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Linville Crusher T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Linville Destroyer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 30 pitches, Grade V
FA: John Dorough and Laban Swafford over 2 days in 2015
Page Views: 416 total, 31/month
Shared By: Brian Abram on Oct 20, 2016
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This is essentially the Linville Crusher plus a similar linkup of 6 different formations on the west side of Linville Gorge, necessitating a river crossing either below Shortoff on Mountains to Sea Trail, below Sitting Bear on Devil's Hole Trail, or at the old Spence Ridge Bridge crossing.

The west side of the gorge hosts a massive amount of rock, but the climbers' trails are not nearly as well-maintained as the trails on the east side. Expect bushwhacking and route finding problems.

Prominent features on the west side may include Moonshine Canyon, Razor's Edge, Zen Canyon, Bluejay Canyon, Conley Cove, Linville River Crag, and Wisemans.

You might get clever and do something like start on Sitting Bear and Hawksbill before dropping down Devil's Hole or Spence Ridge trails to cross the river to knock out Linville River Crag and the Gold Coast before heading to Shortoff and back north to finish at Table Rock.

Caches are optional, though I consider them cheating. But you should have fun however you see fit.

Location

The best map for Linville Gorge is: http://www.lgmaps.org/?page_id=15

Protection

A wide variety of gear, depending on what routes you choose to do. Potential water sources include: the drainage at the Sitting Bear parking lot, the creek along Spence Ridge trail, the Amphitheater, Shortoff descent gully, various drainages in the Gold Coast canyons, and of course the Linville River (pesticides?)

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