Type: Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Jim Okel, Dan Perry 1981
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Mar 27, 2007
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Lots of great climbing w/ a short crux.
P1: Many options: The original follows P1 of Boardwalk for about 30-40', then cuts hard right and pulls around the arete underneath a roof. Continue climbing on or near the arete until you reach a good belay ledge beneath a right-facing corner. Build a belay here. (look at the guidebook for alternatives to this pitch) 70', 5.9
p2: Climb the corner to a roof (crux). Pull the roof by some contortion, and follow easier ground to the top. 70', 5.10a.

Location

The route follows the right side of a prominent arete, just to the right of Boardwalk. Rap from the anchors atop Boardwalk.

Protection

to 2".

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Mike Holley
Boone, NC
Mike Holley   Boone, NC
First pitch is a little weird because there are so many options, but with a little creativity its not bad. Second pitch is definitely the gem of the route! Dihedral to mystery move are nothing but pure fun! Be weary of rope directional at the natural anchor at the top, some sharp edges are lurking. Oct 4, 2011
Jonathan Dull
Boone, NC
 
Jonathan Dull   Boone, NC
 
Mike's right, we ended up above the Hindu Kush bolted anchors and had to traverse left and up a bit to get below the second pitch. The second pitch is super classic and well protected, a #2 Camalot protects the crux perfectly. Apr 16, 2014
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
Very airy and exposed! Quite a heady little outing. Not too bad for a 10a. A little harder than LC Lullaby but not as hard as Harpoon. The first pitch is indeed weird, but it's unique and a good head test. Aug 13, 2018