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Jan's Face 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: David Gunnells on Jun 15, 2009
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The rope trails down to the right of center on Jan...


The climb can run anywhere up the face of the rock. The quartz knobs are plentiful, but very slick and difficult to hold or stick a foot on.


Follow the Billy goat trail to the right and turn left at a small bridge (the approach trail is obvious). Making the left puts you at the base of the rock. Jane's Face is immediately after a chimney - it's not very far past the bridge/turn.


Natural anchors at the top. Several trees and flakes are available. You'll need 40-50 ft of fixed rope and 20-30 ft webbing for anchors.

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"Jan's Face".  The rope was set-up a little too far left.  The diagonal seams to the left are "Eight Ball (5.11d).
"Jan's Face". The rope was set-up a little too fa...
The whitetail deer population has burgeoned along the Potomac.  This doe was grazing in the fresh fall plantlife not 20 feet from the rocks at the base of Jan's Face.
The whitetail deer population has burgeoned along ...
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By Timmamok
From: Durango, CO
Jun 30, 2009

This is called Jans Face - Not Janes. Horst guide book is wrong (Named after Jan Conn I believe. Check the older Carderock guide book).

By Peter Jackson
From: Rumney, NH
Aug 9, 2010

Confirmed. This is called Jan's Face, named after Jan Conn.