Hyperbola in 1977

by Grover Cable

The way I remember it, Dave Black and I were the first to free climb the entire route at the end of July 1977. It was a typical hot, muggy, thundershower-interrupted Transylvania County summer afternoon…

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Out of the Fryin’ Pan

by Sean Cobourn

Several years ago I took a group of friends to North Cedar to show off one of my favorite cliffs. We were almost out of the forest and my shoe came untied. I halted the human caravan and bent over to re-tie it…

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United Way of Looking Glass

by Bruce Burgess

Most pitches have some kind of character building twist. Sport climbers need not apply! It was CC’s project, climbed with a grab bag of people and spread out over a period of time…

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Stone Mountain Recollections

by Diff Ritchie

When we first started going up to Stone Mountain from the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area– it was very quiet up there and the only folks you would see were local families having picnics…

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Fritz Wiessner Visits NC

by Diff Ritchie

I was hired to guide Fritz Wiessner around Western North Carolina in the seventies. He was in his 70’s at the time living in Stowe, Vermont and wanted to check out North Carolina….

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Meeting Lee Carter

by Peter White

The first time I met Lee Carter was in the TR parking lot (80ish). Ralph Fickle and I had just come out of the Amphitheater when Lee and his climbing partner…

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Bike & Bullets

by Ted Anderson

I was riding my bike back to Cullowhee going up a hill, that was a straight section of road. I was on the edge of the road, there was no traffic coming toward me…

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The Womb History

compiled by Mike Reardon

Around Christmas of 1964, Steve Longenecker, Robert John Gillespie, and Bob Watts walked to the base of the North Side of Looking Glass with rope and gear in hand….

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