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On Top of The Chimneys (Linville Gorge) – 7-10-2016

I have hiked around in the Chimneys area many times over the past few years yet, I had never took the time to climb to the tip top of them despite, this being on my list of things to do ever since I first laid eyes on them. That is, until now. On this trip I would be accompanied with my son Tyler Tarpley (as this would be his first trip to the Linville Gorge) and my friend John Forbes who would be leading us across the top of these majestic high rock towers starting at their beginning by using access via a new and previously undocumented crack that he had found on a recent trip. This would require free climbing up a vertical crack close to 100 feet up to a hidden chamber at the top that would eventually lead us to the tip top of the first rock spire of the Chimneys as you approach them coming from the Table Rock parking lot. This would be an epic experience that I will never forget.


Looking back across our route thus far, looking back towards Table Rock (where we began) from the tip tops of The Chimneys.


Posted on 22 March '17 by , under RATtreks. No Comments.