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Routes in East Slate Rock

Amputation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Better Slate Than Never T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Blockader's Glory T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clawhammer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Clean Slate T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dibs T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Eye Candy T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Full Term Pachyderm T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Handrail, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Knobby Knubs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lanier Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Learning Curve T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
North Crackalacky T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slate Night Booty T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Slater Alligator S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Slither and Flap T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sly Mackaye T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slybrows (Nick's Groove) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 3,500 ft
GPS: 35.394, -82.712 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Cody Ashe on Jun 6, 2015
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Description

Sun in the morning.
Good Place to go if Looking Glass and Cedar are busy.

Getting There

Take 276 from Brevard past Pink Beds. The next right is a dirt road 1206, take this. 10-15 minute drive out the dirt road. Park at the second trail head of pilot cove/slate rock loop. Approach is 45-50 minutes. 20 Minutes in you will pass a waterfall. In 15 minutes you will come to the second campsite past the waterfall with a lot of ferns. The trail to the rock is on the other side of the large campsite marked with tags in trees. Take this to the rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Slate Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Crackalacky
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Full Term Pachyderm
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Clean Slate
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Handrail
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Eye Candy
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Crackalacky 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Full Term Pachyderm 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Clean Slate 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Handrail 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Eye Candy 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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From exit 40 on I26 take 280/airport rd towards Brevard and turn right at the mega Ingles. Continue straight when road turns to gravel, park at bridge with pilot cove/slate rock trail head. Trail gradually follows creek uphill for about 2 miles. After passing through an often wet section of trail with railroad ties, the trail levels out, look for a big campground on your left. Follow a faint footpath crossing about 5 smaller source streams and try not to trample too many trilliums! May 7, 2017
This place scores an A+ on scenery, and solitude. It's fun heading out on the long beautiful hike, and walking thru the most glorious forest imaginable. The cliff itself is also quite nice, decent rock quality, but the climbing is not fantastic. Needs more traffic, needs some more hardware and development for ease of rappelling. There was a fair amount of light growth all over most of the rock, and kinda "sandy" texture in spots, also straight choss in other spots. The eyebrows are simply not as good and protectable as Looking Glass. The climbing was a bit redundant. A few moves were cool but then it was kinda tedious. It was a fun place to check out, and the developers obviously worked hard. I don't know if the future bodes well for this cliff as far as climbing goes..... Nov 7, 2016
Brad Caldwell
Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Brad Caldwell   Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
The driving directions say take a left onto 1206/Yellow Gap Road, but it's actually a right onto this gravel forest service road after the Pink Beds. Jun 7, 2015

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