Cedar Rock - North Rock Climbing
many vipers live at North Cedar
This north facing crag has been known to ice-climbing locals for quite a while. There are prominent water flows that may interfere with climbing some of the classic features. But when the weather warms and the rains slow down, this is a premier Southern Blue Ridge destination. Recently 'rediscovered' this cliff has seen a spate of new development by the likes of Sean Cobourn, Stephen Scoff, and Nathan Brown.
At the Butter Gap intersection take the rising trail on your left. You will soon descend into a saddle. From here head along a faintly marked climbers trail on your left until you reach your destination.
Climbing Season For the Cedar Rock area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
43 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Rock - North
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Rock - North:
Dandy Line 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Black Swan 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Gay by Proxy 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Banana Peel 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Un Named 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 125'
Fancy Feat 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Featured Route For Cedar Rock - North
Rain Dance 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NC
: Cedar Rock
: Cedar Rock - North
A good new route that has some surprisingly good holds. Probably the best warm up on the wall but still a bit spicy in places. More of a 5.10 for a 5.11 climber. Can be done in one long pitch, especially if using doubles, or in two short pitches. Note: The upper section climbs just right of a prominent wet streak, but the route is unaffected.Start same as for Native Dance/Invasive Species and climb about 30 feet up before moving left into flakes and past some vegetation on easy ground. From here...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
Looking Glass from near the top of North Cedar.
Tom at the top of the headwall -- one of the coole...
be on lookout! where trail hits the rock is a sna...
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression Sean Cobou...
Cutting that rug at Cedar Northside. Come check ou...
Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
FA of one of those routes under the roof
Nice fall day. Moved from main cedar page.