I copy and pasted this from the Hanging Rock State Park’s website. I thought you guys should be aware. Link to the website here (link)
WARNING: Climbing Hazard And Route Closure
Sentinel Buttress – Loose Blocks at 2nd Pitch Rappel Station
Climbers have reported two large loose blocks estimated at 150 and 250 pounds resting on the root ball of a dying pine tree approximately 10 feet west of the rappel hardware at the top of the second pitch on Sentinel Buttress. There are other smaller loose blocks as well. Wind gusts are causing this tree to shift, which could cause these loose blocks to fall.
THE FALL LINE FOR THESE BLOCKS WILL BE DIRECTLY DOWN THE CLIMBING ROUTE AND RAPPELLING ROUTE OF PITCH #2 AND THE CROW’S NEST. THE SENTINEL BUTTRESS ROUTE AND ALL ROUTES USING THIS RAPPEL STATION ARE CLOSED UNTIL THIS HAZARD IS REMOVED.
Climbers are urged to exercise extreme caution in this area, and all routes utilizing this rappel station are closed until the loose rock is removed. The park is coordinating their removal with the Carolina Climbers Coalition. Please contact park staff if you have any questions.
Updated: 2009-04-03 14:55:15