Elevation: 114 ft
GPS: 38.988, -77.247 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Keegan Dimmick on May 15, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath

Description

Cornice is the next section of the main gorge downstream from Bird's Nest. The top of the cliff is just a few yards off the river trail and there is easy access to setting up all the top ropes. The climbs here offer a variety of difficulties. The actual climb named Cornice may be the single best moderate climb in the Potomac Gorge.

Getting There

The easiest route to the base of the climbs is via the downstream descent. Watch for poison ivy. The base of The Nose can be also be reached from upstream by 4th class traversing from top of the Armbuster Descent.

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cornice

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
The Nose
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Cornice - Var: unnamed
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Conroy Wasn't Here
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Cornice
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Little Devil
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
First Blood
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Crank Up
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Cranko
Trad, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Tiparillo
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Nose
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Cornice - Var: unnamed
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Conroy Wasn't Here
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cornice
 42
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Little Devil
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
First Blood
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Crank Up
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Cranko
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Tiparillo
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
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