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Lower Hawksbill

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Lower Hawksbill 


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Location: 35.91349, -81.88801 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Summer climbing destination. Usually less crowded than its upper tier neighbors


Getting There 

See instructions on Hawksbill main page.


Climbing Season


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 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'   
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Featured Route For Lower Hawksbill
Jeep's Chimney, July 2007.

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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