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Summit Crags  


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Location: 38.5518, -78.3153 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

At the top of Old Rag a cliff face that makes up the Summit Crag faces west. Access to the ciimbs is simple enough from climber trails at either side of the summit.

Getting There 

After reaching the summit, find a corridor on the northwest between two boulders and head down a notch that leads downward and around to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Old Rag area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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 Summit Crags:
Beginner Crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Pure Fun   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Groovy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Summit Crags
Leading the roof on Pure Fun.

Pure Fun 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  VA : Shenandoah National Park : ... : Summit Crags
Climb a face up a left-leaning crack, and pass a piton. Head straight up an overhang (slightly runout). Or, escape left and run a second pitch up a chimney (5.6)....[more]   Browse More Classics in VA

Photos of Summit Crags Slideshow Add Photo
Facing Summit Crag, looking up.
BETA PHOTO: Facing Summit Crag, looking up.
At the summit, find these two boulders.  The left ...
BETA PHOTO: At the summit, find these two boulders. The left ...
To find Summit Crag, approach the summit.  If comi...
BETA PHOTO: To find Summit Crag, approach the summit. If comi...
You'll need to step over this trail line marker to...
BETA PHOTO: You'll need to step over this trail line marker to...
After a downward scramble between two boulders and...
BETA PHOTO: After a downward scramble between two boulders and...
Photo facing summit.  Scramble down to the base of...
BETA PHOTO: Photo facing summit. Scramble down to the base of...
The left side of Summit Crag.  Distinctly shaped s...
BETA PHOTO: The left side of Summit Crag. Distinctly shaped s...

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By K Baumgartner
Aug 18, 2013
There are varying ways to get down to the base of these crags. The easiest is to go to the western edge of the summit and find the nice down climb. You'll know it when you're there because there's a 20' hand crack on your left as you walk down,

There are other descents that are a bit of a whack fest combined with squeezing through narrow slots while down climbing.
By Pericles Niarchos
From: Alexandria, Virginia
Nov 7, 2013
As Baumgartner says, this approach can be a little tricky. The way he describes, past Beginner's Crack, is outlined in the uploaded photos.
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