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Cloudy Day S 
Lay Back Flakes T 
Old Man's Brow, The TR 
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Original Route Direct S 
Streaks , The S 
Sunny Day S 
Twins Left, The TR 
Twins Right, The S 
Where's The Flake TR 

Lay Back Flakes 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Nevko on Feb 1, 2014

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For demonstration only. Please do not trad climb.

Description 

Layback Flakes is an old trad line that is not bolted.

Climb broken flake system of several, roofish jutting flakes. Once you get over the last sloping mantel its a easy skip to the anchors.

Location 

Near the parking lot, Near the access ramp to access the 2 tier.

Protection 

This is the old trad line

Update - The Park has decided not to allow trad climbing at all so please leave your trad gear at home. It is now Top-Rope only until further notice.


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Rock Climbing Photo: It might be hard to see the placements but here ar...
It might be hard to see the placements but here ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lay Back Flakes is #18 in the photo.
BETA PHOTO: Lay Back Flakes is #18 in the photo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tope of Layback Flakes,
BETA PHOTO: Tope of Layback Flakes,

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By Johnny O
From: Wilkesboro, NC
Mar 16, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Lay Back Flakes is still a trad line and is located just right of Sunny Day. It is a little runout at the bottom but the climbing is easy. Some small gear can be placed down low but the first good pro will be at the large block just under and right of the third bolt on Sunny Day. The block can be climbed on the left but the right side works best. Climb straight up to another block below some horizontal cracks. Follow the cracks up and left to the rings shared with Sunny Day. Pay attention to gear placements in the cracks as some spots are loose. There was a large amount of rock removed from the area so none of the lines are exactly as they were several years ago. We started climbing here back in '09 without any idea as to what had been done before and this was one of our favorite spots. I did talk with Steve Pope about the original line and I am gathering it was essentially between the two current lines. We did establish that Sunny Day veers further left than the original Lay Back Flakes line and would have been too unsafe as a trad line. The current Lay Back Flakes line provides the best gear placements and was intended to be kept as a straight up trad route. This is easier than the bolted line to the left, more like 5.7-, but do not attempt it on trad gear unless you know what you are doing. Look at the photo for a better idea of the current line. Update - The Park has decided not to allow trad climbing at all so please leave your trad gear at home. It is now Top-Rope only until further notice.

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