Elevation: 3,469 ft
GPS: 36.089, -81.793 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Colin Cunningham on Apr 9, 2011
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

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.

Getting There

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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