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Airlie Gardens T 
Alternative Man T 
Anguish of Captain Bligh T 
Balti Porter T 
Beyond 2000 T 
Boardwalk T 
BOG Man T 
Borrowed Time T 
Broach, The T 
Buffalo Dime T 
Buffalo Nickel T 
Chromium Chain T 
Fire Point T 
First Flight T 
Gorpin Engulfin T 
Gumfighter T 
Harpoon T 
Hindu Kush T 
KB Capers T 
Link, The T 
Linn Cove Lullaby T 
Revival T 
Special Forces T,S 
Tiny Dancer T 
Welcome to Watauga T 

Main Tier Rock Climbing 


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Traversing towards P1 belay corner

Description 

This composes the main section of Ship Rock. It's what you reach as you walk up the approach trail.

Getting There 

The approach trail from the Parkway (see main description) takes you right there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',11],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Tier:
Buffalo Nickel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Boardwalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Hindu Kush   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Airlie Gardens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Borrowed Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fire Point   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Linn Cove Lullaby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Harpoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
KB Capers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Special Forces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Welcome to Watauga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
BOG Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
First Flight   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Revival   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Anguish of Captain Bligh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Broach   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Chromium Chain   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gumfighter   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Link   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Alternative Man   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dealin' with the crux... mid 90's.

Gumfighter 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier
I think the Gumfighter is one of the prettiest lines around. It was certainly my favorite at Ship Rock, and Ship Rock remains one of my all-time favorite crags; so what more can I say. Don’t be put off by the rating because a top rope can easily be set up by climbing its neighbor; Borrowed Time. It is also very easy to find because of where it is located; immediately to the right of Borrowed Time.Crank up through a roof, passing a fixed pin, to where a bolt is enco...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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