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'Superman" area is currently the secondmost furthest established route "upstream", at the end of the maintained trail. A new, lower-down first bolt was added May 2016 (with permission of the FA) to move the start away from the eroding belay ledge, maintains the 5.7 grade. Begin a few feet left of "A Grain of Sand", a fun boulder problem leads to the first bolt. Follow the easiest line up through big holds above 3rd bolt. 4th bolt cannot be seen from the ground. Traverse right to the arete after the 5th bolt and enjoy. West facing, morning shade, and evening sun. 5 bolts, to a set of welded cold shuts.

Ethic: inherited from Reed's Creek

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, walk on the left side of the road, respect hunters & hunting seasons, no top-roping through fixed gear, etc., etc.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Michal Stewart, 2010


Located in Reed's Creek approx:
Lat/Long: 38.785953,-79.290693

Route Grade Citations

5.7 Community registered grade
**Jarek Tuszynski
5.6 @drdoom

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 50%

Lead Styles

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Check out what is happening on Superman (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.