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A Fine Line T,TR 
Dirt-Hedral T,TR 
Free Willie T,TR 
I'm Lichen The Climb T,TR 
Loyal Order of The Toad T 
Nuke The Whales T 
Orange Corner T 
Playing An Eliminate T,TR 
Save The Wails T,TR 
Whale Of A Tale T,TR 

Nuke the Whales Wall  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: chris mcguigan on Aug 28, 2011


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Nice Shady spot for hot summer Crowders climbing better in the morning.

Getting There 

From the linwood access, take the backside trail to the top and go left along the ridge. After passing Davids Castle and before getting to Gumbies area turn left and follow the trail to the base of the wall

Climbing Season

For the Main Climbing Areas area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Nuke the Whales Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nuke the Whales Wall :
A Fine Line   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Loyal Order of The Toad   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Save The Wails 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North Carolina : Crowders Mountain : ... : Nuke the Whales Wall
Find the crack system that leads to the small chimney. Gear options are plenty for the trained eye. The climbing is easy but the rock quality is not the most inspiring. Great route for learning to trad climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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By M Best
Aug 29, 2011
Not a good area for TR due to a multitude of rope snagging flakes, but a good area for beginning trad leaders. All routes are probably 75 feet max, are 5.7 and below with obvious moves and good rests. While the routes appear chossy from the bottom, the reality is there's sound gear placements all over and most of the holds are solid by Crowder's standards. Bring a light rack and walkoff to the right. If you want to rap for any reason, don't do so overtop of the routes because flakes will snag the rope, instead walk over to the ledge to the right of Organge Corner and rap there.
By Eduardo Ramirez
From: Columbia, SC
Jul 2, 2012
I took a group of beginners out on 07-01-2012 and set up Top Ropes on several of the routes. There are several horizontals and boulders you can make natural anchors on and the rope drag was not terrible. I do however recommend ropes on the thicker side and fix your anchors high! Great shaded area if Davids Castle Backside and The Fortress/Gumbies Roof is being occupied in the morning.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 11, 2017
Great for new leaders, the routes here have a lot of holds on them and plenty of pro options. As with most trad leading at Crowders, the leader will need to evaluate rock quality around their placements. The area is also somewhat secluded by Crowder's standards, you will get occasional passers-by on the trail, but it is rare to see people at the top.

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