Sitting Bear Spire Rock Climbing
The north side of formation. Kinda looks like a Be...
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sitting Bear Spire:
Featured Route For Sitting Bear Spire
Grin and Bear it 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a NC
: Linville Gorge
: ... : Sitting Bear Spire
This is perhaps one of the better and cleaner lines of the grade on the spire. A funky roof start, techy middle section, and a powerful arete gives way to an excellent juggy finish. Start on Vision Quest by climbing the corner through the awkward roof to get established onto the face above. Instead of moving left toward the left arete, move up past a bolt (this is bolt one of an older unknown route that was replaced). From here, move up and slightly right on small edges to another bolt, then ste...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
BETA PHOTO: One of the four faces of the spire
Looking south from the top.
Sitting Bear nestled behind the trees.