Elevation: 1,249 ft
GPS: 35.273, -82.292 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Scott Bolte on Oct 12, 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
Access Issue: Bradley Falls and the cliffs surrounding it have been placed in a Temporary Restricted Zone by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission Details

Description

Bradley Falls has had a reputation of being dirty and poorly bolted, however it actually harbors a small series of well protected and exciting routes as well as some trad projects (for those daring enough). I would not recommend driving over two hours to get here, but if you are in the area it's a great place to check out!

This is a beautiful area, please LNT!

Driving Directions and Approach

Off of I-26 take the Saluda Exit. Turn left off of the exit and drive 3 miles until you reach a pull-off parking lot on the left. At the parking lot continue down the obvious trail hugging the the left until you reach a stream. Cross the stream and continue up a hill. Once along the ridge line, veer off the trail at the second left. Hike a steep downhill until you reach a red rope. Climbing area is at the bottom of this trail. There are two sections; one by the falls, one further down stream. 25 min hike in.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bradley Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Stem Cell Research
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Walrus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Sons of Thunder
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Brownian Motion
Trad, Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Hanging Root
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Maid Of The Mist
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Disarmament
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stem Cell Research
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Walrus
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sons of Thunder
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brownian Motion
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Hanging Root
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Maid Of The Mist
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Disarmament
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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