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asuman10


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hey does anyone know of any long toperope route in western nc? im talking just around 60-70ft? thanks


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are you looking for access to the top so you dont have to lead?


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yea i am for now. im still practicing leading in the gym.


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in that case your best bet is Crowders Mtn.

I cant really think of a place in panthertown valley that you can easily set up a TR.

There are a few climbs at Looking Glass that you can scramble up toa ledge and build a gear anchor to TR some easyish slabs.

A few at Rumbling Bald as well around Drivin' and Cryin'

I do not know about areas further north towards boone. The Dump or Little Wilson might have some TR'able stuff.

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thanks for answering


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check out table rock at linville gorge or devils cellar at linville. let me know if you wanna climb together sometime.


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ya i have top roped a couple times on the chimneys at table rock. i plan on going to devils cellar soon. im going trad climbing this sunday at table rock. im so stoked


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There are a couple at the Dump by Boone, and a few at bradely falls south of Asheville in Saluda. Where in NC do you live?
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Check at http://www.ClimbPilotNC.us at the Tall Gray Wall and Chicken Bones areas for top-rope routes of the length mentioned. From Boone, it may be closer than Crowded Mtn.; but those routes are popular, so you might have to wait. Note that now there are constant chilling winds at the rim, but warmer below, with the upper walls in sun.

There is a word "tope", actually, meaning to drink alcohol excessively. Not recommended for safe climbing.

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Check at http://www.ClimbPilotNC.us at the Tall Gray Wall and Chicken Bones areas for top-rope routes of the length mentioned. From Boone, it may be closer than Crowded Mtn.; but those routes are popular, so you might have to wait. Note that now there are constant chilling winds at the rim, but warmer below, with the upper walls in sun.

Chicken Bone is definitely a fun (and lengthy) climb out at Pilot Mountain. I believe its rated 5.7, so it's a good starter if you haven't climbed outdoors very much. If you get out there when the park opens, you usually have your pick of what you want to climb.


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There are a few nice moderate toprope routes at Hollaway Mountain Rd (actually trad routes, but there is easy top access and you can build natural anchors) in Blowing Rock as well as top rope access at The Dump. For long top-rope routes in the Piedmont, I'd second the advice for the Parking Lot area at Pilot Mountain. Vegomatic, Chicken Bone, and Chicken Wing are all around 5.7 and just under 30m in length. great for running laps.

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Pilot has some long TR routes.

Holloway is close to App (just under 20 minutes). The routes are rather short, but there are lines up to 5.12 and easy top access.

Little Lost Cove has a couple nice routes with top access.

Go by Footsloggers and pick up a copy of High Country Cragger.

I'll be out at Linville with OP on Sunday. Dunno what we're climbing, but maybe we'll run into each other.

Message me if you're looking for a climbing partner at App.


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