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The Sherpa Connection 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Blanchard on Sep 14, 2010

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The White Rocks Classic!! Start at the large tree on the left end of the ramp and climb the prominent, right angling crack to the top. (30 feet off ramp or 50 feet from ground)


Directly under the overlook.


Lead this route with a light rack of stoppers and small-medium sized cams.

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By Bob Ewing
From: Arlington
Nov 5, 2013

Outstanding route. Definitely worth adding to your tick list if you live in the area. This is likely one of the best routes in Maryland. If you start on the ground (which I do since I bring my dog) the first 20 feet is easy. I use a medium sized nut and a medium sized hex to protect until you get to the ramp with a tree you can sling. The tree is in front of the beginning of the beautiful, 30-foot diagonal crack. It eats gear. I place a #0.4 BD cam first, then you have plenty of options for cams up to #3 as well as hexes and nuts. The climb is slightly overhanging and pumpy. It's more handholds than handjams.
By Peter Brown-Whale
From: Randallstown, MD
Oct 26, 2014

Wish it was longer but a great route none the less. Like Bob Ewing said, a medium nut and hex will take care of the first face to the slab, then 5 or so smaller cams for the crack itself. Very cool route but would not recommend toprope due to swing.

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