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East Face T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
East Face -- right var T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
North Face, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southeast Arete T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 3,134 ft
GPS: 35.878, -81.891 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: nbrown on Jul 11, 2014
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

Located just below the Chimneys area, this is a cool freestanding feature that makes for a fun diversion with a casual approach by Linville standards. It's high aesthetics make up for its sometimes less than ideal rock quality. The formation resembles its namesake when viewed from the Apricot buttress -- just to the south. There are a handful of modern routes, as well as many older forgotten lines on the formation. Ancient 1/4 inch rawl-drive bolts can be found on both the Camel proper, and on the nearby walls. One can easily chase sun or shade on the Camel, as there are routes on the south, east, and north sides of the formation. Approach time from the chimneys is about 10 minutes.

Also of note: Once at the base, it is easy to combine climbing on the Camel with either the Apricot Buttress or The Chockstone Chimney Wall, both only a hundred yards or so away.
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Getting There

From the Chimneys, take the MST south to the first trail on right, which is the Apricot/NC wall trail. Follow this short trail down to overlook on the north side of buttress (Apricot descent is the gully to south). Find the bushy path down to the cliff edge and rap down an old bolted 5.4 (60'), which will put you out in front of the southeast arete of the camel.

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