Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Shaver, Pidgeon, 1970
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Oct 8, 2007 with improvements by Zach Charles and 1 other
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: Potentially Closed Due to COVID-19 - Please check for closures before going and DO NOT TRESPASS! / 2020 Raptor Closures on the Nantahala-Pisgah LIFTED Details
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Description

Maginot Line is a climb that unfolds with each move. Each moves links with the next in a way that keeps you thinking and on your toes. It is truly a classic with great climbing in a great location.

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.

Protection

All trad, baby!

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