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Twist of fate

5.10a/b, Trad, 230 ft, 3 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 2 votes
FA: Thomas Kelley, Katie Newsom ,91
N Carolina > Linville Gorge > Shortoff Mountain
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Access Issue: All climbing routes between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed. Details


Scramble up and left on the "perusal" ramp system to the left end of a headwall above with a bolt below seam.

Climb steep easy rock to the face and seam (bolt). Continue up the seam through several overhangs to a ledge near the top and belay. The pro above the bolt is there but is a bit finiky at times.

Continue up to top via multiple possible variations.


Starts off of the perusal ramp/ledge.


Standard rack