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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:
Hindu Kush 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Boardwalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
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'
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'
Special Forces 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Anguish of Captain Bligh 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c 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'
Featured Route For Main Tier
Hindu Kush 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier
Hindu Kush is another classic Ship Rock moderate. A taste of North Carolina steep burl with absolutely gigantic holds! Pitch 1: A couple of options. All variations funnel into the indimidating roof above. The standard follows the obvious, low-angle corner, which comes into the roof from the right, 5.8. The second (my favorite) starts left of the corner and climbs a two-bolt slab to the roof, which is 5.9. The final, which would make for a heady lead, starts directly beneath the roof in a gorgeou...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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