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Routes = 10
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All 712 | Routes 7 | Areas | Photos 8 | Page Improvements | Comments 73 | Posts 28 | Stars 305 | Ratings 291
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Gizmosis

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 80'

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Last Wall

Feb 28, 2017

Reckless Abandon Direct

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 100'

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End

May 13, 2015

Pope's Problem

V3 6A R (4)

Boulder, 30'

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Hat

Oct 9, 2014

Death Wish

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b (8)

Trad, 1 pitch, 125'

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End

May 8, 2014

Alternative Man

5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 (5)

Trad, 2 pitches, 200'

North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier

Apr 1, 2013

Bad Thing

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Joe's Garage

Apr 1, 2013

Serial Driller

5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b (1)

Sport, 1 pitch, 70'

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Upper Elbow Room

Apr 1, 2013

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Removing the original compression bolts on Gizmosi...

Removing the original compression bolts on Gizmosis and replacing with stainless steel 5-piece in May of 2016.

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : ... : Gizmosis (5.11+ R)

Feb 28, 2017

Rock Climbing Photo: Single axles are often better for really shallow p...

Single axles are often better for really shallow placements.

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Jul 23, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Coleman Dual Fuel 533

Coleman Dual Fuel 533

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Jul 21, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Houston Hanner about to merge onto the regular Rec...

Houston Hanner about to merge onto the regular Reckless Abandon.

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : ... : Reckless Abandon Direct (5.11+ R)

May 13, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Houston Hanner in the business on Reckless Abandon...

Houston Hanner in the business on Reckless Abandon Direct.

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : ... : Reckless Abandon Direct (5.11+ R)

May 13, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

Pope's Problem, photo by Tony Rowell.

California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pope's Problem (V3 R)

Oct 9, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of ...

Looking down from the top of pitch 3 on Rights of Spring, Pine Creek Canyon, CA.

The People of Mountain Proj... : Neil Rankin : Rights of Spring

Mar 1, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the righ...

Filet climbs the michelin-man features on the right-hand side of the wall.

North Carolina : Moore's Wall : ... : Filet-O-Fish (5.12a)

Nov 12, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: North Carolina : Pilot Mountain : The Beach : The Wave (5.11)
By: Neil Rankin When: Feb 27, 2017

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Comments: Fun route. Bolts replaced on 2/26/17. Enjoy.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Whipping Post (5.10a)
By: Neil Rankin When: Oct 25, 2016

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Comments: Rappel from the block 30' to the climbers left. A single 60 meter takes you straight down to the base of Double Ought.


Location: North Carolina : Pilot Mountain : The Beach : Spin Drift (5.9)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 30, 2016

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Comments: This one is a little runout. There is a good pro at the bottom but it is technical and difficult to place, then up higher here is bad ledge fall potential. A nice route with mostly good rock but not for the intrepid 5.9 leader.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden : Double Ought (5.8)
By: Neil Rankin When: Sep 25, 2016

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Comments: Great route. The rappel from the block is the way to go as a 60 meter gets you directly to the base of the climb without the need to angle up the gully.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End : Juggernaut (5.10a/b)
By: Neil Rankin When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: As of July 3, 2016, Juggernaut has a clean rappel anchor via a bomber hex and nut with stainless steel cable. No need to traverse across the briars to the top of Juggerhead anymore.


Location: North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier : The Link (5.12)
By: Neil Rankin When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: The pin at the crux has been replaced. Enjoy!


Location: North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier : Chromium Chain (5.11c)
By: Neil Rankin When: Jul 26, 2015

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Comments: The pins have been replaced. Better still, the bottom two are now in titanium which will last forever. Big thanks to Tim Fisher for donating the pins and and all of the effort to get it done. Enjoy.


Location: North Carolina : Cooks Wall : The Cookbook : Emla area : Grace Under Pressure (5.10b)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 23, 2015

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Comments: This route is forced. In reality it's a 5.9 that is bolted to try and force you to climb 5.10. The natural, more obvious, more aesthetic feature is to the climber's right of the upper bolts. Twice I pulled over a couple bulges on obvious holds only to find a bolt 6 feet to my left. I ended up skipping 2 bolts and protected one of these sections with a cam.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End : The Recommendation (5.12b)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: Such a pity. This could have been a really classic 1-bolt route and it wouldn't even be R-rated. As it is now, it's just a little route with no jizm left. The anchor situation will be fixed this year. In the meantime, I've left a delta quicklink on the retro bolt that is 18 inches below the retro anchor. Please use it as a backup on the final lower off.


Location: North Carolina : Moore's Wall : North End : Reckless Abandon (5.11-)
By: Neil Rankin When: May 14, 2015

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Comments: Route length is closer to a 100' and one can lower to the ground with a 60 meter rope.


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