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This composes the main section of Ship Rock. It's what you reach as you walk up the approach trail.
The approach trail from the Parkway (see main description) takes you right there.
22 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Tier:
Buffalo Nickel 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Boardwalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Hindu Kush 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Borrowed Time 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Airlie Gardens 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Fire Point 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
KB Capers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Harpoon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Linn Cove Lullaby 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Balti Porter 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
Special Forces 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Welcome to Watauga 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
BOG Man 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
First Flight 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Anguish of Captain Bligh 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Chromium Chain 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Gumfighter 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Broach 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
The Link 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Main Tier
Airlie Gardens 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier
This could possibly be the best 5.9 in the entire state. It has great movement, tons of exposure, and bomber gear. Both pitches have unique features that are hard to beat anywhere.P1 begins next to a tree in a shallow right facing dihedral. Follow this to a short unprotected face. Continue up to the left side of the arete. Be sure to place the crucial piece of gear here before pulling around. Pull around the sharp arete to the right and up. There is an optional piece of gear out right, bu...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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