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Description

Carderock’s downstream end. Beginning at the scramble down and Kindergarten, Spiderwalk and Silver Spot and ending where the river meets the rock at Trudy’s Terror.  At Biceps overhang, shade trees give way to open skies and warm south aspect faces of Hades Heights. Routes continue down with Green Bucket, Nubble Face then turning a corner at Cripple Crack, finishing with Merv’s Nerve, Easy Lieback and Finger Nail. Hades Heights is adjacent the Potomac River offering views up and downstream and across to Vaso Island. Generations of climbing has rendered the base of the wall bare ground and some of the holds polished. A 15 m length of anchor rope protects the top roping with tree and block anchors.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hades Heights

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 51
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 38
Nubbin (Nubble) Face
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 40
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Spider Walk
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Friction Layback
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Golden Staircase
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Triple A
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Flutterby
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Butterfly
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Green Bucket
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
[Redacted]
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 12
Face To Right
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Fingernail
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
The Bulge
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Zig Zag
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Layback
 51
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Nubbin (Nubble) Face
 38
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Trudie's Terror
 40
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Spider Walk
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Friction Layback
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Golden Staircase
 19
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Triple A
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Flutterby
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Butterfly
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Green Bucket
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
[Redacted]
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Face To Right
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Fingernail
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The Bulge
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Zig Zag
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
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