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My buddy and I really want to climb tomorrow, maybe at Tallulah Gorge. We are wondering if there are any climbs there that will allow you to climb if it rains. Are there any other places in the surrounding states that allow that as well????


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Don't really know about Georgia...and I can't say for sure about Alabama, but judging by pictures I've seen of the steep roofs in the pictures Little River Canyon would be good.

The next closest I guess would be Foster Falls or the Obed in Tennessee.

I can't think of anywhere in North Carolina that is climbable in the rain.

The Red River Gorge is known for lots of areas that are climbable in downpours. The New also has climbs that are doable in the rain.


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Don't really know about Georgia...and I can't say for sure about Alabama, but judging by pictures I've seen of the steep roofs in the pictures Little River Canyon would be good.

The next closest I guess would be Foster Falls or the Obed in Tennessee.

I can't think of anywhere in North Carolina that is climbable in the rain.

The Red River Gorge is known for lots of areas that are climbable in downpours. The New also has climbs that are doable in the rain.


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I wasn't aware that there were any places the prohibited climbing in the rain. Who would regulate something like that?


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Where are The New and the Red River Gorge?


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Ohhh...I get it now. Sorry, I read the question wrong. I didn't know you where talking about climbs that were more sheltered from the rain.


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I wasn't aware that there were any places the prohibited climbing in the rain. Who would regulate something like that?

Actually Stone Mtn, NC closes down the park in rainy or icy conditions.

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Where are The New and the Red River Gorge?

Oh my my my...New River Gorge is Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Red River Gorge is Slade, Kentucky.


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I heard of red river gorge and thought it was in KY, but never heard of the new.......i'm taking a trip to VA next week so maybe i'll check it out


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I heard of red river gorge and thought it was in KY, but never heard of the new.......i'm taking a trip to VA next week so maybe i'll check it out

Not VA, West Virginia.

It's the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, WV. Yes, there's lots of overhanging stone. Give it a go!

NC- Pilot has some dry areas that should be aight in rain. All depends on what ya wanna climb!


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The routes at the North End of Moore's are climbable in rain... tried and true!


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I wasn't aware that there were any places the prohibited climbing in the rain. Who would regulate something like that?

Actually, Tallulah Gorge is just a place like this; at least that's been my experience with the park staff. I was there one saturday and wasn't given a permit because of the weather. No Permit + Climb = Fine.


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I found that it depends on the rock or the amount of dirt on the rock. If you're climbing most sandstone (not all), you might as well not climb when it rains. I also don't like to climb in places where there's lots of ledges that collect mud. I've climbed in rain a lot, but the part I don't like the most is how much slicker it gets and the higher chance of slipping while hiking up to a climb.

My two cents,

GT


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NC- Pilot has some dry areas that should be aight in rain. All depends on what ya wanna climb!

What at Pilot would stay dry in the rain?...the Ampitheatre doesn't even dry up for a week after it rains. You might be able to climb....Overhanging Hangover (5.11 protected by 2 DON'T FALL PINS at the start), Black and Blue Velvet (if you climb 5.13), Blind Prophet (5.12), Shrimps Learn to Whistle (5.11), Devil in the Whitehouse (5.10d with a may want a #3 Metolius or .4 Black Diamond to protect before the first bolt start)

That's like 4 climbs to choose from there...Pilot is also hardly a destination crag...although those are probably the best climbs there.


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The routes at the North End of Moore's are climbable in rain... tried and true!


mmmhmmm...this area crossed my mind too, but again there's only a handfull of routes that would be doable. And most of those climbs are intimidating enough without rain and storms around...

So...while I said I couldn't 'really think' of any NC spots to climb in the rain...I retract meaning it in the all inclusive sense. There are numerous pockets of routes that can be done in NC.

You could head to the Boone area and find infinite boulders overhanging enough to climb on (the topouts could be another story though). Crowders has Hidden Wall...some of those routes probably stay dry enough. Hawksbill probably has some climbs that are protected from the rain.


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Get your balls out of your purse.


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Thanks y'all. Sean, I know that Moores stays dry :righton:, and I'd love to climb there today, but it's a bit too far away for Zack. We were hoping for some info on the GA area's since I'm unfamiliar with the rainy day climbing there. Tradaltheway answered that question, I'm glad we didn't waste a trip down there. It has actually turned oute nice here in WNC (this is relative, ofcourse) so I'm of to go climbing :D .


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If your looking to stay in GA Rocktown offers plenty of overhanging boulders you can crank on in the rain. A couple buddies and I just got back from rocktown, it rained on us alot but there were plenty of places to seek shelter and crank.


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