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Apolitical Blues T 
Dixie Chicken T 
Fat Man T 
Hey Julia T 
Little Feat (the Stain) T 
Peg Leg T 
Powder Keg T 
Sailing Shoes S 
Skin It Back S 
Swashbuckler T 
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Sunken Treasure  


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Location: 36.09553, -81.80047 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on Jul 4, 2011
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Description 

Another fun little crag on 221 just below the parkway. The walls face west and has tree coverage to keep the walls cool all day, but it is still the best in the morning. The easy and short approach along with proximity of all the routes surely make this wall a destination area if your cragging on 221. It is rare that you will see another person up there, but there is a bit of road noise. All the routes require a little bit of gear. A standard single rack of cams, or just a set of tri-cams is all that is typically needed. One route in particular will take ballnutz or small brass.

Getting There 

From the intersection of 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway (near Grandfather Mountain), drive north towards Blowing Rock for a few miles until you see a row of wooden posts on the downhill side of the road. This is the parking area. Walk back up the road south for a few hundred feet towards Grandfather Mountain until you see a small wash/gully on the uphill side of the road. Just after the gully, walk up the hill and wind through the rhodos bearing slightly to the left. The overall time to get to the cliff from the car should be less the 5 minutes!

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunken Treasure:
Fat Man   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 50'   
Dixie Chicken   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   
Powder Keg   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 45'   
Peg Leg   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 50'   
Sailing Shoes   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 35'   
Little Feat (the Stain)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 40'   
Swashbuckler   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Powder Keg 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  NC : Sunken Treasure
This is the first climb on the upper section of Sunken Treasure. Hike past the lower section and climb up the short gully to reach these routes.Look for a bolt 20' up on the face just right of an arete. Climb up the face, plug some pro. Ride the arete to that first high bolt. Move up to the ramp and plug some gear out right. Start the funky and exciting traverse out right to gain the bolts around the upper arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 4, 2011
Be sure to pick up a copy of Mike Grimm's guide "The High Country Cragger" from fullmantlepress.com. Well worth the investment!
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