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Where There's a Willy (There's a Way)

5.11+, Trad, TR, 45 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
N Carolina > Linville Gorge > Conley Cove
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


The last of the three Willy routes to be done, but perhaps the best of the bunch. Originally attempted by a friend years ago but a sketchy fall and ensuing darkness nixed the finish. It has since had some loose rock removed and 2 bolts placed.

Start on Wet Willy but move right down low (reach around and clip a bolt). Crux moves get you under the roof and a horn shaped jug at the lip. Make another cruxy move past the other bolt and continue up the wall on good horizontals and finger to hand sized gear. Lower/rap from the shared anchor.


First route you come to, just past the giant dead hemlock.


light rack of finger hand size gear.