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Triple A - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.58/5 Average Rating : 3.58 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.80/5
  Rock Quality 2.90/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

"Begin at a 12 foot high, right facing flake 15 feet right of easy layback. Climb the flake and face above to a stance. Finish up through a bulge to the top." From horst's VA, MD, and WVa guide

Submitted by: AngusBeefheart on 2007-01-04
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Route ID: 82361

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jasile on 2011-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route

The bottom of the route, like the rest of the routes in Carderock, is slippery. Fun route though. The top is the crux.

Added: 2011-08-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Pdawgy on 2011-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My fave Carderock climb...

Tricky start on the layback. Once you are off the ground, the key is to jam your LEFT foot into the first notch of the flake and flag out with right - intuition says to jam the right foot, but can't avoid barndoor if you do. Carderock is notoriously sandbagged - this is more of an 8/9 than a 7 (at least the start is).

Added: 2011-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: LucianoLima on 2010-04-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Pumpy First 10 Feet

Fun.

Added: 2010-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: BrftSrvnt on 2009-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

Found this harder than 5.7, especially at the bottom with the polished rock. The guidebook also has this at 5.8.

Added: 2009-10-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: hikergrl on 2009-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars AAA

Tough start, yep, polish is the word for Carderock. Began at the left then worked my way to the right and up. Fun climb!

Added: 2009-04-24

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