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:||Brie Abram on Oct 20, 2016 · Updates|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
Shortoff Mountain North: All climbing routes, cliff rim, and campsites within the red band marked on the map are closed to entry. No foot traffic or camping above or below the cliff in this section. Contact the USFS for more details: 828 652 2144.
NC Wall/Apricot Buttress/The Camel: On the NC Wall, all routes between and including Tightrope and Bumblebee Buttress are closed. Apricot Buttress and The Camel are closed.
Bynum Bluff: All routes are closed.
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.