The Cookbook Rock Climbing
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In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
The Cookbook is extremely unique and intimidating and there is a genuinely adventurous spirit about the place. Most routes are 90'-100' tall and in spite of fixed protection the lines feel very bold. As one seasoned climber put it, "There's just something about the headspace in there."
Within the Cookbook are three separate climbing areas:
1) The Emla Area
2) The Warfare Area
3) The Prow
The Emla Area is in the bottom right-hand corner of the Cookbook. It is the first wall you see when approaching and is the only way into the Cookbook.
The Warfare Area is located on the back/upper wall of the Cookbook.
The Prow is in the secluded, far upper left corner of the Cookbook. See 'Prow Area' for details.
The rock at Cooks Wall is much different than that of Moores Wall. Moores has continuous, long sheer vertical cliff lines with impeccable quality. Cooks has more broken up, individualized buttresses of steeper and lower angled rock with variations in rock quality. The Cookbook is primarily hard quartite mixed sporatically with small bands of softer rock, which usually account for one or two moves on any given route. And the beautiful orange and white swirl patterns can be found only in this area.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Cookbook
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