Quick adventure to outwest, the 1st time in 4 years since I had been back in Colorado. Red eye Flight out of Charlotte. Alexis came along for the trip too, but she would end up spending most of her time in Boulder, Co.
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Cold day at Moores wall was experienced yet again. The cold north beckond and the tries at a hard route were given ago.
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View from Fern.
New River Gorge was visited again but this time it would be a a focus on the sampling of the Fern Buttress and the Endless Wall. I drove up solo, having phone conversation with long lost friends who I begged to entertain me on my drive. I got to the a very pack and crowded ACC campground. It kind of a sad place to be now, after staying there back in the beginning when it was the wildwest. With a forgotten tent, I pulled the blazer into a open slot and sleep through the night. Continue reading “West Virginia – New River- Fern Buttress”
Tim agreed to a day of fun up at shortoff again. 2 items need crossed off the list. The long standing goal of climbing the Golden Rule, and get into the Tilt World. Quick departure from town got us up there pretty quick and the arrive at the trailed at 8:30AM.
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King of Kings, Lower Hawksbill Photo Cred: Joe Virtanen
Late Spring the mugginess of the south was in full effect. The air sat like a full soggy sponge around charlotte and the surround areas. The only way to get a brief reprieve from the heat was to run away a couple weekends in a row to the highlands of the Linville gorge.
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The weekend started off with some fun boating on Lake Wylie with Tim and Nora. We all were very well hydrated after a full day of drinking radlers, somewhat dodging thunderstorms, wake surfing, and my failed attempts at sky skiing. During our dinner at a Fishing Club, Tim and I worked out a timeframe to go to Ship Rock on Sunday.
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Sunday was a spotty forecast and I still wanted to get out and do something. The rain gods has descended on the entire eastcoast and cast the probability of rain everywhere. Although I had a late start in the morning, I worked out a plan with a series of text messages with John Lee. We left Charlotte around 11am to arrive at Moore’s during prime popup-storm time.
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On a nice Sunday, we decided to enjoy the sunshine and dryness and go to the hidden wall at Crowders. This would let me cross some more routes off my ever growing need to do list.
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All Cats, All Day
In-between the cold snaps and polar vortexes, time was scheduled to go explore some of the lessly traveled walls at Rumbling Bald. Luckily and to my surprise, Jason had a cabin about 30 mins away from the Bald which he offered to let us stay the night at.
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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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