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North Carolina Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: saxfiend on Jun 4, 2007
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  • Description 

    Like the Amphitheater, the main North Carolina Wall overlooks the deep and wide main gorge. This section maintains the wilderness flavor of Linville Gorge, and in contrast to the more beginner-friendly Amphitheater, there are no "easy" lines here. And though route development began more than 35 years ago, there's still lots of potential for hard climbers to carve out more routes on the NC Wall.

    The four-pitch Bumblebee Buttress is a NC Wall classic; if you're ready for harder climbing, hit Tarantula or Rinky Dink (original or direct).

    Getting There 

    From the Table Rock parking lot, head south through the campground and along the ridgeline trail. Continue past the Chimneys to the first cut-off trail to the right; this leads down to North Carolina Wall. If you see a white quartz rock on the trailside where the cut-off trail goes down, you've gone too far; this trail goes to the Amphitheater.

    Climbing Season

    For the Linville Gorge area.

    Weather station 8.8 miles from here

    15 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in North Carolina Wall

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Carolina Wall:
    Bumblebee Butress   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
    Apricot Jam   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
    Tarantula   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
    Lost In Time   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
    Rinky Dink Direct finish   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in North Carolina Wall

    Featured Route For North Carolina Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: The stellar pitch 2, with the overhanging 3rd pitc...

    Lost In Time 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NC : Linville Gorge : North Carolina Wall
    This is a great climb up the center of this smooth vertical part of the NC wall.P-1 This pitch just got a bolt added to the start -- it is about 20 ' up. Climb straight up to the bolt and move slightly right, then back up and left to some good holds and gear. Continue up the weakness that takes you up the water streak at the top. Belay next to the large boulder that sits on the edge of the ledge.P-2 From this giant ledge, climb the faint corner features directly in front of the boulder past s...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

    Photos of North Carolina Wall Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Placing a bolt on "Fire On The Mountain"
    Placing a bolt on "Fire On The Mountain"
    Rock Climbing Photo: NC wall as seen from the Camel
    NC wall as seen from the Camel
    Rock Climbing Photo: The NC Wall
    BETA PHOTO: The NC Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: Alan H. on Shake and Bake
    Alan H. on Shake and Bake
    Rock Climbing Photo: The NC Wall from the Rock Jock Trail
    BETA PHOTO: The NC Wall from the Rock Jock Trail
    Rock Climbing Photo: Doug doing the Rinky Direct
    Doug doing the Rinky Direct

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