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Routes in Middle Hawksbill

Appalachian Spring T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bongo Fury S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Carpe Freeum T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Courageous Grace Greenlee, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Green Wall T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Wave, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hard Rock Cafe S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hemlock Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
If You Bolt It They Will Come S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jug Route T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lackey Vision S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lichen Inspector S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen Surprise S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lichen Worms T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Line of Fire S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Luciferin T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lunch at the Y S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Manifest Destiny S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
No Free Lunch T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Prepare to Qualify S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pseudo Hardmen S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Real Hard Men S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tips Ahoy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Triple Bypass T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tweakend (AKA Pascal's Route) T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Lynn Willis, Matt Paden, May 2016
Page Views: 568 total · 20/month
Shared By: Matt Paden on Jul 18, 2016
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Luciferin is a great warm-up with excellent protection. Start on sloping rails and climb 10 ft. into the shallow corner below the 2-3 ft. cap roof. Pull onto the face using the huge horizontals, trend up and Right (5.9), then around blunt arete. Climb down-sloping features on slabby terrain to gain the vertical seam, then head up and Left towards obvious horn. Stay to the right side of horn and climb ever-easing terrain to the Fixe ring anchors. 60M rope lowers you to the ground.

5.10 variation: Start about 4 feet left of Luciferin near an obvious thin, vertical seam. Climb up to the right-most jugs used on Jug Route and then keep going straight up until at the horizontal below the triangular-shaped, slightly overhanging face. Get gear (your last until the crux is over), then power through crimps and shallow pockets on the face and left corner until you get the goods up top. Step up to easy terrain and then traverse right into Luciferin.

The route name comes from the first ascent party having a bioluminescent experience on the way back to the trailhead, walking into a firefly hatching and a glowworm by the trail. Luciferin is the light-emitting compound found in organisms that generate bioluminescence.


Start begins 13 ft. Right of Jug Route and 25 ft. left of Ladies In Waiting. There is a small rock stack in the starting foot alcove to mark the route.


Bring a full rack, doubles or triples of #1-3 Camalots. Can be done with doubles with ample protection.


Nice find Lynn & Matt! This is nice addition to the area and will improve with more traffic. Jul 25, 2016
Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
Very enjoyable! I like the variety, particularly the fun section through the seam up high. Jun 5, 2017

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