Elevation: 1,476 ft
GPS: 35.235, -81.274 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: EricD on Feb 1, 2008
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

The is the first area on the left from the summit ridge trail. It is identifiable by a cave with some very fun-looking overhanging routes (which can be top-roped). The rock is solid and the area is popular, so expect crowds (and sometimes ghetto-blasters).

Getting There

This area is perhaps 5 minutes from the Practice Wall along the summit ridge. This area is concentrated with several walls and The Fortress is the first on the left.

10 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
Finger Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Fortress Fingers
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Eye Sockets
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Gumbies Go Home
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Fortress Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Finger Crack
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fortress Fingers
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Eye Sockets
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Gumbies Go Home
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Fortress Direct
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
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