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|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Stephen Scoff on Dec 25, 2013|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionPossibly the best of the Celo routes. Ascend the large left facing corner to the more obvious ice. Climb, scramble and occasionally walk to the end of the slide. Pick up the sawed trail (re-cut as of 12/2012) at its very end and head to the top. Descend the Woody Ridge Trail (be sure to follow the WR trail across the rock step near the top).
LocationTravel South on NC 80 from Micaville.
Turn right on 1157 and bear right onto 1156.
Take 1156 to the Woody Ridge Trail Head. We often camp in the woods here or better yet continue on 1157 to the end of the road for a flatter/quieter sleeping spot.
The Woody Ridge Trail begins with ascending logging road switchbacks and then flattens out as it moves north. The trail reaches a large flat shoulder and begins to steeply ascend the mountain side. Leave the trail here by continuing to head North on the flat roads crossing several springs and small streams. Cross a major stream and then another. The road ends here (at this second major creek crossing) and a faint trail begins climbing the hillside West up the mountains. Ascend staying close to the stream until you locate a 25' waterfall. This is the Brown's Creek route. Crescent starts behind the rock buttress to the left of Brown's Creek.