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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 2011-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic NC adventure trad line

Great route. It's in a big, clean left facing, flaring corner. 1st pitch is exciting when you climb out right of the flare on unprotected jugs. This pitch is a bit tight for climbing with a pack. Nice exposure on the 3rd pitch. You can go up the corner crack or 10 feet further right to thin crack with horizontals for even more exposure.

Added: 2011-10-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2011-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great Route

Did it in 4 pitches, traded leads. Top of the first pitch felt harder than the crux 3rd pitch to me.

First pitch there was a cord around a chockstone (prob 90 feet) but I kept going up through the overhang to a good belay there. Two options for the end of that pitch - either stay in the maybe awkward corner but get good gear or step out right and face climb easy flat shelf jugs about 15-20' without pro. I chose the face and got a crappy flared small alien that probably wasn't going to do much. Fun overhang with jugs wraps up P1, at least the way we did it.

P2 - very short and pretty easy but ended at a wide constriction where lots of large loose rocks get piled up. This is rather a dangerous place since careless feeding ropes can pull these off and send them down. In fact while we were getting started the party ahead of us sent a couple flying down, one of which nearly took out my partner.

P3 - go right and it's pretty easy. Crux is one face move to a small roof, then pull roof with good pro. Wonder if anyone goes straight up? Looked intriguing but a good bit harder. Very exposed belay on a small ledge with good gear. Photo op.

P4 - Longish section of easy climbing and scramble through the brush till you top out. Nice views up here.

Probably possible to combine pitches 1+2 and 3+4 although we didn't try.

Very nice climb. Thought it had more quality pitches than the Daddy (up the gorge a bit). Definitely a bit harder, but still quite reasonable.

Added: 2011-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: warrenw on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great exposure.

Swung leads. Led p1+p2. Great exposure for 5.7.

Added: 2010-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: reaeper on 2010-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great 2 or 3 pitch route

A very fun route, gets hot as hell during the summer though!

Added: 2010-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Christopherlh84 on 2010-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very Nice Route!

Its a 5.7+ that packs a punch.

Added: 2010-09-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: captaincolorblind on 2010-05-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Memorable route!

Really unique climb! The name describes the route perfectly: a steady line of obstacles (chockstones and roofs) to circumnavigate to reach the summit. Pretty steep, and the crux is anything but; the entire route stays at a consistent difficulty.

Added: 2010-05-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dwise on 2009-03-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

First pitch was challenging for the given 5.6 rating. I found it more challenging than the 3d pitch 5.7 "crux". All pitches were excellent.

Added: 2009-05-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tks on 2008-10-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fantastic

Extremely fun route, if a little soft at the grade. Just keep reaching up, there is a jug!

Added: 2008-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2008-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Surprisingly exposed

The 1st pitch has a good exposure level even though it doesn't appear that way from the ground. The "right to an arete" direction in the book means dead right from the belay. If you try to go straight up from the belay it looks 5.10ish and PG13. The gear on this route is not G, you should feel comfortable leading at the grade.

Added: 2008-07-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2008-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars one of the best 5.7's in NC

can combine first two pitches

Added: 2008-05-26

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