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heackyeahdude


Jul 23, 2003, 11:41 AM
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asheboro boulders??  (North_America: United_States: North_Carolina: Central: Asheboro_Boulders)
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hey, i am going to be in cary north carolina this week and i wanted to check out the asheboro boulders, but i havent been able to get any directions...so if any body could help me out that would be awsome!! :D


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Jul 23, 2003, 11:49 AM
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The Asheboro boulders are currently CLOSED due to access problems / issues...please don't try to get in as you will only aggravate the situation...Access is being negotiated; stay tuned to carolinaclimbers.org and ncbouldering.com in the coming months for updates...It's way too hot for Asheboro now anyway, try Moore's Wall or better yet BOONE...


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thanx for the update norskagent, i will check out some areas in Boone


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Jul 24, 2003, 4:47 AM
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Pornstar - Umstead is good in season (Fall - Winter)...but it's too small to be a destination...good if you are in the area needing a fix, but if you have the time, Pilot or Moore's boldering is better / bigger. It's very close to the fake Cary Park bolders, and it's steep - several splitter lines, good traverses, and many eliminates / variations. Email or pm me for directions and/or if you'll be in the area...Hopefully Asheboro will be open by winter also...


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The Cary boulders are similar to Umstead in that they are good for a local fix...they are not very tall, have some interesting steep walls, angles, and aretes, some vertical also, enough sculpted holds to come up with endless eliminates. The kids can be a bit much but fortunately they can't climb the steeps. There are some short reviews in the regional forum also...


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pornstar did you get my pm or email?


Rmsyll


Dec 25, 2007, 4:03 PM
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If you are a member of Carolina Climbers' Coalition, you will receive information about Ridges Mtn. aka Asheboro Boulders, including something of a map and written directions. You may find the following additional details of some use:

On US 64 East, Caraway Creek is 9.9 miles east from the intersection with NC 109.
Go 0.8 miles to find Moore Rd. and a lot full of old machinery, turn right.
Go 0.45 mile to turn right onto Ridges Mtn. Rd. 1330, paved only to cross the new bridge.
Go 0.35 mile to take Ridges Mtn. Rd. 1331 to the left.
Go 0.9 mile and pass Varner's mailbox and small field to a large field and turn right at newly gravel road, steeply down to a green gate.
Find cellphone-size black box on the other side of trunk of the Pine at the right. Slide small door down, set combination, pull down small tab to open for key. Key must be returned, box closed, combination scrambled.
Open gate toward concrete blocks to support it, drive in, close and lock gate.
Go 0.5 mile past end of field and winding sharply through woods to second gate, open and close and lock as before.
At 0.1 mile do not turn into dirt drive, at another 0.1 mile go through open orange gate, at another 0.1 mile turn right between cedar posts with Posted sign, follow short gravel road up to parking area with portable toilets. Leave room for others to park and to get out. Find two logs blocking vehicle access to path up the ridge, please stay on rock-bordered path to lessen erosion.

That path will lead to the top with a few striking pillars showing a few cracks and chalk. That is not the boulder field. If the planned kiosk shows you where to go, or another climber can, it is said to be very extensive and impressive. The path along the ridge is marked for the NC Zoo, and bordered by threatening signs and tree stripes.

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norskagent


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From previous post -
"That is not the boulder field"

? The first big boulders you see coming up are indeed the boulderfield. The boulders continue on up the hill and along the ridge. The property boundries are clearly marked. Stay on the leased property and you will be fine, as long as you have first joined ccc to obtain a parking pass and access instructions.


sammmy


Jan 23, 2008, 3:20 PM
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Norskagent, apparently you have never been to Asheboro... When you reach the field of chalked up boulders, you are not, in fact, at the boulderfield. This is just another ploy by the CCC to keep people from climbing rocks. WinkWink


christy_lou


Jul 30, 2008, 7:51 AM
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my boyfriend and i plan on making a map of the area. . . we started climbing the somewhat crappy problems on the first group of boulders right off the path. . . but towards the end of the day we explored and found where we really should have been climbing. it would help to know where all the good boulders are.


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Hate to sound quite so cheap but is asheboro bouldering worth the CCC membership?
OK there i asked. Now i feel like the cheapest guy aliveUnsure


charley


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I send my dues from Pa. I come down to nc. a few times a year when it is too cold up here. I think ccc has done some good things such as laurel and parking at moores.
Oh, I might even get to ashboro boulders this winter.


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norskagent


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yodadave wrote:
Hate to sound quite so cheap but is asheboro bouldering worth the CCC membership?
OK there i asked. Now i feel like the cheapest guy aliveUnsure

No, as you can tell from the pics: http://www.0friction.com/thumbs.php?area_id=137
it's def. not worth the membership cost, save your $ for beer.


yodadave


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yeah so i just came across you photos on another thread and am sending in my ccc money today, clearly it is super quality.
Is there a guide for it though?? Can't seem to find one via google.
Also your beer comment was totally out of line. Just cause i'm Irish is no reason to say such things you Barsteward!!!! Oh ok maybe you were right. Wink


norskagent


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There is no guide as such, but come cooler temps there will be plenty of regulars there on weekends...they will show you around or make recommendations, etc. Which reminds me I need to re-up my ccc dues asap!


charley


Mar 8, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Anyone heading out that way, the lock needs some lubricant. I was out there yesterday and had trouble with the lock. It is rusty. needs a shot of wd40. I am leaving in the morning for home.


boo


Mar 9, 2009, 7:28 AM
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thanks Charley. I'll pass the word on to the 'mayor'.


charley


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Just wanted to say I made it down two times, three days climbing here this winter. When sitting in cold snowy pa. nc. sounds good. Pack up , drive eight hours and I'm climbing. Last trip I climbede three of five days, thats all I can handle. I stayed with my brother and had a great time climbing and staying up late telling lies and drinking beer. Everytime I go up I find more rock. Fun place.


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