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Airlie Gardens T 
Alternative Man T 
Anguish of Captain Bligh T 
Balti Porter T 
Beyond 2000 T 
Boardwalk T 
BOG Man T 
Borrowed Time T 
Broach, The T 
Buffalo Dime T 
Buffalo Nickel T 
Chromium Chain T 
Fire Point T 
First Flight T 
Gorpin Engulfin T 
Gumfighter T 
Harpoon T 
Hindu Kush T 
KB Capers T 
Link, The T 
Linn Cove Lullaby T 
Revival T 
Special Forces T,S 
Tiny Dancer T 
Welcome to Watauga T 

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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

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Tier:
Buffalo Nickel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Boardwalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Hindu Kush   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Airlie Gardens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Borrowed Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fire Point   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Harpoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Linn Cove Lullaby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
KB Capers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
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'   
First Flight   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Anguish of Captain Bligh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Revival   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tiny Dancer   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 40'   
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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Anguish of Captain Bligh 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier
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