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South Bank Falls Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 188'
Location: 39.02956, -77.00379 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Frances Fierst, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Simon B on Jan 14, 2016
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This is the general area on the south side of the gorge, opposite of chaos roof.

Getting There 

Careful crossing the stream! For the timid or following heavy rain, one can cross safely by using the Rt. 29 bridge; once on the south side of the bridge, look for a path that cuts SE back into the woods. When you pass large a fallen tree along the path (present as of 2015-16), look to cut downhill to reach the boulders.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the yellow line (for the starting traverse,...

Pleasantly Pebbly 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Maryland : Northwest Branch : South Bank Falls
Sweet route! Too bad it's so short. Climbs as two boulder problems. Start to the right of Crack Baby. Make a delicate rising traverse to the right, above the water and along the edge of the slab. Reach a stance at the top of the slab and find a bomber finger jam in a short, diagonal crack. From here, make a second rising traverse out left to the apex of the boulder for an easy top-out. Slightly contrived; you can escape out right to considerably easier ground.Protects well with offset nuts/t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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