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dallas27


Sep 29, 2007, 11:20 PM
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Pure Sport Routes at Table Rock  (North_America: United_States: North_Carolina: Western: Table_Rock)
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Hi all,

Trying to get some straight info on table rock.

I'm going to be making a trip out to Table, but won't have any trad gear. I'm seeing differing information on whether routes are fully bolted or not from different websites.

Could everyone/anyone name some sport routes at table rock which are pretty well bolted. Any suggestions info is appreciated. Everything I find online and including my guidebooks seems to differ greatly.


joshy8200


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The 3rd edition Thomas Kelley guide says about Table Rock: "Of special note are the bolted climbs on the rock which require little or no additional protection. These routes are JIM DANDY 5.5, SKIP TO MY LOU 5.6, MY ROUTE 5.6, TWO PITCH 5.4, and CAVE ROUTE 5.5."

As far as not carrying any gear, it depends on how comfortable you are climbing with long runouts at the grades above.


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People call those routes "sport," but if you learned to climb in a gym or on well-protected outdoor clip ups, you're going to be disappointed. If you're looking for actual sport routes, you really should consider going someplace else, like Tennessee.


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And with regard to Two Pitch, I wouldn't really consider that protection. Wink


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Cave Rt => My Route could be done w/o gear, but it would be interesting. You are looking at a runout at the top of cave route which is pretty easy going as far as the climbing, a huge runnout at the top of the first pitch of my route (which you have even if you have gear), and you would have to link the 2nd and third pitches of my route, which some people do anyways, because the third belay requires gear. If you are solid at the grade then it could be easily done. Oh, and the colors in the next few months are excellent!


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THanks for the response guys.

FWIW - I'm very comfortable at those grades and probably would do them without extra pro, but I'll be with a climber with little outdoor experiance, and I don't want him to think that is common or a good idea.

Sounds like I need to definately bring some nuts.


ja1484


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j_ung wrote:
People call those routes "sport," but if you learned to climb in a gym or on well-protected outdoor clip ups, you're going to be disappointed. If you're looking for actual sport routes, you really should consider going someplace else, like Tennessee.


Quoted for truth. In NC, if the bolts weren't hand drilled on lead, then why were they drilled at all? And why haven't they been chopped yet?


CinnamonJohnson


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You might want to check out Morphin Endorphin(Warpin.. whatever) Wall. There are a few climbs there that are 5.10 or so. They are pretty cool, really nice rock, well bolted.


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