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Lettered Rock Ridge  


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Submitted By: Ben Sachs on Jun 4, 2009
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Description 

This ridge-line has a lot of rock and no access issues. There is one developed area that I know of, ET Wall. This crag features mostly short, steep climbing. There is potential for bouldering development and some very tall slabby cliffs out here also. I'm sure the slabs would be climbable if you like that sort of thing. I saw ice forming in the winter as well.

Getting There 

Attain the Lettered Rock Ridge trail. You can either park at Hawksbill and walk east, or park on the Forest Service road referred to as the “Middle Road” that parallels 181 and Table Rock road (this is much faster but closed in the winter). To find this road, drive south on 181 past Gingercake Acres and the Bark House camp site to an unsigned gravel FS road on the right. Drive a bit under 5 miles. There will be a white metal tube-style gate on the East (left) side of the road, and an unsigned trail on the other side with some rocks (goes to Hawksbill). There is a grassy parking strip on the west (right) side of the road.

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Weather station 5.7 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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