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Buried Treasure

5.10, Trad, 350 ft (106 m), 3 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 2 votes
FA: Nathan Brown, Gary Butler
N Carolina > 2. Northern Mou… > Linville Gorge > Gold Coast Cliffs > Zen Canyon
Access Issue: 2021 seasonal raptor closure (January 15th-August 15th) Details


P-1 Many variations possible. Climb to obvious ledge at 100' and belay at bolts.
P-2 Climb a short wandering pitch to a small stance and belay below the "billboard".
P-3 Continue up crack feature past bolt to stance. From here the regular finish moves a bit to left on gear; harder direct finish moves up and slightly right past an additional bolt. Belay on small ledge near top at 2 bolts.

Rap with 2 ropes.

Note: This route would make a convenient rap lane into the canyon once you figure out how to find it from the overlook.


Down near the bottom of the "canyon". Climbs the orange colored "bilboard" looking wall.


Standard rack

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Tony following pitch 3.
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GB on an early recon ascent of the large Zen Canyon wall.
[Hide Photo] GB on an early recon ascent of the large Zen Canyon wall.