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Little Wilson

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
American Dream S 
Aqua Lung S 
Climb With A View S 
Code 3 S 
Dragon, The S 
Duty, Honor, Country S 
Fin, The S 
Fire Ants S 
First Encounter S 
Got Hops? S 
Jean Claude Trans-Am (F.A. 2001) S 
Jigsaw, The S 
Let's Roll S 
Ron Rico S 
Slipstream: V3 (F.A. 2006) T 
Tanqueray S 
Tiny Gun S 
Wall of Voodoo S 
Wizard, The S 
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Little Wilson  


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Location: 36.0885, -81.79303 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Colin Cunningham on Apr 10, 2011
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Description 

Little Wilson is a wonderful small bolted climbing area that is right off the 221 freeway near Boone, NC. It is about 300 yards away from the dump. It has about 12 routes rating from 5.8 to 5.12 but is really easy climbing. The rock is wonderful with lots of features and overhanging walls.

Getting There 

Take the 221 freeway towards avery county. If you are coming from the Boone area, once you pass into Avery county stop at the 3rd parking area. Walk along the road until you get to get to the red rusted refrigerator. Turn left there and follow the trail. It is a 20 to 30 minute hike that involves alot of either downhill (To get there) or uphill (to get out) all in all, very worth it!

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',5],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Wilson:
The Fin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 45'   
Climb With A View   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
First Encounter   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 40'   
Code 3   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Tiny Gun   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Let's Roll   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 50'   
Duty, Honor, Country   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
The Dragon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For Little Wilson
The final difficult moves of The Dragon.

The Dragon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NC : Little Wilson
Get your boulder on! Very steep climbing with a sustained boulder section.Gain the starting ledge using one of the many means. Start up some big face holds to the first bolt below the overhang. Move left and up into the left facing dihedral and clip the bolt on the overhanging face. Gain some high hands and make the explosive moves to the crimp rail. Continue moving right through the difficult moves to gain the large sloping ledge out right. Heel hook slap and finagle your way into positio...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Looking up at Wall of Voodoo and Climb With a View.
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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 4, 2011
Pick up a copy of Mike Grimm's "The High Country Cragger" from fullmantlepress.com. Well worth the investment for some great 221 cragging.

This area also has several climbs that stay dry in a rain and sheltered from the sun. The cliff faces west and is predominately a sport climbing crag. The red refrigerator is no longer at the trail head. I guess someone was nice enough to dispose of it.
By LizRut
May 23, 2013
Does anyone know of another land mark to use to know where to cut down into the trail? I was unable to find it since the fridge is missing.