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Jolly Green Giant (pinnacle)

N Carolina > 2. Northern Mou… > Linville Gorge > Wiseman's View
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Description

Not sure if this feature ever had an official name but it has been called The Jolly Green Giant for quite a few years now. There are a number of steep and physically demanding lines up to 100 feet long on this cool and north facing feature making it worth the 15 minute approach from the car. There are about 6 individual lines here worth doing which makes for a good day for most folks - the pump sets in pretty fast here!

Getting There

Directions below are very detailed but that should prove useful if the path happens to be overgrown (as it sometimes is).

From SE corner of parking lot, in the curve, walk around the right side of the wooden rail and past a couple of small rocks/boulders into the woods. Very shortly, a path begins to emerge. Follow this past flagging down past a tree stand, then a left curve and down the east facing slope/ridge. Near end of the ridge, turn left and drop down, following the trail to a large log then a gully (fallen hemlock at top). Follow the gully down a short ways to the base of the main broken wall (not the pinnacle). The pinnacle is just down and right and should ve visible from here.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 1
They Might Be Giants
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Killer Of Giants
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 2
Original Route
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
They Might Be Giants
 1
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
Killer Of Giants
 1
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Original Route
 2
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad

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David on "Killer Of Giants".
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Brian E
Western Massachusetts
[Hide Comment] Approach beta: There is a road that runs around the parking lot that is bordered by wooden separators. A very faint trail leaves the road at the right end of the first separators, which is close to some large rocks. If you look closely you see some old pink flagging. Follow this trail through sparsely populated trees until you come to a very old hunting stand. Continue slightly right past a few cairns until the trail descends steeping along a broad ridge. At a gap, drop to the left down a series gullies. As of 2017 the trail was in decent shape, and it appears someone has recut it. Apr 23, 2017