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Like the Amphitheater, the main North Carolina Wall overlooks the deep and wide main gorge. This section maintains the wilderness flavor of Linville Gorge, and in contrast to the more beginner-friendly Amphitheater, there are no "easy" lines here. And though route development began more than 35 years ago, there's still lots of potential for hard climbers to carve out more routes on the NC Wall.
From the Table Rock parking lot, head south through the campground and along the ridgeline trail. Continue past the Chimneys to the first cut-off trail to the right; this leads down to North Carolina Wall. If you see a white quartz rock on the trailside where the cut-off trail goes down, you've gone too far; this trail goes to the Amphitheater.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Carolina Wall:
Bumblebee Butress 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Apricot Jam 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Tarantula 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Rinky Dink Direct finish 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
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Lost In Time 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a NC : Linville Gorge : North Carolina Wall
This is a great climb up the center of this smooth vertical part of the NC wall.P-1 This pitch just got a bolt added to the start -- it is about 20 ' up. Climb straight up to the bolt and move slightly right, then back up and left to some good holds and gear. Continue up the weakness that takes you up the water streak at the top. Belay next to the large boulder that sits on the edge of the ledge.P-2 From this giant ledge, climb the faint corner features directly in front of the boulder past s...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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