I climbed at Stone Mountain once in the summer of '99. I remember a very hot weekend of climbing. We climbed "Entrance Crack" 5.4R, "White Way Direct" 5.9, "Block Route" 5.8, "Great White Way" 5.9, "Great Brown Way" 5.10c, "Great Arch" 5.5, "Rainy Day Women" 5.10a, "No Alternative" 5.5, and "Electric Boobs" 5.9+.
Stone Mountain N.C. is yet another lesson on friction climbing. I remember several not so unexpected falls, and returned to Table Rock after that weekend to climb better than ever.
Route Climbed: Trail 1996/ First lead 1999 Date Climbed: 1996
I did my first lead on the Great Arch, I have also done Entrance Crack, WOSL,No Alternative,Pulpit,Anchor Rode. Just move those feet, if you stop for too long, you can feel the rock crystals breaking away. Awesome place to climb in winter with its southern exposure. Crazy hot in late spring,summer. Climb early, the tree ledge gets mighty busy.
Route Climbed: Great Arch, No Alternative Date Climbed: May 26, 27, 2001
Wow! Fantastic. Great Arch is absolutely fabulous. No Alternative is pretty scary stuff. My first real friction climb and terrifying in so many ways. Great views, good times and some interesting wildlife.