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Routes in Cathedral Ledge Ice Climbs

Goofers Delight WI3
North End Pillars WI3-4
North End Slab WI2
Remission NEI 5+ WI5+ M5
Repentance WI5 M4-5
Thresher WI3
Unicorn, The WI4+
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description [Edit]

A great place to learn to ice climb... The north end offers easy access top roping and some moderate leads with fat ice to fill with screws... Its a pretty wide flow and can and will host MANY parties at once... Depending on what you are looking for you can climb pretty easy routes that barely make the grade 3 and you can find steeper lines that might barely break you in to grade 4... most of the climbing however is solid WI3 to 3+...

The only downside to this area is that it sees LOTS of traffic and gets really beaten out if conditions aren't good for rebuilding... I guess the up side to that is that you can sometimes climb here with out having to swing your tools at all, just hooking where others have bashed away...

Location [Edit]

This is the nice short steep section all the way right at cathedral...Hike the road just passed the gate and look up to the left you will see a long slab (North End Slab) and to its right the steep normally fat ice of the north end...

Protection [Edit]

Screws or a top rope from solid trees above...

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Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
This place is a zoo. By the end of the season it's SO chopped up... But it's such good easy access. Dec 16, 2016

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