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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:
Barnacles & Bo Schwan 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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'
Lost In Time 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Spectre Man 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Eureka 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Life is like a rubber rope 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Southeast arete (of the Camel) 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Bed-wetter 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Apricot Butter 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Rinky Dink Direct finish 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Fire On The Mountain 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, Sport, 100'
Pansy Wall 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Horse Shoes & Hand Grenades 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For North Carolina Wall
Bumblebee Butress 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NC : Linville Gorge : North Carolina Wall
P1- 5.8: Start from the top of a 10'-high block and climb the wide chimney using face holds until it is possible to gain the arete. Continue up the arete for a short ways and then start trending left and up aiming for the left-facing corner/crack system. Once in the corner continue to the just below the prominent bomb-bay roof. (100 feet)P2- 5.8: Climb up to and out of the bomb-bay roof, follow the crack and corner system through a couple more bulges until a large ledge is reached. (100 feet)P3-...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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