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Gully Rappel

5.6, Trad, TR, 90 ft,  Avg: 2.2 from 5 votes
FA: ???
N Carolina > Linville Gorge > Shortoff Mountain
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Access Issue: All climbing routes between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed. Details

Description

Meander up from ground level following weaknesses and horizontals up to the rappel tree for the standard descent from the gully to the base when accessing other routes. It's a decent easy to moderate single pitch warm up and/or escape when you don't have time to top out a longer route.

Hardest part is probably the start.

Location

Base of the standard rappel gully, it goes up what the select guide refers to as "1st Buttress" to a large tree that usually has some sort of tat rap station.

Protection

Standard rack up to #2 or #3 C4.