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A couple of tough climbs before earning a grin-inducing, fast descent through Pisgah National Forest Near Black Mountain, North Carolina
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The Dump Rock Climbing 

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Select routes and bouldering at The Dump:

"The Dump recieves lots of sun, making it a great winter destination. It also has probably the best concentration of sport routes in the NC High Country. That being said, you may find lots of people here. They'll probably be concentrated on a small handful of routes, though. The metamorphic sandstone lends itself to nice edges, pockets, and other faceholds. There's a good mix of steep and slabby routes at a variety of difficulties."

Getting There 

The Dump is roadside off of Highway 221 between Blowing Rock and Linville. Coming from Blowing Rock, look for a large dirt parking lot on the left just past the Avery/Caldwell county line sign. Leave your car and hike up the obvious trail to the cliff (about 2 minutes).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dump

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dump:
Top Rope Between Is This How You Clip? and Sidewinder   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 50'    The Dump (Routes)
Is This How You Clip? AKA: Douglas's Excellent Adventure   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'    The Dump (Routes)
Homegrown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport    The Dump (Routes)
Vermin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport    The Dump (Routes)
Dimpsty Dumpster   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 25'    The Dump (Routes)
Dancing with the Pope   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport    The Dump (Routes)
Voodoo Child   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport    The Dump (Routes)
Dumpster Diving   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'    The Dump (Routes)
"Boyz n Berry" Dickcheese   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch    The Dump (Routes)
A. C. Green   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
Warpin Endorphin   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
Fry Cleaned   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'    The Dump (Routes)
Cro-Magnon Acid Test   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
Last Glitch Effort   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'    The Dump (Routes)
Not Too Keen   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 50'    The Dump (Routes)
Black Jackets   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'    The Dump (Routes)
Unwritten Law   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'    The Dump (Routes)
Tiers for Allah   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
Pigs in Zen   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
Ride the Lightning   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'    The Dump (Routes)
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Warpin Endorphin 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a North Carolina : The Dump : The Dump (Routes)
Beautiful climb--a little bit of everything all the way up! Work the dihedral through jugs, side pulls, and crimps, then stem and find some high feet as you move right over a small roof. After that, it's jugs to the rings....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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