Type: Trad, 250 ft, 4 pitches
FA: John Lawrence, Chuck Sproull - 1968. FFA: Bob Mitchell, Steve Longenecker, Roy Davis - 1970
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Funky opening moves into large corner and stacked overhangs.

P1 - Climb a left-facing flake to a ledge. 5.6, 50'
P2 - Continue up a wide corner to a belay stance below a roof. 5.7, 70'
P3 - Move up left to a notch in the roof; pull the roof and continue up and right to the tree ledge of My Route. 5.8+, 60'
P4 - Finish on the last pitch of My Route. 5.4, 40'


North side of Table Rock; starts on a ledge at the top of a gully about 200' right of Cave Route.


Standard Table Rock rack; some big gear is needed on P2.


Clemson, S.C.
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
If you can ignore the sandbag, this is the best multi at Table Rock. Each pitch is so unique with good pro. All of the pitches are exciting and worth doing. Much better than its neighbor White Lightning. Jun 8, 2009
Coz Teplitz
Watertown, MA
Coz Teplitz   Watertown, MA
I disagree that this is better than White Lightning. Pitches 1 and 3 feature awkward, often dirty climbing, the last pitch is really just the last pitch of My Route, and, as you said, the crux move is way harder than 5.8, making the route inconsistent. White Lightning, to my mind, has interesting moves all the way until you start the traverse on P2, and has rock of generally better quality.

Acknowledging that every person will be attracted to different things in routes, I'll say this: if you climb 5.8, climb both and decide yourself. Jun 15, 2009
good route. 1st pitch felt as hard as the second. Make sure you are up for the task before tackling the first pitch, definitely some no-fall zones up there (maybe not ground fall, but an ugly fall all the same). The fixed gear that protects the crux on pitch 3 seems sketchy, I would back it up. Nov 17, 2009
Climbed 5/1/2011. Linked #1&2 easily with a 70m. Had a blast - each pitch seems stiff for it's grade. Fixed pin still in situ at p3 crux, but I wouldn't (didn't) bother clipping it. My fav route @ table so far. May 2, 2011
Clemson, S.C.
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
You can also do the first pitch of On Misty's Edge (5.9 P1) to the P1 ledge of Second Stanza. This is a much more aesthetic start, but harder. Takes better pro than the normal P1. This starts just to the right of Second Stanza in a shallow left facing corner. Aug 29, 2011
Jackson vermeulen  
I agree that the 3rd pitch roof is sandbagged at 5.8+, but once you find the right holds it's not too bad. All the other moves felt significantly easier.

I linked the 2nd and 3rd pitches for one excellent long pitch of corner and roof climbing with great exposure. Double ropes were very nice for this as rope drag is definitely an issue. Apr 6, 2015
Curtis Baird
Johnson City, TN
  5.10a PG13
Curtis Baird   Johnson City, TN
  5.10a PG13
This route is definitely sandbagged. Both the first and second pitches felt 5.8 to me and the third pitch crux felt like a solid 5.10a roof. Funky moves with interesting climbing on each pitch. Larger pieces can be used on P1 and P2 but are not necessary if you don't mind a bit of runout. There are two fixed nuts at the P1 belay. Overall this is a great route but not for someone who is just starting to lead 5.8s. All trad so difficult to rap if you don't want to continue. If your comfortable with leading some weird moves and a awesome roof it's worth doing! May 23, 2015
Adam Fleming
Adam Fleming   Moab
p1 - There's a slightly sketchy move where you have to move from the left of a large block, to face climbing it, to standing on it. Definitely heady for a 5.6 leader, but the jugs are there.

p2 - The money pitch! Great jams and stemming. There's even a no-hands rest! Keep going after you exit the dihedral and stay right, you'll find a trustworthy piton where you can make your anchor.

p3 - A one move wonder. Other commenters have talked about the questionable fixed pin, but there's a solid placement (#.4 if I remember correctly) right next to it, so nothing to worry about. The move is a committing one, but really isn't that physically difficult (5.8+ for sure) since your foot is solid and there's jugs to be found. Careful pulling on the further jugs; there's a large LOOSE BLOCK that moves slightly when you grab/stand on it! It's big enough that it'll probably stay put, but I didn't like relying completely on it. Still, not the most comforting thing to feel after you just pulled that move.

p4 - Smooth sailing on My Route. Mar 19, 2016
Rick Carpenter
Marion, NC
Rick Carpenter   Marion, NC
This is literally a urine soaked turd of a climb covered in bird feces. The only reason anyone should have to be under this one is to start "on misty edge" May 25, 2017
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
All the comments below are right on.... even the one about it being a urine/turd-fest. It's dirty, but there are some great sections of climbing. The major problem is the vegetation on P1. Giant shrub in the way, and a huge tree. There are some slime/seepage issues on P3 as well, but it's manageable. The route needs more traffic I suppose. Another problem is rope drag. It was really bad on P1 and on P3 due to zig-zagging and traversing. Overall kind of a weird, adventurous climb that's worth doing once. Here's my grade impression:

P1- 5.7 (bring big size gear, it's harder than it looks.)
P2- 5.7 (really fun, steep corner. Pro was not always obvious. Thoughtful lead.)
P3- 5.8 (dramatic move, pretty hard but not ridiculous, with very good pro. Fantastic setting! Bad rope drag issues after the roof. Try to extend under the roof, even though you don't want to.

Getting down was annoying. We rappelled down My Route on single bolts, leaving biners. It was ridiculous. May 28, 2017
Andy C. Miller
Knoxville, TN
Andy C. Miller   Knoxville, TN
P1 is a lot fun until getting onto the ledge; it turns into a lichen covered rhododendron fight. P2 can be relatively tricky with gear at first, but an orange metolius reduced the runout before working into the dihedral/chimney feature. The holds for the P3 crux are all there and it protected exceptionally well with a red metolius. Fun, airy roof. A bit more my style than White Lightning, and if not for the dirty start, I would consider it every bit as classic. Nov 19, 2017
brian k sohn
knoxville, tn
brian k sohn   knoxville, tn
Did this a few days ago with a team of three using a middleman knot on a 70m rope. First pitch seemed more like 5.7, but was fun. I was glad to have two BD #4 and 2 BD #3 camalots. Always a jug when you needed one. To the ledge seemed further than 50 ft., more like 80. We combined pitch 2 and 3, no need not to, with shoulder-length runners I didn't have any rope drag until after the roof crux. A fun pitch, awkward chimney as the Lambert/Shull guide describes, but fun. The roof move is harder than it looks from below and I thought solid 5.9. The fixed pin there seemed solid enough. I set the belay above and left of the roof about 20 feet in a little left-facing dihedral crack. A bit tight there for three people but with the 70, the middle climber was able to do crux before the third hit the crux of the awkward chimney. Found some ripe blueberries on the final pitch of My Route, a nice tasty July bonus. I kind of assume the folks in the thread below that complained about this route maybe got high expectations since Lambert/Shull say it's the best climb on this part of the wall. I didn't notice any guano, but there are spots with lichen. Jul 17, 2018