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7 bolts, finishing at a set of chains. This is the rightmost route at the Parking Area Wall. Look for the graffiti. 1st bolt & hanger were recently replaced.

Ethic: inherited from Franklin Gorge

Dogs are not welcome (PRIVATE LAND), Leave No Trace, stay on trails, you-damage-trail-you-fix-it-NOW, no trundling onto road, no Quick-Links, no tick marks, clean up your chalk, clean up your tape, no chipping, no theft, no defacement, use camouflaged hardware, inspect & replace worn carabiners, respect red tags, respect hunters & hunting seasons, no top-roping through fixed gear, etc., etc.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: John Burcham

    This is believed to be the second known sport route at Franklin, circa 1991. What is now the first bolt, was added later. Years ago, a climber once decked, breaking her wrist, after falling onto the added bolt, because the nut had become loose and the hanger popped right off. This faulty bolt was replaced on October 5th 2008.


Located in Franklin Gorge approx:
Lat/Long: 38.666496,-79.322003

Route Grade Citations

5.10a Community registered grade
5.10a Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
5.10a @drdoom

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 55%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

solid sustained great

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