Horseshoe Rock Rock Climbing
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In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
Horseshoe is not a destination crag, but if you live in Jackson County it is a great place for after work.
These climbs have been put up by a variety of people beginning in the 1980s. Please add any information you have on FAs and route names. All of these route names are place holders as I do not know any of the original names or who put them up.
A few of the bolts have been replaced. Many have not and some have been chopped. If you are planning to lead any of these routes be prepared.
From Tannasee Creek Road head north on Wolf Mountain Road until the pavement ends. Continue north on a steep, gravel road less than a mile until you top out. The gravel portion is not maintained in the winter and can be deeply rutted. A 4-wheel drive vehicle with decent clearance is recommended.
When you reach the top of the ridge there is a pull out on the right provides a view of most of the cliff face during the fall and winter months. This is the southwestern end of the "horseshoe" and is easily identified by the graffiti and trash. Here you can get a good overview of the the main climbing areas, which are all on the eastern half of the cliff face. To reach them continue along Wolf Mountain Road a short distance until you see an obscure logging road to the right. There is another logging road to the left on Wolf Mountain Road immediately after this intersection. Park there.
The logging road that accesses the climbing area has now been barricaded with a tank trap and brush piles. There is a short trail around it to the left. As you descend the logging road, the cliff is to your right (stay right at the intersection). The second pull out on the right is directly above the Camptown Races area. The third pull out on the right has a short, steep trail to the rappel station above the Cheers Ledge area. When you reach the top of the rock face, the rappel station will be down on to your left on the other side of a small tree island.
The next cairn on the right side of the logging road marks a faint, steep trail that connects to the base of the Cheers Ledge climbs.
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