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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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"Rewritting approach details"

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]

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
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Grin and Bear it 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  North Carolina : Linville Gorge : ... : Sitting Bear Spire
This is perhaps one of the better and cleaner lines of the grade on the spire. A funky roof start, techy middle section, and a powerful arete gives way to an excellent juggy finish. Start on Vision Quest by climbing the corner through the awkward roof to get established onto the face above. Instead of moving left toward the left arete, move up past a bolt (this is bolt one of an older unknown route that was replaced). From here, move up and slightly right on small edges to another bolt, then ste...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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