Hawksbill Mtn Rock Climbing
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Some of the best climbing in the gorge is located here.
With both hard trad and sport, you can not walk away without a good pump. There are three distinct areas. Upper, middle and lower. Each area has classics that should not be missed.
Linville Gorge. Park at the Hawksbill trailhead. Hike up the mtn until you reach a sharp lefthand uphill turn. For upper and middle, go up the summit trail for about 5 minutes. Locate a climbers trail on the right. Follow this to the upper wall. Continue down the trail about 400 yards to reach middle. To reach lower, pass the uphill turn and make an immediate left. Follow this trail down for about 5 minutes.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
40 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hawksbill Mtn
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hawksbill Mtn:
Featured Route For Hawksbill Mtn
Ice Cream Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
: Linville Gorge
: ... : Lower Hawksbill
Ice Cream Direct takes an inspiring line up the steep white rock in the middle of the cliff. It has multiple cruxes, tricky gear, and elegant climbing. Begin up a steep corner with three bolts. The climbing here is quite sequential and strenuous. Putting long slings on the bolts makes the climbing all the more heady, but you'll appreciate it when pulling the pumpy moves at the top of the headwall. Make a final long move to the ledge, step left, mantle, and sit down. Bring a newspaper and wait fo...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
By Bob Underwood
Sep 14, 2008
The Hawksbill trail has become a ditch which can not recover from the hikeing impact and constant use. No amount of maintenance can save it. Climbers, if you love your Gorge, please consider approaching from Sitting Bear trail you passed earlier. Problem: SB has space of only 3 cars. A left at the ridgeline ( Jonas Ridge trail) will take you in sight of the left turn mentioned earlier.
see linvillegorge.net for waypoints and maps.
Another approach is south from below useing the LEDGE trail but it is much longer.
By mike cork
From: Atlanta, GA
May 9, 2010
is there moderate (5.10-5.11) sport climbing at hawksbill, or mostly just 12 and up? thought i'd heard that from someone...