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Some of the best climbing in the gorge is located here.
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.
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Star Trekin' 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Main Wall
Start the route at a thin white tips crack on a blackish/brown slab. Slab up using slopers, crimps, and the crack. Make some technical moves through a bulge to a great stance below a small overhang. Plug gear and pull the crux at the overhang. Continue up above a block in the crack. Then make moves up and left onto a slopey ledge. Continue up and left to a left-facing corner (R, but easy). The pin protecting this traverse left as described in the NC Selected Guide no longer exists. Pull t...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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