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Air Show TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Air Show (right exit) TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Bat Swing, The TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blue Pill TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Carpet Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Conrad vs. The Skink Monster TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dancing with Trees TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Driving with the Top Down TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Eyes of a Stranger TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Kuutomo TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Oh My Eyes! S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Oh My Eyes! (right exit) TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rags to Riches T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skink Magic TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unyielding Finale TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
White Man Head Bob, The TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 774 ft
GPS: 39.326, -77.725 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Conrad S. on Nov 29, 2012
Admins: Frances Fierst

Description

This great cliff has face, slab, crack, dihedral, and roof climbing. It faces west and overlooks the town of Harpers Ferry from high on the ridge. In the summer it tends to be shaded until late in the day and a draft flows up the side of the mountain under the tree canopy resulting in a cooler climbing experience. Portions of the cliff grow a fine powdery lichen that will wear off with more traffic. The base of the cliff has a relatively flat staging area. The rock is good, the routes are fun.

Getting There

This cliff is best accessed from the top of Maryland Heights and the main overlook points. From the overlook you hike uphill and to the north (parallel the potomac, hiking in the upstream direction)

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Travis1  
When hiking to over look from main trail, take red trail to overlook and around half way down the red trail take a small trail to the right where the main trail bends left. Rocks are down hill from small trail and the app has a map with location marked you can follow Aug 1, 2017
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Two large yellow jacket nests in August of 2017. Base of carpet crack and 6 foot left of rags to riches Aug 1, 2017
With your back to Harper's Ferry from the most popular overlook, Skink Rock is to your left. It is not that far from the overlook. Oct 12, 2014
I found some Evolv Defys size 12.5 last weekend on the trail leading to Skink rock. Aug 11, 2014

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