpful?


Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : Crescendo (5.11b/c)
By: nbrown When: Aug 30, 2017

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Comments: Karsten, I would but I don't wanna spoil all the adventure...


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Refrain (5.11- PG13)
By: nbrown When: Aug 17, 2017

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Comments: Brett, I posted a pic of the general area (under the Second Stanza route page) that you're welcome to use if you'd like to draw in the line. I personally would be interested in knowing where it goes, and where that anchor is. Thanks.


Location: North Carolina : Victory Wall : Insufficient Firepower (5.11a) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Aug 1, 2017

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Comments: Frost is a friend of mine who removed the bolt. Surprisingly it was in very good shape to be 32 years old.


Location: North Carolina : Victory Wall : Insufficient Firepower (5.11a) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Jun 29, 2017

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Comments: Too bad - ideal spot on these warm days.


Location: North Carolina : Victory Wall : Insufficient Firepower (5.11a) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Jun 28, 2017

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Comments: Has the peregrine closure been lifted this year?


Location: North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall
By: nbrown When: Apr 15, 2017

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Comments: Thanks for the heads up. Maybe we should have another CCC cleanup round over there. That spot is particularly bad because it's below "party rock" -- which well explains the trash and the recent fire.

On a similar note, some people were throwing stuff off the Nose at LG just the other day. Not extremely common but it does seem to be a favorite pastime for some. Just look at all the glass I collected from the base there last week.
Rock Climbing Photo: Glass at the base of the Glass (The Nose)
Glass at the base of the Glass (The Nose)



Location: North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area : Hyperbola (5.10a R)
By: nbrown When: Apr 5, 2017

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Comments: With modern gear pitch 2 is very safe and much easier than the 5.9 grade suggests (most of the pitch is < 5.8). Cool funky spikes of rock to pull on too.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Gold Coast Cliffs : Razors Edge Canyon : Photo
By: nbrown When: Mar 11, 2017

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Comments: I remembered you saying you'd climbed it but couldn't remember who with. Thank you for the info - got the caption updated.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : White Russians Gone Bananas (5.11a)
By: nbrown When: Feb 6, 2017

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Comments: If you do only the crux pitch you'll need to leave rap gear - the stoppers walked off, again. This is ridiculous. If the hangers weren't bolted to the wall they'd probably be missing too... Way to show appreciation for people contributing their time and hardware.


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Supercrack (5.11d)
By: nbrown When: Feb 6, 2017

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Comments: Needs stainless quicklinks on the anchor. Some knucklehead pilfered the biners and left a single rusty quicklink (on the clean stainless cables). This will only enhance degradation time. Seems like 5.11 climbers would know better.


Location: North Carolina : Laurel Knob
By: nbrown When: Jan 24, 2017

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Comments: Grant, those conditions are fine - just be prepared for ice bombs on groove routes once the sun comes around, as well as extended dry times. Because the water has to melt first, grooves that may be dry initially could start running after you've started up. Laurel is a funny place sometimes.


Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Bat Shit Crazy (5.10+)
By: nbrown When: Jan 7, 2017

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Comments: Fun climb, but careful with clipping the bolt - a protrusion of rock below the hanger threatens to break your carabiner.


Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Hard Up for Cracks (5.11a)
By: nbrown When: Jan 7, 2017

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Comments: If you're into wide cracks, and IF this thing were cleaned up a lot, this could be a really nice line. The bushes on this thing are probably worse than the dirt factor, but the crack climbing is pretty cool.


Location: North Carolina : Corner Rock : Photo
By: nbrown When: Dec 17, 2016

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Comments: I'm not much of a boulderer, but that thing looks amazing!


Location: North Carolina : Linville Gorge : Sitting Bear : The Flackamite/Pirate wall : Climb and Punishment (5.11a)
By: nbrown When: Dec 6, 2016

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Comments: Got it, thanks for the info Wes.


Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : Bolder Problem in Space (fr... (5.11+) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Nov 1, 2016

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Comments: Excellent shot!


Location: North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face : Treat (5.10+)
By: nbrown When: Oct 26, 2016

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Comments: No new bolts. You must have been on one of the lines downhill to the right - there are about 4 or 5 mixed ones.


Location: North Carolina : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Dandy Line (5.8)
By: nbrown When: Oct 14, 2016

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Comments: Excellent route! Similar to the first 2 pitches of the Womb in style (mostly finger crack), and easily as good as those pitches. If it's dry, do it. One 60 meter is just enough to get down.


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