Elevation: 4,171 ft
GPS: 36.096, -81.8 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 14,001 total · 123/month
Shared By: Tom Caldwell on Jul 4, 2011
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
Access Issue: Potentially Closed Due to COVID-19 - Please check for closures before going and DO NOT TRESPASS! / 2020 Raptor Closures on the Nantahala-Pisgah LIFTED Details

Description

Another fun little crag on 221 just below the parkway. The walls face west and has tree coverage to keep the walls cool all day, but it is still the best in the morning. The easy and short approach along with proximity of all the routes surely make this wall a destination area if your cragging on 221. It is rare that you will see another person up there, but there is a bit of road noise. All the routes require a little bit of gear. A standard single rack of cams, or just a set of tri-cams is all that is typically needed. One route in particular will take ballnutz or small brass.

Getting There

From the intersection of 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway (near Grandfather Mountain), drive north towards Blowing Rock for a few miles until you see a row of wooden posts on the downhill side of the road. This is the parking area. Walk back up the road south for a few hundred feet towards Grandfather Mountain until you see a small wash/gully on the uphill side of the road. Just after the gully, walk up the hill and wind through the rhodos bearing slightly to the left. The overall time to get to the cliff from the car should be less the 5 minutes!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunken Treasure

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Fat Man
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Skin It Back
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Dixie Chicken
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Powder Keg
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Peg Leg
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Apolitical Blues
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Little Feat (the Stain)
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Swashbuckler
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fat Man
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Skin It Back
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dixie Chicken
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Powder Keg
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Peg Leg
 23
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Apolitical Blues
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Little Feat (the Stain)
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Swashbuckler
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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