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jkarns


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how about the tallest cliff in within 2 hours of harrisburg pa, and make it over 150ft. , now theres a callenge for you... try and figure out that one.

Delaware Water Gap? I'm pretty sure there are sections of that height... Haven't been there in years.

Anyway, if you're from harrisburg, you've got to get into the bouldering or you will forevermore be dissatified.


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Would seneca fit the bill theflyingsquirrel?


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For those who have access there is a picture at the back of Harrison Shulls coffee table book of Southeastern climbing (Page 141). I just remember standing across from LK with my jaw dropped open.


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Hey Allan! I'll remember that first look forever... you and I should make a plan to go climb Fathom this Fall.


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We, the Carolina Climbers Coalition, believe it to be Laurel Knob, NC. This gem is located near Whitesides, but is taller. It has low angle slab, steep watergrooved sections and a really overhanging central section. Last week the CCC signed a contract to purchase this nationally significant treasure, which has never been open to climbing. For more info or to make a tax deductible donation visit: Carolinaclimbers.org. :D

Yo cccman, years ago I read that Table Rock of the South Carolina variety was the tallest. Do you know how that compares to Laural Knob? Just curious...

Oh, you guys trying to buy that too? Pretty cool thing you're doing with Laural!
DMT


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Pics

http://www.shullphoto.com/CCC_Laurel.htm


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I have no idea what cliff is tallest, especially taking slope (not just vertical rise) into account. But here's a related question: Which eastern cliffs have established grade V routes?


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Let the flaming begin...by Yosemite standards, none.


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Dingus, While Table Rock SC is one on the most impressive walls in the east, the north side anyway, it is no where near 1000 feet. My guess is 600. The south side is in a state park and is seasonally open to climbing (darn birds!) but the north side rests inside the Greenville, SC water supply land and will never ever be open. I guess it is ok that hundreds of fish and mammels poop and pee in the water, but heaven forbid a climber a mile away may do so. I hear they have armed guards at the reservoir which is below the cliff. Homeland Security I guess.


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Thanks cccman. Impressive shots you referenced of Laurel Knob, what a beautiful stretch of granite! I like the color of the rock, seems more orangy than I remember Whitesides being (its been more than 20 years since I laid eyes on it).

Layter
DMT


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Cannon Cliff in NH has several Grade V climbs.


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Thanks Sean for posting those AMAZING pics....And Thanks even more Harrison for taking them!!

When are we going? I kinda likes me some slab. Damn but that Fathom route looks just about as good as it gets!! Umm, Ok, excuse me, I just need a little private time......

John


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It ain't open yet boys and girls. First we need a quarter mil. That is actually cheap for 50 acres in Cashiers. Send all donations to: Carolina Climbers Coalition POBox 33227 Raleigh, NC 27636-3227
Once we get it paid for, a trail cut and some anchor replacement done, THEN you can come and play.


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are there any cracks or is this just ABS (another big slab)


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Wow.

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LK! :P


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how about the tallest cliff in within 2 hours of harrisburg pa, and make it over 150ft. , now theres a callenge for you... try and figure out that one.

Delaware Water Gap? I'm pretty sure there are sections of that height... Haven't been there in years.

Anyway, if you're from harrisburg, you've got to get into the bouldering or you will forevermore be dissatified.

Stay away from that choss pile. I friggin hate the DWG. Do yourself a favor and drive a little furthor to the Gunks.

Cheers,
Jim


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There is a route on Laurel Knob that is 1180 feet, making it the longest route east of the Mississippi.

Make your contributions to the CCC now. This thing is HOT!


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Somone ventured earler that Whitny G on cannon was 1,000 ft. Not True. the WG ridge is fairly short. My guesss is about 600-700ft. It is on the short end of the cliff. Moby Grape however is 1,200 ft of climbing. Is this laurel knob place have a bunch of good rt's? I did not see it in the rt's data base.


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There is a route on Laurel Knob that is 1180 feet, making it the longest route east of the Mississippi.

Make your contributions to the CCC now. This thing is HOT!


The longest route is not what the OP asked for. He asked for the tallest cliff. The longest route that I know of is a complete traverse around Seneca. I don't have the book in front of me, but I want to say it is either 42 or 24 pitches. Someone else correct me please.


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Cue the choir music...

Laurel Knob, NC

http://i17.photobucket.com/...of_1/laurelknob1.jpg


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ARE THERE CRACKS!!!!!!!!


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Not sure whether or not Cannon is the tallest. However, with 600 feet of vertical gained thru the talus field alone, it seems like you are 1000 feet off the ground 2 pitches into the whitney G!


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Coolest thing with climbers acquiring LK is that with the cliff's adjacency to the Panthertown Forest, climbers will have a place to camp, fish for trout, ride mtn bikes, get scared, etc. ...

4 pages?! Obviously people are pretty excited....this offers the promise of being a very significant victory for the climbing community.

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