Sitting Bear Spire Rock Climbing
The north side of formation. Kinda looks like a Be...
An awsome spire on top of a ridge with good sunlight the whole day. A mix of sport and trad of single pitch or long top ropes with a range of 5.8 to 5.12.
From the parking lot go on the sitting bear trail and take a right at the trail junction which takes you up the ridge, going through a wonderful camp site and past Devils hole, a great swimming area in the summer in the Linville river. To go to the Sitting Bear spire just follow the trail up the steep ridge and it will lead you right there.
Climbing Season For the Linville Gorge area.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sitting Bear Spire
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Featured Route For Sitting Bear Spire
Original Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a North Carolina
: Linville Gorge
: ... : Sitting Bear Spire
This is the first line that was climbed on the spire. Climb up through the overhang in the center of the East face, past a bolt and left towards a line of bolts. Additional pro can be used before and after the first bolt. After the last bolt, trend back to the right and head up to the belay rings located on the detached head. Cams can be used to protect the final moves. This route was rated a 5.8 originally. This is the easiest route to the top and could be aided if need be. Standing on top of t...[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina
BETA PHOTO: One of the four faces of the spire
Looking south from the top.
Sitting Bear nestled behind the trees.