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The South

The South

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by .

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Last year the first stop on our road trip lead us to a new area called Dayton, near Chattanooga, TN. After a quick tour from the locals I decided to hike a little further and I found an absolutely amazing project. I spent an afternoon rappelling and cleaning it, but we had to leave a […]

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Last days in the South

Posted on 02. Feb, 2008 by .

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Our last days in the South were totally amazing. We climbed at LRC, Dayton and HP40. I was trying to finish up a couple harder things at LRC, including the Chattanoogan V12. This time I just couldn’t pull it out. I gave it a few goes from the start and when it didn’t happen I […]

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Projects

Posted on 25. Jan, 2008 by .

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There are so many amazing projects down here. Today I went and rapped and cleaned one of the best lines I have ever seen. I found it a few days ago near Dayton. Here are some pics from todays events. Perfect sandstone edges on a riverside boulder V12-V13? Amazing hard project in the V15 range […]

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HP40

Posted on 25. Jan, 2008 by .

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With the end of our southern tour approaching we headed back down to Horse Pens for another day on perfect sandstone. I was happy climbing on more moderate things just running around enjoying the day. The high yesterday was around 35 and dry, perfect conditions. Ang. and I warmed up on the classic problems Bum […]

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Dayton

Posted on 22. Jan, 2008 by .

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Richland Creek Yesterday we made our way back to Dayton, and I finished off Matt Bosley’s Vapor Lock V11. The problem climbs straight out a very steep roof on amazing sandstone pinches and pockets. It is a classic problem. It was originally graded V13 but the Chattanooga locals have suggested otherwise. Vapor Lock I also […]

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Laurel Falls

Posted on 17. Jan, 2008 by .

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Wednesday we decided to head out to a newer area known as Dayton. It is in central Tennessee. Most of the hard problems here were put up in the past two years and it sounded like there was potential for more. Just outside of town a dirt road heads up into the hills . In […]

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Little Rock City

Posted on 14. Jan, 2008 by .

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This post is a couple of days old, from Friday at LRC. We finally made our way to Little Rock City north of Chattanooga. This unique bouldering area is located on the edge of a golf course surrounded by million dollar homes. The rock is exquisite sandstone, more featured than Horse Pens but nearly perfect […]

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Zahnd

Posted on 12. Jan, 2008 by .

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After visiting the three main sandstone areas in the South (LRC, Rocktown, and HP40) one of the next places we decided to check out is Zahnd. Zahnd is only a 20 min drive from Rocktown, and it lies in the heart of rural Georgia. A short hike through a nice forest leads to a small […]

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Update

Posted on 11. Jan, 2008 by .

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The past week has been great and we have been climbing at Rocktown and Zahnd, getting back some fitness. I have been without my photo camera but it is coming soon. We have also been shooting footage for our friend MC at www.momentumvm.com. The best stuff will be on his site for your enjoyment. I […]

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HP40

Posted on 06. Jan, 2008 by .

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On Jan 2 Angela and I left for the first leg of our roadtrip, and the sweet sandstone of the South. After a quick stop in Tennessee to check out some old Litz problems we made our way to Horse Pens 40, outside of Steele, Alabama. Horsepens is one of the best bouldering areas in […]

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