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Location: NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - Main Wall : Sibling Revelry (5.11c)
By: nbrown When: 1 day ago

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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: 3 days ago

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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.

Location: NC : Rumbling Bald : Screamweaver Area : Golden Blend (5.12a PG13)
By: nbrown When: Jan 28, 2014

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Comments: Interesting that Diab says the anchor is not original. I always thought it was in a bad place anyway, swing wise, for either leading or following. With the newish anchor above Screamweaver (at the tree) being the best option, maybe the removal of this one should be considered.

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