Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||802 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Westlake on Apr 4, 2016|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
In addition - all 2020 raptor closures on the Nantahala Pisgah NF are LIFTED as of 6/29/2020
All routes are now open.
This path followed an arete on the rightmost side of the big wall starting with a fun easy overhang (5.4?) to get underway and follows a up through a series of juggy but dubious strength plates and assorted choss (be wary). Topped out a first pitch by belaying at a tree on the left side of this feature, about 100' up not long after it slabs off. From here our second pitch continued up easy terrain until we could surmount another imposing but easy juggy choss roof (with terrific wind).
This route is described as "easy 5th class" in the old Kelly guide, but I don't know if it has another name. Feel free to update/edit.
It certainly isn't something I recommend but it was a fun lichenous adventure and better than nothing with the wind howling around us. Seriously though, watch out for LOTS of loose blocks and friable rock. Just about any path up will do.