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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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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'   
Harpoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Linn Cove Lullaby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
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'   
Anguish of Captain Bligh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Revival   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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 Broach   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
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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Featured Route For Main Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on the first pitch of Boardwalk.

Boardwalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North Carolina : Ship Rock : Main Tier
Boardwalk is a classic 5.8, one of the best routes of its grade in the High Country. Basically, wander up lower-angle terrain on huge horizontals to a prominent rail that angles up and right towards the arete. Follow this rail to a vertical crack. Continue up and trend left to a corner with a bush at the base. Either belay near this bush or continue up (the route is easily done in one pitch). Climb the corner and trend towards the obvious weakness in the roof above (crux). Above the roof, horizo...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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