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Oct 18, 2006, 6:14 PM
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Planning a road trip from the 29th to the 6th down to NC to get away from the chill up north. Is anyone available to climb with a crazy canadian gal in that time?


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No one climbs on ropes in NC, rope climbing is for losers.
But seriously if you don't have a partner here already it can be kind of hard to hook-up with someone and then the fact that a lot of people ONLY boulder. You could hangout at Espresso news coffee shop in Boone, all the climbers go through there. I dislike trad climbing unless it is something like stone mountain otherwise I would try and help.


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No one climbs on ropes in NC, rope climbing is for losers.
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This is a joke, right? Or do you consider Linville Gorge, Laurel Knob, etc. bouldering areas?

JL


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I don't know what Organic is talking about...probably just typing something for the sake of typing something.

NC will have your pick of just about anything you want to climb at that time of year...maybe a few of the places at the highest elevations will be a little cold. But there are plenty of areas both in the mountains and the piedmont that have southern exposure and moderate enough elevation to climb.

Hop over to Carolinaclimbers.org and post up there to look for a partner. My girlfriend and I could meet up with you somewhere...but we don't live close enough to the mountains to offer a place to stay.

Here's a link to a post that I described a lot of the places to climb in NC:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/post/1382475#1382475


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Depends on what and where you want to climb. I'm ok with leading up to 5.10. I'd be up for it (weekends only, gotta fund my addiction) if you're going to be climbing in Central NC at any point. Moores wall and Sauratown are good places for trad and sport respectively, but the hike to s-town is taxing. Pilot Mtn sucks, and Western NC is awesome (alas, too far to drive for a weekend).


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where are you heading to in NC. I'm in South-western Virginia. Depending where you are, we might be able to hook up.


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I'll be visiting a friend in Raleigh. Not sure where the crags are in relation, but am willing to head just about anywhere.

I'm happy with moderate routes, so .10's are great!

Acarp: I'll be driving through Virginia anyways I think if you wanted to meet up and climb ther eor NC that could work as well.


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[quote="organic"]No one climbs on ropes in NC, rope climbing is for losers.
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That's like saying all Canadians live in igloos.


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No one climbs on ropes in NC, rope climbing is for losers.

That's like saying all Canadians live in igloos.

I thought the "But seriously" proceeding that sentence gave away the fact that it was intended to be sarcasm.

Let me try this again. I am so weak I cannot trad climb and my shoes are very downturned so it does not work out well.

I will trade you my trad rack for a crash pad?


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No one climbs on ropes in NC, rope climbing is for losers.

That's like saying all Canadians live in igloos.

I thought the "But seriously" proceeding that sentence gave away the fact that it was intended to be sarcasm.

Let me try this again. I am so weak I cannot trad climb and my shoes are very downturned so it does not work out well.

I will trade you my trad rack for a crash pad?

LOL, might as well fight sarcasm with sarcasm though right? I do live in an igloo though.....
I don't mind bouldering myself, but if I'm driving 19hrs I wouldn't mind gaining some altitude. :p
Where's stone mountain? What's so great about it?


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Hey-I live in east tennessee right next to the park. I will be traveling Nov. 2-4 in western north carolina looking for some possible jobs and housing. I would love to meet up with you and climb. Just drop me a line and let me know where you are heading or staying and I can meet up with you then!


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Where's stone mountain? What's so great about it?
Stone Mountain is in North Carolina; the nearest big city is Winston-Salem, nearest town is Elkin. It's a huge granite dome with great multi-pitch friction climbing. It has a reputation for scary runout leads, but there are some very nice easy/moderate climbs there as well. Check the routes database, or read my trip report. :wink:

JL


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