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Summer climbing destination. Usually less crowded than its upper tier neighbors
See instructions on Hawksbill main page.
12 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Hawksbill:
Jeep's Chimney 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Fat Lady 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Encore 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 100'
Phantom of the Opera 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Diving Board 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad, 70'
King of Kings 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Ice Cream Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Lower Hawksbill
Jeep's Chimney 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NC : Linville Gorge : ... : Lower Hawksbill
Jeep's Chimney climbs the most obvious feature on Lower Hawksbill - the large, acute, slightly left-facing dihedral. It's only a chimney because on how one climbs it - the crack in the back actually ranges from fingers to fists. The newest guidebook rates the pitch 10a; it certainly falls a bit more in the old school rating category. Climb the corner using stems, jams, creativity, and a few thrutches to a double-bolt belay hidden in the chimney at the top. Don't be afraid, especially n...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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