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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft (91 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Shaver, Pidgeon, 1970|
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|Shared By:||Jeff Mekolites on Oct 8, 2007 · Updates|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
Shortoff Mountain North: All climbing routes, cliff rim, and campsites within the red band marked on the map are closed to entry. No foot traffic or camping above or below the cliff in this section. Contact the USFS for more details: 828 652 2144.
NC Wall/Apricot Buttress/The Camel: On the NC Wall, all routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Apricot Buttress and The Camel are closed.
Bynum Bluff: All routes are closed.
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.