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Oct 9, 2012
Climbed Table Rock East Face this weekend, climbed Jim Dandy and started Cave Route (weather turned us around). The Selected Climbs in NC guide book is not entirely accurate on how to get to the climbing areas (South, East and North Faces). First off, there are no knee high railroad ties on the left side in which to turn right. It is the first trail you come to when you exit the parking lot along the MST trail, it is about .25 miles and looks like a switch back, once on this trail you will see a railroad tie on the right side about 50 ft from the intersection, but you can't see the ties from the trail intersection. From there the guide book is correct. I included a grid for Jim Dandy (on the Jim Dandy page) as a start point reference for all other climbs on the East face. Below is a grid coord for the trail intersection in which to turn to head to Table Rock South, East, and North face climbing areas.
N 35 Deg, 53 min, 17.1 sec
W 081 Deg, 53 min, 06.3 sec
Enjoy and hope this helps
By Ben Martelino
Feb 27, 2014
|trying to plan a trip up to table on memorial weekend does anyone know if climbing will be allowed during that time? looking to hit cave route and some of the other 5.5-5.6 routes up there.|
By Jonathan Dull
From: Boone, NC
Mar 3, 2014
|Ben, you'll be fine. The gate will be open by then and you won't be in any areas that are closed due to Peregrine Falcon closures.|
By John Braun
From: Hendersonville, NC
Mar 23, 2014
|The road to Table Rock is gated and the gate is (I believe) closed in the winter until April 1. If you decide to go, you can hike (or bike!) a steep mile and a half up the paved switchbacks to the picnic area.|
By Austin Harris
Jun 17, 2015
- APPROACH - From the parking lot, take the trail north (toward Table Rock: the big cliff you can see from the bathrooms). After about 5 min (0.25 mi), you will see a 3 foot high Rock wall on the right (made from really big rocks) turn right up this trail. Then after about 1 min (50 yards), you will see the first trail on your left; only take this to get to...
"The South End" routes ("Fresh Garbage" through "Two Pitch".
Keep going straight for...
"The East Face" routes ("Blood, Sweat and Tears" through "My Route")
and "The North End" routes ("Second Stanza" through "Devil's Cellar Chimney".
After about 7 min (part of which you will be walking right next to the cliff on your left) you will arrive at 3 railroad tie steps; right above these are the bases of...
"Jim Dandy" and "Peek-a-Boo".
If you keep going, the trail will steepen; after about 8 min the trail will bring you to a 6 foot high scramble up through a little chimney formed by the cliff on your left and a huge boulder on your right. Right before this chimney is the base of...
"The Cave Route".
After scrambling up through that little chimney, the trail will curve to the left and then really steepen into a 4th class scramble up about 30 feet, which will bring you to...
"the Lunch Ledge" to the left, and...
"The North End" routes ("Second Stanza" through "Devil's Cellar Chimney" to the right.
On "the Lunch Ledge", the cliff will now be on your right, and the first route you will come to is the base of...
"My Route" 5.6,
then continue up and to the left for the base of the 3rd pitch of...
"The Cave Route".
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