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The Dump

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"Boyz n Berry" Dickcheese S 
A. C. Green S 
Black Jackets S 
Cro-Magnon Acid Test S 
Dancing with the Pope S 
Dimpsty Dumpster S 
Dumpster Diving S 
Fry Cleaned S 
Greasy Bean Undercling T 
Homegrown S 
Is This How You Clip? AKA: Douglas's Excellent Adventure S,TR 
Last Glitch Effort S 
Not Too Keen T,S 
Pigs in Zen S 
Project? S 
Red Headed Stepchild T 
Ride the Lightning S 
Sidewinder S 
Slimen Hymen S 
Son of White Trash T,S 
Suck My Dope S 
Tiers for Allah S 
Unwritten Law S 
Vermin S 
Voodoo Child S 
Warpin Endorphin T,TR 
White Trash S 
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The Dump  

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The Dump recieves lots of sun, making it a great winter destination. It also has probably the best concentration of sport routes in the NC High Country. That being said, you may find lots of people here. They'll probably be concentrated on a small handful of routes, though. The metamorphic sandstone lends itself to nice edges, pockets, and other faceholds. There's a good mix of steep and slabby routes at a variety of difficulties.

Getting There 

The Dump is roadside off of Highway 221 between Blowing Rock and Linville. Coming from Blowing Rock, look for a large dirt parking lot on the left just past the Avery/Caldwell county line sign. Leave your car and hike up the obvious trail to the cliff (about 2 minutes).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Dump:
Is This How You Clip? AKA: Douglas's Excellent Adventure   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Homegrown   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport   
Vermin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Dumpster Diving   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   
Voodoo Child   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
"Boyz n Berry" Dickcheese   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
A. C. Green   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Fry Cleaned   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
Cro-Magnon Acid Test   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Last Glitch Effort   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Unwritten Law   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Ride the Lightning   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Warpin Endorphin 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a NC : The Dump
Beautiful climb--a little bit of everything all the way up! Work the dihedral through jugs, side pulls, and crimps, then stem and find some high feet as you move right over a small roof. After that, it's jugs to the rings....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
Sep 17, 2009
There used to be a list of all the routes on a website. I think it might have been called climbboonenc.com or something like that. It even had the GPS cords for the parking area. I don't think that site is around anymore though.
By Martin Jacaruso
From: Haw River, NC
Oct 15, 2009
The Boone climbing site was a great resource for climbs at The Dump, Ship Rock, and Holloway Mountain, but I can't seem to find it anymore either. If anyone knows anything about the demise of that site, I'd like to know what happened.
By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
Oct 15, 2009
It seems that a guide is now available at Footsloggers which includes the dump.
By Mike Flanagan
From: Boone, NC
Nov 5, 2009
The site was taken down when my buddy graduated from App and moved to A-ville for work.
By Heath Bailey
Mar 10, 2010
Go to fullmantlepress.com for information on the complete Warpin Endorphin/Dump guide. Click on Guides > High Country Cragger. Also available from The Full Mantle Press is a comprehensive guide for the Gold Coast Cliffs, Linville Gorge. Check it out!
By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 5, 2010
Parking: 36.096732, -81.777214

The rock face is directly across the street from the parking area.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 19, 2012
I just wanted to say that this is an awesome little crag with a very misleading name. Thanks to all that had a hand in developing and maintaining it!

I'm baffled that it's not included in the Lambert guide...it must be because this crag contradicts his thesis that NC should be preserved as a museum for "ground up traditional ethics".
By Jeff Stirman
Jun 27, 2013
How is this place after recent rain?
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