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Black Mountain Range Alpine Climbs

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Browns Creek Falls T 
Crescent  T 
Left Wishbone T 
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Black Mountain Range Alpine Climbs  


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Location: 35.7946, -82.24703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: saxfiend, Edward Medina, Ryan Williams, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Stephen Scoff on Dec 25, 2013
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Description 

North Carolina's Black Mountain Range probably holds the best alpine snow and ice routes in the Southeast. These routes are huge with 6K+ elevation change, 1 to 4 hour approaches (and descents), humbling bushwhacking, and hundreds to thousands of feet of everything from steep snow to technical ice.
The remote and committing nature of these routes require a pre dawn start, map, compass, and/or GPS and the knowledge to use them (i.e., waypoint your vehicle).

An accident up there would require a helicopter short haul and more than one party had to call the Yancy County Sheriff's Department for assistance...

Please give these routes and range the respect they deserve.

Getting There 

Trailheads and bushwhacking starting points are located off of roads accessed via highway 80 South of Micaville. See routes for specific approaches.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Mountain Range Alpine Climbs:
Left Wishbone   WI3-     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 2000'   
Crescent    WI2-3 Mod. Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1500'   
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Featured Route For Black Mountain Range Alpine Climbs
Stephen Scoff on a P1 variation.

Browns Creek Falls WI4  NC : Black Mountain Range Alpine...
Ascend the initial steep section and about 150 of grade II to the 100 tiered pillars. Ascend this and polish the route off with a few lower angle pitches (probably best to rap after the steep pitch). Walk and rap the route.[Second Pitch Variation (WI 4): Occasionally a 30 foot free hanging sickle forms up and just left of the tiered pillars. Mix it up behind the pillar, pass a fixed pin/gear placements, mount the ice and crank to the top.]...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Stephen Scoff
From: Columbia, South Carolina
Dec 25, 2013
More routes to follow....
By george wilkey
From: travelers rest sc
Dec 25, 2013
this is great stuff Stephen. really appreciate you adding this to MP.