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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Art Williams, Mike Holloway - 1972|
|Page Views:||51,399 total · 284/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Chaney on Nov 6, 2006 · Updates|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
Shortoff Mountain North: All climbing routes, cliff rim, and campsites within the red band marked on the map are closed to entry. No foot traffic or camping above or below the cliff in this section. Contact the USFS for more details: 828 652 2144.
NC Wall/Apricot Buttress/The Camel: On the NC Wall, all routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Apricot Buttress and The Camel are closed.
Bynum Bluff: All routes are closed.
60m rope description:
P1: begin in small gully, climb up left facing cracks. Venture to obvious large ledge (could belay here). Continue straight up from ledge another ~35 feet to horizontal crack. Build anchor in horizontal crack and stand on small vegetated ledge. (~180')
P2: climb directly above anchor on jugs for about 15 feet to right trending ramp which leads to a tree. Gain left trending ledge which begins just above tree, follow this to (and slightly beyond) another small tree. Place around here (and not before it) on this pitch to avoid rope drag that would be caused by placing anywhere along the 5.3 traversing bits below. (Alternatively, place gear on the traversing bits and stop to belay on the left trending ledge.) The remainder of the pitch trends up and slightly to the right from here. Continue up the obvious route on jugs to small alcove. Build comfortable belay in alcove. (~180')
P3: Exit alcove up and right, climbing towards obvious splitter crack. Climb crack and finish route on ~20ft of jugs. (~60')
Descent: Upon topping out, walk to the right side of the feature. Rap down gully (currently anchor + fixed pink rope) or walk off top.
Walk off to the left.