This crag faces approximately NNW. It is along the C&O canal, upstream of the route 34 bridge from Maryland to Shepherdstown, WV, on the Maryland side. It appears to be on C&O Canal Park lands. The rock is limestone or possibly dolomite. The rock itself is very good quality but there are portions that are highly fractured so it can be "chossy". This cliff, as for most limestone cliff, will require cleaning and some climber traffic before it cleans up completely. Beware of loose holds until a route has seen traffic. Wear a helmet, please.
Take Canal Rd off of 34 to get to parking. Walk the canal upstream until you see the cliff on your right. Go past it to a ravine that you can hike up to the top to set up toprope. Be careful not to knock debris down on climbers below as the lip has loose soil, sticks, rocks.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b MD : Shepherdstown Limestone Tri...
Start at the left side of the cove where the triple roof is. Climb left on the slab and work around the left side of the roof. Make a longish move to access the right angling jug rail at the lip of the roof. Traverse right on the jugs to the notch. Within the notch are some mini jugs. Grab these and heel hook the flake with your left to make a longish rockover move up to a jug for the left hand. Follow jugs up to the "cave" in the wall. You will want to be on the right side of this cave. At this...[more] Browse More Classics in MD