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By rpc
Jul 18, 2012

For Oregon, n. face of the Matterhorn might be taller than Wolf?

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By Chris Clarke
From La Paz, BO
Jul 18, 2012

In WV, it is Champe Rocks, not Champ. There's a route on the 450' arete of one of the south fins called Almost Heaven which is the tallest individual route in the state, although you can link some routes together at Seneca from the South End to the South Peak as per Seneca Trail which would be taller.


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By percious
From Bear Creek, CO
Jul 18, 2012
Hanging out with some scooter trash.

Connecticut - Sleeping Giant, 120 feet.


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By Alasdair
Jul 18, 2012

Darin Berdinka wrote:
In WA, J-Berg seems a bit too mountainous to be consider a cliff. The East Face of Slesse, East Face of East Mox, East Face of Main Index (NNB) probably fit the bill. I'd guess Slesse but thats just a guess. 2400'?


If you count any of these then the correct answer is the N Face of Davis peak. Its the biggest face in the N cascades and probably the tallest in the lower 48. Also I think you should have a look at the N side of Luna peak.


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By Ross Hokett
From Fort collins,Colorado
Jul 18, 2012
Super crack

Arkansas- Red Rock Point 200 ft
Big Bluff on the Buffalo river 500 ft but broken by a large ledge system


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Jul 19, 2012

Ross Hokett wrote:
Arkansas- Red Rock Point 200 ft Big Bluff on the Buffalo river 500 ft but broken by a large ledge system



Where's Big Bluff?

My parents live in Gilbert (near Harrison) so I'm always up for learning about different areas up there.


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By Ross Hokett
From Fort collins,Colorado
Jul 19, 2012
Super crack

It's a few miles hike from steel creek on the buffalo. Never actually climbed although I've heard it's scary limestone climbing. Rockclimbing.com has more complete info on AR climbing. Red Rock point is likely the best large formation.


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By michaeltarne
Jul 19, 2012

Yeah, from what I've seen most everything on the buffalo is super soft.


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By M LaViolette Jr.
From The Past
Jul 19, 2012
Wolverine on Predator (5.13b) Rumney.

GabeO wrote:
For MA, the biggest published cliff is probably Crow Hill. I think the section around Tarzan is ~ 85'. I've been on bigger cliffs in the Berkshires, though. Maybe around 120'. GO


Funny how people think that anything west of Worcester is "the berkshires."

I think Farley is in the Midwest.
I think Farley is in the Midwest.


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By mustardtiger
Jul 19, 2012
IDK

I am not sure but I would say this may be the tallest cliff in Kentucky

Skegg Gap


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By ross.mon
From Montana
Jul 20, 2012
lunch ledge

Any Canucks wanna add some provinces? I'm guessing BC you could say the Chief (ca. 1000ft? I suppose one should start using meters in Canada...), and then something in the Bugs for Alberta, but what about Saskatchewan and the rest?


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By 20 kN
From Hawaii
Jul 20, 2012

Tristan Higbee wrote:
I want to compile a list of the tallest cliff in each state. As people give their input, I'll update this post. I'm talking cliff--meaning all rock, not ice/snow faces on Rainier or Denali or anything. Arizona -- Vermillion Cliffs (~1,500'?) California -- El Capitan (~3,000') Colorado -- Painted Wall, Black Canyon (~2,000') Georgia -- Stone Mountain (825') (Closed to climbing) Idaho -- Slick Rock or Elephant's Perch ? Maine -- Taber Wall, Mt. Katahdin (1000+ feet.) Maryland -- the Narrows at 180-200 feet, or some sections of Maryland Heights above Harpers ferry around the same height Massachusetts -- Crow Hill? (There are bigger cliffs in the Berkshires, though. Maybe around 120'.) Michigan -- Trap Hills area, Porcupine Mountains. (?') Minnesota -- Palisade Head (~200 feet) Montana -- Mt. Siyeh north face (~3,500'?) Nevada -- East Face of Mt. Wilson (~2,500'). (Black Velvet wall is more sheer and ~2,200'. N. Face of Wheeler Peak is big, but how big?) New Hampshire -- Cannon Cliff (1,000' ?) New Mexico -- Brazos Cliffs (~2,000' ? with debatable vertical. Anyone got a better "cliff"? New York -- Wallface Mountain (900+ feet) (tallest sustained class 5 climb is East Fast of Gothics at 1200' 5.7 slab) North Carolina -- Laurel Knob (1,200') Oregon -- Wolf Rock?? ~1000 ft.? (Might be taller granite in Eagle Cap...?) South Carolina -- Table Rock (750') Texas -- Boquillas Canyon in Big Bend (~300+) (or maybe El Capitan or Guadalupe Peak in the Guadalupe Mountains?) (backside of Enchanted Rock in Texas is 425 feet (3 pitches) but it is somewhat sloppy to be called a cliff) Utah -- Notch Peak north face (~2,000+ feet) Vermont -- Willoughby? Washington -- East face of Liberty Bell or something up at Darrington ?? North face of McMillian Spires in the Pickets?? The Norwegian Buttress(s) on Index? West Virginia -- Champ Rock (450')? Wyoming -- North Face of Grand Teton ? (north face of Mt. Hooker is steeper but not as big)
Hawaii has some of the largest cliffs in the USA, some are in excess of 3,000'. Too bad the tallest climbable one is only 140'.


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By Kirby
From DC
Jul 20, 2012

Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania is maybe 220 feet. I've never been but here's the link:

www.mountainproject.com/v/mount-minsi/106416446


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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 20, 2012

JohnWesely wrote:
I kind of find that hard to believe, but I might be wrong.


The route Reflections on the back (west) side checks in at 6 or 8 pitches as I recall. Most people are only familiar with the view from the State Park side. Table Rock is surprisingly large for a state like South Carolina.

For NC, what about Whitesides? Isn't that taller than Laurel Knob? I've seen that listed as 1800'


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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Jul 20, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

Tzilla Rapdrilla wrote:
The route Reflections on the back (west) side checks in at 6 or 8 pitches as I recall. Most people are only familiar with the view from the State Park side. Table Rock is surprisingly large for a state like South Carolina. For NC, what about Whitesides? Isn't that taller than Laurel Knob? I've seen that listed as 1800'


If you're talking about a clean expanse of mostly unbroken rock, then yeah. If you're talking about sheer vertical or close to vertical cliff, then I think it's somewhere around 750ft- which is still pretty nice for the southeast.


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By KTH
From Southington, Connecticut
Aug 1, 2012

Biggest in CT is likely the BD Wall at West Rock. Guidebook puts it at 300 feet of choss, which is probably an exaggeration, but it is bigger than Sleeping Giant.


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By Br'er Rabbit
From The Briar Patch
Aug 1, 2012
'Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox--bred en bawn in a brier-patch!'

Tim Davis wrote:
Alabama: I would think the tallest in Alabama is the cliff that is on Nature Conservancy land on the side of Chandler Mountain. It is located between HP 40 and Steele and looks bigger than anything else I have seen in Alabama. It can be seen from Beason Cove Rd. Does anybody know anything about it? I assume it is closed to climbing.


That is a tall one but Painted Blufff is likely the tallest.

Table Rock, SC's North Side is easily 750' of vertical granite.

Laurel Knob is the tallest cliff in NC with the middle section being every bit of 1,500'....maybe more. Deceiving due to the convex nature of the dome.

Based on the caver's rappel at Whitesides' SE Face, I would say that the middle section is under 1,000' tall but the climbing is longer considering the concave nature of the face. WS SE Face is definately not as tall as LK.


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