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Breakaway Wall 


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Submitted By: Frank T on Aug 6, 2008
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Description 

This is the "main wall" of Rocks State Park.

The BREAKAWAY WALL hosts the longest top-rope routes, pushing 80+ feet in length. Be sure both ends of your rope reach the ground before trying these climbs!Although Indys guide recommends a 50m rope minimum, I would say 60m to be safe.

You'll need gear for most anchors here (there are a few natural anchors but will have to be used with your gear placements) and the anchors are usually set from either the EPITAPH WALL (for those climbs left of Vertical) or the platform 15 feet lower down (for Vertical and Piney).


Getting There 

Accessible only by an exposed 4th class/5.l downclimb scramble down past "The Pinnacle Area" (aka Strawberry Jam Pillar). Please be very careful when going down/up this area (especially when it's wet). A fall could spell BAD NEWS (Death perhaps). Rope up if you have to.


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8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Breakaway Wall:
Vertical   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 70'   
Green Subtrafuge aka Centrifuge   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   
Breakaway left   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Breakaway Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mike's Finger Buckets   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad   
Piney   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Vertical... Me cleaning the climb. once above  the overhang, you can climb anywhere on the face.

Vertical 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  MD : Rocks State Park : Breakaway Wall
Super-positive holds all up and down this classic route make it an extremely popular climb. a good place to play for the new leader and the old alike.Follow the prominent crack/flake system that starts in the center of the wall, about 15 feet beneath a small overhang. Pull through it and follow the parallel left-leaning cracks up to the next bulge. Work your way over or around the bulge near the top to the large platform. There are many variations possible. Some follow the parallel cracks exactl...[more]   Browse More Classics in MD

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By Frank T
Aug 6, 2008

Some of the information I provided for this area was taken from the book "Climb Maryland" by Mark "Indy" Kochte with his blessing.