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Shortoff Mountain: Rock Climbing with Granite Arches

Description:  600 feet in some places, this steep featured granite wall is a continuation of the North Carolina Wall, and holds some of the best shortoff mountain climbing remote wilderness multi-pitch rock climbing on the east coast. Shortoff, however, has considerably few moderate routes, but a host of climbs to tempt the intermediate climber.   Also like the Linville Gorge, this area is not recommended for novice or intermediate climbers without a guide due to rapidly developing storms and the remoteness and length of the climbs.  Thus climbing here is more serious in nature than most east coast climbing locations.   

Location: Shortoff Mountain, N.C. is located near Morganton N.C.  It is an hour's drive from Asheville, N.C.

Climbing Season:
  Climbing is best in Shortoff Mountain in the spring through the fall.  Like the Linville Gorge, Shortoff Mountain is cooler than most areas in the summer due to its elevation, but can be quite hot.  The winter can be frigid, but good climbing days can still be found in mid-winter.


What We Offer: Granite Arches offers professional rock climbing guiding and instruction year-round at Shortoff Mountain.  Granite Arches offers private guided instruction only, so you or your group will not be with any other climbers.    Our 'courses' are not set in stone, because our instruction is private and custom tailored to each client.  Instead, instructional goals of varying levels are integrated into "focus areas" to be seamlessly woven into your climbing day at the crags.  The focus areas covered by you and your guide are determined by your technical skill and practical knowledge and follow a natural progression.  

 

 

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Granite Arches Climbing Services
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA

climb@granitearches.com

Phone: (423) 413-1432

Website copyright 1997-2007
  by Granite Arches Climbing Services

Permits:  Granite Arches holds a special users' permit to operate in the
National Forests of North Carolina

Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.


 

 

 

 

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Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


climb@granitearches.com

Phone: (423) 413-1432

Website copyright 1997-2014
  by Granite Arches Climbing Guides

Permits:  Granite Arches holds a special users' permit to operate in the
National Forests of North Carolina

Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.