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
On 5/8 at 5 pm, some restrictions will be lifted for the state. Please check before going regarding closures and DO NOT TRESPASS! Be sure you are practicing social distancing of 6ft between you and other people you do not cohabitate with. For more information see the CCC site: carolinaclimbers.org/covid-19
In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
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!
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.