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Buffalo Dime T 
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Chromium Chain T 
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First Flight T 
Gorpin Engulfin T 
Gumfighter T 
Harpoon T 
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Link, The T 
Linn Cove Lullaby T 
Revival T 
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Welcome to Watauga T 

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Description 

This composes the main section of Ship Rock. It's what you reach as you walk up the approach trail.

Getting There 

The approach trail from the Parkway (see main description) takes you right there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Tier:
Buffalo Nickel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Hindu Kush   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Boardwalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Borrowed Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Airlie Gardens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Fire Point   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
KB Capers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Linn Cove Lullaby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Harpoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Special Forces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Welcome to Watauga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
BOG Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
Revival   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
First Flight   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Anguish of Captain Bligh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Chromium Chain   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gumfighter   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Broach   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
The Link   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Alternative Man   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Main Tier
Me leading P1 of Airlie

Airlie Gardens 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 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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