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Carderock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barnacle Face T,TR 
Beginner's Crack TR 
Beginner's Face TR 
Biceps TR 
Billy Goat Boulder 
Buckets of blood (overhang) 
Buckets of Blood Arete TR 
Bulge, The TR 
Bump, The TR 
Butterfly TR 
Chockstone Chimney T,TR 
Chris' Cruz T,TR 
Chris's Goat TR 
Copycat TR 
Crack, The T,TR 
Cripple's Crack TR 
Cripple's Face TR 
Crippling Paralysis TR 
Crystal Ship TR 
Death Nerve T,TR 
Desperation TR 
Diamond, The T,TR 
Dream Direct, The TR 
Dream, The TR 
Easy Layback TR 
Eight Ball TR 
Elsie's TR 
Elsie's Arete TR 
Elsie's Other TR 
Evan's Bolt Ladder T 
Fat Man's Fantasy T,TR 
Fingernail TR 
Flake, The TR 
Flutterby TR 
Friction Layback TR 
Golden Staircase TR 
Green Bucket TR 
Guillotine T,TR 
Hades Heights Girdle Traverse T 
Herbie's Horror TR 
Herbie's Left TR 
Impossible T,TR 
Incipient TR 
Iron Cross TR 
Jackknife T 
Jam Crack TR 
Jan's Face TR 
Jan's Face - Var: Eight Ball T,TR 
Jan's Face - Var: Left Edge T,TR 
Kindergarten TR 
Lazy Daisy T,TR 
Left Edge of Jane's Face TR 
Mad Dog TR 
Margie's Chimney T,TR 
Marion's Chimney T,TR 
Meenehan's Edge T,TR 
Meenehan's Staircase T,TR 
Merv's Nerve TR 
Near Matt Splat T,TR 
Norris's Nipple T,TR 
Nose, The TR 
Nubbin (Nubble) Face TR 
Outlook Rock Boulder 
Overhanging Block T,TR 
Pre-Kindergarten Boulder T 
Rack Direct, The T,TR 
Rack, The T,TR 
Ronnie's Leap TR 
Serenity Syndrome TR 
Shipley's TR 
Shonard's Lunacy TR 
Silver Spot TR 
Sloth, The TR 
Spider Walk TR 
Sterling's Crack TR 
Sterling's Double Cracks TR 
Swayback Layback TR 
Swollen Head T,TR 
Tea and Scrumpet 
Tomb of the Unknown Shoulder, The T,TR 
Top Roping at Carderock with Tots TR 
Triple A TR 
Trudie's Terror TR 
Twitch T,TR 
Upper Wall Crack T,TR 
Upper Wall Jam Crack T,TR 
Vulgarian Wedge T,TR 
Wet Dream T,TR 
X, The T,TR 
Yellow Jacket TR 
Zig Zag TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Sterling's Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  TR, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sterling Hendricks
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Submitted By: ferrells on May 18, 2010

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Description 

Well, it's not really a 5.7, but that's part of the charm of Carderock, isn't it? Work the semi-polished corner with a mixture of stemming, face-holding, and jamming. The rock is bullet hard and clean, like most of Carderock. Pretty cool route that is unexpectedly technical and demanding for the grade.

Location 

Right of The Dream roof on the Jungle Cliff (left side of Carderock). Look for a prominent, right facing corner with an easy start and a gentle overhang for most of the second half.

Protection 

TR, though I think it would take gear reasonably well for the solid leader.


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By Timmamok
From: Durango, CO
Sep 7, 2011

This is the best route at Carderock and a good lead.
By Tom McCrumm
Dec 15, 2012

First Ascent by Sterling Hendricks.
By ferrells
May 31, 2013

Thanks
By Phil Keffer
Apr 6, 2015

Trad climbing is not recommended at Carderock or Great Falls due to the rock layers crumbling under heavy pressure. I believe there has been serious injury or death in the past due to this problem. It is good for practicing lead while on top rope.
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