Rocky Face Rumble

First Grouping of Routes at Rocky Face

Looking at my Tick list for 2014, I knew I was near a record high point for # of pitches outside. (At least since I started to religiously track them 2 years ago, thanks The plan was hatched with Matt that we do a mileage tick list at the new easy and possibly only sport crag in NC, ROCKY FACE.

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Looking Glass – North Side

Aaron and Matt invited me out to climbing at Looking Glass Rock for the first time, specifically the north end.  The other time I was there was back when I visited Alexis before moving here. We did a quick day hike to the cliff face and I got to experience stinging nettles for the 1st time.  This trip I was aiming to be more vertically inclined, rather than horizontal stung.

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Crestone Needle and Peak: 14ers (Ellingwood Arete)

Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak

I had finally convinced Ben to climb the Ellingwood Arête up the Crestone Needle, and so we went the first Sunady in August.  We left the Springs early and drove down to the South Colony trailhead on Friday.  We 4×4-ed to the new lower 4-wheel drive trailhead and were on the hike up by 6pm, slogging along the old 4×4 path. We made camp above the Lower South Colony Lake in a grassy patch and settled in for a nights rest before an AM start.

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