Type: Trad, TR, 35 ft
FA: Chris Sharma (2007) while being interviewed by NPR
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Shared By: Brian Malone on Jun 21, 2015
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Start in Chockstone Chimney, opposite Herbie's Horror.
Starting on the outer most edge of the chockstone chimney, where the left facing side meets Jan's Face, climb the wall nearest the edge and then up.


Jungle Cliffs area.
Start in Chockstone Chimney, opposite Herbie's Horror.


TR: Trees on top


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Bob Berger and Larry Gibe showed this to all of us in the early 80's. it even had a few 3rd class/free solo ascents in mid-eighties. Oct 26, 2016
Brian Malone
Olney, MD
Brian Malone   Olney, MD
Gee Double,
3rd class? This is a 5.11, do you even understand the classes?? Class 4 is when you need your hands to scramble up but don't quite need to rope up. Class 5 (as in 5.4, 5.8, 5.12b, 5.15a, etc.) by definition requires ropes. Class 3 are hills that don't require any assistance from your hands (or any ropes). Not to be mistaken with grade (which has to do with how long the climb takes). Grade 1 at best..
Get a book, like the 'Freedom of the Hills'. This will help you understand climbing classes, grades, and ratings and will help you appear on this site like you know something about it...
Class 3... that's just too funny..
Bouldering has its own rating V0-V16, which might apply here since the rocks are like 25 feet high.. some people see these as high boulders and some see them as roped climbs.. Either way, it is definitely not Class 3. Just sayin'. Oct 28, 2016
Brian Malone
Olney, MD
Brian Malone   Olney, MD
I found a site that will help explain it to you.. Regards.
climbingtechniques.org/unde… Oct 28, 2016
3rd class refers that the 5th class route has been scrambled, free solo, yes, after rehearsal. Be careful, shist is tricky the first 20 times, then becomes more secure. I spent a decade at Carderock from 1970-80. The ropeless level was outstanding; Stannard, Buddy Milligan, Hunt, Bercaw, Powell, Alex Carr, Pete Absolon, Burr Matt, Flamingus, Jackomakin, Mike Kehough; would climb zone 2 to zone 3, 5.11- 5.12's daily. This nicely named climb Chris's Cruz had an above average amount of ropeless hazards. Nov 1, 2016