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Angell Falls T 
Civil Disobedience T 
Conscientious Objector T 
Fair-Weather Friend S 
Fishers Of Men T 
Instant Surreal T,S 
Kenosis T 
Mettle Detector T 
Redneck Cartel T 
Slap, Mantel, and Flop T,S 
Snap, Crackle, and Pop T 
Sugar Pop Rocks T 
Trophy Wife T 
unknown T 
Walking On Water T 
Water Into Whine T 
Wild Hickory Nuts T 
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Cereal Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Sean Cobourn on Sep 28, 2007

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The big slab behind and right of Cereal Buttress. South facing, low elevation and a great three season area. Most routes are two or three pitches.

Getting There 

Walk past the ever popular Cereal Buttress to the east (right) until you hit the wall. There is a trail along the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cereal Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cereal Wall:
Fair-Weather Friend   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Water Into Whine   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Redneck Cartel   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 250'   
Walking On Water   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Sugar Pop Rocks   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Mettle Detector   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Angell Falls   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Trophy Wife   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Civil Disobedience   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Instant Surreal   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Wild Hickory Nuts   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Snap, Crackle, and Pop   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 330'   
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Featured Route For Cereal Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric just above the first bolt on p1

Walking On Water 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : Cereal Wall
At right side of steep headwall immediately left of a tree. First pitch is run out but easy (5.6). Climb straight up to first bolt. Second is out of sight aiming towards one o'clock. Third is up and left. From third bolt go left a bit more, pull overlap and walk to belay. P2- First bolt is up and left. Traverse back right above belay then straight up past several bolts to tree belay. Rap off tree. Double ropes needed. Rock is such that route can be climbed when running water (as it was...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

Photos of Cereal Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Holmes on the 2nd pitch of Trophy Wife
Ryan Holmes on the 2nd pitch of Trophy Wife
Rock Climbing Photo: Cereal Buttress (left) and Cereal Wall (right)
Cereal Buttress (left) and Cereal Wall (right)
Rock Climbing Photo: Far Right Cereal Wall Topo, updated 3-5-11, create...
BETA PHOTO: Far Right Cereal Wall Topo, updated 3-5-11, create...

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By Brian Abram
From: Celo, NC
Sep 7, 2016
Watch for rockfall in this area, especially near the backside of Cereal Buttress near Instant Surreal. There have been big microwave sized rocks that have come down near climbers.
By Russ Keane
Oct 30, 2016
This is a beautiful, secluded area .... The wall is most impressive and has superb rock quality. The climbing is adventurous and aesthetic. A hidden gem!!
By Le Bob
From: Golden, CO
Apr 15, 2017
Matty J and I were at the base of Nut'n Homo/Wild Hickory Nuts when a glass bottle came down and hit him (belayer) in the leg and broke. Thankfully we made it out ok, I had just placed one microcam and we decided to GTFO because a lot of stuff (rocks/branches) was coming down. I think it was caused by the wind, because the bottle was an old dirty milk bottle that appeared to have aged or perhaps cooked from the fire.
ALWAYS wear your helmet at the base of the mountain, even if you're not climbing/belaying. Anything of consequential weight that comes down 400 feet of Cereal Wall can be detrimental to your health.
Also, please be mindful of your waste (bottles especially). Leave No Trace.
Hikers, when near the edge of a summit, take care not to knock anything loose on an unsuspecting party. THANKS!
By nbrown
From: western NC
Apr 15, 2017
Thanks for the heads up. Maybe we should have another CCC cleanup round over there. That spot is particularly bad because it's below "party rock" -- which well explains the trash and the recent fire.

On a similar note, some people were throwing stuff off the Nose at LG just the other day. Not extremely common but it does seem to be a favorite pastime for some. Just look at all the glass I collected from the base there last week.
Rock Climbing Photo: Glass at the base of the Glass (The Nose)
Glass at the base of the Glass (The Nose)

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