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Summit Crags  


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Location: 38.5518, -78.3153 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Runyan on Sep 5, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Facing Summit Crag, looking up.

Description 

At the top of Old Rag a cliff face that makes up the Summit Crag faces west. Access to the ciimbs is simple enough from climber trails at either side of the summit.

Getting There 

After reaching the summit, find a corridor on the northwest between two boulders and head down a notch that leads downward and around to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Summit Crags:
Beginner Crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Pure Fun   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Groovy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Twin Cracks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  VA : Old Rag : Summit Crags
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Photos of Summit Crags Slideshow Add Photo
You'll need to scoot under this bramble to get yourself on the path to Summit Crag.  Facing away from Beginner's Crack, you should notice it slightly off your left.
BETA PHOTO: You'll need to scoot under this bramble to get you...
At the summit, find these two boulders.  The left one will be marked with a distinct diagonal crack.  Head between them.
BETA PHOTO: At the summit, find these two boulders. The left ...
To find Summit Crag, approach the summit.  If coming from the lower parking lot, take a right at this sign.  If coming from the upper parking lot on the other side of the mountain, take a left.
BETA PHOTO: To find Summit Crag, approach the summit. If comi...
You'll need to step over this trail line marker to reach the approach for Beginner's Crack and Summit Crag.  Mind the vegetation and your impact on the surroundings.
BETA PHOTO: You'll need to step over this trail line marker to...
After a downward scramble between two boulders and a narrow eroded path, you'll emerge to see Summit Crag on your right side.  In cooler months, the notch this crag is located in can be windy and the lower portion receives little direct sunlight.
BETA PHOTO: After a downward scramble between two boulders and...
Photo facing summit. <br /> <br />Scramble down to the base of Beginner's Crack on your left (right side in this photo).
BETA PHOTO: Photo facing summit.

Scramble down to the base of...
The left side of Summit Crag.  Distinctly shaped so you'll know you're in the right place if you see it looking to the left side of the crag.
BETA PHOTO: The left side of Summit Crag. Distinctly shaped s...

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By K Baumgartner
Aug 18, 2013
There are varying ways to get down to the base of these crags. The easiest is to go to the western edge of the summit and find the nice down climb. You'll know it when you're there because there's a 20' hand crack on your left as you walk down,

There are other descents that are a bit of a whack fest combined with squeezing through narrow slots while down climbing.
By Pericles Niarchos
From: Alexandria, Virginia
Nov 7, 2013
As Baumgartner says, this approach can be a little tricky. The way he describes, past Beginner's Crack, is outlined in the uploaded photos.