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Section 1

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ben's Done Been (AKA Bat Flake) S,TR 
Bob Left TR 
Bob Right S,TR 
Bob's Gone Batty S 
Far Left Corner TR 
Hang Time TR 
Leaky Roof S,TR 
One Step TR 
Pork Chop TR 
Short Stack TR 
Too Short S,TR 
Unknown S,TR 

Section 1 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Steve Lineberry on Feb 11, 2016


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BETA PHOTO: Short Stack is route #1 in the photo.


This section has a nice number of easier routes. Several of them can be setup as a toprope by following the trail on the far left.

Getting There 

Far left from the parking lot near the hiking trail

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Section 1

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Section 1:
Hang Time   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Leaky Roof   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Short Stack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Bob Left   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Far Left Corner   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Pork Chop   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Too Short   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Bob's Gone Batty   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Bob Right   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Ben's Done Been (AKA Bat Flake)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
One Step   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for Bob's Gone Batty

Bob's Gone Batty 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  North Carolina : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Section 1
Use the start for Ben's Done Been (Bat Flake) and climb up to the third bolt. At the third bolt, transition left to the third bolt of Bob Right and head for the rings. Most people are taking the path of least resistance but when originally climbed, the line was meant to go over the roof, directly over the drill hole. In fact, the drill hole was used for a hold where it enters the roof on its upper side. The hold can be difficult to locate but it is there. Unless you like awkward moves, don't bot...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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