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Cedar Rock - North

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Banana Peel  T 
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Black Swan T 
Cut In The Rug T 
Dandy Line T 
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 
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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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

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',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'   
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'   
Fancy Feat   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For Cedar Rock - North

Route of Northern Aggression 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1  NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
This was the first route to crack the roof. It is "controversial" due to the pitch two bolt ladder. Some folks think it will go free at 5.13. 1.At left end of large roof band, climb fun 5.10 face to a belay shared with Gay By Proxy.2. Follow the bolt ladder out the roof to the right to a hanging belay.3. Climb a difficult, steep water groove to a bolted belay. 4. You can continue up lichen slab, 5.4 if it is dry, to the top if you want and hike out right on a trail of sorts. Or rap the rout...[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
Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
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...

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 18, 2014
The hike in to the north face just got a whole lot easier due to some much-needed trail re-working. This wall gets a lot of afternoon sun this time of year, so go get you some!
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