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Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Main Face : Peelin' Feelin' (5.10c/d PG13)
By: nbrown When: Nov 22, 2014

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Comments: There is a harder 2 bolt variation just left of the wide corner. It goes at about 11b or so and is a good alternative if the crack is wet or if you don't have big cams. Also, there is an un-named 11b/c route that climbs straight off the anchor (right of Peelin's second pitch) to a separate anchor -- This is fun but not as good as Peelin'.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - Main Wall : Sibling Revelry (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: Nov 20, 2014

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Comments: The second pitch of this thing is super cool!

Sean, here's the plaque:

The Plaque
The Plaque



Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Route of Northern Aggressio... (5.11 A1)
By: nbrown When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: I did the first 2 pitches a couple weeks ago, and I think that short of two moves on pitch 2, the route is very doable in the 11 range. However, getting into the dihedral is probably 12+, and there is a blank face move up high that would likely be harder. It's an awesome feature and someone should go free this thing! Pitch 3 looks fun but I haven't gotten to it yet.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Annie Get Your Guns (5.10)
By: nbrown When: Oct 26, 2014

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Comments: T, that was a project of Andrew's that I don't think ever went free.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Bayne's Corner (5.9)
By: nbrown When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: FYI, I recently spent some time cleaning this one up a bit and it's a lot better now. A fun albeit short pitch. Actually if it were longer it'd be every bit as good as many a North Side (Looking Glass) pitches. Also, there is now a free second pitch through the roof dihedral above, it's called "The Route of Passive Aggression" ~ 12a.


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : North Side : The Guillotine (5.11d)
By: nbrown When: Sep 11, 2014

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Comments: Rout was recently extended all the way to the Peregrine roof in 2 pitches. The upper pitch is way fun if you're into thin edging high off the ground. See updated description for details.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : North Carolina Wall : Southeast arete (of the Cam... (5.11-)
By: nbrown When: Jul 11, 2014

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Comments: Admins, I'd like to move this route under the new area The Camel if possible please. I can't delete it or move it myself. Thanks!


Location: NC : Big Green : Welcome to Emerald City (5.10c)
By: nbrown When: May 28, 2014

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Comments: Hey Drew, I think the routes is good just as it is. Was just wondering if there was a story behind the old hardware. And I agree, that move off the belay is definitely tricky, as is the 2nd pitch crux near the top (can't imagine that move without any pro).


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Route Of The Living Dead (5.10+) : Photo
By: nbrown When: May 27, 2014

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Comments: Cool shot! A route I still need to do...


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North : Un Named (5.10+)
By: nbrown When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: Fun route that deserves some traffic! Will definitely do this one again. Good, well featured climbing on mostly big holds.


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Watergroove Wall : Dry Line (5.9 PG13)
By: nbrown When: Apr 6, 2014

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Comments: Tyler, despite the bolts, these routes are about as trad as it gets -- they are all pretty serious ground-up affairs that should be approached with caution (ie, not sport routes). The bolts tend to be well-spaced at Table Rock. Don't let that dissuade you though, the routes at TR are worth the effort.


Location: NC : Pickens Nose
By: nbrown When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Mark for the link. The FS tends to not do very well with updating their info around here -- which was the main reason I was wondering. Thanks again.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall : Mettle Detector (5.10 PG13)
By: nbrown When: Apr 1, 2014

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Comments: Damn people. Gonna have to start bolting those things down....


Location: NC : Looking Glass Rock : Hidden Wall
By: nbrown When: Mar 29, 2014

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Comments: The trail fairy recently came here and straightened out and flattened out the path to this wall. It takes maybe a minute or two to get to from the NF proper and is well worth a walk over. There are a few worthwhile cracks here too that would combine nicely with the NF circuit.


Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
By: nbrown When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: The hike in to the north face just got a whole lot easier due to some much-needed trail re-working. This wall gets a lot of afternoon sun this time of year, so go get you some!


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Built to Tilt (5.10a) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Mar 12, 2014

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Comments: Classic shot of a classic route! Gotta love this place.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Shortoff Mountain : Supercrack (5.11d)
By: nbrown When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: Cleaned up the ridiculous amount of tat at the top of pitch 1 today and left 2 bomber stainless cabled hex-like chocks instead. Much safer and much less of a visual impact.


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : The Funky Chicken (5.11-)
By: nbrown When: Mar 7, 2014

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Comments: Stephen,

Glad you guys enjoyed this route. It's one of my all time favorites. Kinda reminds me of Shortoff on the second pitch.


Location: NC : Linville Gorge : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 28, 2014

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Comments: John, I think it was around 10 years ago or less. I've seen a bunch of other bolt hangers around the state in a similar state.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Rubicon Formation : Rubicon (5.10c) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 23, 2014

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Comments: The classic "butt boost"...


Location: NC : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : Hidden-mite (5.11b)
By: nbrown When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: I thought the finish was more obvious and aesthetic just to the left, on the cool side pulls in the black rock.


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Zealot Shout - 1st pitch (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Just left a couple stainless cable hexes today -- they're bomber (plus I doubt the vermin will chew through these).


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Central Pillar of Laurel (5.10) : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Mark, I should probably clarify:

The left line is a continuation of the dike route (listed as unfinished project in the guide) between Stemming Laurel and Central Pillar. It's complete (and good) and I will try to document it on here soon.

The right line has been finished and is called Central Pillar Direct Finish. I originally removed the hangers on it thinking it wasn't very good (and I climbed the left line instead), but as it turns out, it wasn't as awkward as I'd originally thought. Plus... more >>


Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field : Photo
By: nbrown When: Feb 6, 2014

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Comments: Jeff,
If it's the route left of Spring Training, then it's a route of mine that I think we we were calling Fly Ball. Great exposure and position, and not bad climbing either (hard 11), but the rock definitely leaves much to be desired. I usually don't bother to post up anything on here that I'm unlikely to go climb again myself.
Fly Ball
Fly Ball



Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Hanging Chain : Big Corner (5.10c PG13)
By: nbrown When: Feb 6, 2014

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Comments: Jeff,
I think you're talking about the routes "Lessons Learned" and "Talk This Way". There is also an obscure all gear route between these and "Big Corner", but I don't know much more than that about it.


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