Seasonal Raptor closure in effect January 15-August 15. NC Wall- All climbing routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Shortoff Mountain- All climbing between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed.
For questions contact USFS Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144
Great mix of stemming, jamming, and jug pulling. NOTE: The route length includes the approach pitch (whichever you choose) to get to the Corner, which begins about 100' up the wall. P1: Climb either White Russians Gone Bananas (11a) or Early Times (9) to access the corner. 100' P2: Stem, jam, and pull your way through the corner, eventually exiting to the right below a roof. Belay shortly after moving out of the corner. NOTE: There is a variation, Sword of the Lord, that takes off to the left somewhere up here. It's described in the book, but I haven't done it. 10a, 60'. P3: Pull a steep roof just above the belay and continue up lower and lower angle terrain. Set a belay when it's convenient. 5.9, 150'.
Locate the very large left-facing corner directly above White Russians Gone Bananas, about 100' up.
Standard Shortoff rack (set of stoppers, doubles from blue TCU-#1 camalot, 1 #2)