Climbs 79
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

Carderock is a part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. It is located on the Potomac River between Vaso Island and the Canal along the Billy Goat Trail.There is no fee to enter the Park. The rock is micha-schist and ranges from 30-50 Ft.with the majority of the climbs about 35 ft. There is a good variety of features in this small area, aproxiamately 200 yds. of friction slabs, overhangs, and cracks. A predominately low angle base makes this an excellent area for bouldering. While the rock is stable, it is not recomended for trad climbing because the protection will slip or break out. Bring enough anchor for trees about 20-30 ft. from the edge of the cliff. There are 35 routes 5.5 to 5.8 and 65 routes from 5.9 to 5.12. Many of the routes can be climbed from the same anchor, providing for good warm-ups and challanges for climbers of all abilities. Carderock can be very crowded on weekends in good weather.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Jam Crack 5.2 1
2 The Crack
-
5.3 2
3 Death Nerve * 5.10a ** 1
4 Vulgarian Wedge * 5.10b 1
5 The Rack * 5.8 1
6 Sterling's Crack * 5.7 *** 1
7 The Flake * 5.9 1
Climb name Grade
8 Copycat *
-
5.6 1
9 Sweethog *
-
5.6 1
10 Elsie's Arete *
-
5.8 1
11 The Bump *
-
5.8 1
12 The Diamond *
-
5.8 1
13 Flutterby * 5.10c  
14 Butterfly * 5.9  
Climb name Grade
15 Merv's Nerve * 5.10d 1
16 Easy Layback * 5.4 1
17 Butterfly Corner * 5.8 1
18 Golden Staircase *
-
5.7 1
19 Face to Right *
-
5.9 1
20 The Nose * 5.3 2
21 Spider Walk * 5.7 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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