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cschnur


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I am a new member at rockclimbing.com, and i am looking for good day or weekend bouldering near greenville, NC. I would be willing to drive for a few hours for a good weekend of climbing. Places that also have hiking/biking trails would be preferred. For reference, greenville is about 1 hr 15 mins east of raleigh.


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Before you get baraged by the excessive number of a$$holes on this site, you should check out the routes database. If that gives you nothing do a search online at google or something. Goodluck. If still nothing, PM me and I will check all my guidebooks for ya.


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There are "faux boulders" in North cary Park, and it is in the RDB... Lemme get pics and a link.


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rrrADAM moved this thread from Beginners to US - South.


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Moved this to South, as it is the more appropriate Forum for this thread, and you should get some partners out of it also.

North Cary Park:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listArea.php?AreaID=2130

And Cary is not too far from you... Maybe 30 minutes.

Pics of the "faux boulders":
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...mp.cgi?Detailed=3631
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...mp.cgi?Detailed=2207

Moore's Wall is kinda far (Winston-Salem), but has outstanding climbing, and lots of bouldering.


Good luck.


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sorry


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In reply to:
Climbs4fun yanked my post cause it somehow was posted 2 times because of some bug and then threatened to ban me from posting because I "spammed". This guy posts twice under the same heading and then a 3rd under a slightly different heading and one of the moderators no only sees it, but posts in it. I guess Climbs4fun was having a bad day or......


Wrong thread to start b!tching dude... Read the TOS on what to do if you have any issues with the Staff. :roll:


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Cary has the fake boulders, Ashboro would be the next closest but it's off limits until further notice. I'd guess Moore's Wall would be the closest real bouldering area. Before moving, I could drive it from Raleigh in a little over 2 hours.
Todd


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check the route database


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Take a weekend trip to Boone, well worth the drive. Tons of really sweet boulders in different areas but all really close together (relatively speaking) and easy to get to. I live in Charlotte and am 2 hours from Boone and I have gone up and back many times in a day. You won't find much in guidebooks but there are always people on the parkway, just look for the bouldering pads! Else, shoot me a PM and when I hear of people going, I can let ya know if you want.


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www.ncbouldering.com

great maps to places in boone and info on other parts of the state as well. went to NCstate undergrad and the faux boulders of raleigh aren't that good or worth the drive, but if you could get the info on where the umstead park boulders are located in umstead state park, combining that w/ the faux boulders would probbly be worth the trip. i didn't hear about the umstead boulders until right before i left for grad school at app state, so no idea where they are located in the park =\

tommy


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HI!

I jsut climbed on the Umstead boulders on sat!

I came down from mich to visit my mother who lives in Cary.

The Umstead boulders are OK. The good thing was they were about 15minutes from my moms house. Honest to god, it was about 17 total minutes from leaving my moms house, getting to the park and hiking to where the boulders are.

There are a couple bad things....
1) heavy foot traffic. if you like to climb in solitary and peace and quiet. dont even bother.

2) there is alot, i mean ALOT, of poor limestone. please dont even try to climb on it. the boulders are a mini-eco system. the boulders that have vegetation covering them dont climb. the limestone just crumbels away. theres also many invertabraes living on / in / under the vegetation. make your impact to the rock minimal.

3) the boulders are right next to the crabtree river. limestone is very absorbant to moisture and its a very moist area. this makes for alot of poor rock.


NEVERTHELESS, i was able to pull two v0's and a v1+ line out of the boulders. i ended up getting rained out but i'm pretty sure there enough rock to pull at least a v2 out of the main slab.

I'm going to search rc.com some more and if i dont see any info, i'll create a guide.
-Chris

ps...for artificial rock, the faux boulders are pretty awesome!


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I've updated the route section for Umstead State Park

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/listArea.php?AreaID=5001

If routes have already been named...change them. I couldn't find any route info anywhere so took the liberty of setting them.

Thanks,
-Chris


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