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Cedar Rock - North

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Bayne's Corner T 
Black Swan T 
Crack Cocaine T 
Cut In The Rug T 
Dandy Line T 
Darkness on the Edge T 
Fancy Feat T 
Fish Bowl T 
Flight of The Raven T 
Forget Me Not T 
Gaskin/Cobourn  T 
Gay by Proxy T,S 
Get in the groove  T 
Hemlock Graveyard T 
Invasive Species T 
Little Dickie and the No-No Zone T 
Media Whore T 
Micromanagement  S 
Mr. Tumnus T 
Native Dance T 
Northern Enclosure T 
Operant Conditioning T,S 
Power of One T 
Rain Dance T 
Raven's Arch T 
Rocket Boy T 
Route of Northern Aggression T 
Route of Passive Aggression, The T 
Smear The Queer T 
Snot Nose T 
Southern Hospitality T 
Un Named T 
Vomiting Verglass T 
Where the Red Ferns Grow T 

Cedar Rock - North Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.25991, -82.80602 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 4.3 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',9],['5.10',12],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Rock - North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Southern Hospitality   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Raven's Arch   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Black Swan   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Operant Conditioning   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 310'   
Gay by Proxy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Un Named   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 125'   
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'   
Route of Northern Aggression   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nick nearing the optional belay. Route continues u...

Rain Dance 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
A good new route that has some surprisingly good holds. Probably the best warm up on the wall but still a bit spicy in places. More of a 5.10 for a 5.11 climber. Can be done in one long pitch, especially if using doubles, or in two short pitches. Note: The upper section climbs just right of a prominent wet streak, but the route is unaffected.Start same as for Native Dance/Invasive Species and climb about 30 feet up before moving left into flakes and past some vegetation on easy ground. From here...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nice fall day.  Moved from main cedar page.
Nice fall day. Moved from main cedar page.
Rock Climbing Photo: RONA- pitch one
RONA- pitch one
Rock Climbing Photo: be on lookout!  where trail hits the rock is a sna...
be on lookout! where trail hits the rock is a sna...
Rock Climbing Photo: FA of one of those routes under the roof
FA of one of those routes under the roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression Sean Cobou...
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression Sean Cobou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom at the top of the headwall -- one of the coole...
Tom at the top of the headwall -- one of the coole...
Rock Climbing Photo: Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
Rock Climbing Photo: many vipers live at North Cedar
many vipers live at North Cedar

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