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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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Submitted By: Edward Medina on Jan 20, 2012


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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]

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'   
King of Kings   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
The Diving Board   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 70'   
Trundle From Down Under   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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
The Monk onsights Ice Cream Direct

Ice Cream Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13  NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Lower Hawksbill
Ice Cream Direct takes an inspiring line up the steep white rock in the middle of the cliff. It has multiple cruxes, tricky gear, and elegant climbing. Begin up a steep corner with three bolts. The climbing here is quite sequential and strenuous. Putting long slings on the bolts makes the climbing all the more heady, but you'll appreciate it when pulling the pumpy moves at the top of the headwall. Make a final long move to the ledge, step left, mantle, and sit down. Bring a newspaper and wait fo...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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