Table Rock

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Once an important altar for religious ceremonies of the Cherokee people, Table Rock is now an altar for rock climbing. Although its profile from afar may be a little intimidating from most every angle, rest assured that there's a class 1+ route up the forested southwest slope. But for those looking for more of a challenge, look no further than the 400 vertical feet of Table Rock's east face. The numerous routes vary in degree of technical difficulty (to 5.11). The 360 degree view from the summit is pleasant, but once atop Table Rock, you may be distracted by the calling of some of Linville Gorge's other attractions: Hawksbill, The Chimneys, and of course Shortoff Mountain. (Round trip distance from Table Rock parking area: 2 miles).

Elevation (feet): 3,890
Elevation (meters): 1,186
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Latitude: 35.8908
Longitude: -81.8831
Difficulty: Walk up
First successful climber(s): Cherokees
Nearest major airport: Asheville
Convenient Center: Morganton/Linville

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Table Rock.

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  • Log #21767 - by cavincent88 on Sep 15, 2009
    The climb to the top is about 1.5 miles. Although short, it is rather steep especially near the summit. The summit is rocky and has several major rock outcroppings. The best views in my opinion are...
  • Log #21076 - by James Peebles on Oct 27, 2007
    Did this peak on a North Carolina Outward Bound trip
  • Log #15851 - by luc parent on May 09, 2000
    I'm a teacher from Baie Comeau High School I would like to organise an expedition- 10 teens - 5 days Thank you
  • Log #15852 - by Matt Kirk on Feb 18, 2000
    via the summit trail after a failed two night circle route traversing the southern section of the gorge the bushwacking got to be too intense on the linville gorge trail, so we came back up the...