Nuke The Whales Wall Crowders Mountain State Park...
Nice Shady spot for hot summer Crowders climbing better in the morning.
From the linwood access, take the backside trail to the top and go left along the ridge. After passing Davids Castle and before getting to Gumbies area turn left and follow the trail to the base of the wall
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Nuke the Whales Wall
Whale Of A Tale 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
: Crowders Mountain
: ... : Nuke the Whales Wall
A small crack system cliff right of Orange Corner has a fun first section that protects well and leads to a ledge. From this ledge the protection is harder to decipher and trust if you stay on the direct path going up. A couple move past the ledge leads to better protection but the rock quality is still not the most inspiring.Otherwise from the ledge, walk cliff left and merge on to Orange Corner for a less stressful variation/linkup.There is a big chicken head once you top out that you can slin...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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Nuke The Whales Wall 1)I'm Lichen The Climb(5.7)...
Nuke The Whales Wall Orange Corner (5.5)trad Cro...
Aug 29, 2011
Not a good area for TR due to a multitude of rope snagging flakes, but a good area for beginning trad leaders. All routes are probably 75 feet max, are 5.7 and below with obvious moves and good rests. While the routes appear chossy from the bottom, the reality is there's sound gear placements all over and most of the holds are solid by Crowder's standards. Bring a light rack and walkoff to the right. If you want to rap for any reason, don't do so overtop of the routes because flakes will snag the rope, instead walk over to the ledge to the right of Organge Corner and rap there.
By Eduardo Ramirez
From: Columbia, SC
Jul 2, 2012
I took a group of beginners out on 07-01-2012 and set up Top Ropes on several of the routes. There are several horizontals and boulders you can make natural anchors on and the rope drag was not terrible. I do however recommend ropes on the thicker side and fix your anchors high! Great shaded area if Davids Castle Backside and The Fortress/Gumbies Roof is being occupied in the morning.