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The Meat Puppet crag is the place to go for some secluded low-key fun. It is visible during the drive in from Hooker Farm road as the chunk of rock sitting on top of the left end of Moore's. Look closely and you'll see the observation tower near the highest point of this area. Most of the climbing is located on the far left side of this feature, although some more obscure lines probably exist elsewhere. Routes are shady at the base and become quite exposed as you get out above the trees.
There are several ways to get to the Meat Puppet crag. It is located between the central wall area and the amphitheater. It is about 10-15 minutes hike off the main base cliff trail. NOTE: It is a LOT easier to do this the first time during winter months when the trees don't hide the crag.
The routes on the leftmost section of the meat puppet crag all top out at a low angle slab with a prow of rock sitting on top of it. It's possible to build a good trad anchor where these two come together and one can lower off of this easily with a 60m rope (probably a 50m would work) and TR.
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Beelzebubba 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
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Start on a low ramp on the right side of the Meat Puppet crag to the right of the large tree and the overhanging section of cliff. Move up and then traverse left out to the arete. Head straight up following the path of least resistance or power through the juggy overhang near the top (5.6ish too). Lots of exposure once you clear the trees, fun climbing similar to Wailing Wall. Beware the skewering tree below the corner at the end of the traverse and protect against falls appropriately. Not cruxy...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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