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Broach, The T 
Buffalo Dime T 
Buffalo Nickel T 
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First Flight T 
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Gumfighter T 
Harpoon T 
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Link, The T 
Linn Cove Lullaby T 
Revival T 
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Description 

This composes the main section of Ship Rock. It's what you reach as you walk up the approach trail.


Getting There 

The approach trail from the Parkway (see main description) takes you right there.


Climbing Season


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=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 Main Tier:
Buffalo Nickel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Hindu Kush   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Boardwalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Borrowed Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Airlie Gardens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Fire Point   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Harpoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
KB Capers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Linn Cove Lullaby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Balti Porter   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
BOG Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
Special Forces   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Welcome to Watauga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   
First Flight   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Anguish of Captain Bligh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Chromium Chain   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gumfighter   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Broach   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Beyond 2000   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Link   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Dealin' with the crux... mid 90's.

Gumfighter 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  NC : Ship Rock : Main Tier
I think the Gumfighter is one of the prettiest lines around. It was certainly my favorite at Ship Rock, and Ship Rock remains one of my all-time favorite crags; so what more can I say. Donít be put off by the rating because a top rope can easily be set up by climbing its neighbor; Borrowed Time. It is also very easy to find because of where it is located; immediately to the right of Borrowed Time.Crank up through a roof, passing a fixed pin, to where a bolt is encou...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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