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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||saxfiend on Sep 3, 2007 with 1 Suggestions|
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In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
P1 -- Starting at the end of the approach trail, marked by a large dead tree, move up a big crack in a right-facing corner to a roof. Move right under the roof, then up and left of a small arete. Continue with nice face climbing to finish at a ledge with a small pine tree. 5.6, 100'
P2 -- Continue up on easy ground to the top of the cliff. 5.0, 100'
NOTE: The Selected Climbs guidebook lists Washboard as a one-pitch route, but safe descent options for doing only the first pitch listed above are limited, so topping out is the best alternative.
Descent options include:
-- after topping out, walk around to climber's right to the Sentinel Buttress and use the rap station there.
-- after topping out, walk around to climber's left and find a descent gulley between the main wall and the Amphitheatre.
-- from P1, use alleged 4th class descent as described in the guidebook; roping up for this descent is highly recommended as fall consequences would be deadly.
-- from P1, climb a short pitch angling up and right toward a small tree, this puts you at the Hopscotch rap anchor. Make sure to rap climber's right into the gully, this provides a better angle for pulling the rope.