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Secluded, south facing routes on what feels like a mini looking glass. Rock quality is mostly good but can get a bit lichen filled and crumbly at the top of some routes. You can camp near the rock at the base of a waterfall (I believe it is allowed seeing that it is in National Forest land). Getting to the rock involves a bit of adventuring and bush wacking.
This area was listed in an old Thomas Kelley guide. I believe many of the routes were his FA's but am unsure- I could add as needed if you know.

Getting There 

From I-40 take 215 South through Canton. Wind up the mountain about 15 miles, passing the Pigeon River and the large Lake. Pass a stone bridge with a waterfall and a pullout on the left side for about 3 cars. Park and walk further south up the road until you see a trail on your left. The approach is about 20-30 minutes but will take you longer the first time you go.
Approach: walk up the obvious trail for about 10 minutes until you hit the river crossing. Cross the river and charge uphill through thick roto tunnels. (note: it is easy to miss this this turn: If you mistakenly continued on the main trail that follows the water down hill, you will reach the base of a waterfall and campsite.) Follow the faint trail generally uphill towards the rock, keeping the river on your right. Once you hit the rock, "The Fabulous Thunderbird" is to the left and the rest of the routes are right

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For the All Locations area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Victory Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Victory Wall:
3. Insufficient Firepower   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
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3. Insufficient Firepower 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  North Carolina : Victory Wall
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By wildwill
From: asheville, nc
Feb 15, 2011
thanks for posting this, ive been looking for this wall for a while!
By Mike Reardon
Feb 27, 2011
My pleasure Wild will- let me know if you get out there and have any questions. Bring some hedge trimmers for the base, other than that it is a fun remote wall!
By russellHOBART
From: Durham, NC
Feb 1, 2016
I don't know what happened with the GPS coordinates but they are currently WAY off.
By .
From: Asheville NC
Jun 7, 2016
VICTORY WALL 35°20'23.38"N, 82°53'42.07"W

Early bird special on the Prow and Fabulous Thunderbird, they stay in the shade until 10:30-11am in the summer.

Trail blazed and added some steps here and there where it gets steep

Replaced tat on left side of cliff 2017 <--- can rap off with a 60M rope in 2 raps.

Rap 1 - From obvious tree at top hug left side of cliff, you will come to a small dirt ledge with next set of tat on trees just below. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE KNOTS YOU WILL COME TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE!!

Rap 2 - rap down a lil and swing out towards the creek, continue outwards towards the creek, 70M will NOT reach if you continue to hug left side.

I would NOT trust the bolt on Insufficient fire power it has been there almost 30 years!!
By Mark O'Neal
From: Nicholson, GA
Jul 6, 2016
Is this essentially right next to the Sam's Knob ice climb?

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