Thor sends The Castaway at Ship Rock, Grandfather Mountain, NC
Get ready for a glimpse of Misty Mountain's North Carolina high country home. For our latest video, we bring the cameras to our home crag to watch Misty Mountain Product Designer Sam Dospoy crush The Castaway, a 5.12 high on Grandfather Mountain's Ship Rock. The route begins with an overhanging steep section, but transitions to delicate face halfway up. The crux is pulling between the two sections. Gear consists of 3 bolts, a fixed pin, a marginally inspiring small nut and similar 00 cam. Sam, nicknamed " Thor" for his resemblance to the Marvel character, sends the route in fine style. Cheers to Sam for a strong kickoff to some local videos showcasing Misty Mountain's backyard in the Southern Appalachian Range.