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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
May 24, 2012
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This post was originally a comment in North Carolina

Is there any climbing (even bouldering) within an hour of Greenville? I'll be there for about 3 weeks this July. Any beta would be great! Thanks

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By Storz
From Raleigh, North Carolina
May 25, 2012
If there is its going to be in a gym. Greenville is part of the coastal plain and is totally flat.

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By rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
May 25, 2012
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
is this greenville NC or greenville SC?

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By kndyry
May 25, 2012
Greenville is a swamp, dude! Completely flat... ECU has a climbing wall, you can find the phone number on their website and make the necessary inquiries. UNCW has a climbing wall also... That's about it!

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
May 26, 2012
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credi...
rock_fencer wrote:
is this greenville NC or greenville SC?


What he said. If your say Greenville SC, your in luck.

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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Jun 2, 2012
Axes glistening in the sun
Thanks for the info. It's NC BTW. I went to school at UNCW but wasn't climbing back in 89. Nice to know they have a wall there. My nephew goes to ECU, so I'll check that out.

Thanks for the Beta.Guess I'll have to hit the beaches and try to get some surfing in. Haven't done that since 2000!

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By brian k sohn
From knoxville, tn
Aug 6, 2012
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The guidebook says the season is from November to April, and that climbing there in the summer is like climbing on a giant granite frying pan. But for Whitesides it says the season is year-round. What's the difference? Whitesides' steepness? And can I get away with climbing Laurel Knob mid August?

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Aug 6, 2012
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credi...
brian k sohn wrote:
The guidebook says the season is from November to April, and that climbing there in the summer is like climbing on a giant granite frying pan. But for Whitesides it says the season is year-round. What's the difference? Whitesides' steepness? And can I get away with climbing Laurel Knob mid August?


Sun aspects. Laurel is only W and SW, while Whitesides has cliffs in all directions. You can still do Laurel in the summer very early and leave by 11am or do Dillard's Canyon late. There are a few routes that were put up two summers ago by nate, because they were only climbable when the water tables were low in the summer. Laurel is still not a good option in mid-August for a visiting climber. The main face of Whitesides is good after 3pm. Plenty of time to finish most of the routes before 8pm when it gets dark. All of the peregrine closures are also lifted. The best place in NC for the summer is still Linville, if you don't get rained on.

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By Joe Virtanen
From Asheville, NC
Aug 6, 2012
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You can climb at plenty of mountains all over NC at any time of the year. You just have to get up early for the ones that might not face in a favorable direction.

For example, I was at the South Face of LGR yesterday getting my girlfriend on some easy multipitch. We were climbing in comfortable weather and shade. But we also got there at 8.

Some crags do face in a more SE or E direction, which would make them prone to earlier sun, so they might be the exceptions.

Laurel has very long routes and a long approach, so it's unlikely that you'll beat the heat there.

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By brian k sohn
From knoxville, tn
Aug 7, 2012
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Thanks Joe and Tom! With your advice, maybe I'll head to Shortoff or Whitesides.

Brian

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