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Lost Ridge beta

Postby c-foot » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Heading down for the weekend and I'm looking for some beta on Lost Ridge. Interested in getting on Wide Pride and Boiler Room but not sure about how wet the approach will be (multiple stream crossings? deep?) and whether the cracks will be wet/seeping this early in the spring. I've heard talk that 9b is blocked and the hike in is longer than described in the guide? True?
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby milspecmark » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:07 pm

Its not much farther at all, maybe 75 yards
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby dustonian » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:10 pm

9b was open last time I went out there (November maybe?) but not sure now.... at some point they are going to close it at the bridge crossing below Muscle Beach, which will add a mile of walking on a flat road (although Lost Ridge can also be approached from above if you are handy with a map). There are many stream crossings so wading may or may not be involved. Hard to say if the cracks will be seeping by this weekend or not, kind of depends on how much rain falls the rest of this week. In general, the cracks on the "right" side of the holler over by Boiler Room are south-facing and a bit drier than the north-facing stuff over on the left by Wide Pride. That said, by the time you get as far as left as Quality Crack, the rock is south-facing again.

Be sure to update your guide with the new cracks (routes 11-19) over on the right side of the holler past Boiler Room (RRCGuide/?type=wall&id=36)... They are really good!
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby Ascentionist » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:40 pm

Once they close the road it will be a bikecragging paradise back there.
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby Ken84il » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:09 pm

This is the first I have heard about 9b closing... would someone mind filling me in or posting a link. Thank you.
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby dustonian » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:21 pm

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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby captain static » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:01 pm

Forest Road 9 is currently open per this notice - http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/dbnf/aler ... ?aid=21992
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby clif » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:16 pm

hey CF, you in chitown now? love the irony in the 'lost ridge' idea but don't even think about the chica pix. i'm fat. huge. i can rest my beer on my belly while driving and it's completely level.
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Re: Lost Ridge beta

Postby c-foot » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:23 pm

Yep, We'll be in Chicago for a while. Pretty bleak compared to NC. I'm rockin the big gear now and looking for some fat cracks to put it in. Devils Lake in WI is the new "local crag" at 3 hrs away but most people up here seem to make the commute down to the Red fairly regularly. I hold on to that "Unconventional Start" pic thinking that someday I'll blow it up to poster size and take it to Rocktoberfest. Someday.
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