North Carolina Ice Climbing

Hwy 215 is right next to the road and provides some quality vertical ice climbing that is a great introduction to North Carolina Ice climbing.

Sam's Knob is a great moderate area with some WI1-3 climbs and even offers multi-pitch. It provides a little bit of North Carolina “rhodeneering” to get to it and is a great intro for some of the bigger ice in the Black Mountains.

Celo Knob in the Black Mountain Range has one of the longest WI routes in the East! Left Wishbone is nearly 2000' long with some WI3 climbing on it. This is a great longer day outing and is also good training for objectives in bigger ranges.

Whiteside ice climbing is comparable to any big ice anywhere when it comes in. It has mixed lines and WI5 lines that will put you to the test. Whiteside also offers some great moderate and beginning ice climbs as well as the well known WI3 Starshine.