Waterfall Cliff Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Aug 20, 2002 with 4 Suggestions|
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There are a few don't miss climbs in this section of rock: Clamydia (5.11d), and Putrefaction (5.11a).
Most of the area will be in the shade all day, but you will see the sun peeking through the trees often.
Keep in mind there are numerous routes not (currently) included in the MountainProject list, so double check descriptions before getting on a route. 'Sport' climbs in this area are sparsely bolted so use caution and consider adding pro when possible. Additionally, top-ropes can fairly easily be setup on (or near) most routes.
This area is crowded on the weekends, though you could be alone during the week.
Estimated hike in: 15 minutes.Distance: .9 miles
Starting from the either area parking lot, head into the park using the Saratoga Gap trail. This will wind down a canyon along the creek for quite some time. At the small footbridge, don't cross the bridge and instead continue under some branches in a clearing which becomes a trail. Follow until you come to a wide rocky and leafy gully ahead. The Muffins can be seen to the left at this point. Either hike through the Muffins and follow the dirt trail or head down the gully away from the Muffins and other 15 - 30' rocks. You'll approach bolted and unbolted climbs on the right side after 100 or so feet of downclimbing and slipping.
Old Approach: Cross the small footbridge and head left to the Waterfall deck at the junction. The path to Waterfall Cliff (and also 'The Muffins') is found by walking down to the creek along the steep bank just to the left of a "dangerous " caution sign about 75 feet before the observation deck. Hike uphill to the left of the cliff band.
Classic Climbing Routes at Waterfall Cliff
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