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Routes in Main Tier
|Airlie Gardens T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Alternative Man T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13|
|Anguish of Captain Bligh T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|BOG Man T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Balti Porter T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Beyond 2000 T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X|
|Boardwalk T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Borrowed Time T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Broach, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Buffalo Dime T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Buffalo Nickel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Chromium Chain T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Fire Point T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|First Flight T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Gorpin Engulfin T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Gumfighter T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Harpoon T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Hindu Kush T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|KB Capers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Link, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Linn Cove Lullaby T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Revival T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Special Forces T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Tiny Dancer T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Welcome to Watauga T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|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:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionHindu Kush is another classic Ship Rock moderate. A taste of North Carolina steep burl with absolutely gigantic holds!
Pitch 1: A couple of options. All variations funnel into the indimidating roof above. The standard follows the obvious, 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. Climb the roof directly off the belay and continue up a system of corners and bulges. 5.10a. Belay at the clifftop. 110'
NOTE: One can also traverse left to the second pitch of KB Capers.
LocationThe route is just left of KB Capers. Look for a clean, left facing corner. This is the direct variation. Just right is the slab variation. And just right of that is the standard corner.
To descend, rappell off the Boardwalk anchors.