Western North Carolina Bouldering

Thanks to Old Man Winter, this past weekend was rather chilly. Phil and I did something rare, we bouldered all weekend. Saturday, we headed to the Rumbling Bald boulder field, and were amazed to see a completely different perspective as we drove up the mud road. The Forest Service has widened the road significantly, making for view of the cliffs the whole way up to the parking area. As news of the closures has spread, we saw much fewer cars than usual, but had a fun time playing on several of Rumbling Bald's classic boulder problems with friends from Charlotte, Boone, & Fayetteville, WV, plus a slew of dogs.

Some of the same crew came out again on an even chillier Sunday to investigate some reported boulders in Pisgah. We found some fun bouldering problems a stone's throw from Looking Glass in an area that felt a bit like an enchanted forest! As the days get longer and the temps get warmer, you can count on us spending more afternoons bouldering around Looking Glass. A big thanks to Kurt Smith, who let us all try out several pairs of Evolv Climbing Shoes.

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