Elevation: 3,200 ft
GPS: 35.45, -82.214 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Mar 27, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
Access Issue: Potentially Closed Due to COVID-19 - Please check for closures before going and DO NOT TRESPASS! / 2020 Raptor Closures on the Nantahala-Pisgah LIFTED Details

Description

Probably not the most popular area at Rumbling Bald, but the Comatose area offers a good selection of all types of climbing. From the classic arching crack of Comatose, to the thin edged face climbing of Rusty Redneck, with a few hard bolted routes and some longer gear routes all mixed in together. Although the number of climbs in this area isn't large, there is enough action to keep one busy for a day.

Getting There

From the parking lot, follow the main approach trail (old jeep road) to where it meets and turns into a smaller trail. Follow the trail up past a boulder field near the base of the cliff. Continue up the trail then contour left along the cliff.

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Comatose Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Resurrection Ramp
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 148
Comatose
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Conception
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Preying Mantis
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Trick or Feet
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Resurrection
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Rusty Redneck
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Waltzing Matilda
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 54
Pull the Plug
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Resurrection Ramp
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Comatose
 148
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Conception
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Preying Mantis
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Trick or Feet
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Resurrection
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Rusty Redneck
 60
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Waltzing Matilda
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pull the Plug
 54
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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