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This is a majorly popular overlook on the west side of the gorge, with very easy access (paved trail a hundred or so yards from the car) and therefore it has more than it's fair share of tourists (and red necks). The main overlook area has a few notworthy climbs that stay dry during the rain, and because of the short approach are worthy of checking out if you're in the neighborhood. There are also a few old and somewhat forgotten lines littered about underneath the main overlook, to the north, and to the south. These are some of the earlier routes in Linville Gorge and can be found documented in a couple of the old guideboooks.
Located 4 miles south of Linville Falls on Kistler Memorial HWY (gravel road).
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This is, in my opinion, an excellent route for the grade, despite some hollow rock in the middle portion of the route. It is very steep and will make even the strongest climbers struggle with the impending forearm pump!Climb past a pin and 3 bolts to a stance. Continue up the arete past gear (including a fixed stainless stopper) and a bolt. Continue up the arete to a bolt/chain anchor.There is a left variation that is easier and moves left at last bolt to the anchors for "They Might Be Giants...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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