Often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” the Linville Gorge is one of the most rugged gorges in the eastern part of the country.
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Probably the most easily accessible area in Linville Gorge, Table Rock offers lots of easy to moderate single and multi-pitch climbs on quartzite stone.
While the actual climbing in the amphitheater is relatively easy, the approach makes the day feel very adventurous. If a big adventure or an alpine style day sounds appealing, climbing the Mummy, Daddy, and the Prow would be up your alley.
Known for containing mostly harder climbing, Hawksbill has a variety of multi-pitch trad routes and steep sport climbing.
Positioned at the very end of the gorge, Shortoff offers a lot of multi-pitch trad climbing in a variety of styles: Moderate cracks, pumpy overhangs, and steep face climbing.