Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Thomas Kelley, Mark Owen (1993)|
|Page Views:||1,040 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||Lewis L on Nov 7, 2017|
|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.
This climbs up the outside face of the spire to an obvious crack splitting the vertical face of the capstone. The crack can be approached by traversing in from either side of the spire or bushwhacking around to the bottom of the slabby face (see picture). None of the options particularly stands out. Eyeball it and pick your poison. The crack is fun, but short, and provides excellent protection.
There is a single, old bolt on top from the first ascent with a bunch of tat. Another option to explore would be the stainless three nut anchor that is above Desp-arete. If some moron hasn't taken it, that is.