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Member Since: Jun 6, 2013
Last Visit: Jul 11, 2013
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Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Leading P1

Leading P1

NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)

Jul 2, 2013

Montreat Wall- Routes

Montreat Wall- Routes

NC : Rumbling Bald : ... : Family Feud (5.8)

Jun 15, 2013

Test Pilots Area, Montreat Wall, Comatose Area

Test Pilots Area, Montreat Wall, Comatose Area

NC : Rumbling Bald : ... : Family Feud (5.8)

Jun 15, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock : Peek-a-Boo (5.5)
By: Austin Harris When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: The long traverse of Pitch 2 is not ideally protected. On P2, right after the 1st big 'crossing the void' move, you have a long 15-20 foot traverse to the right. If you're an experienced trad climber in harder grades and have an experienced second, this will be easy. If you are new to leading trad or following, this traverse can be scary and dangerous (potentially leading to a huge swing out for you or your second). And you can't ideally rappel off P1 anchors to ground.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Family Feud (5.8)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 15, 2013

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Comments: The Montreat Wall is downhill and left of the Comatose area (farther away), and downhill and right of the Testpilots area (much closer than Comatose).
The hardest moves are thin, slabby friction moves. It's not very fun unless you just like that kind of climbing. Once you get to the anchor, you could walk left to another double bolt anchor to Top Rope that long Off Width crack in the big Right Facing corner, or just that 5.6ish face just right of the ow (off width). About 6' to the left of tha... more >>


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : Practice Wall : Mike's Crack (5.5)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: I think some holds have fallen off, which make it more of a 5.7. Not fun for a beginner trad leader.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area : Conception (5.8)
By: Austin Harris When: Jun 6, 2013

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Comments: I think P1 is the same route as 'Bunky's Rest Day (5.8)' in 'Selected Climbs in NC'. I would not recommend this route to someone new to leading 5.8 trad. The climbing itself is fun and easy, but the protection made it really not fun for me. If you've lead a lot of 5.9 trad in NC, and don't mind run-out, you'll totally enjoy it. I only did Pitch 1. If I had some TCU's (mini-cams) it would've felt safer. There are plenty of cracks to put pro in on the 1st half of P1, but nuts feel weak here. ... more >>


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Family Feud 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Peek-a-Boo

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13

NC : Linville Gorge : Table Rock

Family Feud

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13

NC : Rumbling Bald : Comatose Area

Mike's Crack

5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : Practice Wall