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Bloody Knee T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Description

This small crag is located a short ways down below the main overlook, a little less than half way to the river. The rock is of the same low-quartz type as Hawksbil and the Linville River Crag. With two small walls on good rock it's an interesting place to visit if you're in the area, and can easily be linked up with some of the routes up on the main wall (overlook).

The first wall you come to is essentially a giant boulder with steep face climbing. There are two routes on it. The lower wall has a couple of nice crack features.

Note: From looking across the gorge (Hawksbill) there appears to be more than this one spot with good rock. It'd likely be worth investigating.

Getting There

Bushwhack notwithstanding, the approach used to be pretty easy, taking about 20 minutes or so. I'm sure the trail is long gone by now.

It used to go as follows:
Walk the paved path the overlook ~ 1 minute. Veer skiers left and descend the easy gully to the base of the overlook ("Friday the 13", etc.) ~ 2 minutes. From the lowest point of the cliff, continue straight down for another 15 minutes or so depending. There was a slab and a gully to negotiate if I remember correctly.

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