Type: Trad, 40 ft (12 m)
FA: John Lawrence, Will Fulton, Steve Longenecker (1968)
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Shared By: Johnny O on Jul 19, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: 2021 seasonal raptor closure (January 15th-August 15th) Details


This is the first line that was climbed on the spire. Climb up through the overhang in the center of the East face, past a bolt and left towards a line of bolts. Additional pro can be used before and after the first bolt. After the last bolt, trend back to the right and head up to the belay rings located on the detached head. Cams can be used to protect the final moves. This route was rated a 5.8 originally. This is the easiest route to the top and could be aided if need be. Standing on top of the head of the spire provides one of the more aesthetic views of the Linville Gorge.


Located on the East face, facing the trail.


Five old, dubious bolts with ample opportunity to place additional pro. Would highly recommend backing up the bolts. There is a newer set of stainless ring anchors at the top.