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DescriptionThis area is small, has mediocre quality rock, and is generally only worth mentioning because it's so close to Asheville. The cliff has a south-facing aspect but the base of the climb is well shaded. Climbs are mostly in the 5.4-5.9 range. It is possible to walk off the top, but it's not a short walk and there's no trail to speak of, so rappelling from trees at the top may be a better option. The highest parts of the cliff will require 2 ropes for a rappel
Gear is typical for NC.
There are rarely many climbers there, but on a nice day there may be plenty of hikers parking in the same area.
Getting ThereTo get there, take I-26 exit 15 and turn eastbound towards Barnardsville on NC 197/Barnardsville Hwy. After 6 miles, turn right onto Dillingham Rd. After 2.2 miles, keep left at the fork to stay on Dillingham Rd. After 3 miles the road turns to dirt, and a further 4 miles puts you at the base of the rock.
There is a gate shortly after the road changes to dirt that is sometimes closed in the winter. You can try calling the Forest Service District Office at (828) 682-6146 to make sure you can get in before you make the trip.
Classic Climbing Routes at Snake's Den
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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