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Animal Cracker T 
Comatose T 
Conception T,S 
Cookie Time in Budapest T 
Egg Hunt T 
Family Feud T,S 
Gingerbread Man T 
Lost Face T,S 
Name Unknown T,S 
Preying Mantis T 
Pull the Plug S 
Resurrection T 
Resurrection Ramp T 
Rusty Redneck T,S 
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles T 
Trick or Feet T,S 
unknown S 
Unknown 2 T,TR 
Waltzing Matilda T 

Comatose Area Rock Climbing 

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The view from Comatose, 5.8 Rumbling Bald, NC


Probably not the most popular area at Rumbling Bald, but the Comatose area offers a good selection of all types of climbing. From the classic arching crack of Comatose, to the thin edged face climbing of Rusty Redneck, with a few hard bolted routes and some longer gear routes all mixed in together. Although the number of climbs in this area isn't large, there is enough action to keep one busy for a day.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, follow the main approach trail (old jeep road) to where it meets and turns into a smaller trail. Follow the trail up past a boulder field near the base of the cliff. Continue up the trail then contour left along the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Comatose Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Comatose Area:
Lost Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Resurrection Ramp   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Egg Hunt   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Comatose   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Conception   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 210'   
Trick or Feet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Animal Cracker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 60'   
Waltzing Matilda   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rusty Redneck   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 100'   
Pull the Plug   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 125'   
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Featured Route For Comatose Area
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Rusty Redneck 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area
Rusty Redneck climbs a thin blunt arete to start then follows a series of crimpy face edges up a face. Fun climbing. Crux is down low on the route. A piece or three may ease the mind....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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