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Browns Creek Falls 

WI4

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 800', Grade III
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Stephen Scoff on Dec 25, 2013

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Stephen Scoff on a P1 variation.

Description 

Ascend the initial steep section and about 150’ of grade II to the 100'’ tiered pillars. Ascend this and polish the route off with a few lower angle pitches (probably best to rap after the steep pitch). Walk and rap the route.
[Second Pitch Variation (WI 4): Occasionally a 30 foot free hanging sickle forms up and just left of the tiered pillars. Mix it up behind the pillar, pass a fixed pin/gear placements, mount the ice and crank to the top.]

Location 

Travel South on NC 80 from Micaville.
Turn right on 1157 and bear right onto 1156.
Take 1156 to the Woody Ridge Trail Head. We often camp in the woods here or better yet continue on 1157 to the end of the road for a flatter/quieter sleeping spot.
The Woody Ridge Trail begins with ascending logging road switchbacks and then flattens out as it moves north. The trail reaches a large flat shoulder and begins to steeply ascend the mountain side. Leave the trail here by continuing to head North on the flat roads crossing several springs and small streams. Cross a major stream and then another. The road ends here (at this second major creek crossing) and a faint trail begins climbing the hillside up the mountain. Stay close to the creak until you locate a 25' waterfall. This is the Brown's Creek route. Crescent starts behind the rock buttress to the left of Brown's Creek.

Protection 

Screws, slings, and light rock rack


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Rock Climbing Photo: Stephen Scoff and Mark Hinen
Stephen Scoff and Mark Hinen
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on the P3 variation rap.
Mike on the P3 variation rap.
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BCF!
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My buddy following me up the upper sections of bro...

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