Elevation: 3,279 ft
GPS: 35.26, -82.806 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Edward Medina on Apr 9, 2013 with improvements by nbrown
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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 Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

This north facing crag has been known to ice-climbing locals for quite a while. There are prominent water flows that may interfere with climbing some of the classic features. But when the weather warms and the rains slow down, this is a premier Southern Blue Ridge destination. Recently 'rediscovered' this cliff has seen a spate of new development by the likes of Sean Cobourn, Stephen Scoff, and Nathan Brown.

Getting There

At the Butter Gap intersection take the rising trail on your left. You will soon descend into a saddle. From here head along a faintly marked climbers trail on your left until you reach your destination.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Rock - North

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Darkness on the Edge
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Dandy Line
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Hemlock Graveyard
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Vomiting Verglass
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Fish Bowl
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Where the Red Ferns Grow
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Raven's Arch
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Black Swan
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Gay by Proxy
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Un Named
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Banana Peel
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Invasive Species
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Cut In The Rug
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Fancy Feat
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1
 4
Route of Northern Aggression
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Darkness on the Edge
 21
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dandy Line
 23
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hemlock Graveyard
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vomiting Verglass
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Fish Bowl
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Where the Red Ferns Grow
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Raven's Arch
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Black Swan
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Gay by Proxy
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Un Named
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Invasive Species
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Cut In The Rug
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Fancy Feat
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Route of Northern Aggression
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
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