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Type: Sport, 270 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: TJ Souther on Oct 12, 2013
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This route is the first route you come to in the "staging area" and is distinguishable as the route leads up to and over a small ledge with a pine tree growing on it.

Pitch 1 (5.7) Climb up the easy slab to the bottom of the ledge past 3 bolts, a 4th bolt protects the crux of getting onto the ledge. Belay after gaining the ledge at a 2 bolt anchor (120 ft)

Pitch 2 (5.7) Climb straight up 2 watergrooves from the pitch 1 belay past 2 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor (40 ft)

Pitch 3 (5.4) Easy climbing but the top was extremely wet and covered in lichen when I climbed it and I was unable to find the rap anchors and ended up downclimbing and rapping from the pitch 2 anchors. Would not recommend climbing this pitch.

Descent: Rap the route, 2 rope rap with will get you down from pitch 2 anchors

Note: Route stays very wet even several days after a rain

Protection

Route is well bolted except 3rd pitch, quickdraws should be all you need

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JohnnyRemein
Asheville
 
JohnnyRemein   Asheville
 
Good climb, has a couple vertical sections that most other routes lack in the Staging Area. As stated in the description, the third pitch is easy, but getting to the rap anchors is tricky. From P2 anchors, which you can skip if you're comfortable being out of sight with your belayer, head straight up lichen covered terrain and hook left around the top of the vegetated patch. The P3 anchors are on top of a large clam shaped boulder that you have climb on top of to get to the anchors, sometimes a sketchy move if wet. All that being said, P3 may not be worth it, rapping down gets your rope kind of dirty going through/around vegetated patch. Nov 26, 2015