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Elevation: 1,515 ft
GPS: 34.52765, -83.37556
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Shared By: saxfiend on Dec 25, 2006 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

As the name implies, this is slab climbing. The routes here are good training for some of the more serious granite friction climbing areas in North Carolina.

Getting There Suggest change

Do not use the gully between Pepsi and the Small Wall to access the bottom of the Main Wall. The gully is badly eroded and full of loose rocks / debris. It is an unnecessary objective hazard. Walk around using the trail. It's just as fast. Especially with your kids or new climbers.

If coming up the trail from Hwy 184, turn right at the cracked egg boulder

If coming down the trail from the top, walk right and downhill past Pepsi (and the gully) on a well established trail. Contour around to the left, or turn left at the cracked egg boulder, and you'll find yourself at the bottom of the gully

22 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main/Slab Wall Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 72
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 55
Deprived Child
Trad, Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 21
By Gully
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Dust Bowl Daze
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 12
Bars
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 31
Trad and True
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Frictionary
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Stranger than Friction
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Stripes
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Mickey's Mantle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Summer Solstice
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Kemoslabee
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 14
Winter Solstice
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Direct Shock
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Deprived Direct
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
All I Wanted was a Pepsi
 72
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Deprived Child
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, Sport, TR
By Gully
 21
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
Dust Bowl Daze
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Bars
 12
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Trad and True
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Frictionary
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Stranger than Friction
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Stripes
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mickey's Mantle
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Summer Solstice
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Kemoslabee
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Winter Solstice
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Direct Shock
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Deprived Direct
 14
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
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Sun & Shade Suggest change

Details: Most of the rock face is sun exposed during the day, especially in summer, however much of the landing area is in shade. The middle routes like Frictionary tend to have sun at the landing area during the day because the start is elevated.

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