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American Dream S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Aqua Lung S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Climb With A View S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Code 3 S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dragon, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Duty, Honor, Country S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fin, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fire Ants S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
First Encounter S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Got Hops? S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jean Claude Trans-Am (F.A. 2001) S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Jigsaw, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Let's Roll S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Ron Rico S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slipstream: V3 (F.A. 2006) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Tanqueray S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tiny Gun S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wall of Voodoo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wizard, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Elevation: 3,469 ft
GPS: 36.089, -81.793 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Colin Cunningham on Apr 9, 2011
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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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. Walk along the road until you get to get to the red rusted refrigerator. Turn left there and follow the trail. It is a 20 to 30 minute hike that involves alot of either downhill (To get there) or uphill (to get out) all in all, very worth it!

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Alright place to climb. Worth going to and enjoying. Make sure you set aside some time to walk down the stream, very very pretty. Jul 26, 2015
Mike Nevko
Currently Charlotte
Mike Nevko   Currently Charlotte
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. Apr 12, 2015
LizRut  
Does anyone know of another land mark to use to know where to cut down into the trail? I was unable to find it since the fridge is missing. May 23, 2013
TomCaldwell
Clemson, S.C.
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
Pick up a copy of Mike Grimm's "The High Country Cragger" from fullmantlepress.com. Well worth the investment for some great 221 cragging.

This area also has several climbs that stay dry in a rain and sheltered from the sun. The cliff faces west and is predominately a sport climbing crag. The red refrigerator is no longer at the trail head. I guess someone was nice enough to dispose of it. Jul 4, 2011

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