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Routes in Lakeview Area

Edgestacy T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Guppies with a twist T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lakeview T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Squeeze Job T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Zinnea's Zen T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 165 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Thomas Kelly et al 1986
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Apr 12, 2007
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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A great slabby route with some classic edges and a gorgeous view of Lake Lure. Wanders slightly, to keep things interesting.
P1- Climb direct (harder) or stem up a tree to a point at which you can step over to the wall. Pass 5 or 6 bolts and some small TCU placements. Cut directly left near the last two bolts and end at a rap anchor. 90', 5.10a/b.
P2- Climb straight up past two bolts. This pitch starts off steep and eases considerably. End at a rap anchor. 75', 5.10.


A few bolts supplemented by a handful of TCUS.


Dead center of the Lakeview Wall. Look for the dead tree near the right side of a 15' ledge. Rap once with two ropes (165') or twice with a single.


The tree commonly stemmed to access the wall is ready to fall. Tried to use it yesterday (1-12-09) and it gave a loud crack before I even got high enough to reach the wall. My partner and I were able to easily sway the tree with one hand. If anyone is going out there, please be careful or bring a 20+ foot stick-clip. Jan 14, 2009
Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
The tree is all gone. A shoulder stand from a partner will also do the I found out. Mar 9, 2009
Clemson, S.C.
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
Start from the right is 5.11R and the left most tree will most likely break by trying to aid it. There is a big stick for the stick clip. Sep 26, 2009
western NC --> Broomfield, CO
nbrown   western NC --> Broomfield, CO
It is quite reasonable to stem off of the smaller pine tree to the left to get started. It involoves an extra 5.10+ish move to gain the good holds, but the bolt is easily stick clipped if you're not up for the extra excitement. Nov 26, 2009
Ryan Williams
London (sort of)
Ryan Williams   London (sort of)
Great climb, excellent position, and very well protected. I placed a red Metolius between bolts 2 and 3 on the first pitch. You could take TCUs from Orange down to Grey and probably place them all but there is no need... bolts do the job.

There are now TWO downed trees, and at least two more that will come down if people keep using them. I propose stick clipping the first bolt and trying to go direct or just aiding up to the first row of jugs. Killing trees is kinda dumb.

Using the right most start is most definitely NOT 5.11 but I will give you the R.

Dec 12, 2010
Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
For some reason I had never slogged up the hill for this one, but it's worth it - even just for the views. Plenty of classic Rumbling Bald edging to be had on this route.

Exciting mantles after small runouts characterize the easier sections of this route and well-protected moves on tiny feet and crimps make up the harder bits. Dec 31, 2013
Dustin Stephens
  5.10 PG13
Dustin Stephens  
  5.10 PG13
Definitely one of the best slabs I've been on. A small to medium cam is good between bolts 2 and 3.. lots of options size-wise Mar 7, 2015
Lewis L
Asheville, NC
  5.10 PG13
Lewis L   Asheville, NC
  5.10 PG13
Great climb, but be careful. Second pitch is very gritty. The fire last fall burned up what ever green was holding the topsoil. Luckily, I had my bouldering brush in my chalk bag. Particularly spooky on the runout to the anchors - all the ledges were very sandy. Mar 23, 2018

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