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Dixie Chicken 
Fat Man 
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Powder Keg 
Sailing Shoes 
Skin It Back 
Swashbuckler 

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Description 

Another fun little crag on 221 just below the parkway. The walls face west and has tree coverage to keep the walls cool all day, but it is still the best in the morning. The easy and short approach along with proximity of all the routes surely make this wall a destination area if your cragging on 221. It is rare that you will see another person up there, but there is a bit of road noise. All the routes require a little bit of gear. A standard single rack of cams, or just a set of tri-cams is all that is typically needed. One route in particular will take ballnutz or small brass.


Getting There 

From the intersection of 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway (near Grandfather Mountain), drive north towards Blowing Rock for a few miles until you see a row of wooden posts on the downhill side of the road. This is the parking area. Walk back up the road south for a few hundred feet towards Grandfather Mountain until you see a small wash/gully on the uphill side of the road. Just after the gully, walk up the hill and wind through the rhodos bearing slightly to the left. The overall time to get to the cliff from the car should be less the 5 minutes!


9 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sunken Treasure:
Fat Man   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 50'   
Skin It Back   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Dixie Chicken   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 35'   
Powder Keg   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 45'   
Peg Leg   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 50'   
Little Feat (the Stain)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 40'   
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Featured Route For Sunken Treasure
Scoping out this beautiful climb about midway up.  So many fun little roofs!

Peg Leg 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  NC : Sunken Treasure
An area classic and probably one of the best routes on both of the walls.Start inside the big dihedral. Get some high jugs to get onto the ledge above. Plug some gear to get up to the first bolt under the roof. Start the sustained and tricky crux below the roof. Continue up and left to next dihedral and get some more gear before reaching the final bolt to the anchors. This will keep your attention from the first bolt to the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 4, 2011

Be sure to pick up a copy of Mike Grimm's guide "The High Country Cragger" from www.fullmantlepress.com. Well worth the investment!