Elevation: 2,349 ft
GPS: 35.045, -82.704 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

A 1990 document from Sean Coburn when he was at the Access Fund evaluated many of the areas on State Park property. It listed a wall named Pumpkintown as a cliff that could have legal access if an access trail was created. This document was brought to Table Rock State Park in hopes of gaining access at Pumpkintown, and it worked! The stipulation that a trail had to be made was still necessary. The CCC began working on steps to build the trail. Many volunteers helped seek out a trail corridor. Through a RTP grant written by the State Park and partially sponsored by the CCC and an Access Fund education grant, two weeks of classes were created to teach State Park personnel and CCC how to lay out a trail and to build them with a machine.

The upper mile of the trail was hand built by the CCC's C4 team and hundreds of volunteers. The C4 team is a group of unemployed climbers hired by the CCC during the Covid-19 pandemic using generous donations from climbers and businesses. The first mile of the trail utilized a mixture of old logging roads from the early 1900s and machine built techniques. The C4 and volunteers also helped with the finish work on the first mile.

Pumpkintown is a SW facing cliff that dries much faster than the Table Rock side. The climbing ranges from ~200-400 feet in height. There are several walls within the Pumpkintown area. The climbing here is less steep than Table Rock and often more well-protected due to it's modern development and climber understanding of fixed anchor rules. The climbing at Pumpkintown is not to be missed! There is a large grade range and it will host over 50+ routes when most of the development is finished.

Thanks to the CCC's continued work with the State Park, this area also has no seasonal closures for peregrines. Please consider being a member of the CCC or contributing to the continued access improvements here and around the region.

Getting There

Park at White Oaks picnic shelter. Walk to the trail head which is on the left side of the shelter. After 200' you will reach the climbers kiosk. All climbers must register to climb. Climbing without a permit is illegal and will result in loss of privilege for those violating this rule. Follow the future blue/white blaze for 2 miles crossing two creeks and gaining about 1600' until you reach the base of the cliff. This is the southern most point of the escarpment.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pumpkintown

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
New Perspective
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Trumpster Fire Direct
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 3
Fake News
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Pumpkin Pie
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Needful Things
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Silent Valor
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Banshee
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Spector
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
EVOlution
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Palmetto Plumb
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Pumpkin' Chunkin'
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Harmless Nub (Charmless Chub)
Sport 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Route 66
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Highway 11
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Good Juju
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
New Perspective Table Town
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Trumpster Fire Direct Lower Left Wall
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fake News Lower Left Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
Pumpkin Pie Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Needful Things Main Wall Left of Cen…
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Silent Valor Resistance Wall
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Banshee Main Wall Left of Cen…
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Spector Main Wall Left of Cen…
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
EVOlution First Slab
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Palmetto Plumb Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Pumpkin' Chunkin' Knobtopia Wall (Main…
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Harmless Nub (Charmless Chub) Main Wall Left of Cen…
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
Route 66 Main Wall Left of Cen…
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Highway 11 Main Wall Left of Cen…
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Good Juju Main Wall Left of Cen…
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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