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Appalachian Alpinism T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Type: Trad, 500 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III
FA: Brad Woolf, Mike Barnette Oct. 2011
Page Views: 438 total, 6/month
Shared By: Brad Woolf on Mar 31, 2012
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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P1: Climb face and crack system up and left into the large corner system. Climb corner up over small bulge to the 2nd of 2 ledges and belay. 5.7 140 ft.

P2: Climb Corner up to where it it turns mossy and horizontal with a small bush sticking out. You can place a #1 and #2 Camalot here. From here traverse right and up on the face (about 15-20ft.) up to a piton we left fixed. From the pin continue up and eventually slightly left (about 30-40ft.) back into the corner where you can get gear. Follow the corner up through several small bulges to a ledge. Use large gear to construct belay anchor. 5.9R 175ft.

P3 traverse right under giant roof about 100ft. back up into the Chimney/Slot/escape hatch. Climb Chimney out. belay at small tree and some gear anchor left of the chimney on a ledge.

P4. Shorten a rope to about 100ft. and continue to bushwhack uphill a little then climb 20-60ft bulges of rock up to 5.6. Repeat this process until you hit the rock jock trail. Take the Rock Jock Trail South towards Kistler. Walk Kistler back to the car.


Start about 15ft to the right of the large Right facing crack corner system. You can see the route from the The Mummy on the East side of the river.


Larger than you would like to carry. We took a set of stoppers, Tri-Cams Pink-Brown, Double set of Cams from #0 TCU-#3 Camalot Singles of #4,5,6 Camalots. You will Use the Larger cams on the 1st and second pitches.


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western NC
nbrown   western NC
Never done it, thought plenty of others have, most thinking they were doing a FA... You never know when climbing anything even remotely obvious out in the gorge. Nov 21, 2012
William Rhyne
Casper, Wyoming
William Rhyne   Casper, Wyoming
nbrown that feature does look super! what does that climb like, know a grade? Nov 20, 2012
western NC
nbrown   western NC
Is this the large rightward arching feature directly across from ampitheatre? Got any pics? Apr 6, 2012