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Elevation: 3,578 ft
GPS: 35.25531, -82.80667
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Shared By: Sean Cobourn on Aug 1, 2008 · Updates
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The view from the south side of Looking Glass encompasses a huge vista of Pisgah National Forest. To the west you can see several large but low-angle slabs. This is Cedar Rock Mountain. In 1986 Charles Ivey "discovered" a relatively easy approach to the hidden western aspect of the mountain. This is Cedar Rock proper. This steep, intimidating chunk of granite is one of the best face climbing venues in the region. Being a west facing cliff, it is cool on summer mornings and warm on winter afternoons. North Cedar is similar in nature to the west face but as an added bonus hosts some ice during the winter. South Cedar is completely different in character, being a large low angle slab covered with grooves and fun faces.

Getting There Suggest change

From Brevard, NC, follow US 64 west to Cathy's Creek Road on the right. Look for signs for Forest Service Camp Kuykendall. Follow Cathy's Creek for about 5.9 miles to an obvious car park on the right. Follow the trail for about a mile to Low Gap and the Art Loeb Trail intersection. Go straight for a quarter mile. At Butter Gap there is a junction of several trails. Go straight across to the unmarked trail which is an old logging road that leads to "regular" Cedar Main Wall. To access Halloween, Stone Depot, and North Cedar, take the smaller trail up to the slight left of the main wall access trail. To get to South Cedar continue on Art Loeb for another mile or so, passing the shelter soon after Butter Gap.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Rock

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 29
Oh! Mr. Friction
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Darkness on the Edge
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Sons of Ralph
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Dandy Line
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Gothic Groove
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 29
Toads R Us
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Cedar Pie
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Banana Peel
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Caught Up in the Air
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Cut In The Rug
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Wild Ginger Root
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Petrified Cedar
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Sibling Revelry
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 5
I wanna be sedated
Trad, Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Pawing the Void
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Oh! Mr. Friction Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Darkness on the Edge Cedar Rock - North
 26
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sons of Ralph S Side
 8
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Dandy Line Cedar Rock - North
 29
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gothic Groove S Side
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Toads R Us Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 29
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Cedar Pie Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel Cedar Rock - North
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Caught Up in the Air Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Cut In The Rug Cedar Rock - North
 7
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Wild Ginger Root Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Petrified Cedar Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Sibling Revelry Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
I wanna be sedated Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 5
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Pawing the Void Cedar Rock - Main Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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