Hawksbill Mtn Rock Climbing
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Some of the best climbing in the gorge is located here.
With both hard trad and sport, you can not walk away without a good pump. There are three distinct areas. Upper, middle and lower. Each area has classics that should not be missed.
Linville Gorge. Park at the Hawksbill trailhead. Hike up the mtn until you reach a sharp lefthand uphill turn. For upper and middle, go up the summit trail for about 5 minutes. Locate a climbers trail on the right. Follow this to the upper wall. Continue down the trail about 400 yards to reach middle. To reach lower, pass the uphill turn and make an immediate left. Follow this trail down for about 5 minutes.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
40 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hawksbill Mtn
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hawksbill Mtn:
Featured Route For Hawksbill Mtn
Trundle From Down Under 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NC
: Linville Gorge
: ... : Lower Hawksbill
This is a really fun line that meanders a bit but climbs on large holds and gains some pretty good exposure. It ends just feet below where the second pitch of "King Contrary Man" traverses up and left. Start on Jig Zag. Boulder up on good holds to a good 0.75" - 1" cam about 10' up (careful getting to here). The rest of the arete is protected okay on small cams, but sling them long. Once at the obvious large roof about 30' up, traverse right under the roof on positive holds, passing 3 bolts...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
By Bob Underwood
Sep 14, 2008
The Hawksbill trail has become a ditch which can not recover from the hikeing impact and constant use. No amount of maintenance can save it. Climbers, if you love your Gorge, please consider approaching from Sitting Bear trail you passed earlier. Problem: SB has space of only 3 cars. A left at the ridgeline ( Jonas Ridge trail) will take you in sight of the left turn mentioned earlier.
see linvillegorge.net for waypoints and maps.
Another approach is south from below useing the LEDGE trail but it is much longer.
By mike cork
From: Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2010
is there moderate (5.10-5.11) sport climbing at hawksbill, or mostly just 12 and up? thought i'd heard that from someone...