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Routes in Victory Wall

Aces High T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Battle of the Bulge T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fabulous Thunderbird, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fugitive, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Insufficient Firepower T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Invaders T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lost Sock T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rampage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Shrapnel T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twenty Five T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Victory Corners T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Welcome to War T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Elevation: 4,613 ft
GPS: 35.34, -82.895 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Reardon on Jan 24, 2011
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Secluded, south facing routes with atypical, featured rock. Rock quality is mostly good but can get a bit lichen filled and crumbly at the top of some routes. You can camp near the rock at the base of a waterfall (I believe it is allowed seeing that it is in National Forest land).
This area was originally listed in the Thomas Kelley guide, updated in Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags, and will be updated further in the upcoming Southern Pisgah Rock and Ice (order

Getting There

From I-40 take 215 South through Canton. Wind up the mountain about 15 miles, passing the Pigeon River and the large Lake. Pass a stone bridge with a waterfall and a pullout on the left side for about 3 cars. Park and walk further south up the road until you see a trail on your left. The approach is about 20-30 minutes but will take you longer the first time you go.
Approach: walk up the obvious trail for about 10 minutes until you hit the river crossing. Cross the river and charge uphill through thick roto tunnels. (note: it is easy to miss this this turn: If you mistakenly continued on the main trail that follows the water down hill, you will reach the base of a waterfall and campsite.) Follow the faint trail generally uphill towards the rock, keeping the river on your right. Once you hit the rock, "The Fabulous Thunderbird" is to the left and the rest of the routes are right

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Insufficient Firepower
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Aces High
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Insufficient Firepower
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Aces High
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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asheville, nc
wildwill   asheville, nc
thanks for posting this, ive been looking for this wall for a while! Feb 15, 2011
My pleasure Wild will- let me know if you get out there and have any questions. Bring some hedge trimmers for the base, other than that it is a fun remote wall! Feb 27, 2011
Durham, NC
russellHOBART   Durham, NC
I don't know what happened with the GPS coordinates but they are currently WAY off. Feb 1, 2016
The souf east
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VICTORY WALL 35°20'23.38"N, 82°53'42.07"W

Early bird special on the Prow and Fabulous Thunderbird, they stay in the shade until 10:30-11am in the summer.

Trail blazed and added some steps here and there where it gets steep

Replaced tat on left side of cliff 2017 <--- can rap off with a 60M rope in 2 raps but 70M is better.

Rap 1 - From obvious tree at top hug left side of cliff, you will come to a small dirt ledge with next set of tat on trees just below. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE KNOTS YOU WILL COME TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE!!

Rap 2 - rap down a lil and swing out towards the creek, continue outwards towards the creek, 70M will NOT reach if you continue to hug left side. Ends at what I believe to be the thunderbird ledge.

bolt on Insufficient fire power has been replaced Jun 7, 2016
Mark O'Neal
Nicholson, GA
Mark O'Neal   Nicholson, GA
Is this essentially right next to the Sam's Knob ice climb? Jul 6, 2016

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