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Routes in Train Tunnel Wall

Air Show T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
Black Tie Affair T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Center Stage and All Alone T A2 PG13
Long and Hard T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Outrage S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Spectacular Spectacle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Unknown T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Whirlpool T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Access Issue: Train Property Details

Description

The steep wall directly over the train tunnel. Usually home only to the ravens and aid climbers. There is only one free route known but to many of the area's aid climbers this is the biggest and baddest thing around.

Set up shop in the "Pit" get geared up and get ready for thin aid on hard black rock.

Can get rather windy and about 15 trains a day are going directly underneath you. You dont just hear them, you can actually feel them.

Getting There

A slightly tricky approach. You used to be able to park in the single pullout right below the "pit" but that is now being patrolled. Parking options include the hiking trail-head on Sandy Hook Rd. Go under rail bridge and another half mile to parking. This lot fills up fast with hikers on the weekend. Sandy Hook is accessed off of 340 in MD by taking Keep Tryst Rd. to sandy hook rd.

Or you can pay to park in town and walk across the pedestrian bridge.

Either way you need a permit from the park rangers to climb. Their office is in town on the right as you drive in. They also usually require that you have a helmet.

From either parking find the south side of the concrete structure that makes up the tunnel underneath the wall. A 30 foot trail leads to a 30 foot tall ladder bolted to the side. Up this (exciting with a haul bag) and into the "pit" All climbs start from here. Use discretion while in the pit as access is uncertain.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Train Tunnel Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
A2 PG13
 5
Center Stage and All Alone
Trad, Aid
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
 3
Spectacular Spectacle
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Black Tie Affair
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Outrage
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center Stage and All Alone
 5
A2 PG13 Trad, Aid
Spectacular Spectacle
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Black Tie Affair
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Outrage
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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