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RavenKnobClimber


Jan 16, 2010, 10:55 AM
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Climbing Table Rock  (North_America: United_States: North_Carolina: Western: Table_Rock)
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It has been several years since I've been, and I have my own gear but I can't remember if anchors are already prepared for Top-rope climbing. Can anyone set me straight on this. Essentially I'm planning a Spring Break trip and don't want to order gear I won't need.


clemsonscooby


Jan 18, 2010, 6:37 AM
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You should probably purchase the N.C. Selected Climbs guidebook. TR'ing is almost non-existent at Table Rock. A few of the routes you might be able to TR the second pitch of the climb. A few of the routes can be led with only quickdraws. The access road is still going to be closed if your spring break is in March. The guidebook will outline all of this.


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thanks I'll definitely do that.


Partner j_ung


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clemsonscooby wrote:
You should probably purchase the N.C. Selected Climbs guidebook. TR'ing is almost non-existent at Table Rock. A few of the routes you might be able to TR the second pitch of the climb. A few of the routes can be led with only quickdraws. The access road is still going to be closed if your spring break is in March. The guidebook will outline all of this.

I was going to add that, while you can TR the bottom pitches of some of the routes at Table Rock, you shouldn't. A few exceptions apply, but in general people go to Table Rock for moderate multi-pitch routes. If you're taking up those routes with TRs, IMO, it's poor etiquette. However, I suppose you could do it and be generous about letting other parties climb through. Also, if the access road is closed, you'll probably have the place to yourself anyway.

The most notable exception to the above I can think of is Devil's Cellar on the back side of Table Rock. Other than that, the Chimneys are your best bet. Both are accessible from the top.


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