Lower Hawksbill Rock Climbing
The Monk onsights Ice Cream Direct
Summer climbing destination. Usually less crowded than its upper tier neighbors
See instructions on Hawksbill main page.
Climbing Season For the Hawksbill Mtn area.
Weather station 7.4 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Hawksbill
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Hawksbill:
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'
Featured Route For Lower Hawksbill
Ice Cream Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
: 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