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.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
9 Total Routes
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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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Hanging Root 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
: Bradley Falls
40 feet of easy but mossy climbing followed by 60 feet of technical and pumpy vertical movement. Start at a mossy wall 10’ right of Stem Cell on gargoyle holds, run it out on easy terrain until you are parallel with a detached pillar. Plug a cam, then a nut in a small crack, then the climbing follows bolts at great and sustained 5.10. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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Bradley Falls overlook. Potential point for rappel...
By Mike Reardon
Feb 3, 2014
Bring something to dust off the holds here. Beautiful area in need of some love.