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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 
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:

Herbie's Horror 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  TR, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Herb Conn (1942)
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Davis13au on Mar 6, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Herbies Horror is on the angled face to the right ...

Description 

Start to the right of the Jam Crack slab but before you get into the chimney on the right. Just to the right of the detached flake. The holds are small and crimpy and good footwork is in order. It gets a little thinner at the very top.

Location 

Between Jam Crack and Chockstone Chimney. Basically just left of the chimney area after Jan's Face in the Jungle Cliff area.

Protection 

Top rope. Lots of webbing required as usual


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By Timmamok
From: Durango, CO
Jan 28, 2012

The Open Book, the Royal Robbins route in Tahquitz, gets credit for being the first 5.9 route. But doesn't this predate that by at least 10 years?
By Sean TM
May 22, 2013

Yep! It definitely predates Open Book by 5 years. Until I see other evidence, this is the first 5.9 in the country!
By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
Jun 21, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

In the 1940's it was considered one of the hardsest climbs in the US - hence the 5.9 distinction (in what was then the newly developed YDS).
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