Approach up to to Sauratown for Climbing
I missed all the fun and festivities last when the CCC (Carolina Climbing Coalition) got access restore to the Sauratown Cliffs. This year it was made a point to get out there before things would close down. Also, if you somehow wandered to this post for Sauratown Beta (through google or other devilish search engineering methods), give the CCC a few bucks for getting access restored.
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The end October came around and it is the best time of year to get out and climb some rocks. I was able to coordinate my week of climbing to tag along with some friends from Colorado who also happened to be doing a climbing trip across America for the fall.
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1Linville Gorge from Table Rock
Weekend trip up to Linville Gorge started off pretty odd. It was all because I happened to pick not the best place to camp for the night.
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With the Wedding as the midpoint of the Northeast Adventure, Alexis and I set out the very next day for some northeast culture and experiences. Continue reading “New England Roadtrip: 2nd Edition”
Finally after a couple weeks off of rest due to my hurt ankle, I visited Ben, Garret and Bruce in Golden to introduce Garrett to Colorado climbing. Saturday ended up being a scorcher of a day. I made sure to get some rays while climbing.
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Kiener’s, Colorado’s most classic mountaineering route is what was described by others as we summitted Long Peak in mid-august. Kiener’s ascends the dramatic east face of Longs Peaks, involving snow climbing, ledge traverses, technical roped pitches, and classic scrambles above the sheer diamond face.
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Now the first Saturday back from my vacation at home, Eli and I met Ben in Frisco for some multipitch granite climbing. Our goal was to climb Mt Royal, which sits right above the bustling town of Frisco. We would be climbing the royal flush, which was awesomely put up by a word class climbers but for normal people.
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In the middle of July, the annual family reunion took place back on the farm. Everyone converges for the Crabtree Fireworks. I flew into Charlotte and drove back up to Crabtree with Alexis. Before heading back, I went to a standard trivia night at the FOX and HOUND. I also lived and enjoyed the trophy lifestyle and hung out with cougars at the pool during the day.
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San Francisco and the Coastals
Directly in-between two work trips, I had a weekend off to go explore the west coast. There were two stipulations though that had to fulfill before I was allow to go explore. First, no earthquakes where allowed to take place while I was there (request from mom). Second, I had to pick up a straggler at the airport whom would then follow me around for the weekend.
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Here be thy evil rocks
The last adventure before business week would took over was a spur of the moment “Find a way to get to the giant rocks above Manitou” hike. I found out that these big towering boulders would be referred to as GOG and MAGOG, which is biblically known as evil. I parked at Jimmy’s house and we decided on a plan of attack. Since we didn’t know if a formal trail existed at the time, we created a “best guess” plan. Continue reading “Gog and Magog Rocks”