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The Salad Bar Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: aus Wayward on Dec 6, 2014


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The salad bar is a prominent, pyramid shaped formation that sits right on the river. It is roughly central on the south face of Vaso Island. Atop the crag is the slightest of a ledge and a fixed anchor. At the base of the Salad Bar is a large, flat crag that sits exposed when Little Falls Pump Station is at 3.5ft or lower. The crag is south facing. the front side hosts many easy routes, and is an excellent place for people that want to climb 5.7 or easier. The back side is an entirely different story.

Getting There 

Go to Carderock (Aka, C&O National Rec. area). Park at the climber's lot. Hike the canal trail going west. At the stone wall, drop down into the trees and cross the river. Bushwack across the island to its south side.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.4 miles from here

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Hunt-ing Season 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Maryland : Vaso Island : The Salad Bar
On the backside of the Salad Bar is a gully that divides the Salad Bar area from the Dark Side area. Descend this gully. You will have a overhanging wall to your right. There is one line of weakness here with bolts going up it.Yes, this route is named after "Hunt." Leopard skin chalk bag and tattered pants are required to ascend this route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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