Elevation: 280 ft
GPS: 35.769, -78.689 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Cornejo on Aug 23, 2016 with 2 Suggestions
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: Be respectful of the land owners and minimize you impact while here Details

Description

This area contains three boulders next to Walnut Creek feeding into Lake Raleigh. This area is in no way a destination, but it can be fun if you are in the Raleigh area and need your fix of real rock.

I am not sure who the owner of this area is. However I have seen hikers and runners here and it is along a stream so I don't think there is any access issues. Just be respectful, minimize you impact and don't bring undue attention to yourself while climbing here.

There is one large boulder and two smaller boulders. I am sure people have climbed here before, but I don't think the area is substantial enough to have any real climbing history. Feel free to add anything you know about the past climbing here.

Getting There

Park in visitors lot at the apartment complex between Brigadoon Dr. and Trailwood Dr. , you'll then have to cross the street to the entrance of Walnut Creek Trail. Just around the bend of the paved path theres a dirt trail on the right , follow that down and find a safe place to cross the creek then head left, follow the creek for a little bit and youll find another dirt trail that will lead to the boulders. You kind of have to climb down them to get to them but theyre pretty easy to find after you find the path. I haven't found a way to access these from Lake Raleigh Trail, this seems to be the shortest and easiest way to go! 

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