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Nov 17, 2016
Anyone had the chance to use Climber's Guide to North Carolina and Selected Climbs in North Carolina? I'm looking for a recommendation, comparison, pros/cons from someone who has used both. Also, is Selected Climbs in North Carolina the only GB that contains Linville Gorge? Thanks in advance for your help. Tevis Sherfield
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Nov 17, 2016
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NC as a whole doesn't really have a great guidebook anymore. Recent efforts by Erica Lineberry, Mike Reardon, and Sean Cobourn have turned out some good area specific books, but nothing new for the whole state, or for the Gorge. The select area describes stuff reasonably well but doesn't include everything, and the complete guide has LOTS of stuff in it, but is no longer complete and doesn't describe a lot of routes.

Personally, I think your best bet is any book + MP. That'll usually get you up stuff and out. Or buy the newer books if that's where you're going.
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Nov 18, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: At the bottom of North Ridge, Table Rock, NC.
Just get selected climbs and wing it (ask people) if you can't find something. It is a good starting guide to the state. But if you know you are going to spend several days in the Piedmont, Rumbling Bald, or near Brevard get area-specific guidebooks. Benandstuff
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