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The Spitzbergen Crag, 300 yards up the Billy Goat ...


30 - 50 foot cliff that contains some more difficult climbs in the area. Part of the cliffline faces the river (so be sure you can get back up) and the other faces down stream.

Getting There 

Take a right after the footbridge from the parking lot. Hike 500 yards to the entrance of the Billy Goat Trail on your left. Follow that past Crag X and then another 700 yards (past the small pondish looking thing) you'll see the square-cut-looking cliff along the river on your left.

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Weather station 4.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Dave Rockwell on Soapstone.  The little Winter's T...

A Winter's Tale 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  MD : Great Falls - Maryland Side : Spitzbergen
Six feet left of the soap stone crack start at a small right-facing corner with a six inch overhang above it. Mantle strong into the corner and go for the face holds above....[more]   Browse More Classics in MD

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By Will M
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 17, 2012
Is this the popular cliff jumping area? I've deep water soloed several routes after jumping, and some are quite good.
By John Ely
From: DC
Nov 16, 2013
Yes, though of course jumping into the River is illegal, and people are cited with regularity....
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