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Carderock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bad Rock T,TR 
Barnacle Face T,TR 
Beginner's Crack TR 
Beginner's Face TR 
Biceps TR 
Biceps - Var: Right Wall T,TR 
Biceps - Var: Thumbthing T,TR 
Biceps - Var: Thumbthing Else T,TR 
Billy Goat Boulder 
Buckets of blood (overhang) 
Buckets of Blood Arete TR 
Bulge, The TR 
Bulging Crack T,TR 
Bump, The TR 
Butterfly TR 
Chockstone Chimney T,TR 
Chris' Cruz T,TR 
Chris's Goat TR 
Copycat TR 
Crack, The T,TR 
Cripple's Crack TR 
Cripple's Face TR 
Crippling Paralysis TR 
Crucifixion T,TR 
Crystal Ship TR 
Death Nerve T,TR 
Desperation TR 
Diamond, The T,TR 
Dream Direct, The TR 
Dream, The TR 
Easy Layback TR 
Eight Ball TR 
Eliminates T,TR 
Elsie's TR 
Elsie's Arete TR 
Elsie's Other TR 
Evan's Bolt Ladder T 
Face To Right T,TR 
Fat Man's Fantasy T,TR 
Fifi T,TR 
Fingernail TR 
Flake, The TR 
Flutterby TR 
Friction Layback TR 
Golden Staircase TR 
Green Bucket TR 
Guillotine T,TR 
Hades Heights Girdle Traverse T 
Herbie's Horror TR 
Herbie's Left TR 
Impossible T,TR 
Incipient TR 
Iron Cross TR 
Jackknife T 
Jam Crack TR 
Jan's Face TR 
Jan's Face - Var: Eight Ball T,TR 
Jan's Face - Var: Left Edge T,TR 
Kindergarten TR 
Lazy Daisy T,TR 
Left Edge of Jane's Face TR 
Leonards Lunacy T,TR 
Mad Dog TR 
Make A Wish T,TR 
Margie's Chimney T,TR 
Marion's Chimney T,TR 
Meenehan's Edge T,TR 
Meenehan's Staircase T,TR 
Merv's Nerve TR 
Near Matt Splat T,TR 
Norris' Nipple T,TR 
Norris's Nipple T,TR 
Nose, The TR 
Nubbin (Nubble) Face TR 
Outlook Rock Boulder 
Overhanging Block T,TR 
Photogenic T,TR 
Pre-Kindergarten Boulder T 
Rack Direct, The T,TR 
Rack, The T,TR 
Ronnie's Leap TR 
Serenity Syndrome TR 
Shipley's TR 
Shonard's Lunacy TR 
Silver Spot TR 
Sloth, The TR 
Spider Walk TR 
Sterling's Crack TR 
Sterling's Double Cracks TR 
Swayback Layback TR 
Sweethog TR 
Swollen Head T,TR 
Tea and Scrumpet 
Tomb of the Unknown Shoulder, The T,TR 
Top Roping at Carderock with Tots TR 
Triple A TR 
Trudie's Terror TR 
Twitch T,TR 
Upper Wall Crack T,TR 
Upper Wall Jam Crack T,TR 
Vulgarian Wedge T,TR 
Walk On By T,TR 
Wet Dream T,TR 
Wish Come True T,TR 
X, The T,TR 
Yellow Jacket TR 
Zig Zag TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Beginner's Crack 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

   
Type:  TR, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: John Ely on May 13, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: A beginner on Beginner's Crack

Description 

Though a bit slippery at the bottom due to thousands of climber's soles, this large crack in the Beginner's alcove is a great first climb.

Location 

The Beginner's Area of Jungle Cliff is a large alcove between a huge tree and a large boulder in the ground slightly upstream from the descent. Beginner's Crack is the large fissure in the center of this alcove.

Protection 

top rope


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By T Roper
From: VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Dec 30, 2013

great crack to take kids on, fun lead as well
By RMS
Jul 6, 2015

Okay as a lead if you have big hexes or maybe some Big Bros. The crack/flake is too wide to accept most "regular" gear, and debate rages about whether cams are safe or not in this rock. I got a couple bigger hexes in earlier and some stoppers near the top, but I had to go runout for the middle. Easy route and a fall unlikely, but still.
By John Ely
From: DC
Aug 19, 2015

Use extreme care with lead gear at Carderock. The Gniess is hard but brittle, and the irregularity of the rock means that most cams and nuts rarely set properly and are famous for ripping out and depositing their installer on the ground...
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