Elevation: 3,930 ft
GPS: 36.097, -81.772 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Jan 27, 2008
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

The Dump recieves lots of sun, making it a great winter destination. It also has probably the best concentration of sport routes in the NC High Country. That being said, you may find lots of people here. They'll probably be concentrated on a small handful of routes, though. The metamorphic sandstone lends itself to nice edges, pockets, and other faceholds. There's a good mix of steep and slabby routes at a variety of difficulties.

Getting There

The Dump is roadside off of Highway 221 between Blowing Rock and Linville. Coming from Blowing Rock, look for a large dirt parking lot on the left just past the Avery/Caldwell county line sign. Leave your car and hike up the obvious trail to the cliff (about 2 minutes).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dump (Routes)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 100
Is This How You Clip? AKA: Doug…
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 128
Homegrown
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 79
Vermin
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Dimpsty Dumpster
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Dancing with the Pope
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 49
Suck My Dope
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 108
Voodoo Child
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Boyz “N” Barry D
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X
 36
Warpin Endorphin
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Fry Cleaned
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Last Glitch Effort
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 50
Unwritten Law
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 8
Tiers for Allah
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Ride the Lightning
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 10
Pigs in Zen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Is This How You Clip? AKA:…
 100
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Homegrown
 128
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vermin
 79
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dimpsty Dumpster
 69
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dancing with the Pope
 60
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Suck My Dope
 49
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Voodoo Child
 108
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Boyz “N” Barry D
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Warpin Endorphin
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X Trad, TR
Fry Cleaned
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Last Glitch Effort
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Unwritten Law
 50
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tiers for Allah
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
Ride the Lightning
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Pigs in Zen
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
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