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Comments by forkliftdaddy (55)


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1 out of 5 stars It is given 7+. Very important. There's an early crux, then jugs and exposure. Best 5.7 in NC.

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4 out of 5 stars it's a cool shot, but the rating isn't about the send.

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3 out of 5 stars Hotness. Love that shadow behind the right knee.

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'bout to hit da bidness. a great route.

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Nice shot. It really captures the feel of that start, balancy and thin. The start doesn't have to be runout. A horizontal will take a nice microcam, a yellow alien, I believe.

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4 out of 5 stars j, are those screamers?

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4 out of 5 stars Great shot. But I do not think the route is one of the best 5.10s at the New.

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4 out of 5 stars azrock, the climb is surprisingly less low angle than grade might imply. It has a low crux -- thin hands with slick feet. Then things open up and you get a few face holds and sinker jams. Great route and a great shot.

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Though the guidebook authors call Tallulah quartzite -- and probably it is -- it climbs like sandstone and protects like sandstone. It is not the classic quartzite that one associates with Moore's Wall (NC), the Gunks, or Big Cottonwood Canyon (UT).

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Though the guidebook authors call Tallulah quartzite -- and probably it is -- it climbs like sandstone and protects like sandstone. It is not the classic quartzite that one associates with Moore's Wall (NC), the Gunks, or Big Cottonwood Canyon (UT).

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Lust in a Cheap Motel

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Do you need a cam this size for that route?

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4 out of 5 stars Ball cap, bottom right, total poseur. Chick with me, uh, I mean him, she'd rip your head off just for a cup of coffee. All jokes aside, nice shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Love the biner.

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Ugh... gruesome. I like it, but those screws are disturbing.

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5 out of 5 stars The route is 5.6 and really fun. Once above the trees, there are great views of the gorge, including Shortoff, and the Gold Coast. Depending on how comfortable you are, you may want a couple bigger pieces for the first pitch. Most of the route, however, protects with stoppers and a few medium cams. There are lots of fun options for combining pitches, simul-climbing and variations. This final pitch is the payoff. I like that I caught her in mid reach.

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5 out of 5 stars Gotta pack a head lamp for Linville. It was full on dark by the time we got to the car, but sipping beer in the dark is easy.

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Two questions. 1. How good is the route? 2. Why's that gear hanging on the long sling above his head?

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4 out of 5 stars I thought it was when I was on it.

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4 out of 5 stars When you're at the top of the corner, the traverse looks super cool --
nice flat holds all the way with some heel hooks and hand jams. My partner had already had enough traverses
that weekend. Next time. I thought the corner was easier than 10a, but harder than New Yosemite, Grafenberg, Zag, and
V-slot.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice to see a quality shot of Tallulah. What a place. j_ung, you should
make a trip for Punk Wave and Flying Frog. Stellar pitches that would
be right up your alley.

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4 out of 5 stars Doubled up on the gear and the screamers, eh? Pucker up! That looks fun.

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Nice shot. Love the facial expression and the fingers.

IMO Green Knob isn't V6. I can't climb V6.

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Nice shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Nope, not that badass. Just a beautiful day above the clouds in July.

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Nice shot (of the best route on that wall), Matt. The route is so well bolted that with a moderately attentive belayer the tree is not a danger.

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4 out of 5 stars Looks like a nice, clean fall. Very sweet shot.

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5 out of 5 stars Feline Enigma in da house. She shore do look flexible.

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4 out of 5 stars Great route. Great shot.

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Hmm, while it's true that isn't Golden Earring/Almost Seven, that is in the Amphitheatre. The large roof up and right (with the gaping hole) is Zoombie Woof.

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5 out of 5 stars You or not you, True, the tattoos are intriguing, beautiful even.

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4 out of 5 stars Nice shot of a fun route. JPEGs and quartzite often make for sparkles and odd jagged artifacts. I think a slight gaussian blur would soften those.

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What's that coming down from the bolt? Mixed 13+... nice.

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What's that thing hangin out of the seam above the climber?

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Craig, how'd you hook such a cutie?

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Why is the mixed line disappearing?

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That looks like fun. What kind of rock is that? Gear or bolts?

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Name of the route? How hard?

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Something tells me this guy had bulging veins in his red face. Sweet.

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That bolt has a carefully crafted rust-like paint job that serves to dissuade the weak.

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I believe that tree is still a truck belay anchor. Go ahead and pull it up the cliff. ;)

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Hmm. I've always up the steep roof then out right through the crouch of terror.

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I go the other way, right heel up.

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2 out of 5 stars Instant Karma?

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Neither long nor pumpy, but a great lead, nonetheless.

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I do believe I know that guy.

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That's funny.

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'Staches are for heroes (in this case on hero holds). Love those hand-wrapper, potato-chip jugs. Nice shot. Upload it bigger!

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Beautiful! Route name? Grade?

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Starkie, access is well sorted. Become a CCC member and get a pass with info on how to get to the boulders and get through the gates.

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Nice shot, Chris. That roof was fun, but the corner below is the business IMHO. The rock is slick and leans in the wrong directions. It makes the climbing funky and pumpy. Hey, J what does 100% trad mean?

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Beautiful shot! S&F wanders up the right hand face, pretty far right of the crack in the middle of the photo. It is a choose our own line affair. Some folks staying more to the right, some zig-zag back and forth. Either way, it is steep pulling with good stances for gear.

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Truck anchor. Has held many raps. Prolly just as many TR falls.

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1 out of 5 stars um, fake

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RE: bolts, that's limestone. Rarely does one see gear lines on limestone, and for good reasons.