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Canal Cut Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 84'
Location: 38.9884, -77.24749 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Keegan Dimmick on May 15, 2008


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Just upstream from the canal cut and near the river is a complex jumble of rocks that offers several climbs. start just up the slope from Grimsome Wall at a small sandy area below an overhang. Climb the wide chimney and pull the overhang at its widest point.Var. Petes Detour 5.7 From the ledge below the right side of the overhang, hand traverse left and then climb the wall facing the river....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
Oct 13, 2014
The park no longer allows climbing in the Canal Cut proper.
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC
Oct 13, 2014
Should any of the listed climbs be removed?
By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
Jun 28, 2015
No, technically the three listed are at the mouth just downstream enough from the actual canal cut. They are in open turf. I considered entering the climbs of the now closed for climbing portion just so people could tic them off but didn't want to confuse anyone..
I liked to climb the cut even though it was man made because it had the longest climbs in the park. 80-90 feet.
By Aaron Parlier
From: Boone, NC
Jun 28, 2015
Good stuff, thanks for the update Brian!

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