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NCSU Traverse Wall

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About NCSU Traverse Wall:

This is a man-made concrete slab about 10 feet tall and maybe 200 feet long. The wall itself is a retaining wall used to hold back a lot of dirt. Hand and foot holds have been permanently glued on. Avoid using the top of the wall. The ground at the foot of the wall tends to stay muddy for at least a day or two after it rains. Especially in cooler weather.

The left side of the wall starts off easy with large holds. As you move right it gets harder and the holds become more crimpy. In a few places some holds have fallen off, making it very difficult to traverse all the way across.
Nearest town or city: Raleigh
This wall is the property of North Carolina State University, so I would guess that officially only students are allowed to use it. But it doesn't get too much traffic, and I've never seen the area patrolled, so as long as you behave I don't think non-students would have any problems.

The wall is located outside of Carmichael Gymnasium on the main NCSU campus. Specifically, the wall runs along Cates Ave between Carmichael and Talley Student Center. It is at ground level with the parking lot behind Carmichael and the outdoor basketball courts, so if you are on Cates Ave near Talley Student Center, then you probably need to go down some stairs. Directions to campus. Carmichael is building 101 on central campus.

Parking during working hours is non-existant! After 5pm and on weekends you can park either behind Carmichael or in the Coliseum Parking Deck. On weekends you can also park along Cates Ave.
Latitude, Longitude: 35.78340, -78.67200
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Camping: None
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With Replies Gay, delete please sammmy 35 Dec 14 2009, 10:37 PM