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leppy


Jun 10, 2010, 4:53 PM
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lightning ledge walkoff  (North_America: United_States: North_Carolina: Western: Table_Rock)
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I topped out today onto lightning ledge via the cave route and was not able to find my to the summit from the ledge. does anyone have any beta on how to get to the summit using lightning ledge?


horseshoe


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Essentially you go to the left and head up as you are able. When you can't go up, head to the left some more. The trail is sorta long and there is a spot or two where it is hard to follow. It may be better to go with someone who has done it before. Alternatively, take My Route to the top next time.


ccarver99


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Yeah, similar to what horseshoe said: when you get your party to lunch ledge and take down your anchor, just turn around and start walking...there are a few places where you are scrambling up some rocks. I've only done it once and I ended up doing it in my climbing shoes and without being belayed, but I wouldn't recommend doing that. I remember scrambling up some of those rocks and being able to turn around and look down the side of the mountain...definitely one of the more scary "walk offs" I've ever done.

Chris


rsmillbern


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follow the trail to the left staying off the rocks until you get to spot with a small area to step over a "gap" (maybe a foot wide, but there is a lot of vegatation below). There is a bolt if you want to clip in for the step. After this you head up the wide chimeny (5.1ish) or climb the face to the left (easy 5.1). Keep going up, then left and up following the pasth of least resistance...


leppy


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Thanks everyone your replies will be helpful to me in the future when topping out onto lightning ledge.


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