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Bradley Falls

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Boaz S,TR 
Brownian Motion T,S 
Disarmament S 
Hanging Root T,S 
Joe Dirt S 
Moby Dick S 
Quality Control T 
Sailing the Seas of Squeeze T,S 
Stem Cell Research S 
Tragedy of The Commons T 
We Saluda You S 
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Bradley Falls  


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Submitted By: Scott Bolte on Oct 12, 2011
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Description 

Bradley Falls has had a reputation of being dirty and poorly bolted, however it actually harbors a small series of well protected and exciting routes as well as some trad projects (for those daring enough). I would not recommend driving over two hours to get here, but if you are in the area it's a great place to check out!

This is a beautiful area, please LNT!

Driving Directions and Approach 

Off of I-26 take the Saluda Exit. Turn left off of the exit and drive 3 miles until you reach a pull-off parking lot on the left. At the parking lot continue down the obvious trail hugging the the left until you reach a stream. Cross the stream and continue up a hill. Once along the ridge line, veer off the trail at the second left. Hike a steep downhill until you reach a red rope. Climbing area is at the bottom of this trail. There are two sections; one by the falls, one further down stream. 25 min hike in.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bradley Falls:
Boaz   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 90'   
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Featured Route For Bradley Falls
Mike following.

Tragedy of The Commons 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NC : Bradley Falls
This is an interesting traversing line that is good for the area and actually requires some "trad" skill.Start on small ledge below the left end of the wall with a bolt 15' up. Climb through a techy crux section to jugs. Continue up, passing gear and a pin to steeper terrain that leads to a chimney/dihedral. Get a subtle #1 camelot (shallow horizontal) up and right before stepping out to bolt. Move out and around the flakes, then up and through the last bulge with a bolt to an anchor. Lowe...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research
Bradley Falls
Bradley Falls
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Bradley Falls overlook. Potential point for rappel...
Bradley Falls overlook. Potential point for rappel...
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Rappelling into Bradley Falls.
Rappelling into Bradley Falls.

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By Mike Reardon
Feb 3, 2014
Bring something to dust off the holds here. Beautiful area in need of some love.
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