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Flackamite/Pirate wall, The 
Sitting Bear Spire 

Sitting Bear Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.9279, -81.8902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jacob Cioffoletti on Dec 9, 2010  with updates from wes calkins
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Description 

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Getting There 

The approach is from the sitting bear park area. Take the trail out of the lot uphill to a ridge and an intersecting trail. Turn right on the trail. You will pass a nice campspot and a sign marking the Devils Hole trail, continue past this and the trail will continue uphill. After the trail gets very steep and then flattens out you will pass an overlook on the left, continue on to the sitting bear formation.

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Weather station 6.8 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['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 Sitting Bear

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sitting Bear:
Somalian Pirate   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Flackamite/Pirate wall
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Sitting Bear Spire
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Featured Route For Sitting Bear
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the overhang, about the middle of the main w...

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

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