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Summer climbing destination. Usually less crowded than its upper tier neighbors
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12 Total Routes
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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'
Ice Cream Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Lower Hawksbill
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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