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|Shared By:||Brendan1 Leich on Mar 25, 2019|
Not the sandy chosspile the name suggests, the Sandcrag is one of the taller cliffs around Morgantown, though its Northeast facing slope creates a hanging garden in some places (but that’s nothing a little cleaning can’t fix!). A local route developer always seemed to grade anything 5.10 and up as 5.9+...because everyone knows 5.10 is impossible. But since the days of bolt wars and ethics police have passed, the Yosemite Decimal system has been adjusted...just not here. There was a running joke that a new crag would be found, and every route graded 5.9+. It would be called “sandbags at the Sandcrag.” Well there you have it.
On a more serious note, this area is home to a few short trad routes, and a handful of tall (for the area) and classic sport routes. Reverse the Curse 5.12a is said to be the best sport climb around, and Pariah 5.12d isn’t too shabby either. It should be noted that there are four additional projects here, and some unbolted lines as well.
If you are heading to the Monster roof, head left at the bedrock. After about 5 minutes, you will see an opening in the underbrush, and a clean wall up the hill. Head uphill there, and you should run into a ridiculous cave, home to one of the biggest roof cracks in the world. I hope your a beast...
Beaver Buttress: 15 mins
Sandcrag (Outcast Wall and Andrew’s Playhouse): 25 mins
Monster Roof: 15 minsBeaver
Classic Climbing Routes at Sandcrag
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