It was about 5 years ago......maybe 6....... when after a long hard day of trail building, we all just wanted to go bouldering. This is trail day asheboro and Im with Mike D...John Pro....Ed williams...you know the old posse,about to send IHOP (v4) for the warm up when all of a sudden a very old woman(hoover)starts to yell........."this place was quiet until the god damn internet made it popular". This lady was most likely 80 years old and looked alot like the witch on The Wizard of OZ. She was so fired up...i mean if she had a shotgun at the time I have no doubt that she would have at least fired off a"warnen shot". We all proceeded to be fair and polite and all that jazz......this didnt work at all and the rest is history. The next weekend, it was off.....road blocked ...warning signs posted ....rednecks in tree stands on standby....errrrrggghhh.
Mike On the "Thimble" v5
Asheboros steepest v4
All these lines sat and waited 4 yrs as Mike Dean went to battle with The Hoovers and other land owners . Rumors about the situation went on and on...back and forth...right of way...property lines....DEER HUNTING SEASON.....omg....haha LOL.
Anyway props to MIKE DEAN, Jim Horton, The CCC, and the access fund for pulling it off.