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Stone Mountain

We had an interesting trip to Stone this weekend.  Everyone enjoyed climbing in the beautiful weather.

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Banff Film Festival

 We had a perfect weekend! Rainy hiking and camping, mixed with sunshine and climbing, and of course two nights of spectacular Banff films.
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We had 25 Morganton TAASC folks at Brevard College Friday and Saturday night. Asheville TAASC came with 25 Saturday night. Brevard College president Dr. David Joyce recognized TAASC both nights.
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Rock Climbing and Star Gazing Trip

A small but hearty group of us climbed for two fantastic days. On the summit we watched one of nature’DSC04477s greatest shows. The meteor shower was perhaps one of the most spectacular that I can recall and the viewing location certainly made the night. Windy and cold at first folks quickly cooked food and settled down into their sleeping bags and watched the night sky. We were not disappointed. Climbers were challenged by some of the classic routes such as Slipping Into Darkness (5.9) and A Tall Climb To Be Good On ( Solid 5.9+ no matter ones height).

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Multi-Pitch and Bivouacking on Table Rock

Olders climbed the east face of Table Rock on Saturday, then hiked to the North Ridge area. Some of them bivouacked 150′ off the ground on a ledge at the top of the first pitch of the North Ridge. Others bivied at the base in the woods. Joe Lackey and his son joined us. The weather was windy and cold with a few false alarms of rain, but everyone was well trained and did fine.

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Fantastic Climbing Weather!

Enjoyed fantastic climbing weather this weekend in Linville Gorge. Everyone tried hard to pull Hawksbill down into the ground!

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Everyone slept warm last night, but the rock is really cold for climbing.

Look at the huge surviving hemlock tree that we need to treat.

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Climbing on Stone

We have four rope teams working their way up different routes. The new guy is having the time of his life on rope with famous climber and TAASC graduate, Brad Wilson. In the photo they have 300′ more to go. See Gallery for more photos.

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