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Cedar Rock - North

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Darkness on the Edge T 
Fancy Feat T 
Flight of The Raven T 
Gay by Proxy T,S 
Get into the groove  T 
Invasive Species T 
Micromanagement  S 
Native Dance T 
Operant Conditioning T,S 
Rain Dance T 
Route of Northern Aggression T 
Route of Passive Aggression, The T 
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Where the Red Ferns Grow T 

Cedar Rock - North  


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Submitted By: Edward Medina on Apr 9, 2013
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Description 

This north facing crag has been known to ice-climbing locals for quite a while. There are prominent water flows that may interfere with climbing some of the classic features. But when the weather warms and the rains slow down, this is a premier Southern Blue Ridge destination. Recently 'rediscovered' this cliff has seen a spate of new development by the likes of Sean Cobourn, Stephen Scoff, and Nathan Brown.

Getting There 

At the Butter Gap intersection take the rising trail on your left. You will soon descend into a saddle. From here head along a faintly marked climbers trail on your left until you reach your destination.

Climbing Season

For the Cedar Rock area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['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 Cedar Rock - North:
Darkness on the Edge   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dandy Line   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Flight of The Raven   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Operant Conditioning   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 310'   
Black Swan   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Gay by Proxy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Banana Peel    5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Invasive Species   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Cut In The Rug   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Fancy Feat   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Banana Peel 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
Originally thinking this line would be much harder, we were very plesantly surprised at how great the eyebrows were up high. If this were a longer route it'd definitely get 4 stars. Very much like climbing at Looking Glass with wild brows on steep stone. P-1Climb onto a small ledge just above the ground to place your first piece - yellow tcu size out right. Boulder out to good holds and a bolt, then up to a stance. Move up and right onto the eyebrow laced face and climb past buckets and a few sl...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
RONA- pitch one
RONA- pitch one
Nice fall day.  Moved from main cedar page.
Nice fall day. Moved from main cedar page.
FA of one of those routes under the roof
FA of one of those routes under the roof
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression Sean Cobou...
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression Sean Cobou...
Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
Tom at the top of the headwall -- one of the coole...
Tom at the top of the headwall -- one of the coole...

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