Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beginner's Crack 
Beginner's Face 
Billy Goat Boulder 
Buckets of blood (overhang) 
Buckets of Blood Arete 
Bulge, The 
Bump, The 
Chris's Goat 
Crack, The 
Cripple's Crack 
Cripple's Face 
Crippling Paralysis 
Crystal Ship 
Diamond, The 
Dream Direct, The 
Dream, The 
Easy Layback 
Eight Ball 
Elsie's Arete 
Elsie's Other 
Flake, The 
Friction Layback 
Golden Staircase 
Green Bucket 
Hades Heights Girdle Traverse 
Herbie's Horror 
Herbie's Left 
Iron Cross 
Jam Crack 
Jan's Face 
Left Edge of Jane's Face 
Mad Dog 
Merv's Nerve 
Norris's Nipple 
Nose, The 
Nubbin (Nubble) Face 
Outlook Rock Boulder 
Pre-Kindergarten Boulder 
Ronnie's Leap 
Serenity Syndrome 
Silver Spot 
Spider Walk 
Sterling's Crack 
Sterling's Double Cracks 
Swayback Layback 
Tea and Scrumpet 
Top Roping at Carderock with Tots 
Triple A 
Trudie's Terror 
Yellow Jacket 
Zig Zag 
Unsorted Routes:


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
Page Views: 418
Submitted By: javerlinda on Dec 6, 2011
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: Photo of the route. Photo taken by Ben Koser.


Easy climbing to the overhang just left of The Crack at Hades Heights. This route is really a boulder problem 15 ft off the ground. Pull through the center of the overhang. Climbing is much easier on the right (exploiting the arete).


Build a TR anchor at the top.

Comments on Biceps Add Comment
Show which comments
By John Ely
From: DC
Nov 5, 2013

There are also two variations to this climb that can be done from the same anchor.

1) Variation 'right' climbs the face to the right of the Biceps overhang drifting back left until it is possible to attain the underclings of that route. This variation is at least a half-grade harder than Biceps.

2) Variation 'left' is a long reach to some distinctly inadequate layback holds through the largest portion of the biceps overhang. After getting ahold of them, use them to climb through. This is at least a grade and a half harder than Biceps.