Jun 10, 2007, 8:19 AM
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Registered: Jun 10, 2007
Wonderland area of linville river is located between the connely cove trail and the spence ridge trail along the river. Great climbing can be found all along this stretch, but is easiest to get around in and most concentrated at the lower part of this stretch. The spence ridge trail is the easiest, least steep way to access the river having 700 fett less elevation drop than any other trail to the river, and a foot bridge has recently been built to cross the river. Takes about 25-30 minutes with a pack. Wonderland is about 10, 15 minutes downstream of the bridge on the river trail. A large cave right on the trail marks the easiest ways to get to the river, as well as the downstream end of the best concentration of good, set-up boulders. These include the wonder boulder, the glory(mushroom) boulder, and good god's urge. My friends and I spent over 15 weekends down here bouldering and if you're just up for a little hike, I bet anyone can enjoy thois place. The trail up to the linville river crag also marks the down-stream end of this bouder field.
-Also, right around the spnce ridge crossing are more great boulders, including a great long overhang, a big V1 fin, etc. At the bend above spence ridge crossing are several more boulders really worth climbing on, accesible either by hopping up the river bed, or by getting on the river trail and getting back on the river at the campsite two minuts upstream.
-The stretch of river between this and the snady flat trail definately has some gems, but if flatter and not so concentrated