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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Wild Hickory Nuts

5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c (11)

Trad, 1 pitch, 160'

NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall

Feb 28, 2009

Dinkus Dog

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a (21)

Trad, 2 pitches, 200'

NC : Looking Glass Rock : South Side

Oct 17, 2007

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
y gully

y gully

NC : Black Mountain Range Alpine... : ... : Comment

Feb 10, 2015

not necessarily the style/brand referenced in the ...

not necessarily the style/brand referenced in the story

Beginning Climbers : A tragic lesson: anchor shu...

May 19, 2012

Terrible anchor

Terrible anchor

Trad Climbing : worst anchors ever.... : Post

Jan 2, 2012

macbook photo of Ruth Gorge

macbook photo of Ruth Gorge

Community Forum : What's your desktop backgro... : Post

Dec 28, 2010

Brian Abram, leading pitch 2 of Dinkus Dog on the ...

Brian Abram, leading pitch 2 of Dinkus Dog on the South Side of Looking Glass. Kyle Sox is belaying.

NC : Looking Glass Rock : ... : Dinkus Dog (5.10-)

Oct 17, 2007

Brian Abram, belaying his wife Dana up the first p...

Brian Abram, belaying his wife Dana up the first pitch of Dinkus Dog on the South Side of Looking Glass. The route's a bit steeper than this photo's perspective makes it seem. The roof above the sta

NC : Looking Glass Rock : ... : Dinkus Dog (5.10-)

Oct 17, 2007

Contributed Comments

 

Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Amphitheater : The Open Book (5.11b)
By: Brian Abram When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments: 8/8/15: The access ramp is about 100 feet of 5.3 rotten rock. The first belay should be set about 10 feet below the roof at a nice stance with decent gear. The rest of the climb can be done as one or two pitches. I have done it both ways and highly recommend doing it as one long pitch. Traversing into the belay ledge halfway up is fine, but I swear that getting back on route from the belay is more insecure than any other moves besides the start.

For the start of the business, the fixed nut is s... more >>


Location: NC : Black Mountain Range Alpine... : Y Gully (WI3 Mod. Snow)
By: Brian Abram When: Feb 10, 2015

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Comments: This route is mostly rock hopping up the drainage until you hit 5k. From 5k to 6k is really nice, with a short section of WI3++ when we did it.

y gully
y gully



Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : Nick Danger (5.10)
By: Brian Abram When: Oct 22, 2012

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Comments: I followed this route several years ago and remember that getting to the first pin is scary and hard. I fell following it BEFORE I got to the pin. I got an email about the route today and thought it might be worth putting up here. This isn't my comment, but the opinion of a partner. If the Selected guidebook didn't say "the only danger on this gem is having too much fun," I would not post it. That statement is a bullcrap, dangerous thing to be misinterpreted in a guidebook. As for the accuracy o... more >>


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : The Odyssey (5.11-)
By: Brian Abram When: Apr 14, 2012

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Comments: Agree that starting below Legendary and climbing straight up to the bulge before traversing made for a well protected start. The 4th pitch had the worst gear of the route, but was still reasonable. Had a single rack of nuts and doubles of C3 #0 to a #3 C4 Camalot. A #4 could have been used, but is definitely not critical with plenty of options for #2s and #3s if you wanna leave the #4 on the ground. There are a few traverses, so bring slings.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Buttress : Aunt Jemima (5.11)
By: Brian Abram When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: This line was for sure led prior to 2009. I led it in Spring 2007, placing gear in that flake, and I don't believe there's any way I was the first.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Sun Wall : Nick Danger (5.10) : Photo
By: Brian Abram When: Feb 2, 2009

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Comments: I only now noticed these photos...gonna have to let Scott see em


Contributed Forum Posts

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re: Best camping spot in Linville gorgeSouthern StatesBrian AbramMay 20, 2015
re: Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die BASE jumpingInjuries and AccidentsBrian AbramMay 17, 2015
Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die BASE jumpingInjuries and AccidentsBrian AbramMay 17, 2015
re: Edelrid strike slider carabinerClimbing Gear DiscussionBrian AbramApr 29, 2015
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