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General Lee, The S 
Hidden-mite  S 
Hidden-mite short S 
Hiddenite Delite T,S 
Lightning Crack T 
Rotten Ramp S 
Safety Ledge S 
Snake Charmer S 
Somebody open my Dew S 
Spike Left S 

Lower Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.96294, -81.11888 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve Lineberry on Feb 11, 2016

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This area is mainly harder routes in the 10 and 11 range. These routes typically are completely slabby or have some slab sections.

Getting There 

Follow the paved trail to the far right around the corner.

Climbing Season

For the Rocky Face Recreational Area area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Tier:
Safety Ledge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hidden-mite short   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Snake Charmer   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lightning Crack   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
The General Lee   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Somebody open my Dew   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Hidden-mite    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Lower Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber starting Lightning Crack.

Lightning Crack 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  North Carolina : Rocky Face Recreational Are... : ... : Lower Tier
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