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By Mark O'Neal
From Nicholson, GA
Jun 14, 2014
1st trad lead - Northern Pillar at the Gunks
Saw a very topical article in R&I about the upcoming NC slab-off. Here's the pertinent portion


R&I slabfest
R&I slabfest

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By shannon stegg
Jun 15, 2014
Jim, funny you are fascinated by hundreds of bat hook holes. You should come back and go for the second ascent. By now its holes could of turned into one finger solution pockets turning two pitches of blank stone into an incredible free climb. Sorry can not see your hand, but mine is waving at you!

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By Jim Corbett
Jun 15, 2014
Mark O'Neal wrote:
Saw a very topical article in R&I about the upcoming NC slab-off. Here's the pertinent portion


Well, yeah. What's your point? You want to have an adventure or some circle jerk on a 30' choss pile with eight bolts up a 'route'?

Shannon, the wall overhangs (there's a reason why Forrest said the north face of the Glass was just training for Wright Wall). It will take millennia for anything about those holes to change, unless of course it actually got repeated a few times and they wallered out. But I didn't realize Doc and Mark's arms were so short that they had to put 'hundreds of holes' into about 100' of rock (not all of which required holes). Plus, as far as I know (now mentioning with some curiosity), no one has been able to climb there for 20 years.

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By Br'er Rabbit
From The Briar Patch
Jun 16, 2014
'Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox--bred en bawn in a brier-patch!'
This is what I am talking about....
Grown up conversation, even in the face of Fencer's new age hippie drivel....
:)

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By Mark O'Neal
From Nicholson, GA
Jun 16, 2014
1st trad lead - Northern Pillar at the Gunks
Jim Corbett wrote:
Well, yeah. What's your point? You want to have an adventure or some circle jerk on a 30' choss pile with eight bolts up a 'route'?


Well that article is pretty tongue and cheek, but maybe one bolt (or pro) in that 30' might be nice.... :)

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By Paul Barnes
From Gainesville, Georgia
Jun 16, 2014
Leave the hippie terrorist alone...he's gonna be able to write scripts one day. And my broken down old ass is gonna need 'em. Maybe not to the extent that MC does, but still.

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By rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Jun 16, 2014
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protect between Bolt 2/3 just post crux . <br /> <br />Picture credit goes to eric Singleton, and many thanks to Josh Bagget for the great belay.
lol all the terrorist hippe ever wanted was for everybody to get along...

Y'all crack me up! I've gotten fat and lazy. Not enough time with "hookers and blow"

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By Stephen Scoff
From Columbia, South Carolina
Jun 16, 2014
For the record Jim, I did Lost in Carolina, Wrighteous, the Fatherland, and abandoned a project just to its right in the early 2000ís.

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By shannon stegg
Jun 18, 2014
Jim, a lot has been going on down here since you have been gone. The sport evolves, give up your bat hooks and your ice leashes! I know Wright Wall overhangs, their route joined my pitch on Tribal Mutants after over a hundered holes in two pitches! If that constitutes adventure, you should come down and do Northern Aggression another adventurous climb bolted through unclimbable rock. You are my freind, and our only differences are that I am still keeping up with the game.

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By RadDawg
From NE, GA
Jun 18, 2014
Sunrise over Cashiers valley
"...our only differences are that I am still keeping up with the game."


Well said !

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By Jim Corbett
Jun 19, 2014
RadDawg wrote:
"...our only differences are that I am still keeping up with the game." Well said !


ummm, no, actually, Jody. I was going to let all this go because squabbling over a bunch of 1/2" deep holes 300' up a wall is the worst kind of petty BS that climbers indulge in. But just because I haven't climbed down there for seven (yikes!) years and that I am therefore 'not keeping up with the game' is not only incredibly parochial, it also makes assumptions about what I have been up to that Shannon really isn't in a position to make and you not at all. But we're still cool.

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By shannon stegg
Jun 19, 2014
Did not assume anything, you are the one who said Wright wall was closed the last twenty years. Jim, really if that route was done in Yosemite it would of been laughed at or chopped but probably both! Still looking for a partner for Sleese, would love to have a solid partner like you!

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By RadDawg
From NE, GA
Jun 19, 2014
Sunrise over Cashiers valley
Jim

What I meant was I thought that was a pretty profound way for Shannon to put that. He comes up with some good stuff sometimes. He says things that put an interesting perspective on life for me quite often.

True, I don't know what you're doing. I do hope whatever it is, it's both fun and meaningful. I'm sure you're still playing pretty hard. I almost said pretty hard for an old guy, but don't want to go there lest we start comparing age.

Jody


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By shannon stegg
Jun 23, 2014
Hey Nathan, not that simple, Mike retro bolted a variation of Jeep's route Groover. A one pitch variation! I guess it is all right to just slam bolts around a pitch that you are not cut out for!

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