Southern end of Gold Coast Cliffs. Home to North Carolina's adventure climbing and bushwhacking! The approach is long. Getting back to the car can even be longer and more challenging. It is advisable to be able to climb with everything you bring with you. Climbing out is the best way currently to get back to the car.
Start at the Pinch In trail head off of Kistler Memorial Hwy. Take the Pinch In trail down to the River Trail. Go north (up river)on the River Trail for about 1.25 Miles look for a small trail leading uphill to the left (west). Follow this Trail/bushwhack path uphill through a boulderfield for about 25 min to reach the wall. Appalachian Alpinism at the large right arching overhang. All routes listed are walk offs to get back to the car.
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Appalachian Alpinism 5.9 R Trad, 3 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
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P1: Climb face and crack system up and left into the large corner system. Climb corner up over small bulge to the 2nd of 2 ledges and belay. 5.7 140 ft.P2: Climb Corner up to where it it turns mossy and horizontal with a small bush sticking out. You can place a #1 and #2 Camalot here. From here traverse right and up on the face (about 15-20ft.) up to a piton we left fixed. From the pin continue up and eventually slightly left (about 30-40ft.) back into the corner where you can get ge...[more] Browse More Classics in NC