Zen Canyon Rock Climbing
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Shortoff Mountain North: All climbing routes, cliff rim, and campsites within the red band marked on the map are closed to entry. No foot traffic or camping above or below the cliff in this section. Contact the USFS for more details: 828 652 2144.
NC Wall/Apricot Buttress/The Camel: On the NC Wall, all routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Apricot Buttress and The Camel are closed.
Bynum Bluff: All routes are closed.
First, follow directions to the RJ that are listed on the main page.
From the RJ just south of Zen Creek, take the shared razors edge/Zen trail down (eastward) for about 1 minute and turn left at the fork. Follow the short foot path to the top of the overlook. There are two options now:
Rap from the top of Zen Point via the anchors on "Buried Treasure". Continue down and right to the point (north-facing wall) -- if you lay down and look over the edge you can see the bolted rap anchors. Scramble down and around to the anchors for the rap (2 double rope rappels to the ground).
Via gully Follow the same trail directions to near the overlook and look for a faint left turn. This takes you down and left and into the gully. A short scramble gets you to the base of "Zen Face".
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