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Location: NC : Thunder Hill Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: 42 mins ago

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Comments: Thanks!


Location: NC : Thunder Hill Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: 4 hours ago

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Comments: There are many many Ravens Rocks in the Carolinas...is this at Raven Rock State Park? Directions are really lacking!


Location: NC : Crowders Mountain : Main Climbing Areas : David's Castle Wall : Butcher of Baghdad (5.11d) : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: X's are used on most topos for a bolt or some sort of fixed gear...2 X's beside each other represent anchors. If you're new to climbing in NC, you should pick up a copy of the Selected Climbs In NC guidebook to get familiar with history and routes in the area.


Location: OR : Lost Lake Boulders
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: There is also a good bit of useful info over at this site... portlandrockclimbs.com/lost-la...
After checking out many of the other boulderfields close to Portland (Bridge Of The Gods, Cascade Boulders, Beacon Rock, Hamilton, Rocky Butte and Carver), I'd have to say this is by far the best option for anyone looking for quality and quantity! With enough boulders to keep you busy for months, a pristine surrounding, nearby camping (free and/or at Lost Lake Campground), a beauti... more >>


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Parking Lot Boulders : Detached Direct (V4)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: This sounds like the beta for Quartzite Lollipop...any way you can clarify the difference with a picture?


Location: NC : Stony Bald
By: Brad Caldwell When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Stony Bald is covered in the Southern Appalachian Bouldering guidebook, along with 4 other bouldering spots in Pisgah. Ordering link is below...
lulu.com/us/en/shop/brad-caldw...
Cover of Southern Appalachian Bouldering by Brad Caldwell
Cover of Southern Appalachian Bouldering by Brad Caldwell



Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Doug Reed Solo (5.10a)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Feb 4, 2014

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Comments: I know you didnt just open up that can of worms Tyler;) Its the Carolina's, so no bolts added unless FA consents and generally community wants it too...honestly, there isnt a demand for this route, and as it says, its really just best to TR it after leading Frosted Flake. There is too much of a cluster f@#k around the Cereal Area as is too...turning this sport would just add to the overuse of the area and create bigger traffic jams.


Location: GA : Boat Rock : Tough Guy (V3)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jan 21, 2014

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Comments: At the yearly Float The Boat comp, Tough Guy only counts if you head straight up from the crimp on the face...moving right at all is off limits (usually taped as off limits at the comps). Just saying that if this is the only version that counts in the comp, its really the only "version" of the problem...cheating out right drops the grade significantly and neuters this problem way too much.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Gateway Boulders : St. Peter (V4) : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jan 6, 2014

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Comments: That's how I've always sent it, right hand to the pinch.


Location: South Carolina : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jan 4, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for sharing this excellent picture! Doc's positive reputation for working well with SC land managers is still paying dividends today:)


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Classic Overhang : Classic Overhang (V3)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: Again, the route is called Classic Overhang, not Central Overhang.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : West Side Boulders : Classic Overhang
By: Brad Caldwell When: Jan 2, 2014

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Comments: This is the Classic Overhang Boulder, not the Central Overhang.


Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Kingpin (V6)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 31, 2013

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Comments: Great route but much softer than V6 in my opinion...felt as soft as a V3 if it were in Fontainebleau. Still a fun route no matter the grade.


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 30, 2013

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Comments: Thanks for mentioning the trail reroute...we did that a couple of years ago on the Adopt A Crag trail day because they don't want people walking past the cabins. The other big accomplishment for that trail day was the killer set of rock stairs in the steepest section of the approach.


Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering : Little Eastatoee
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 26, 2013

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Comments: There are details about the various areas and 21 routes listed over at RC.com. Instead of duplicating this beta here, check the link below for more info.

rockclimbing.com/routes/North_...


Location: NC : 107 Boulders : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 24, 2013

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Comments: The route up this face is Carolina Bamboo, IMO, one of the best V3's around!


Location: GA : Boat Rock : Zen Slab. (V2) : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 24, 2013

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Comments: Both of these are 2 fun slab problems!


Location: GA : Boat Rock : Sourwood Arete (V3) : Photo
By: Brad Caldwell When: Dec 18, 2013

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Comments: Yep...shocked nobody posted anything about that sooner.


Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering
By: Brad Caldwell When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: And here is updated information about the Upstate Bouldering Guide, which covers several bouldering spots in the Jocassee Gorges, along with Granite City, and selected routes at the North Side of Looking Glass and Nowhere Boulders in Pisgah.

lulu.com/shop/brad-caldwell/up...

Cover of Upstate Bouldering Guide
Cover of Upstate Bouldering Guide



Location: South Carolina : Jocassee Gorges Bouldering
By: Brad Caldwell When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: Check out Southern Appalachian Bouldering, the newest guidebook to bouldering and deep water bouldering in the Jocassee Gorges, along with several other great bouldering destinations like Yonah, Pisgah, 107 Boulders and Corner Rock.

lulu.com/shop/brad-caldwell/so...
Cover of Southern Appalachian Bouldering guidebook
Cover of Southern Appalachian Bouldering guidebook



Location: TN : Stone Fort (aka Little Rock... : Spyro Gyro (V7)
By: Brad Caldwell When: Nov 7, 2013

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Comments: No Description, why even add it????

I thought this was WAY overgraded...definitely the easiest V7 I've ever done. Most folks I've talked to about it, and I agree, put it at a hard V5 at the hardest.


Location: TN : Cherokee Bluff (CLOSED TO C...
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 26, 2013

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Comments: Don't forget Khowe765 that this property is private property and has, as you mentioned, No Trespassing signs on it...trying to find another way to climb this area is still trespassing. For general future access sake in this area, please don't trespass, and if you do, please don't advertise it across the internet. Cherokee Bluffs is a small fish in a big pond and access problems definitely don't need to originate from here.


Location: TN : Look Rock
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: I dont really remember any specific routes, but it seems like we sent routes up to around 5.10 and V4 or so. Sorry I cant be of much more help than that.


Location: TN : Look Rock
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 21, 2013

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Comments: We top roped like 10-12 routes and bouldered about the same around 6-8 years ago while my wife was finishing up at UT and found it pretty fun and easy to set up. This a perfect little crag if you're visiting the Townsend/Cades Cove side of the Smokies.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock
By: Brad Caldwell When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: You can make your way to the Tourist Trail (Looking Glass Trail) by topping out most routes from the Nose area all the way over to the South Face. The Nose tops out near the terminus of the trail and others may take a little more wandering to find the trail. If you're planning on walking off...dont! The tourist trail takes you to a different parking area from the Nose or South Face and would end up being another 5 or so mile hike to get back to your car.


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