Potentially Closed Due to COVID-19 - Please check for closures before going and DO NOT TRESPASS! / 2020 Raptor Closures on the Nantahala-Pisgah LIFTED
On 5/8 at 5 pm, some restrictions will be lifted for the state. Please check before going regarding closures and DO NOT TRESPASS! Be sure you are practicing social distancing of 6ft between you and other people you do not cohabitate with. For more information see the CCC site: carolinaclimbers.org/covid-19
In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
P1: Climb up the right-facing corner. Then traverse right and up to the vegetated ledge. Walk right along the ledge to belay at bolts and rings. (75 feet)
P2&3: Climb straight up from the belay. Trend slightly left around the overhang above, clipping a fixed piton. Continue up the obvious weakness, past short cracks and a bolt. Belay at bolts and rings on the lower-angled terrain above (belay sometimes wet), or continue along easier climbing to bolts and rings at the left end of the Lunch Ledge. Most parties combine pitch 2&3. (150 feet)
On the east face of Table Rock. Heading left from the Ellie Raynolds Memorial Buttress (a large buttress with a wide slot on the left side), the first right-facing corner system you come to is Slippin' Into Darkness(5.9), on the right edge of the Helmet Buttress. Continue around the Helmet Buttress to the left to a shorter, lower-angled right facing corner. This is the start of the Helmet Buttress route.
standard rack, top of each pitch has bolted anchors & rap rings