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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
Boardwalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier
Boardwalk is a classic 5.8, one of the best routes of its grade in the High Country. Basically, wander up lower-angle terrain on huge horizontals to a prominent rail that angles up and right towards the arete. Follow this rail to a vertical crack. Continue up and trend left to a corner with a bush at the base. Either belay near this bush or continue up (the route is easily done in one pitch). Climb the corner and trend towards the obvious weakness in the roof above (crux). Above the roof, horizo...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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