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Crystal Ship

5.8, TR, 65 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
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Maryland > Carderock > Outlook Rocks


Make some difficult moves up past the crystal knobs - using the rib to the right to make it easier - until one crosses Sterling's Double Crack. Keep climbing past a few pockets straight up the face about 5 feet left of Sterling's Right Double Crack.


On a face with quartz hold and a largish rib that starts about 7 feet up, about 6 feet downstream of the Sterling's Double Cracks start.


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[Hide Comment] Base is underwater much of the year, but it is still a good destination. Many years ago I called this "Crystal Ship" for the large quartz bucket on the right near the top, which ends the climb. It was so long ago I honestly don't remember if someone showed it to me or not. There is a somewhat harder direct finish on sharp edges, in which the whole big flake on the right may not be touched. Nov 20, 2013