Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Doug Swords, Nathan Brown 2003
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Shared By: nbrown on May 3, 2013
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
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Description

The name says it all! This is one desperately thin arete climb that would probably get a lot of traffic if it weren't so obscure. The rock is clean and bomber, but the climbing is a bit cryptic until you figure out the sequences.

Climb the bolted southwest arete of Shortoff Spire to a stainless 3 nut anchor. Extend the anchor over the funky edge if running top-rope laps, or rappel.

Location

Southwest arete of Shortoff spire. Just around and uphill from the paradise routes.

Protection

5 bolts, stainless steel nut anchor/locking biner

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