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Beginner's Crack TR 
Beginner's Face TR 
Biceps TR 
Billy Goat Boulder 
Buckets of blood (overhang) 
Buckets of Blood Arete TR 
Bulge, The TR 
Bump, The TR 
Butterfly TR 
Chris's Goat TR 
Copycat TR 
Crack, The T,TR 
Cripple's Crack TR 
Cripple's Face TR 
Crippling Paralysis TR 
Crystal Ship TR 
Desperation TR 
Diamond, The T,TR 
Dream Direct, The TR 
Dream, The TR 
Easy Layback TR 
Eight Ball TR 
Elsie's TR 
Elsie's Arete TR 
Elsie's Other TR 
Fingernail TR 
Flake, The TR 
Flutterby TR 
Friction Layback TR 
Golden Staircase TR 
Green Bucket TR 
Hades Heights Girdle Traverse T 
Herbie's Horror TR 
Herbie's Left TR 
Incipient TR 
Iron Cross TR 
Jam Crack TR 
Jan's Face TR 
Kindergarten TR 
Left Edge of Jane's Face TR 
Mad Dog TR 
Merv's Nerve TR 
Norris's Nipple T,TR 
Nose, The TR 
Nubbin (Nubble) Face TR 
Outlook Rock Boulder 
Pre-Kindergarten Boulder T 
Rack, The T,TR 
Ronnie's Leap TR 
Serenity Syndrome TR 
Shipley's TR 
Silver Spot TR 
Spider Walk TR 
Sterling's Crack TR 
Sterling's Double Cracks TR 
Swayback Layback TR 
Tea and Scrumpet 
Top Roping at Carderock with Tots TR 
Triple A TR 
Trudie's Terror TR 
Yellow Jacket TR 
Zig Zag TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Top Roping at Carderock with Tots 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b

   
Type:  TR, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]
FA: unknowns
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Submitted By: John Ely on Jun 18, 2013

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Description 

Carderock is great for little kids, as the descent makes a good challenge for any sized person, and the base is relatively benign, as long as there are firm rules about going near the river bank.

There are several excellent places to top rope at Carderock with 3-5 year olds who are just starting out. (Note that many of the easy regular routes have holds spaced too far apart for tots.)

Here are three slightly less than obvious ones:

1) Broken Crevice. The Broken Crevice between the Silver Spot face and the Biceps buttress. A good spot to begin as it starts with ledgey steps, and gets progressively steeper and the last bit can be deceptively challenging for a three year old.
2) Kindergarten Face Easy. Kindergarten Face just left of the nose. An easy traverse leads to a small left facing groove corner. Set the carabiners just right (looking down) of this groove, as the final moves above the groove break left slightly to the top of the face.
3) Meenehan's No Hands Slab. A largish very low angle slab just right of Meenehan's Staircase in the alcove up and right of Beginner's Crack alcove. This low angle face makes a good first challenge for the littlest ones; and if they make it, have them try the steeper face above, as the ledge in between provides a point to stop and regather totlet karma.


Location 

1) The Broken Crevice between the Silver Spot face and the Biceps buttress.
2) Kindergarten Face just left of the nose. An easy traverse leads to a small left facing groove corner.
3) A largish very low angle slab just right of Meenehan's Staircase in the alcove up and right of Beginner's Crack alcove.


Protection 

top rope



Photos of Top Roping at Carderock with Tots Slideshow Add Photo
A five year old negotiating the silver spot crevice.
BETA PHOTO: A five year old negotiating the silver spot crevic...
Lowering from the Silver Spot crevice.
BETA PHOTO: Lowering from the Silver Spot crevice.
A five-year old on the harder second portion of Menehan's No Hands Slab.
A five-year old on the harder second portion of Me...
The Meenehan's slab negotiated by a tot just about three years old.
BETA PHOTO: The Meenehan's slab negotiated by a tot just about...
Kindergarten face on a quiet June afternoon.
Kindergarten face on a quiet June afternoon.
A long reach on the Meenehan slab.
A long reach on the Meenehan slab.
Any boulder will do for the littlest ones.
Any boulder will do for the littlest ones.
This is the beginning traverse of the easy 'groove' route up the Kindergarten face.
This is the beginning traverse of the easy 'groove...
Menehan's No Hands Slab, working the harder upper portion.
Menehan's No Hands Slab, working the harder upper ...
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