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Lower Hawksbill

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Conventional Warfare T,S 
Diving Board, The T 
Encore T 
Fat Lady, The T 
Gorilla Tactics  T 
Ice Cream Direct T 
Jeep's Chimney T 
King of Kings T 
King of Kings roof finish (P-2) T 
Phantom of the Opera T 
Trundle From Down Under T 
Whip-or-will T 

Lower Hawksbill  


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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



Weather station 7.4 miles from here

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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