Dixie Reality Rock Climbing
Shannon Millsaps trying to get FFA photo by Ed Wil...
a very remote area with a giant roof as well as a few other lines.
Between Shumont Mountain and Hanging Chain area. Look around and you may stumble across it.
I always approached via Eagle Rock on the North Side. I had a deal with previous owners since we were working together to help build the park. Being able to drive certainly made approach easier, but it is a lovely hike. At gate at end of Shumont Mt. Church Road, hike up the 4WD road. Be sure to stop at Eagle Rock on the left for stunning views of the north side of the bald which has hundreds of established pitches, currently closed by park management. Keep hiking uphill to near the summit of Shumont. This view is also worth a short side trip. Road then goes downhill. There is a short slick rock section. At bottom of this section look for a road cutting back hard right. Take this turn. Follow it downhill. You are now on southside of ridge. See photo. At end of road there is a small creek. A faint trail continues a short distance to a ridgecrest. Cut down the ridge until it is easier to drop into the broad drainage below Shumont. Cross the drainage and crest the next ridge. At the ridgecrest turn left and go until your jaw drops when you see the giant roof. Climb it then maybe blaze a trail to Hanging Chain and perhaps an easier future approach.
Climbing Season For the Rumbling Bald area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Eddie Medina on FA of Full Scholarship, Feb. 09.
From: western NC
Apr 10, 2008
Any FFA yet?
By Sean Cobourn
From: Gramling, SC
Apr 28, 2008
yep- 4-27-08- Shannon Millsaps-