Elevation: 106 ft
GPS: 38.976, -77.207 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Malone on Apr 9, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Frances Fierst

Description

Upstream end of Carderock near the Vaso Island Crossing. A major bend in the river has exposed resilient blunt faces of shist. Less visited than the rest of Carderock, Outlook Rocks is a good place to get away from the crowds and onto less traveled rock.  Adventure top roping and bouldering on decent, short lines is name of the game.  As the rocks rise of out of the river, access is more difficult, isolating the sub-sectors.  Check out the open face of Nose that Blows, the moderate corner of Jackknife or the hard boulders around Stannard’s Playground. A quiet place on the river.

Getting There

100 meters SW of Herbie’s Horror and Jungle Cliffs. Cross small seasonal drainage heading toward and upstream on the Potomac River.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Outlook Rocks

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V1-2 5
 6
Outlook Rock Boulder
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 5
Jackknife
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 4
Guillotine
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Outlook Rock Boulder
 6
V1-2 5 Boulder
Jackknife
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
Guillotine
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
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