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Astrological Soul Train S 
Barbarians at the Gate S 
Blue Velvet S 
Butcher of Baghdad S 
Creeper T 
Drifter, The S 
Ego Tripping S 
Electrocutioner S 
Feeding the Rat T 
Into the Sun S 
Mother's Day Special S 
No Name Dihedral T 
Procrastination S 
Project S 
Slab Stick Comedy S 
Sweeper T 
Where's My Bourban S 
Wild at Heart S 

Railroad Area Rock Climbing 

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Mostly shady and occasionaly damp, this area provides some of Jackson Falls's finest climbing and one of the hardest climbs. This area is a bit of an approach, but well worth it.

Getting There 

To get here is a bit of a haul by most Jackson Falls standard. The two ways are to head either down the access roap and to the right (toward the Gallery) and walk for quite some time until you hit the Railroad. Turn right and follow that until the crag is on your right. The other way is to follow the trail on the top of the cliffline until the trail takes you to a third class scramble to the rear entrance of the area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Railroad Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Railroad Area:
Procrastination   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Electrocutioner   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Creeper   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Feeding the Rat   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ego Tripping   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 65'   
Mother's Day Special   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wild at Heart   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Into the Sun   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Astrological Soul Train   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
The Drifter   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Blue Velvet   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Slab Stick Comedy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Barbarians at the Gate   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Butcher of Baghdad   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Slab Stick Comedy 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Illinois : Jackson Falls : Railroad Area
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