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South Bank - The Cracks Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 216'
Location: 39.02888, -77.0034 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Frances Fierst, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Simon B on Mar 2, 2016
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This block stands ~30ft tall at its highest point, meaning going ropeless is somewhere in the grey area between bouldering and free soloing. This area sees relatively little climber traffic, which perhaps contributes to the "wild" state of the rock; suspect blocks, dirt and moss abound. The generous amount of soil at the top means that the cracks stay wet several days after a rain.

Getting There 

It is set back uphill from the south bank; upstream of the tick boulder, downstream of south bank falls. If observing from the north bank, the boulder stands directly behind to the obvious green pipe.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Dirty Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Maryland : Northwest Branch : South Bank - The Cracks
Climbs okay, looks like butt. Crux is getting established in the crack; ~10ft of easy crack climbing leads to a large horizontal, and the route finishes straight up a short section of face climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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