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Left Field  


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Submitted By: BruceBurgessNC on Dec 28, 2008
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Description 

Left Field is the most remote, well developed winter climbing area at the Bald. The rock is more featured than the Bald proper. The rock quality is generally very good, but a few routes have some lesser quality rock on easy sections. The airy position on many routes is spectacular and adds a great deal to appeal of this more adventuresome area.

Getting There 

The area is located about 300 yards left of Hanging Chain. Hike cross-country on the plateau well below Hanging Chain to an old logging road that angles up and west at a fairly steep grade. Follow this for 200 yards passing several large boulder on the plateau to your left. There may still be cairns to follow. Leave the road up a steep ridge and switch back your way up to the base of a small cliff. Follow this band west to a very large boulder that is just below the base of Left Field. Hiking time is 30-45 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Field:
Huffin Cedar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Spring Training   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Who's on First   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 360'   
Blood Root   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Blood Root 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13  NC : Rumbling Bald : Left Field
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