Type: TR, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: John Ely on Jun 8, 2013
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Description

Climb the face by attaining the slight j-shaped groove and smearing in this until it runs out, using progressively smaller face holds to make progressively harder and shorter moves on the face above. Though the last portion is ridiculously delicate and involved, the lower sections are worth working on anyway.

(Little Dave has reputedly done this ankle breaker w/out a rope...)

Location

The concave face with a large but faint silver spot in it caused by lichen, about five feet right of the Spiderwalk crack.

Protection

top rope

Photos

Eli .
GMC3500
 
Eli .   GMC3500
 
Wild climb, and the hardest slab in town! Jan 3, 2015
Chris Irwin
Silver Spring, Maryland
 
Chris Irwin   Silver Spring, Maryland
 
opening move is 5.9, next is 5.10 and so on up to the crux. I heard this was called 5.13b by a 5.13 climber, anyone have any grade recommendations? Feb 4, 2016
Eli .
GMC3500
 
Eli .   GMC3500
 
It might be low 5.13, but at carderock they just call that 12+. Aug 28, 2016
Did this with my son and a friend one day. Wasn't pretty, but we did get up it. Not pumpy at all, but super-technical. Jul 13, 2017
John Ely
DC
  5.12+
John Ely   DC
  5.12+
Used to be 5.10 back in the old guide books. Hee Hee. Oct 8, 2017