Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 30 pitches, Grade V|
|FA:||John Dorough and Laban Swafford over 2 days in 2015|
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|Shared By:||Brian Abram on Oct 20, 2016|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
NC Wall- All climbing routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed.
Shortoff Mountain- All climbing between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed.
For questions contact USFS Grandfather Ranger District: 828-652-2144
For more information visit:
or Contact USFS Wildlife Biologist Sheryl Bryan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.