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Elevation: 3,469 ft 1,057 m
GPS: 36.0885, -81.79303
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Shared By: Colin Cunningham on Apr 9, 2011
Admins: Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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Little Wilson is a wonderful small bolted climbing area that is right off the 221 freeway near Boone, NC. It is about 300 yards away from the dump. It has about 12 routes rating from 5.8 to 5.12 but is really easy climbing. The rock is wonderful with lots of features and overhanging walls.

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Take the 221 freeway towards Avery county. If you are coming from the Boone area, once you pass into Avery county stop at the 3rd parking area, 0.8 miles from the dump parking lot. If you cross the bridge/waterfall you have gone too far. From parking lot, walk down the road until you find the well beaten trail (what was once an effective but unfortunate trail identifier, the red rusted refrigerator has since been removed). Turn left there and follow the trail. It is a 20 to 30 minute hike that involves a lot of either downhill (To get there) or uphill (to get out) all in all, very worth it!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Wilson

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
The Jigsaw
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 83
The Fin
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Ron Rico
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Climb With A View
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 73
Code 3
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
First Encounter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Tiny Gun
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Let's Roll
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Tanqueray
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Duty, Honor, Country
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
The Dragon
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 10
Aqua Lung
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Jigsaw
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Fin
 83
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Ron Rico
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Climb With A View
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Code 3
 73
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
First Encounter
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Tiny Gun
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Let's Roll
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Tanqueray
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Duty, Honor, Country
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Dragon
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Aqua Lung
 10
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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