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The Fortress

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L to R R to L Alpha
Aerial Act T 
Big Crack T,TR 
Direct T,TR 
Eye Sockets T,TR 
Finger Crack T,TR 
Fortress Arete T,TR 
Fortress Clingon  T,TR 
Fortress Direct TR 
Fortress Fingers T,TR 
Gumbies Go Home T 

The Fortress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.23491, -81.27403 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The is the first area on the left from the summit ridge trail. It is identifiable by a cave with some very fun-looking overhanging routes (which can be top-roped). The rock is solid and the area is popular, so expect crowds (and sometimes ghetto-blasters).

Getting There 

This area is perhaps 5 minutes from the Practice Wall along the summit ridge. This area is concentrated with several walls and The Fortress is the first on the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fortress:
Finger Crack   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fortress Fingers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gumbies Go Home   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Eye Sockets   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Fortress
Rock Climbing Photo: FORTRESS WALL  Fortress Fingers(5.10)trad  Crowder...

Fortress Fingers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : The Fortress
Same start as Finger Crack then traverse left along the obvious, smaller finger crack and continue climbing up on the face of the Fortress. Using the big hole and trending cliff right on the subtly featured face is harder territory, otherwise climb cliff left toward the bigger features. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of The Fortress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fortress Wall  1)Big Crack(5.5) Trad 2)Direct(5.9X...
Fortress Wall 1)Big Crack(5.5) Trad 2)Direct(5.9X...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gumbies Roof  Aerial Act 5.10+ R Eye Sockets 5.10 ...
Gumbies Roof Aerial Act 5.10+ R Eye Sockets 5.10 ...
Rock Climbing Photo: GUMBIES ROOF  Aerial Act (5.10d) Eye Sockets (5.10...
GUMBIES ROOF Aerial Act (5.10d) Eye Sockets (5.10...

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By Joshua McDaniel
From: Johnson City, TN
Dec 4, 2011
Fortress Wall can be tolerable (by Crowders standards) during the heat of the day since it is kind of in a gully and somewhat protected from the sun.

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