Type: Trad, 750 ft (227 m), 4 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mike R on Jan 12, 2015
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

Description

Mostly 5.7 and under climbing with a crux 20' off the ground. 2019 UPDATE: rap tree is gone atop P3.  Much loose debris! If heading past the P2 anchors, beware!!

P1: (5.8+, 170 ft) Follow the easy slab to a blocky right facing corner. Pull the crux corner protected by two small nuts below your feet, then up a knobby face right of the Southender crack (you also have the option to climb the better protected crack). Gear belay on a ledge over the top of the right hand rhodo patch.
P2: (5.7-, 180 ft) Climb the eyebrow studded face with unbelievable friction to a two bolt anchor. Most rap from here.
P3: (5.5, 200 ft) Continue on the face, move left to a water groove that keeps the climbing interesting. Walk right on the parking lot sized ledge for a gear belay under the right most leaning crack.
P4: (5.7, 215 ft) Climb the right hand crack/ ledge. Pass a rhodo, then move left onto the face aiming for a big pine tree. “Walk” to the top. Note: you may have to split this into two pitches or do some easy simul climbing. You could continue on another 60 foot pitch but we didn't since it was dirty.
Decent: Best to walk the tourist trail left to Nose Rap.  If you must rap, watch loose debris!

Location

15 feet right of Southender on the far left end of the South Face.

Protection

Standard

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