Type: Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 3 pitches
FA: Mike Fischesser + partner (1991?)
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Shared By: Coz Teplitz on Jul 3, 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 line climbs the buttress that lies to the left of the well-known Cave Route. Most parties do only the crux first pitch; the second and third pitches have unfortunately been reclaimed by the lichen.

P1: Climb up sloping, occasionally awkward holds past five bolts, starting on a slab and eventually punching through a smallish steep section. Above, a section of more mellow climbing w/o bolts (gear is nice) leads to a 2-bolt anchor. (120 ft, 5.10-)

P2: Trend up and left following vague features, eventually gaining another two-bolt anchor. (5.8, 70 ft).

P3: Climb straight up mellower ground that leads to lunch ledge (80 ft., 5.7)

Location

This route is located on the East Face of Table Rock, just down and left of the well-known Cave Route. Look for the bolts on the face; Ellie Raynolds is the right-hand line of bolts.

Protection

Light rack is nice on P1 and necessary for P2 and P3.

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