The is the first area on the left from the summit ridge trail. It is identifiable by a cave with some very fun-looking overhanging routes (which can be top-roped). The rock is solid and the area is popular, so expect crowds (and sometimes ghetto-blasters).
This area is perhaps 5 minutes from the Practice Wall along the summit ridge. This area is concentrated with several walls and The Fortress is the first on the left.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fortress:
Finger Crack 5.8 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Fortress Fingers 5.10b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Eye Sockets 5.10 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Gumbies Go Home 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Fortress Direct 5.10+ TR, 1 pitch
Aerial Act 5.10+ R Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Featured Route For The Fortress
Fortress Fingers 5.10b NC : Crowders Mountain : ... : The Fortress
Same start as Finger Crack then traverse left along the obvious, smaller finger crack and continue climbing up on the face of the Fortress. Using the big hole and trending cliff right on the subtly featured face is harder territory, otherwise climb cliff left toward the bigger features. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NC