Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Jim Gravely (date unknown)
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Shared By: Coz Teplitz on Jun 14, 2009
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

Description

This fun pitch climbs from Lunch Ledge to Lightning Ledge on the East Face. According to Jeep Barrett, the name comes from the shoes worn by Jim Gravely on the FA. Apparently, the shoes - proudly procured at the Morganton K-Mart - failed Gravely on the slippery slab moves at the very end. At the time, no bolt guarded these moves, and he took a 30 footer (Gravely OK'ed the addition of the bolt).

From the two-bolt anchor on the lower left side of Lunch Ledge, climb straight up, passing two bolts on the way to a big roof/overlap. Ape out on big holds, clipping an old pin en route. After the roof, move straight up toward the ledge. When you hit the fateful slab move, you'll be glad you're wearing sticky rubber.

Location

This route starts from the two-bolt anchor on the lower left side of Lunch Ledge.

Protection

A light rack is all that is needed.

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