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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.

Climbing Season

For the Linville Gorge area.

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: Photo credit goes to Allegra

Chinquapin 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  North Carolina : Linville Gorge : ... : The Flackamite/Pirate wall
Named for the tree that lives nearby and scatters it spiky fruit around the base. Climb up some ledges to gain a bolt below a steep roofy wall. Crank the steeps past bolts, diagonaling rightward then up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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