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Cedar Rock - North  


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Submitted By: Edward Medina on Apr 9, 2013
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Description 

This north facing crag has been known to ice-climbing locals for quite a while. There are prominent water flows that may interfere with climbing some of the classic features. But when the weather warms and the rains slow down, this is a premier Southern Blue Ridge destination. Recently 'rediscovered' this cliff has seen a spate of new development by the likes of Sean Cobourn, Stephen Scoff, and Nathan Brown.

Getting There 

At the Butter Gap intersection take the rising trail on your left. You will soon descend into a saddle. From here head along a faintly marked climbers trail on your left until you reach your destination.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.8 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cedar Rock - North:
Darkness on the Edge   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dandy Line   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Black Swan   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Operant Conditioning   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 310'   
Gay by Proxy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Cedar Rock - North
Pitch 1

Invasive Species 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NC : Cedar Rock : Cedar Rock - North
This is a high quality route that is probably as good as just about anything else at Cedar Rock. The first pitch starts on "Native Dance" before the two lines diverge ("Native Dance" climbs the lower angle left diagonaling crack).P-1Climb the short easy corner to the easy face. Gear protects the face that leads up to a line of 3 bolts ("Native Dance"). At the 3rd bolt move up and right past an optional shallow #0 TCU (out right) to gain the left facing crackless corner (see picture)@SEM...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from the P-1 anchors of "Fancy Feat".
Afternoon sun on the north side. Looking up from t...
RONA- pitch one
RONA- pitch one
Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang.  This is an excellent steep wall of face climbing.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes from Native Dance to Groove Thang. ...
FA of one of those routes under the roof
FA of one of those routes under the roof
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression <br />Sean Cobourn and Brian Gulden <br />photo by Lauren James
Pitch Two- Route of Northern Aggression
Sean Cobou...

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 18, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 
The hike in to the north face just got a whole lot easier due to some much-needed trail re-working. This wall gets a lot of afternoon sun this time of year, so go get you some!