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Welcome to Upstate Bouldering, designed around bouldering in the Upstate region of South Carolina. This website is intended to inform the reader of local spots in SC, Western NC and Northeast GA, as well as a blog of my experiences climbing at these great spots. I hope everyone learns of a new place to climb or is inspired to climb somewhere close to them. If you have any comments, please send me an e-mail.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

South Face Fun

Had a good weekend out...got to go biking at Bent Creek on Friday and went to the South Face of Looking Glass Saturday to plug a little gear. I havent led too many trad routes, and with all of my bouldering goals met for the season, I turned my attention towards finishing my roped goals...one of which was to lead more trad. My climbing roots are mainly from trad climbing, but as time progresses, my trad partners have stopped climbing or only occasionally climb now...keeping me lower to the ground and wrestling more pebbles lately. We ended up climbing about 10 different routes/variations of routes from 5.6-5.9/5.10, and had a great time, at a truly beatiful place. This used to be a more regular spot on the rotation of crags, and since my focus has slowly turned to bouldering, I havent been roping up as much...but it was so nice to enjoy the South Face again with some friends. Hopefully, I can get a couple of more trad leads in before the end of the season...then the heat will force me into a kayak and some summertime soloing on the lake!

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