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Down the hill (directly below the main overlook) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Jolly Green Giant (pinnacle) 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Overlook area 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 3,363 ft
GPS: 35.887, -81.885 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 4,108 total · 61/month
Shared By: nbrown on Jul 23, 2012 with updates
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

This is a majorly popular overlook on the west side of the gorge, with very easy access (paved trail a hundred or so yards from the car) and therefore it has more than it's fair share of tourists (and red necks). The main overlook area has a few notworthy climbs that stay dry during the rain, and because of the short approach are worthy of checking out if you're in the neighborhood. There are also a few old and somewhat forgotten lines littered about underneath the main overlook, to the north, and to the south. These are some of the earlier routes in Linville Gorge and can be found documented in a couple of the old guideboooks.

The walls at Wisemans tend to be broken, but there are also several sheer sections of cliffs that are quite inspiring and futuristic. The height varies, but the walls tend to be at the tallest, around 250' - 300'.

Also, the "Jolly Green Giant" is a somewhat free standing pinnacle that is about 100 feet tall and is located below the main broken cliff line, and just south of the main overlook. It has a number of steep and challenging lines, mainly in the 11 and 12- range. It's best approached via different route, starting in the SE corner of the parking lot, in the curve. Approach is only about 15 minutes once you figure it out.

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Getting There

Located 4 miles south of Linville Falls on Kistler Memorial HWY (gravel road).

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