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Lower Hawksbill

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Conventional Warfare T,S 
Diving Board, The T 
Encore T 
Fat Lady, The T 
Gorilla Tactics  T 
Ice Cream Direct T 
Jeep's Chimney T 
King of Kings T 
King of Kings roof finish (P-2) T 
Phantom of the Opera T 
Trundle From Down Under T 
Whip-or-will T 

Lower Hawksbill  


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Location: 35.91349, -81.88801 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: saxfiend, Edward Medina, Ryan Williams, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Edward Medina on Jan 20, 2012
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Description 

Summer climbing destination. Usually less crowded than its upper tier neighbors

Getting There 

See instructions on Hawksbill main page.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.4 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 Lower Hawksbill:
Jeep's Chimney   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Fat Lady   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Encore   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 100'   
Phantom of the Opera   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Diving Board   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 70'   
King of Kings   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Ice Cream Direct   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Conventional Warfare   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 75'   
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Featured Route For Lower Hawksbill
King of Kings

King of Kings 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Lower Hawksbill
A classic route that climbs a very unique sloping ramp. The first pitch (50') is pumpy the whole time and has great rock quality. There is a 2nd pitch that goes at 5.11- I believe, but it rarely gets done.IMHO, a glaring omission from Selected Climbs, which ironically features a full-page photo of this route but no description. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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