Elevation: 2,659 ft
GPS: 35.227, -82.803 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mr Singleton on May 31, 2012
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
Access Issue: Tread lightly and carpool. Leave no trace! Details

Cathy's Creek

Cathy's Creek is quite the anomaly for Pisgah forest. It is overhanging and stays dry in a thunderstorm. The area is in the shade for most of the day. The climbing is powerful and gymnastic. A great resource for Pisgah climbers and those traveling through town. Please respect the wild and natural state of the area. Keep your dogs on a leash and pack out what you pack in.

Getting There

Located above Cathy's Creek Falls. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct the forest service road. There is parking for 10 cars if you don't mind walking a few hundred yards up or down the road depending on where you park. CARPOOL CARPOOL CARPOOL.

Approach:
Zero your mileage counter as you get on Cathey’s Creek Road.
At 0.7 mark the road turns to dirt
At 1.4 you pass Kuykendall Campground
At 1.8 you pass first bridge
At 2.4 you pass second bridge and begin going up a long steep hill
At 3.4 you arrive at third bridge and the access to Cathey’s Creek crag

Enter the trail through the obvious trailhead by the concrete bridge just upstream of the falls. Follow the trail on the right that heads in the downstream direction. The falls will be within 100 yards or so on your right the whole time. The crag is approximately 10 minutes from the trail head and only a couple hundred yards up the hill from the creek.

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