Elevation: 50 ft
GPS: 38.976, -77.207 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: franciscov on Sep 17, 2007 with 12 Suggestions
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Description

A cliff band on the east side of the Potomac River just northwest of Washington DC. The rock is hard with quartz crystals and about 40 feet high. The area is top roped using trees and there are lots of hard foot work challenges. It's a beautiful area in the hardwood forest that is peaceful, but very popular.

Guidebook: rakkup.com/guidebooks/carde…

Getting There

Just off I-495 exit on to the Clara Barton Parkway in Carderock Park. Park in the far north parking lot and walk west on a trail to the cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carderock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 33
Beginner's Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 45
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 32
Nubbin (Nubble) Face
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Triple A
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Flutterby
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Herbie's Horror
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Butterfly
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Green Bucket
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Fingernail
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
The Flake
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Elsie's Nose
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Buckets of Blood Arete
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Crack Outlook Rocks
 33
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Easy Layback Outlook Rocks
 45
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Nubbin (Nubble) Face Outlook Rocks
 32
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Trudie's Terror Outlook Rocks
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Outlook Rocks
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Outlook Rocks
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Triple A Outlook Rocks
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Flutterby Outlook Rocks
 24
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Herbie's Horror Outlook Rocks
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Butterfly Outlook Rocks
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Green Bucket Outlook Rocks
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Fingernail Outlook Rocks
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The Flake Outlook Rocks
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Elsie's Nose Outlook Rocks
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Buckets of Blood Arete Outlook Rocks
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
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