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Routes in Summit Crags

Beginner Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Groovy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pedestal T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pure Fun T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tons of Fun T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twin Cracks T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 3,198 ft
GPS: 38.552, -78.315 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: C Runyan on Sep 4, 2008
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Summit Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pedestal
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pure Fun
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Groovy
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pedestal 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Pure Fun 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Twin Cracks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Groovy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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Chris Irwin
Silver Spring, Maryland
Chris Irwin   Silver Spring, Maryland
The summit wall is still open- the closed area that Lindsey mentions and links to is the West Summit . Feb 13, 2017
It appears Summit Crag has been closed.

nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/… Sep 15, 2016
Pericles Niarchos
Alexandria, Virginia
Pericles Niarchos   Alexandria, Virginia
As Baumgartner says, this approach can be a little tricky. The way he describes, past Beginner's Crack, is outlined in the uploaded photos. Nov 7, 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. Aug 18, 2013

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