|GPS:||34.637, -83.716 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Davis13au on Mar 30, 2009|
- * I'm pretty sure this is Hobbits Perch. If I have it wrong please let me know.**
I believe this area is also called Middle Kingdom in the the Dixie Cragger's Atlas. I thought I'd go ahead and post the area and maybe some folks can start adding routes. It's an interesting area just above the Lowers and White Wall. Maybe half way up to the Main Wall. The Hobbits Perch is the largest feature in the area with several aid routes and a few 5.8/5.9s. The aid routes are mainly in the cave area at the bottom.
There is a lot of rock in this area. I'm sure there are more routes to be discovered in here. Alot of them would be pretty hard or aid routes. There are some smooth faces when you get into some of the slots between rocks. There's also the possibility of a handful of boulder routes here as well. We've noted some as we've passed thru on the way to the main wall. It's an area worth checking out if you are done with the Main Wall and the Lowers.
Getting ThereI think the Army comes thru here a bit. It seems trampled out but I don't think alot of climbing happens here. The easiest way to find this area is to come straight up from the Lowers or White Wall. Depending on conditions you can usually make out some faint trails. If you start heading straight up the mountain and make sure you bend right as you go up this will put you on the southern side of the mountain (facing Pink Mountain) and that will lead you to the area. Hobbits Perch looks right out towards Pink Mountain (the small mountain right beside Yonah). There is a good map in the Cragger's Atlas (Middle Kingdom) and a topo can be found here on Crowders site.
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