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|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bob Mitchell, Dan Perry 1981|
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|Shared By:||Nick Stayner on Apr 4, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
Pitch 1: There are a couple of variations, all of which funnel into the intimidating roof above. The standard follows the obvious but hard to protect low-angle corner, which comes into the roof from the right, 5.8. The second (my favorite) starts left of the corner and climbs a two-bolt slab to the roof, which is 5.9. The final, which would make for a heady lead, starts directly beneath the roof in a gorgeous left-facing corner at .10+. After pulling a "topout" move onto the ledge above the roof, belay from bolts or rap off. 70'
Pitch 2: Head right to an obvious easy corner and wander up the path of least resistance, 5.8, or climb the roof directly off the belay and continue up a system of corners and bulges, 5.10a. Belay at the clifftop. 110'Old guidebooks show pitch 2 being split into two which will help with rope drag.NOTE: One can also traverse left to the second pitch of KB Capers.
To descend, rappel off the Boardwalk anchors.