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'D' Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Black Powder T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
C T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Daniel's Variation T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Great Escape, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hard Up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hard Up Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hard Way Up, The TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hard-On T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sign Route T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Space Walk T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: TR, 80 ft
FA: John Kelbel 9/20/2010
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Shared By: John Kelbel on Jul 27, 2012
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Access Issue: Mandatory Sign in for all outcrops. Closed West Virginia, Maryland Heights, Skink Rock, Stone Fort. Details


A Top rope climb from the rappel anchors at the bottom left corner of the sign. Not sure if I have the FA here on this face, so feel free to chat with me if there is a conflict.

Make a high step up and pull the small overhang, watch out for rope stretch here as a loose belay could result in hitting the ledge. Stand up on the face and traverse left 3 feet on a good hand rail. Make a long reach for a pocket and continue straight up the face. Scamper through the break down and get ready for the final crux. Make a single move using the right edge and hand traverse out left on the overhanging wall using a hand rail just over the lip and out of sight. Traverse to the left side and move up the outer corner to the rappel anchors.


Start a few feet left of “Hard Up” near the “D” in the graffiti Debbie.


It's good to extend a top-system from the bolts about 2 feet lower to prevent rope abrasion.



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