Elevation: 2,889 ft
GPS: 35.877, -81.892 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: saxfiend on Jun 4, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Description

Like the Amphitheater, the main North Carolina Wall overlooks the deep and wide main gorge. This section maintains the wilderness flavor of Linville Gorge, and in contrast to the more beginner-friendly Amphitheater, there are no "easy" lines here. And though route development began more than 35 years ago, there's still lots of potential for hard climbers to carve out more routes on the NC Wall.

The four-pitch Bumblebee Buttress is a NC Wall classic; if you're ready for harder climbing, hit Tarantula or Rinky Dink (original or direct).

Getting There

From the Table Rock parking lot, head south through the campground and along the ridgeline trail. Continue past the Chimneys to the first cut-off trail to the right; this leads down to North Carolina Wall. If you see a white quartz rock on the trailside where the cut-off trail goes down, you've gone too far; this trail goes to the Amphitheater.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Carolina Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Bumblebee Butress
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Apricot Jam
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 11
Tarantula
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Lost In Time
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 4
Highway to the Danger Zone (aka…
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Pansy Wall
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bumblebee Butress
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Apricot Jam
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Tarantula
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Lost In Time
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Highway to the Danger Zone…
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Pansy Wall
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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