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Elevation: 3,500 ft 1,067 m
GPS: 35.91343, -81.88633
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Description Suggest change

Some of the best climbing in the gorge is located here.
With both hard trad and sport, you can not walk away without a good pump. There are three distinct areas. Upper, middle and lower. Each area has classics that should not be missed.

Getting There Suggest change

Linville Gorge. Park at the Hawksbill trailhead. Hike up the mtn until you reach a sharp lefthand uphill turn. For upper and middle, go up the summit trail for about 5 minutes. Locate a climbers trail on the right. Follow this to the upper wall. Continue down the trail about 400 yards to reach middle. To reach lower, pass the uphill turn and make an immediate right. Follow this trail down for about 5 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hawksbill Mtn

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Jeep's Chimney
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Lost in Space
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Star Trekin'
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
No Free Lunch
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Eros
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
The Fat Lady
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 24
Carpe Freeum
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 38
Encore
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Phantom of the Opera
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 12
The Diving Board
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 29
King of Kings
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 24
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Appalachian Spring
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 7
Ice Cream Direct
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 31
Line of Fire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jeep's Chimney Lower Hawksbill
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lost in Space Main Wall
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Star Trekin' Main Wall
 39
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
No Free Lunch Middle Hawksbill
 36
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Eros Main Wall
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Fat Lady Lower Hawksbill
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Carpe Freeum Middle Hawksbill
 24
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Encore Lower Hawksbill
 38
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Phantom of the Opera Lower Hawksbill
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Diving Board Lower Hawksbill
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
King of Kings Lower Hawksbill
 29
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Manifest Destiny Middle Hawksbill
 24
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Appalachian Spring Middle Hawksbill
 21
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Ice Cream Direct Lower Hawksbill
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad
Line of Fire Middle Hawksbill
 31
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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