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Sitting Bear Spire Rock Climbing 

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An awsome spire on top of a ridge with good sunlight the whole day. A mix of sport and trad of single pitch or long top ropes with a range of 5.8 to 5.12.

Getting There 

From the parking lot go on the sitting bear trail and take a right at the trail junction which takes you up the ridge, going through a wonderful camp site and past Devils hole, a great swimming area in the summer in the Linville river. To go to the Sitting Bear spire just follow the trail up the steep ridge and it will lead you right there.

Climbing Season

For the Linville Gorge area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sitting Bear Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sitting Bear Spire:
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Sitting Bear Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the overhang, about the middle of the main w...

Original Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Sitting Bear Spire
This is the first line that was climbed on the spire. Climb up through the overhang in the center of the East face, past a bolt and left towards a line of bolts. Additional pro can be used before and after the first bolt. After the last bolt, trend back to the right and head up to the belay rings located on the detached head. Cams can be used to protect the final moves. This route was rated a 5.8 originally. This is the easiest route to the top and could be aided if need be. Standing on top of t...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of Sitting Bear Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sitting Bear nestled behind the trees.
Sitting Bear nestled behind the trees.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the four faces of the spire
BETA PHOTO: One of the four faces of the spire
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of formation. Kinda looks like a Be...
The north side of formation. Kinda looks like a Be...

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