Table Rock Rock Climbing
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Shortoff Mountain North: All climbing routes, cliff rim, and campsites within the red band marked on the map are closed to entry. No foot traffic or camping above or below the cliff in this section. Contact the USFS for more details: 828 652 2144.
NC Wall/Apricot Buttress/The Camel: On the NC Wall, all routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Apricot Buttress and The Camel are closed.
Bynum Bluff: All routes are closed.
This is a very popular destination for beginners and there is a tourist trail to the summit. There is a road that ends very close to the climbing area as well. These factors combine to create a rather circus-like atmosphere at times.
Despite that, Table Rock can be a fun, relaxing experience if approached with good judgement and knowledge.
Keep going straight for "The East Face" routes ("Blood, Sweat and Tears" through "My Route") and "The North End" routes ("Second Stanza" through "Devil's Cellar Chimney".
After about 7 min (part of which you will be walking right next to the cliff on your left) you will arrive at 3 railroad tie steps; right above these are the bases of "Jim Dandy" and "Peek-a-Boo".
If you keep going, the trail will steepen; after about 8 min the trail will bring you to a 6 foot high scramble up through a little chimney formed by the cliff on your left and a huge boulder on your right. Right before this chimney is the base of "The Cave Route".
After scrambling up through that little chimney, the trail will curve to the left and then really steepen into a 4th class scramble up about 30 feet, which will bring you to "the Lunch Ledge" to the left, and "The North End" routes ("Second Stanza" through "Devil's Cellar Chimney") to the right.
On "the Lunch Ledge", the cliff will be on your right, and the first route you will come to is the base of "My Route" 5.6, then keep going to access the base of the 3rd pitch of "The Cave Route".
Where to Stay
Harmony Hostel in Banner Elk, NC welcomes climbers.
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