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Rocky Gorge Reservoir

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About Rocky Gorge Reservoir:

A handful of boulders in a relatively heavily wooded hillside. Decent amount of variation between roof, slab, arete, and a steep face or two. Althought you allways hear about how grades are not definite or consolidated, this is much more extreme here as most of these have no more than 1 or 2 ascents. So these are my best guesses as they were done with my beta and often in terrible conditions, I tried to compare problems to various other problems I have climbed in Northwest Branch and Hueco standards. Many many hours have been put into searching for more boulders, these are by far the best, if you hike around enough you can find some other V0- problems or very dirty slabs. In the middle of this area there is wall that is of decent size maybe slightly shorter in length than Illchester but it is a little tall to be done with no rope mostly because the top-outs would be all dirt and ferns. Far far into the reservoir (best access by boat) there is another tall but much smaller wall with maybe 2 lines on it but it appears chossy and most likely holds nothing harder than V3.
Nearest town or city:
Latitude, Longitude: 39.14514, -76.96449
Access Issues: This is on WSSC land. You must leave at sunset and certain times of the year there will be a sign posted that says there is no entrance. I would seriously not violate these rules because the police very frequently will be in the parking lot across the street, waiting for speeders or people who fish when the place is closed.
Camping: No
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Week

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