"New" Climbing Area. Access Sensative?
12.14.08: Today we went to a "new" climbing area in Hickory Nut Gorge. It's actually been around for over a decade, I think; however, it's gone through a number of private ownerships in that time. Most recently, a developer that was going to put homes on the land went bust and suddenly access is open...for now. Since I'm not sure of the actual status of this place, I hesitate to give too many details about going there. As of now, there aren't a lot of routes, but the potential level seems high for those willing to put in some major time and effort.
One of the plum lines is still (as of this writing) an open project reported to be in the high 5.13 range, with some saying possible 5.14a. We'll see. Pictures of Dave Sharrat and Robert Holcomb can be seen working it below:
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