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Little Wilson is a wonderful small bolted climbing area that is right off the 221 freeway near Boone, NC. It is about 300 yards away from the dump. It has about 12 routes rating from 5.8 to 5.12 but is really easy climbing. The rock is wonderful with lots of features and overhanging walls.
Take the 221 freeway towards avery county. If you are coming from the Boone area, once you pass into Avery county stop at the 3rd parking area. Walk along the road until you get to get to the red rusted refrigerator. Turn left there and follow the trail. It is a 20 to 30 minute hike that involves alot of either downhill (To get there) or uphill (to get out) all in all, very worth it!
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
19 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Wilson:
The Fin 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 45'
Code 3 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 50'
Tiny Gun 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 50'
Let's Roll 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Sport, 50'
Featured Route For Little Wilson
Ron Rico 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NC
: Little Wilson
This is a funky but fun route. Look for the obvious up and left leaning dihedral. The start is often a bit wet and slimy.Make some easy moves to get to the first bolt. Start moving up and left. Get inventive to move through the next few bolts. Sustained funkness gets you to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 4, 2011
Pick up a copy of Mike Grimm's "The High Country Cragger" from fullmantlepress.com. Well worth the investment for some great 221 cragging.
This area also has several climbs that stay dry in a rain and sheltered from the sun. The cliff faces west and is predominately a sport climbing crag. The red refrigerator is no longer at the trail head. I guess someone was nice enough to dispose of it.
May 23, 2013
Does anyone know of another land mark to use to know where to cut down into the trail? I was unable to find it since the fridge is missing.