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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Shaver, Pidgeon, 1970|
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|Shared By:||Jeff Mekolites on Oct 8, 2007|
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In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
All routes are now open.
Maginot Line climbs the huge left facing corner that is located to the right of Little Corner. It will be marked by a large pine at the base and another pine about 20 feet up the route.
This route can be done in 3 or 4 pitches.
P1 - Climb the dihedral to a belay below a chockstone. If you brought a 70m rope, you can continue up and belay in an alcove (much more comfortable belay).
P2 - Continue up the dihedral following the path of least resistance (this is the end of P1 if you brought a 70m), then angle right to an arete and up through a block/fingercrack to an overhang. Pull the overhang and set a belay on another great ledge. (or split this pitch into two.)
P3 - Easy climbing up the dihedral leads to the top.
CAUTION: Stay left when pulling the ledge to belay station at the top of P2. There are loose boulders that from below seem bomber to pull on but from above are visibly about to fall. They are about 1.5’ x 3’ (feet) in size. If these were to go the result would be serious injury or death. Climb and belay this section with caution.