Elevation: 109 ft
GPS: 38.976, -77.206 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Malone on Apr 9, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Frances Fierst

Description

Shaded by deciduous forest, Jungle Cliffs contains Carderock's most interesting rock. From the knobs of Herbie's Horror and the smooth bed of Jan's Face, on the upstream side to the roof of the Dream, steep prow of Elisie's Nose to the heavily visited Impossible and Beginner's Crack. The Sloth and Shonnard’s add steepness to the downstream side. Jungle Cliff contains routes from Overhanging Block to Shonnard’s Lunacy. Climbers Left side.

Getting There

From the west terminus Carderock parking area walk past a toilet building south toward river, 70 meters, descend 2nd class gash in cliff line between Jungle Cliffs and Hades Heights and the Kindergarten and Shonnards Lunnacy routes on polished shist. Approach time is less than 5 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jungle Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 40
Beginner's Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 21
Beginner's Face
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 17
Herbie's Left
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 25
Ronnie's Leap
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
The Rack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Swayback Layback
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
The Bump
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
The Diamond
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Herbie's Horror
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
The Flake
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Elsie's Nose
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Buckets of Blood Arete
TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Dream Direct
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Crack
 40
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Beginner's Face
 21
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Herbie's Left
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Jan's Face
 50
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack
 50
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Ronnie's Leap
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
The Rack
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Swayback Layback
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Bump
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Diamond
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Herbie's Horror
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
The Flake
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Elsie's Nose
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Buckets of Blood Arete
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
The Dream Direct
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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