Elevation: 3,000 ft
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Shared By: Martin Jacaruso on Jul 19, 2009 · Updates
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Description

Holloway Mountain is a fantastic area for new climbers. The top access to the rock allows for easy toprope setup, but make sure to bring static line, slings or cordelette, because the wall is lacking bolted anchors. There are a couple of bolted sport routes at Holloway, including Changeling, a 5.12. There are also some great trad leads as well.

The rock gets the sun in the afternoon, which allows for great conditions all year round if it isn't snowing. Weekends can occasionally be crowded, especially in summer, but weekdays are a great time to hit up Holloway.

Holloway is used by Appalachian State University's Recreation Management program to teach climbing site facilitation, and is also utilized by several other local schools for outdoor education, so it is possible to run into a group of students while climbing. They typically stick to the right side of the rock.

Getting There

From Boone, take NC 105 to Foscoe and take a left on Church Road. Drive a short distance and then take another left on Holloway Mountain Road.Holloway Mtn Rd. will turn from a paved road to unpaved. As you drive up the mountain after the road turns to gravel, start looking up and over your left shoulder to see the Holloway Mountain cliffs. The road is tiny but some small pull-offs exist right before and directly in front off the cliffs.

Extra tips:

-The cliffs are closer to the 105 side of Holloway mtn rd than the 221 side.
-there is a tan/brown house within shouting distance up the mountain road with a mailbox number 660.
-parking is VERY limited (4 cars?)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Holloway Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 20
Slab crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 44
Poplar Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Right Crack
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 16
Left Face
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Left Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Right Face
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 7
The Changling
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slab crack
 20
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Poplar Crack
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Right Crack
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Left Face
 16
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Left Crack
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Right Face
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
The Changling
 7
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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