Avg: 2.3 from 16 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 100 ft (30 m)|
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|Shared By:||Matt Westlake on May 11, 2012 · Updates|
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In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
Slightly tricky start getting established on the slab then a casual romp to the crux on the upper headwall.
Either meander and follow the path of least resistance+max pro or tackle a series of small overhangs directly until you reach the upper headwall - which can also be a nice TR afterward if you want a little added value. Get pro high in the arching crack out right and go STRAIGHT UP the vertical face. (following the right arching crack is a more difficult variation that takes you out right of the topout rap station) Nice exposure and some cool moves here! Be patient and scope out the holds and it'll make sense at 5.6 although it can be a bit intimidating for folks typically leading the easier grades.
Watch your fall consequence on the low angle slab.
Great way to get to the Meat Puppet crag - after topping out, hike directly up and go left when you hit the trail at the cliff wall and you'll be deposited at the base of Meat Puppet. Be careful to note the trail back (look for a faded yellow sling on a tree branch) as it's less obvious on the return trip if you plan to rap back down here rather than hike the gully.