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Ship Rock

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About Ship Rock:

Only place on Grandfather Mountain where climbing is allowed. Park at Rough Ridge pull out near mile marker 303 on the Parkway and walk south 1/2 mile to trail to the right that leads to the rock. Mostly Trad climbing
Approach: Approach to trail starts just after bridge and road cut, with a small and barely visible trail. Just follow the wall up a decent scramble to the base of Hop, Skip and a Jump. Doable in sandals, but approach-type shoes are recommended
Approach Time: About 10-15 minutes south of Rough Ridge pulloff if you walk the parkway, about 20-30 minutes up the Tanawa Trail from Rough Ridge pulloff
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues: If you come up the Tanawa Trail, DO NOT walk down the "trail" to get to the bottom. Find a rap ring and rap down. The park service has the trail blocked off for a reason.
Rock Type: Quartzite
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect:

Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 3.88/5 Aretenephobia (1) 5.10a 8
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Artistic Arete 5.13a 0
Average Rating = 4.80/5 Revival 5.11a 5
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hindu Kush Direct 5.10d 3
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Lost Sailor (1) 5.10c 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Popcorn Shrimp (1) 5.6 6
0 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Rosin Bread 5.8 2
0 Average Rating = 3.75/5 Strattle Castor (1) 5.9 4
1 Average Rating = 4.56/5 Airlie Gardens 5.9 25
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Alternative Man 5.12c 2
1 Average Rating = 3.80/5 Balti Porter 5.10a 9
1 Average Rating = 4.48/5 Boardwalk (5) 5.8 46
1 Average Rating = 4.43/5 BOG Man w/ variation 5.11a 19
1 Average Rating = 3.75/5 Borrowed Time aka Amputee (2) 5.9 53
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Buffalo Dime 5.10a 4
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Buffalo Nickel (1) 5.7 5
1 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Castaway 5.12a 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Coma 5.13c 0
1 Average Rating = 4.17/5 Edge of a Dream (8) 5.7 61
1 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Fire Point (5.9+R) 5.9 19
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 First Flight 5.11b 10
1 Average Rating = 4.11/5 Harpoon (3) 5.10a 66
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Head Control 5.8 4
1 Average Rating = 4.16/5 Hindu Kush (2) 5.8 34
1 Average Rating = 4.31/5 K.B. Capers (2) 5.10a 24
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Left Of Buffalo Nickel 5.5 1
1 Average Rating = 4.12/5 Linn Cove Lullaby 5.10a 30
1 Average Rating = 4.23/5 Lost at Sea (1) 5.8 46
1 Average Rating = 3.83/5 Maiden Voyage 5.9 7
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Snap Gap (1) 1
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Special Forces 5.11a 3
1 Average Rating = 4.77/5 The Anguish of Capt. Bligh (3) 5.11b 27
1 Average Rating = 4.50/5 The Broach (1) 5.11d 10
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Gumfighter 5.11d 23
1 Average Rating = 4.30/5 Welcome to Watagua 5.11a 23
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Wounded Hindu 5.10d 4

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