Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I have been checking out the sweet boulderfield on Ridges Mtn, in Asheboro, aka Asheboro Boulders. These boulders are sweet granite blobs that are situated along the ridge and down both sides. In typical SE fashion, the access has been tricky. Currently, one can gain access through becoming a member of the Carolina Climbers Colalition...$25 bucks to protect your favorite NC /SC areas and gain access to a great boulder field.

While bouldering there, I have put up 2 new lines. First, Resurection, located on the Alien Face boulder ascends the bulge to the right of Alien Face. Resurection starts on the horizontal crack and climbs up via a small right hand crimp and a left slopper off a bump from a small crimp, finishing on a typical Asheboro topout. After meetin' and talking to John P., it sounds like this is a likely FA.

The second line, Yellow # 5, is located on the main ridge. With one's back to the Lightning Bolt Crack, walk about 100 feet to a moss covered boulder that is about 7 ft tall. Once there, walk around to the left and you will see a horizontal seam at about 2/3 hieght. Start on the seam/crimp and pull onto the boulder. Now snatch the top and roll over. Not terribly hard, but tricky to pull on. Reminessant of Empty Handed at McAfee's Knob.

Carolina Climber's Coalition

All for now...look for pics of these to come soon!