Elevation: 50 ft
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Shared By: franciscov on Sep 17, 2007 with improvements by Rocket and 4 others
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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.

Getting There

just of 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
 26
Beginner's Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 35
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 29
Nubbin (Nubble) Face
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 39
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Triple A
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Swayback Layback
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
The Diamond
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 23
Butterfly
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Herbie's Horror
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Green Bucket
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Fingernail
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
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
 26
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Easy Layback Outlook Rocks
 35
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Nubbin (Nubble) Face Outlook Rocks
 29
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Trudie's Terror Outlook Rocks
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Outlook Rocks
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Outlook Rocks
 39
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Triple A Outlook Rocks
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Swayback Layback Outlook Rocks
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Diamond Outlook Rocks
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Butterfly Outlook Rocks
 23
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c TR
Herbie's Horror Outlook Rocks
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Green Bucket Outlook Rocks
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Fingernail Outlook Rocks
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Elsie's Nose Outlook Rocks
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Buckets of Blood Arete Outlook Rocks
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
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