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By Taylor Perry
From Athens, Georgia
Jan 22, 2013
Thats me on two of my favorite routes in Sandrock Heave Ho and Misty.

I have been dying to get into multi-pitch but all I have is sport gear and due to the fact that I'm a poor college kid I can't exactly afford a trad-rack right now does anyone know of any sport multi-pitch that have three pitches or more?


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By Jaime M
From Chattanooga, TN
Jan 22, 2013
Much love for the rock

Your best bet for multi-pitch in the SE would probably be North Caroline--Linville, Moore's, and Stone Mountain. So much of it is trad, though, there's only a small handful of sport routes and I haven't actually heard of one that's more than 2 pitches. If you wouldn't mind following, I'm sure there some NC trad climbers you could join up with.


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By Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Jan 22, 2013
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP

The search function is your friend. Click Advanced next to the search button, filter the areas you want, minimum number of pitches, grade, etc.

Voila


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By Brian Hudson
From Lenoir, NC
Jan 23, 2013
Valor Over Discretion (5.8), RRG

Mount Yonah has some excellent beginner multipitch sport leads in the Two Man Party area. The first route on the left when you get to the top of the approach slab is a nice 5.easy to cut your teeth on. Also Stone Depot sounds good but I haven't been there yet. 3-4 pitch sport routes.


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By todd w
Jan 23, 2013

Yes, check out table rock at Linville Gorge. The easy sport routes are popular, though.


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By DanP
From Georgia
Jan 23, 2013
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Just buy a light trad rack and meet other trad climbers. I wouldn't drive to NC with only quickdraws in my pack. Save your gas money and start building a rack. Yonah's sport multi-pitch (really only single pitch) is 5.4 at hardest, so I'd imagine you'll get bored quick.

It is possible to find used trad gear in great shape IF you know you're purchasing from a reputable person and you know the history of the gear. A lot of people buy a small rack, go scare the hell out of themselves, and turn around and sell it for a good deal. Just be smart when buying used gear.

When you do decide to head up to NC, just know the routes there are more true to grade. So, if you are used to climbing at places like Sandrock, go ahead and drop a few grades when you go to NC so you don't get in over your head on some multi-pitch. Get ready to be hooked!


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By David Barbour
From Longmont, CO
Jan 23, 2013

Just so you know, if you come to NC for multipitch "sport", assume there will be 30 ft runouts, or much more.


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By Taylor Perry
From Athens, Georgia
Jan 23, 2013
Thats me on two of my favorite routes in Sandrock Heave Ho and Misty.

Ok thanks everyone! It looks like I just need to save up and get some trad haha but yeah I'm use to climbing low 12s and high 11s so 5.8-5.6 really doesn't sound that appealing to me. Just thought it would be worth a shout out.


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By Ed Wright
Jan 23, 2013
Magic Ed

El Potrero Chico--bolted routes up to 23 pitches.


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By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Jan 23, 2013
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if we could only be so lucky


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By P. Sully
Jan 24, 2013
@ Grayson Highlands somewhere up near Rhody Gap

Stone Mountain is where I got into multi-pitch when I was a poor college kid. I had a fistful of stoppers, hand tied slings, some biners and a figure 8. it's runout, sure, but it's easy climbing on quality rock. Most of the rock there is 5.9 or below slabbin'. Stone also has bomber bolted belay stations. a lot of the routes you can lead with just a few pieces of gear.
I agree Stone is not sport climbing; but you don't have to be a hardman to climb there.
Avoid the main south face in hot weather, it can be pleasant on a sunny winter day.


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