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
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

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
 82
Is This How You Clip? AKA: Doug…
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Homegrown
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Vermin
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Dimpsty Dumpster
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 54
Dancing with the Pope
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
Voodoo Child
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
Boyz “N” Barry D
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X
 32
Warpin Endorphin
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 35
Fry Cleaned
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Last Glitch Effort
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
 3
Here Comes the Rain
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 44
Unwritten Law
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 6
Tiers for Allah
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Ride the Lightning
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 9
Pigs in Zen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Is This How You Clip? AKA:…
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Homegrown
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Vermin
 69
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dimpsty Dumpster
 61
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dancing with the Pope
 54
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Voodoo Child
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Boyz “N” Barry D
 35
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Warpin Endorphin
 32
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X Trad, TR
Fry Cleaned
 35
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Last Glitch Effort
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Here Comes the Rain
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Unwritten Law
 44
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tiers for Allah
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
Ride the Lightning
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Pigs in Zen
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
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